GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE ACADEMIC FACULTY AND
ACADEMIC SENATE

Combined with

A CALLED MEETING OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 3:00-5:00 pm

Student Center Theater

 

AGENDA

 

1.      Call to order and opening remarks – President Peterson

2.      Approval of Minutes of previous meetings – February 19, 2013.

3.      Presentation and approval of degree candidates for spring graduation – Ms. Reta Pikowsky, Registrar

4.      Recommendation of a new version of the Faculty Handbook (second reading) – Ms. Jeanne Balsam, Chair of the Statutes Committee, and Dr. Ron Bohlander, Secretary of the Faculty

5.      Approval of Minutes of Standing Committees of the General Faculty

a.       Faculty Benefits Committee (Prof. Bettina Cothran, Chair) 2/25/13

6.      Approval of Minutes of Standing Committees of the Academic Faculty.

a.       Undergraduate Curriculum Committee: (Prof. Pradeep Agrawal, Chair) 2/26/13, 3/12/13, 3/19/13, 4/2/13, 4/16/13
Action Items:  From 3/12: Modern Languages – 2 new courses; CETL – re-approval of 6 courses; Business – 3 new courses; College of Sciences – approval of COS subject code for cross-disciplinary courses, not incl. Special Topics; Offc. of Intl. Education – update to the International Plan list of approved courses; CoA-Industrial Design – modification in the BS degree in Industrial Design involving changes in course requirements and strengthening attention to 3 focus areas + 14 new courses.  From 4/16: Psychology – modification in the BS degree in Psychology limiting the number of special problems courses that can be counted to satisfy degree requirements; Math – modification the Minor in Mathematics limiting the number of special problems courses that can be counted to satisfy minor requirements; Offc. of International Education – modification in International Plan Foreign Language Requirement requiring that courses to satisfy this requirement must be taken for a letter grade; HTS and LMC – new Minor in Science, Technology, and Society; Physics – modification in the BS degree in Physics to add an Astrophysics concentration option + 3 new courses & 1 deactivated; Applied Physiology – 4 new courses; Biology – 2 new courses; CoA-Architecture – modification in BS degree in Architecture involving course requirements; Business – modification in the BS degree in Business Administration involving course requirements + 2 new courses + 2 deactivated + change in the name of the Certificate in International Management to Certificate in International Business along with changes in course requirements

b.      Graduate Curriculum Committee: (Prof. Jeff Jagoda, Vice-Chair) 3/7/13, 4/11/13
Action Items: From 3/7: Applied Physiology – 1 new course; LMC – modification of the PhD with a major in Digital Media involving changes in course and minor requirements in line with similar changes approved in 2012 for the corresponding MS degree; CETL  – re-approval of 7 courses.  From 4/11: HTS – modification in the MS degree in History and Sociology of Technology and Science degree involving changes in course requirements & 1 course deactivation; ECE – new Professional Master’s Degree in Sustainable Electrical Energy; ME, AE, & MSE – modification in the Certificate in Mechanical Properties of Solids involving 1) a change in name to Certificate in Mechanical Properties of Materials, 2) a change to allow both MS & PhD students to earn the certificate, and 3) changes in course requirements and options; CEE – 1 new course & 2 courses deactivated; CoC-IC – modification in the MS degree in Computer Science to add an option to concentrate in Human-Centered Computing; CoA-Building Construction – 1 new course; CoA – modification in the Master of Architecture professional degree, involving changes in courses offered and required; CoA-Industrial Design – participation in the MS in Human Computer Interaction degree, involving adding an industrial design specialty to the degree options.

c.   Student Regulations Committee: (Prof. Chuck Parsons, Chair) 2/14/13

Action items:  Changes in the policy for “Withdrawal from School and Readmission” and Rules and Regulations governing minors from the catalog

7.  Any other business.

 

Ronald A. Bohlander

Secretary of the Faculty

April 21, 2013