GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

SCHEDULED MEETING OF ACADEMIC FACULTY SENATE

Combined with

A CALLED MEETING OF THE FACULTY

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 3:00 pm

Student Center Theater

 

AGENDA

 

1.     Call to Order and Opening Remarks – Provost Bras

2.     Approval of minutes of previous meeting – October 23, 2018

3.     Presentation of Degree Candidates – Ms. Reta Pikowsky, Registrar

4.     Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR) Georgia Tech’s Participation handout – Dr. Sonia Alvarez-Robinson, Exec Director for Strategic Consulting

5.     Request for nominees for faculty governance positions – Ms. Jeanne Balsam, Secretary, for Dr. Erick Maxwell, Chair of the Nominations Committee

6.     Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) report – Dr. Charles Isbell, Executive Associate Dean, College of Computing

7.     Textbook Costs and Alternative Resources Task Force presentation and handout – Ms. Elizabeth Holdsworth, Library, Faculty Services and Dr. Colin Potts, Vice Provost Undergrad Education

8.     Approval of minutes and action items of Standing Committees of the Academic Senate

a.   Undergraduate Curriculum – Dr. Mindy Millard-Stafford, Vice-Chair       Presentation

Minutes: 11/06/18

Action items: From 11/06: Computing: updated information, for 11 courses; Music: degree mod, deactivate certificate; Modern Lang: minor mod, 2 new courses, degree mods; CEE: 3 new courses, minor mod; ECE: 3 new courses, deactivate course, degree mod; Dept of AF Aerospace Studies: 1 new course, deactivate 8 courses; Public Policy: minor mod; LMC: 1 new course, deactivate 27 courses, 4 course updates. From 11/27/18: posthumous degree award.

b.     Graduate Curriculum – Prof Kristie Macrakis, Chair         Presentation

Minutes: 11/01/18

Action Items: From 11/01: Public Policy: new Certificate, Computing: 3 new courses; Music: 2 new courses; City & Regional Planning: 3 new courses, degree mod, deactivate 1 course; ECE: 4 new courses, certificate mod, degree mod.

c.      Student Regulations – Prof. Al Ferri, Chair              Presentation

      Minutes:  10/12/18

      Action Items: From 10/12/18: New Final Exam policy, modify Leave of Absence policy

d.   Student Academic & Financial Affairs – Prof. Hamid Garmestani, Chair    Presentation

Minutes: 09/27/18, 10/25/18.  No action items.     

e.      Student Activities – Dr. Michael Evans (Chair 2017-19)

Minutes: 09/10/18, 09/24/18, 10/15/18, 10/29/18, 11/05/18, 11/12/18

Action items: Approval of all student activity charters and constitution revisions recommended by the committee as documented in their minutes and the annual report.

9.     Any other business.

  

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Jeanne H. Balsam

Secretary of the Faculty

November 27, 2018