Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 3:00 pm

Student Center Theater




1.   Call to Order and Opening Remarks – Provost Bras

2.   Approval of minutes of previous meeting – April 21, 2015

3.   Announcements concerning the Georgia Tech Charitable Campaign – Prof. Joe Hughes

4.    Presentation of recommended changes to the Faculty Handbook: Section 2.1 “Faculty Executive Board” (second reading) – Prof. Joe Hughes (Statutes Committee Chair)

5.   Presentation of annual reports and pending minutes of Standing Committees of the General Faculty

a.      Faculty Benefits – Ms. Michelle Powell for the Chair, Prof. Jason Freeman
Minutes 2/10/15, 4/14/15. No action items.

b.      Faculty Honors – Chair, Dr. Nathan Moon. No action items.

c.       Faculty Status & Grievance – Dr. Brandy Blake, for the Chair, Prof. Jon Colton

d.      Statutes – Chair, Prof. Joe Hughes

e.      Faculty Services – Chairs, Prof. Sonit Bafna and Ms. Susan Parham
Minutes 2/23/15, 4/20/15, 5/18/15:  No action items.

f.       Welfare & Security – Chair, Mr. Andrew Hardin

      Minutes 4/24/15. No action items.

6.      Presentation of annual reports and pending minutes of Standing Committees of the Academic Senate

a.   Undergraduate Curriculum – Vice-Chair, Prof. David Scott         Presentation

Minutes 4/28/15, 5/12/15, 6/2/15, 6/16/15, 7/21/15, 7/22/15, 8/11/15, 8/18/15, 9/1/15, 9/15/15,10/6/15: 

Action items: From 6/16: School of Math: 1 new course; College of Architecture: studio placement requirement; School of Music: 5 new courses; School of Architecture: 1 new course. From 7/21: Ivan Allen College: new subject code IAC; School of International Affairs: participate in Research Option program; combined Ivan Allen College, College of Computing, College of Sciences, and College of Engineering: Modify Collaborative Agreement with Georgia State BS/MAT; School of Materials Science and Engineering: Minor modification; School of Architecture: 4 new courses and new minor; College of Computing: 1 new course; August 11: School of Economics: 1 new course; School of Materials Science and Engineering: PTFE prefix courses deactivated, School of Mechanical Engineering: 1 new course; School of Architecture: 10 new courses, 2 new certificates. From 9/1: School of Math: 2 new courses; School of Music: 10 new courses. From 10/6: School of Psychology: 3 new courses, Degree modification; School of Music: new degree BS in Music Technology; School of CEE: 1 new course; School of Public Policy: Law, Science, and Technology minor modification, Pre-law Certificate modification.


b.     Graduate Curriculum – Chair, Prof. Victor Breedveld           Presentation

Minutes: 6/4/15, 9/3/15, 9/10/15, 10/1/15:

Action Items: From 6/4: School of Biology: 2 new courses; College of Computing: degree modification and 2 new courses; From 9/10: School of Math: 1 new course; deactivation of LCC and ENTR prefix courses; From 10/1: deactivation of PTFE prefix courses.

c.      Student Regulations – Chair, Prof. Al Ferri                Presentation
Minutes 7/8/15, 8/27/15
Action items from:

d.   Student Academic & Financial Affairs – Chair, Prof. Anne Pollock            Presentation
Minutes: 4/21/15, 9/17/15  No action items.

e.      Student Activities – Chair, Ms. Cathy Carpenter

Minutes: 10/9/14, 10/16/14, 11/13/14, 12/9/14, 2/10/15, 2/24/15, 3/2/15, 3/24/15, 4/7/15, 4/21/15, 6/17/15

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

f.       Student Grievance & Appeal – Chair, Prof. Arnie Schneider

g.   Student Honor – Chair, Prof. Jake Soper                   Presentation

h.   Student Computer Ownership – Chair, Prof Roman Grigoriev
Minutes: 9/12/14, 1/21/15
Action items: Approval of the Student Computer Ownership plan for 2015-16

i.       Academic Integrity – Chair, Prof. Jeff Davis

Minutes: 3/25/15.  No action items.

7.      Any other business.




Jeanne H. Balsam

Secretary of the Faculty

October 20, 2015