GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
FALL MEETING OF THE FACULTY,
FACULTY SENATE, AND
THE ACADEMIC FACULTY SENATE
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
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
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.
Regulations Chair, Prof. Al
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
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