GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

FALL MEETING OF THE FACULTY,

FACULTY SENATE, AND

THE ACADEMIC FACULTY SENATE

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 3:00 pm

Student Center Theater

 

AGENDA

 

1.     Call to Order and Opening Remarks President Peterson

2.     Approval of minutes of previous meeting April 18, 2017

3.     Announcements concerning the Georgia Tech Charitable Campaign Dr. Karen Head and Mr. Bill Todd, co-chairs

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

a.      Faculty Benefits Annie Jones-Wyatt for Prof. Raquel Lieberman (Chair, 2016-18)
 Minutes 08/18/16, 09/15/16, 10/20/16, 11/15/16, 12/15/16, 01/25/17, 02/22/17, 03/22/17, 04/26/17.  No action items.

b.      Faculty Honors Chair, Dr. Nathan Moon (2016-17). No action items.

c.      Faculty Status & Grievance Prof Andrew Peterson Chair (2017-18) for Prof. Jon Colton (Chair, 2015-17)

d.      Statutes Jeanne Balsam for Prof. Joe Hughes (Chair 2014-17)

e.      Faculty Services Ms. Susan Parham for Ms. Mandi Johnson chair 2016-17 and Dr. David Gottfried, Chair 2017-18

Minutes 09/12/16, 10/10/16, 11/14/16, 01/09/17, 02/14/17, 04/10/17, 05/08/17. No action items.

f.      Welfare & Security Ms. Patricia Kenly (2016-17)

      Minutes 09/01/16, 11/11/16, 03/02/17. No action items.

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

a.   Undergraduate Curriculum Chair, Prof. Rhett Mayor (2015-17)        Presentation

Minutes: 05/09/17, 05/23/17, 06/13/17, 06/27/17, 08/8/17, 08/22/17, 09/05/17, 09/19/17, 10/03/17.

Action items: From 05/09/17: HS: new course, degree modification; Mod Lang: 5 new courses; Music: change of major policy; BioSci: degree mod; AE: 1 new course, minor mod; Office of Minority Ed Dev: 1 new course; BME: 1 new course; Serve Learn Sustain: 2 new courses. From 06/13/17: Liberal Arts: 2 new courses; CoC: 1 new course, degree mods; CoC and LMC: degree mods; HS: minor mod. From 09/05/17: CoB and CoC: add ethics attribute to course; Pub Policy: certificate mods, minor mods; Naval Sciences: new minor; CoC: degree mod. From 10/03/17: ME and MSE: new cross-listed courses; CEE: degree mod.

b.     Graduate Curriculum Prof. Victor Breedveld, Chair (2015-17) and Prof David Sluss Chair (2017-18)          Presentation

Minutes: 05/25/17, 06/22/17, 08/24/17, 09/07/17, 10/05/17.

Action Items: From 05/25/17: AE: course number mod; Dept of BME: 1 new course; CoC: 5 new courses; City & Regional Planning: 2 new courses; CoB: 8 new courses; CoC: degree mod, 2 new courses; From 06/22/17: Bio Sci: new track option, BS/MS option; CoC: 1 new course; 5 External degree offerings of approved programs at existing instructional site; AE: degree mod; BioSci: degree mod, new BS/MS option; renewed cooperative agreement GT/Tongji Univ. From 09/07/17: endorsed Lang for PhD Comprehensive Exams, recommendations to Student Regulations. From 10/05/17: Arch: degree mod, 3 new courses; Mod Lang: new degree MS in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies, new track/option, 23 new courses.

c.      Student Regulations Chair, Prof. Al Ferri (2015-18)               Presentation

d.   Student Academic & Financial Affairs Chair, Dr. Ruth Poproski (2016-18)           Presentation
Minutes: 04/26/17, 09/18/17.

e.      Student Activities Prof. Chris Ippolito (Chair 2016-17)

Minutes: 09/16/16, 09/30/16, 10/14/16, 02/10/17, 02/24/17, 03/10/17, 03/31/17, 04/14/17, 04/21/17.

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. Elliot Moore (2015-17)

g.   Student Honor Chair, Prof. Jake Soper (2015-17)  Presentation

h.   Student Computer Ownership Prof. Brian Gunter (Chair 2016-17)
Minutes: 09/01/16, 02/14/17, 05/03/17.  No action items.

i.      Academic Integrity Lori Critz (Chair, 2017-18) and Prof. Jeff Davis (Chair, 2015-17)         Presentation

Minutes: 02/17/17.  No action items.

6.     Any other business.

  

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Jeanne H. Balsam

Secretary of the Faculty

October 17, 2017