Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 3:00 pm

Student Center Theater




1.     Call to Order and Opening Remarks Dr. Chaouki Abdallah, EVPR

2.     Approval of minutes of previous meeting April 23, 2019

3.     Announcements concerning the Georgia Tech Charitable Campaign Prof Karen Head, Ms. Serena Wallace, Dr. Erick Maxwell, Co-chairs

4.     Teaching Effectiveness Final Report presentation and report Dr. Bonnie Ferri, Vice-Provost Grad Education and Faculty Development and Prof Joe Hughes, Chair Faculty Executive Board

5.   Strategic Planning Process Ms. Juana Cunningham, Strategic Consulting

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

a.      Faculty Benefits Prof. Julie Champion, Chair 2019-20
Minutes 09/07/18, 09/21/18, 11/09/18, 02/08/19, 03/29/19, 04/26/19.  No action items.

b.      Faculty Honors Dr. Nathan Moon, Chair, 2016-20.  No action items.

c.      Faculty Status & Grievance Prof Andrew Peterson Chair (2017-20)

d.      Statutes Dr. Chris James (Chair 2019-20)  Presentation

      Minutes: 08/28/19 No action items.

e.      Faculty Services Dr. Chris Edmonds (Chair 2018-20)

Minutes 08/27/18, 09/24/18, 10/22/18, 11/26/18, 01/28/19, 02/05/19, 03/25/19, 04/22/19. No action items.

f.      Welfare & Security Mr. Chris Winter for Ms. Patricia Kenly (2016-20)

      Minutes:  No action items.

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

a.   Graduate Curriculum Prof Kristie Macrakis (Chair 2018-20)          Presentation

Minutes: 05/23/19, 08/22/19, 09/05/19, 10/03/19.

Action Items: From 05/23/19: CSE/CS/IC: degree mod; Computing/Pub Policy/ECE: degree mod. From 09/05/19: CTL: 3 new course; Chem and BME: 4 new course; IC: 1 new course. From 10/03/19: Chem & BME; 2 new courses, new stand-alone certificate; ME: 3 new course, degree mod; Mod Lang: 3 new courses; Bldg Construction: 1 new course. 


b.   Undergraduate Curriculum Prof. Angus Wilkinson (Chair 2018-20)       Presentation

Minutes: 05/07/19, 06/11/19, 08/20/19, 08/29/19, 09/12/19, 10/10/19.

Action items: From 05/07/18: Mod Lang: 3 new courses; CEE: 4 new courses. From 06/11/19: Schools of BioSc/Chem & Biochem/Physics/Psych/College of Sciences: Minor modification. From 09/12/19: Mod Lang: 6 new courses with humanities attribute; Psych: 1 new course, degree mod; Chem and BME: 4 new courses, degree mod; From 10/10/19: Business: 2 new courses, degree mod; Computing: 1 new course; Chem and BME: 2 new courses.

c.      Student Regulations Chair, Prof. Jerry Seitzman (2019-20)               Presentation

      Minutes: 08/26/19, 09/27/19.

      Action Items: From 08/26/19: Add language: only the instructor(s) of record may submit course grades. From 09/27/19: add language to state the grievance procedures may not be used to challenge or appeal the outcome of an Academic Misconduct case.

d.   Student Academic & Financial Affairs Prof. Hamid Garmestani (Chair 2018-20)    Presentation

Minutes: 08/26/19, 09/27/19. No action items.      

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

Minutes: 01/14/19, 01/28/19, 02/25/19, 03/04/19, 04/01/19, 04/22/19.

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 Prof. Elliot Moore, Chair 2015-20

g.   Student Honor Chair, Prof. Ron Johnson (2018-2020)       Presentation

h.   Student Computer Ownership Professor John Wise, Chair 2018-19
Minutes: 09/18/18, 11/15/18, 04/24/19.

Action items: Approve the Student Computer Ownership Guide.

i.      Academic Integrity Dr. Melinda McDaniel (Chair 2018-20)        

Minutes: 09/13/18, 11/02/18, 12/14/18, 02/07/19, 04/05/19.  No action items.

8.     Graduate Student Fees Resolution and Presentation Prof JoshuaWeitz

9.     Any other business.



Jeanne H. Balsam

Secretary of the Faculty

October 22, 2019