Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Academic Matters (Full Committee)


September 8, 2009


Present: Pikowsky (REG), Riley (ECE), Bottomley (CHEM), Seitzman (AE), Benkeser (BME), Ferri (ME), Ludovice (CHBE). Isbell (CoC), Montoya (BIO), Agrawal (CHBE), Flamming (HTS)


Visitors: Howson (REG), Redding (REG), Laros (REG),† Senft (REG), Paraska (Provost), Williams (ECE), McKnight (ML), Zhou (ISYE), Nassereddine (ML), Li (ML)

Note: All action items in these minutes require approval by the Academic Senate.  In some instances, items may require further approval by the Board of Regents or the University System of Georgia.  If the Regents' approval is required, the change is not official until notification is received from the Board to that effect. Academic units should take no action on these items until USG and/or BOR approval is secured.  In addition, units should take no action on any of the items below until these minutes have been approved by the Academic Senate or the Executive Board.

Academic Matters

1.       A  motion  was  made  to  approve  a  request  from  the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering for degree modifications   The motion was seconded and approved.



Dual Bachelorís Degree with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

o   Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

o   Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Note: There is not currently a CMPE degree at KAIST.


Dual B.S. degree program students: GT students will spend the first and the fourth year in Atlanta, and the second and the third at KAIST in Daejeon. KAIST students will spend the first two years in Daejeon and the last two in Atlanta. This will ensure GT and KAIST students satisfy the graduation requirements to earn their B.S. degrees.


Under the proposed dual degree programs, students must satisfy the graduation requirements set by both institutes to earn degrees from both institutes. Thus, all of the appropriate rigor and breadth required to earn a degree from GT and


KAIST will remain the same. Students will be awarded academic credit from the approved courses taken at both institutes. The primary mode of course delivery is face-to-face in classrooms, including various laboratory courses. Thus, the proposed program does not require any resource for international delivery of the class materials. The expected duration of the dual B.S. is four to five years.


2.       A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering for a new course.  The motion was seconded and approved.




ISYE 4133: Advanced Optimization 3-0-3


3.       A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Modern Languages for new courses. The motion was seconded and approved.




ARBC 2301: Arabic Arts, Science and Technology 3-0-3

CHIN 4003: Advanced Chinese II: Contemporary China 3-0-3

CHIN 4004: Advanced Chinese III: Contemporary China 3-0-3
CHIN 4006: Intercultural Communication: Sino-American Interactions 3-0-3
CHIN 3693 Conversation Practicum 3-0-3
KOR 3002: Advanced Korean II 3-0-3


4.      A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Computing to award a posthumous degree.† The motion was seconded and approved.


5.      The Committee discussed a proposal from the Provostís Office to modify the existing guidelines for undergraduate minors.† Based on that discussion, it was determined that the most efficient way to proceed was to schedule a meeting to include the Committee Chair and Registrar at which the questions raised could be examined before the proposal is brought back to the Committee for a vote.




Reta Pikowsky