Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 3:00 pm

Student Center Theater




1.      Call to Order and Opening Remarks – President Peterson and Provost Bras.

2.      Approval of minutes of previous meeting – October 21, 2014

3.      Presentation of Degree Candidates – Ms. Reta Pikowsky, Registrar

4.      Report of the Faculty Athletics Representative, Prof. Reginald DesRoches

5.      Presentation of the Georgia Tech Quality Enhancement Plan proposed to SACSCOC for current reaffirmation of accreditation
 – Profs. Ellen Zegura, Beril Toktay, and Matthew Realff

6.      Progress report on Georgia Tech’s compliance with BoR policy on a tobacco-free campus
– Ms. JulieAnne Williamson, Asst. VP Administration& Finance, and Ms. Rachel Pocklington, Institute Communications

7.      Approval of minutes and action items of Standing Committees of the Academic Faculty Senate

a.       Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee – Prof. Rhett Mayor, Chair           Presentation

Minutes: 11/4/14

Action items: CETL – approval to allow CETL courses to qualify as free-electives; New Collaborative Program with Emory University – the BS/Juris Master program, a one-year degree earned after successful completion of 30 credit hrs of Law School coursework; Math – 1 new course; INTA – 1 new course with social science and global attributes; LMC – 3 new courses, one with attributes; Study Abroad Subcommittee – 14 proposed study-abroad programs for spring.

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

Minutes:  11/6/14

Action Items: Music – 1 new course; AE – 1 new course; ISyE – modification in the MS degree in Supply Chain Engineering involving changes in course requirements; ECE & BME – 1 new course cross-listed; CEE, Biology, & EAS –program prospectus for a new PhD in Ocean Science & Technology; Building Construction, GTRI, & GTPE – prospectus for a new Professional Masters in Occupational Safety & Health Management; Applied Physiology, Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, EAS, Math, Physics, & Psychology new PhD with a major in Quantitative BioSciences.

c.       Student Regulations Committee – Ms. Reta Pikowsky for Prof. Al Ferri, Chair                  Presentation

Minutes: 11/6/14

Action items: Change in the deadline to withdraw from courses; change in the rule about students checking email to accommodate changes in provisioning of student email accounts; change in the academic renewal policy requiring at least three years of absence.

8.      Any other business.




Ronald A Bohlander

Secretary of the Faculty

November 18, 2014