GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
SCHEDULED MEETING OF ACADEMIC FACULTY SENATE
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
Presentation of the Georgia
Tech Quality Enhancement Plan proposed to SACSCOC for current reaffirmation of
Profs. Ellen Zegura, Beril Toktay, and Matthew Realff
Progress report on Georgia
Techs 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
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
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
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