GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE ACADEMIC FACULTY AND
ACADEMIC FACULTY SENATE

Combined with

A CALLED MEETING OF THE FACULTY

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 3:00-5:00 pm

Student Center Theater

 

AGENDA

 

1.      Call to order and opening remarks – Provost Bras

2.      Approval of Minutes of previous meeting – February 17, 2015.

3.      Presentation and approval of degree candidates for spring graduation – Ms. Reta Pikowsky, Registrar

  1. Presentation of recommended changes to the Faculty Handbook – Prof. Joseph Hughes (Statutes Committee Chair)
    1. Section 2.1 “Faculty Executive Board”
    2. Section 3.2.1 “Research Faculty: Hiring and Promotion Guidelines”

5.      Approval of Minutes of Standing Committees of the Faculty

a.       Statutes Committee (Prof. Joseph Hughes, Chair) 3/12/15.

b.      Faculty Services Committee (Prof. Sonit Bafna, Chair) 9/15/14. 10/20/14. 11/17/14, 1/26/15, 3/23/15

c.       Welfare and Security Committee (Mr. Andrew Hardin, Chair) 12/2/14, 3/13/15

6.      Approval of Minutes of Standing Committees of the Academic Faculty.

a.       Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (IUCC): (Prof. Rhett Mayor, Chair) 2/24/15, 3/3/15, 3/24/15, 3/31/15, 4/7/15, & 4/14/15       Presentation

Action Items:  From 3/3: ChBE – modification in the Minor in Energy Systems to add ChBE as a participating school along with appropriate course requirements; Modern Languages – 1 new course with attributes; INTA – 1 new course with attributes; LMC – 1 new course with attributes; Public Policy – 3 new courses + 3 new courses with attributed + modification in the Law, Science, & Technology minor and the Pre-Law Certificate involving clarification of course options.  From 3/24: Change in Minor Guidelines.  From 3/31:  HTS – rename the School of History, Technology, and Society to the School of History and Sociology; HTS – modification of the Minor in History and in the Minor in Sociology involving changes in the types of courses that can be counted toward the minor; BME – modification in the Minor in Biomedical Engineering involving changes in course requirements; LMC – 1 new course; CoC – modification in the Minor in Scientific Engineering Computing and in the Minor in Computational Data Analysis involving changes in the minors’ grade and course requirements; ChBE – 2 new courses + modification of the BS degree in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering involving course requirements and options; INTA – modification in the Certificate in European Affairs involving completion of the incorporation of aspects of the prior European Union Certificate and modifications in certificate course requirements and options; Public Policy – 1 new course + 2 more new courses with attributes; Music – renumbering and/or renaming of 8 courses with attributes + 6 other new courses.  From 4/14: Biology – 6 new courses + modification in the BS degree in Biology involving the addition of internships and the structure of electives; Building Construction – 1 new course and new Certificate in Construction Management; CEE – modification in the Minor in Leadership Studies, involving the addition of a Global Engineering Track; Business – modification in the BS degree in Business Administration, Marketing Concentration and Information Technology Concentration, involving changes in course requirements and options; Business – modification in the Certificate in Information Technology Management, involving changes in course requirements and options; HTS – modification in the BS degree in History, Technology, and Society involving caps on pass/fail credit hours and on number of Ds that count toward electives; HTS and LMC – new interdisciplinary Minor in Social Justice; LMC – new Minor in Science Fiction Studies; ME – Addition of the Research Option to the BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with appropriate requirements for courses and a thesis.

b.      Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee (IGCC): (Prof. Victor Breedveld, Chair) 3/5/15, 4/9/15         Presentation

Action Items: From 3/5: ChBE – 1 new course; Building Construction – 1 new course; ECE – a new subject code for ECE Professional (ECEP) + 5 new courses with that subject code + approval of a new Professional Master’s Degree in Sustainable Electrical Energy approved for distance learning delivery.  From 4/9: HTS – rename the School of History, Technology, and Society to the School of History and Sociology; Applied Physiology – 1 new course; AE – 5 new courses; CoE – new subject code MLDR for Manufacturing Leadership; ISyE – 4 new courses; ChBE – 3 new courses; Business – online delivery for 3 courses; Business, ISyE, & ChBE –  new degree Professional Masters in Manufacturing Leadership.

c.   Student Regulations Committee (SRC): (Prof. Al Ferri, Chair) 1/14/15, 3/11/15, 4/1/15         Presentation from the SRC          Background on Calendar Changes

Action Items: From 3/11: Recommended changes in the Student Code of Conduct especially as it relates to sexual harassment and misconduct and the new Georgia Tech policies on that subject applicable to all on campus; an amendment of the tentative honors regulation in the Georgia Tech Catalog.   From 4/1: Recommended changes in 1. Academic Calendar, 2. Rules for Dead Week (Week preceding final examinations.), 3. Rules for Examinations; and a new Student Discrimination provision in the Student Code of Conduct.

7.      Any other business.

 

Jeanne H. Balsam

Secretary of the Faculty

April 20, 2015