GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE ACADEMIC FACULTY AND
A CALLED MEETING OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 3:00 pm
Student Center Theater
1. Opening Remarks by the President.
2. Approval of Minutes of previous meetings – February 5, 2008.
3. Annual Report of the Faculty Athletics Representative (Schrage)
7. Presentation and approval of degree candidates for spring graduation (Pikowsky)
8. Approval of Minutes of Standing Committees of the Academic Faculty.
a. Student Regulations: 1/29/08, 2/26/08 (Streator)
Action Items: From 1/29: Two changes in Student Rules and Regulations (Sections XI.A.5 and XI.B.1) to permit cross enrollment for all students in another institution during the summer. From 2/26: A change to the Student Rules and Regulations Section VIIIB to provide for academic renewal procedures consistent with Board of Regents policies. A student who has been absent from enrollment for 5 years, upon readmission can petition the IUCC for academic renewal and a fresh start on the GPA.
b. Undergraduate Curriculum: 1/30/08, 2/13/08, 2/27/08,
3/12/08, 3/26/08, 4/9/08, 4/11/08 (Parsons)
Action Items: From 2/13: CoC – 6 new courses and 1 deactivation; ME – 1 new course; ME & Coll. of Mgt – 5 new courses for minor in engineering and management. From 3/12: CEE – participation in COOP Plan; Div. of Prof. Practice – 1 new course; Coll. of Mgt. and ME – contingent approval of a new minor; CoC – 2 new courses; Physics – approval of a new certificate in astrophysics; LCC – curriculum revisions. From 3/26: CoC – 7 new courses; changes in minor requirements across the Institute; Mod.Lang. – 2 new courses and 1 deactivation plus a revised linguistics certificate (with CoC); ECE and CoE – 1 new course in microelectronics and nanotechnology; Coll. of Mgt. – changes in Entrepreneurship Certificate, plus 2 new courses; Div. of Prof. Practice – change in requirements for Cooperative Plan designation on diplomas; Econ – participation in default Research Option
Curriculum: 2/28/08, 3/13/08, 4/10/08 (Parker)
Action Items: From 2/28: CEE – 7 new courses, a new non-thesis option for MS in Environmental Engineering, an option for students in the BS in Environmental Engineering program to participate in the 5-year BS/MS program, and 8 new courses related to the joint program with the U. of Pretoria; Econ – new PhD program with major in economics, and 16 new courses; Math – 2 new courses. From 3/13: Coll. of Mgt. – curriculum changes and 14 new courses for the MBA-Global Business degree, and reactivate 2 courses; BME – new curriculum for GT/Emory PhD in Biomedical Engineering and new cross-listing of 3 courses. From 4/10: Appl.Physiol. – new Ph.D. concentration in Prosthetics and Orthotics plus 3 new courses; CoE, GTRI, & DLPE – new Professional Masters Degree in Applied Systems Engineering, plus 12 new courses; LCC – new 5-year BS/MS program in Digital Media; Pub. Pol. – 1 new course; ECE mods in degree requirement for Undesignated MS in ECE and mods for Ph.D. with a major in ECE; CoE – new global Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering jointly awarded by GIT, Emory, and Peking University in Beijing.
9. Approval of Minutes of Standing Committees of the General Faculty. No action items.
a. Faculty Benefits Committee 1/22/08, 2/19/08 (Cothran)
b. Statutes 9/4/07. 10/30/07 (Strike)
b. Academic Services Committee 1/15/08 (Loper)
c. Welfare and Security Committee 9/10/07. 10/15/07, 11/12/07, 1/28/08, 2/11/08, 3/10/08 (Garton)
10. Any Other Business.
Ronald A. Bohlander
Secretary of the Faculty
April 17, 2008
Links to read ahead material will be provided as available.