Combined with



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)

4.      Proposed change in the Faculty Handbook concerning Intellectual Diversity (Strike)
Presentation, full text, and statement from American Council on Education

5.   Second reading of proposed changes to the Statutes and Faculty Handbook
to implement improvements in faculty elections (Bohlander)
Presentation and full text

6.   Proposed changes in the Faculty Handbook concerning the Faculty Status and Grievance Committee (Colatrella)
Presentation and full text

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

c.       Graduate 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.