Combined with



Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 3:00-5:00 pm

Student Center Theater




1.      Call to order and opening remarks (Provost Schuster)

2.      Approval of Minutes of previous meetings – February 16, 2010.

3.   Presentation and approval of degree candidates for spring graduation
(Mr. Craig Womack, Associate Registrar)

4.   Annual Report of the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR)
(Dr. Sue Ann Allen, Prof. and FAR)

5.   Proposed changes in the definition of General Faculty at Georgia Tech
Dr. Tom Morley, Chair of Executive Board Task Force on this topic)
Background to proposal
Comparison of old and proposed new text for the Faculty Handbook
Preliminary list of titles with faculty status.

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

a.   Faculty Benefits Committee (Dr. Bettina Cothran). 1/25/10, 3/1/10. No action items.

b.   Statutes Committee (Dr. TyAnna Herrington). 2/8/10. No action items.

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

a.   Undergraduate Curriculum: (Dr. George Riley) 2/23/10, 3/9/10, 3/23/10, 4/6/10, & 4/20/10
Action Items:  From 3/9: BME – 2 changes in required courses; Architecture – 2 new courses.  From 3/23: ISyE – changes in course requirements for BS in IE; MSE – changes in course requirements for BS in MSE and PFE degrees.  From 4/20: ChBE – 1new course; LCC – 1course deactivated; Biology – change in chemistry requirements for the BS in Biology to match new chemistry courses offered; College of Engineering – 1 new course; approval of a request from Colleges of Computing, Engineering, Ivan Allen, and Sciences for a collaboration agreement with Georgia State University – this will make it possible for a Georgia Tech student to earn a BS degree from Georgia Tech and a Master of Arts in Teaching at Georgia State; Chemistry – approved changes in pre-requisites and modification of degree requirements for BS in Chemistry and for BS in Biochemistry; ME – changes in requirements for minor and certificate in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering to accommodate new courses and reduce total hours for the minor from 18 to 15 hours; AE – new requirements for the BS in Aerospace Engineering to reflect new chemistry courses offered; CoC-CS – several course deactivations and changes in requirements for the BS in Computer Science; Management – 4 new courses, change in name of BS in Management to BS in Business Administration, a change to require that candidates for this degree have a concentration and changes in the concentrations offered and the requirements corresponding to each; Dept. of Career Services – 1 new course.

b.   Graduate Curriculum: (Dr. Julie Babensee) 3/11/10 & 4/15/10
Action Items: From 3/11: Architecture – 3 new courses; all Colleges – changes in information provided for Master’s Degree students in the Georgia Tech Catalog; guidelines were adopted for Special Topics Courses.  From 4/15: Architecture – 14 new courses, re-approval of the dual degree program leading to Master of City and Regional Planning and Master of Architecture, approval of a dual degree program in Master of City and Regional Planning and Master of Science with major in Civil Engineering or MS in Civil Engineering (Transportation Systems Engineering); Psychology – 10 new courses; ISyE – 12 new courses, new degree Master of Science in Supply Chain Engineering; ECE – new joint PhD degree with a major in Electrical and Computer Engineering with Politecnico do Torino (Italy); College of Computing – designation of Computer Science PhD and MS as 9-month instead of 12-month programs; Public Policy – 1 new course.

c.   Student Regulations Committee: (Dr. Jeffrey Streator) 3/3/10, 3/17/10, 3/31/10, 4/16/10
Action Items: From 3/17: A change of wording on Registrar’s web site related to withdrawal from a course when allegations of academic integrity are pending.  From 4/16: A change in policies on sexual harassment and related sexual misconduct involving students.  See minutes for details.  Also a change in procedures for resolution of final examination schedules.

8.   Any other business.


Ronald A. Bohlander

Secretary of the Faculty

April 24, 2010