GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE ACADEMIC FACULTY AND
ACADEMIC SENATE

Combined with

A CALLED MEETING OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:00-5:00 pm

Student Center Theater

 

AGENDA

 

1.      Call to order and opening remarks – Provost Bras

2.      Approval of Minutes of previous meetings – February 18, 2014.

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

4.      Recommendation of a new version of the Faculty Handbook addressing changes in faculty definition and associated matters of faculty governance (second reading)
– Ms. Jeanne Balsam, Chair of the Statutes Committee

a.       Presentation on faculty definition and governance

b.   Presentation on addition of a subsection on Librarians and Archivists (requiring only one reading)

c.       Proposed revised Faculty Handbook

d.      Existing Faculty Handbook

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

a.       Faculty Benefits Committee (Prof. Jason Freeman, Chair) 1/21/14, 2/18/14. No action items.

b.      Statutes Committee (Ms. Jeanne Balsam, Chair) 2/7/14, 4/4/14.  No additional action items.

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

a.       Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee: (Prof. Laura Hollengreen, Chair) 1/7/14, 2/25/14, 3/11/14, 3/18/14, 4/1/14, 4/15/14.       Presentation

Action Items:  From 3/11: City & Regional Planning – modification to the certificate in Real Estate Development (new name) involving also changes in course requirements; ISyE – modification in the BS in Industrial Education degree involving the addition of an ethics course requirement, a minimum GPA requirement, and some changes in course requirements; Modern Languages – course title change, 4 new courses, and a modification in the BS in Applied Linguistics and Intercultural Studies involving changes in course requirements; AE – 17 new courses and a modification in the BS in Aerospace Engineering degree involving changes in course requirements; LMC – new minor in East Asian Studies; Biology – new certificate in Biologically Inspired Design; LMC – 2 new courses; ME – 1 new course.  From 3/18: Physics – new minor in Physics; Business – 2 new courses; Business – modification of a minor to give it a new name, Engineering and Business; Business and CoC – modification of the minor in Computing and Business (new name) involving changed course requirements and broader involvement across the College of Computing; CEE – 1 new course; CoC – modification of the BS in Computer Science, Approaches to Intelligence Pick in the Intelligence Thread, involving a change in course requirements; Modern Languages and General Education Subcommittee – change core attributes of 3 courses; Modern Languages – 1 new course; International Affairs – 1 new course; From 4/15: EAS – modification in the BS in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences degree involving changes in course requirements; LMC – changes in course numbers; HTS – deactivation of 20 seminar courses & change 2 seminar courses to be repeatable; HTS – modification in the BS in History, Technology, and Science degree involving changes in course requirements; CoC and LMC – change in the BS in Computational Media degree involving changes in course requirements; ME – modification in the BS in ME involving changes in course requirements; INTA – 11 new courses with core attributes, 8 of which were previously taught as special topics; INTA – introduction of a BS/MS Program in International Affairs through which students can earn both BS and MS degrees in five years; CoC – 3 new courses and a modification in the BS in Computer Science degree involving changes in course requirements; CoC – modification in the BS in Computer Science (Systems & Architecture Thread) involving changes in course requirements; Business – 5 new courses & deactivation of 1 course; Business – new Certificate in Business Analytics; Business – modification in the Minor in Leadership Studies involving a change in the name of one of the internal tracks to Business Track and changes in course specifications; Business – new interdisciplinary Certificate of Social Growth, Academic Enrichment, and Vocational Exploration to be offered by the Interdisciplinary Inclusive Postsecondary Academy.

b.      Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee: (Prof. Victor Breedveld for Jeff Jagoda, Chair) 3/6/14, 4/10/14                        Presentation

Action Items: From 3/6: Office of International Initiatives – approval of cotutelle agreements with select institutions in France as a foundation for dual doctoral programs; CoC-CSE – 4 new courses; Business – 1 posthumous MBA degree.  From 4/10: EAS – 1 new course; CoC – 3 new courses; CoC – a posthumous doctoral degree; Psychology – 1 new course; ME – 1 new course; ECE – 6 new courses; ECE – modification in the PhD with major in ECE involving a change in course requirements; INTA – introduction of a BS/MS Program in International Affairs through which students can earn both BS and MS degrees in five years; Colleges of Business & Engineering and ChBE & ISyE and GTPE – new Professional Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Leadership (PMML).

c.   Student Regulations Committee: (Prof. Chuck Parsons, Chair) 2/14/14, 4/9/14          Presentation

Action Items: From 2/14: Changes in procedures for Graduation with Academic Distinction.  From 4/9: Changes in Policy on Student Sexual Misconduct; Revision of the current sanction model proposed by the Academic Integrity Committee; Further changes in procedures for Graduation with Academic Distinction.  See also open letter of support for the Changes in policy on student sexual misconduct from the Undergraduate Judiciary Cabinet.

d.       Academic Integrity Committee: (Prof. Jeff Davis, Chair) 10/30/13.  The only action item will be brought forward by the Student Regulations Committee in the above, but see here for more information.

7.      Any other business.

 

Ronald A. Bohlander

Secretary of the Faculty

April 21, 2014