Annual Report of the Academic Services Committee for 2002-2003
Submitted by Lynn Fountain, Committee Chair
Senior Research Scientist
The following people served on the committee during the past academic year:
Lauren Ashman, student
Carol Colatrella, LCC, Chair of the Library Sub-committee
Jeffrey Donnell , ME, Secretary
Lynn Fountain, GTRI Chair
Joseph Hoey, Office of Assessment
Maureen Kilroy, GS&R
Jim Sowell, Physics
Jane Weyant, CoE
Tom Horton, Exec. Board Liaison
The committee met seven times during the academic year to monitor infrastructure that supports research and teaching. General environmental issues such as parking were not addressed. The committee received presentations on multiple areas related to research and teaching. The topics covered in the last year included:
· Ron Bohlander chaired the sub-committee on Distance Learning and Intellectual Property Rights; resolutions from this committee were brought before the ACS before being presented to the Academic Senate and General Faculty.
§ New bookstore status and plans: Rosalind Meyers, Associate VP-Auxiliary Services and Bobby Pearson, Director of the GT Bookstore presented renderings and plans for the new bookstore, discussed campus transportation (trolley) plans, and discussed plans for the old bookstore space.
§ Office of Technology Licensing: George Harker, Director of OTL, discussed how intellectual property issues are handled at GT for faculty and students. The committee recommends that OTL be in included in new faculty and graduate student orientations.
§ Office of Assessment: Joseph Hoey presented two reports, including the ACT Student Opinion Survey: A Comparative Report of 1997 and 2001 Surveys at Georgia Tech.
Continuing Education and Distance Learning with
an emphasis on the new
§ Classroom scheduling, availability, utilization, and condition: Les Saunders, Director of Capital Planning and Space Management challenged the committee to review campus cultural issues that impact the scheduling of classroom and laboratory space. The committee met subsequently to brainstorm ideas and will follow up on these topics during the 2003-04 academic year.
The Academic Services Committee drafted a resolution on resource allocations for the renewal and sustained support of common assets (with an emphasis on classrooms and the library) to be presented at a fall 2002 General Faculty meeting. The resolution passed.