GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
FALL MEETING OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE
CALLED MEETING OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 3:00 pm
Student Center Theater
(as corrected at the meeting)
1. Opening Remarks by the President.
2. Approval of minutes of previous meetings -- October 16, 2007
3. Presentation of Degree Candidates (Pikowsky)
4. Presentation on campus security analyses and planning (Altizer)
5. Recommended change to the Statute setting out the function of the Student Grievance and Appeals Committee (Strike)
6. Approval of Minutes of Standing Committees of the Academic Senate.
Curriculum (Benkeser/Pikowsky): 10/10/07, 10/24/07, 11/7/07
Action Items: From 10/10 – CETL: 3 special topics courses, 2 courses approved for free elective credit; ME: deactivated 4 courses. From 11/7 – CEE: participation in Research Option; Professional Practice: 6 new courses and 8 deactivated; Chemistry and Biochemistry: participation in International Plan for Chemistry and Biochemistry degree programs; Biology: 3 new courses and 16 deactivated; Arch.: 1 new course.
Curriculum (Parker): 10/25/07, 11/15/07
Action Items: From 10/25 – CoC: 1 new course; CEE: new joint masters degree in civil engineering with University of Pretoria – new course proposals to follow at later date; EAS: 1 new course; ISyE: new PhD major in Operations Research and 2 new courses. From 11/15 – EAS: 1 new course; Arch.: 1 new course; Math: 2 courses cross-listed with CSE
c. Student Regulations
(Streator): 8/29/07, 10/29/07, email ballot 11/21/07
Action items: From 10/29 – 1) Grade point averages are truncated after two decimal places. 2) Clarification in Section XX. D. 3 of the Catalog that faculty can appeal a decision made by the Student Grievance and Appeals Committee to change a grade. 3) Transfer credits will be accepted from newly-formed institutions of the University System of Georgia prior to accreditation. 4) Allow students on academic probation to be eligible to participate in extra curricular activities, because they are still in good standing as typically interpreted by peer institutions. From email ballot 11/21/07 – Clarify that the admissions office is the authority in admissions decisions.
7. Approval of Minutes of Standing Committees of the General Faculty
a. Faculty Benefits (Cothran): 9/25/07
b. Academic Services (Hayslett): 9/20/07, 10/18/07
8. Any Other Business.
Ronald A. Bohlander
Secretary of the Faculty
November 27, 2007
Links will be provided to read ahead material as available. Additional items from committee minutes may be added.