Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 3:00 pm

Poole Board Room, Wardlaw Center




  1. Call to order – Prof. Rob Butera, Chair
  2. Notes will be made available from the previous meeting.  Since there was not a quorum there are no minutes to approve.  But corrections to the notes will be accepted.
  3. Introductory remarks by President Peterson and Provost Bras
  4. Explanation of the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee’s General Education Subcommittee
    and appointment of its members – Dr. Ron Bohlander, Secretary
  5. Presentation of recommended changes in the Faculty Handbook – Ms. Jeanne Balsam, Statutes Committee Chair

a)      Recommended changes in the following sections of the Faculty Handbook:

1.      Promotion & Tenure processes, Section 3.3.9

2.      Periodic Peer Review, Section 3.3.10

3.      Annual Reviews, a subset of Section 3.1.2

b)      Recommended disposition of the sections of the Faculty Handbook after Section 7 – the Transitional Sections.

c)      Recommended changes in the definitions of Faculty at Georgia Tech and accompanying changes in faculty governance.
Proposed new sections of the Faculty Handbook
Existing Faculty Handbook

  1. Poll of Liaisons and Representatives to Standing Committees, Task Forces, and USG Faculty Council – Prof. Butera
  2. Agreement to call a meeting of the General Faculty in combination with the scheduled meeting of the Academic Senate on November 19. 
    Approval of agenda for this meeting. – Dr. Ron Bohlander, Secretary
  3. Any other business




Ronald A. Bohlander

Secretary of the Faculty

November 5, 2013