GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
FALL MEETING OF THE FACULTY,
FACULTY SENATE, AND
THE ACADEMIC FACULTY SENATE
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 3:00 pm
Student Center Theater
1. Call to Order and Opening Remarks – President Peterson
2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting – April 19, 2016
3. Announcements concerning the Georgia Tech Charitable Campaign – Mr. Bill Todd, Co-Chair
a. Section 3.2.2 Non-Tenure Track Academic Faculty Members: Academic Professionals, Lecturers/Senior Lecturers
5. Presentation of annual reports and pending minutes of Standing Committees of the General Faculty
Benefits – Prof. Michael Elliott for Prof. Jason Freeman (Chair, 2015-16) and
Prof. Raquel Lieberman (Chair, 2016-17)
Minutes 08/25/15, 09/29/15, 10/27/15, 12/01/15, 01/27/16, 02/24/16, 03/23/16. No action items.
b. Faculty Honors – Chair, Dr. Nathan Moon. No action items.
c. Faculty Status & Grievance – Prof Carol Colatrella for Chair, Prof. Jon Colton (2015-17)
d. Statutes – Chair, Prof. Joe Hughes
Services – Chair, Ms. Susan Parham (2015-16)
Minutes 04/11/16, 05/09/16. No action items.
f. Welfare & Security – Mr. Al Concord for Chairs, Gary Spichiger (2015-16) and Ms. Patricia Kenly (2016-17)
Minutes 08/26/15, 11/10/15, 03/24/16. No action items.
6. Presentation of annual reports and pending minutes of Standing Committees of the Academic Senate
a. Undergraduate Curriculum – Chair, Prof. Rhett Mayor (2015-17) Presentation
Minutes: 05/03/16, 05/17/16, 06/07/16, 08/23/16, 09/06/16, 09/20/16.
Action items: From 06/07/16: Center for Career Discovery and Development: two new courses; Industrial Design: correction to April 12 minutes: remove three courses from the BSID curriculum, but keep the courses in the CoA (now CoD). From 08/23/16: Schools of Chem & Biomolecular Eng and ME: approve three cross-listed Special Topics courses. From 09/06/16: School of International Affairs: degree modification; Dept. of Biomedical Eng: modify pre-requisites; School of Economics: degree modification; Office of International Ed: offer new options and one new course; ECE: pre-requisite changes; School of Material Sci and Eng: deactivate courses, 2 new courses, MSE degree mod; ME: 1 new course; School of Biological Sciences, Chem & BIochem, Physics, and Psyc: new interdisciplinary minor; School of Biological Sciences: new track option, pre-req mod; Math: pre-req mod. From 09/20/16: Math: 2 new courses:
b. Graduate Curriculum – Chair, Prof. Victor Breedveld (2015-17) Presentation
Minutes: 05/26/16, 06/23/16, 08/25/16, 09/08/16, 10/06/16.
Action Items: From 05/26/16: School of City and Regional Planning four new courses; CoS reorganization of the Schools of Biology and Applied Physiology with name change to School of Biological Sciences; From 06/23/16: CoC MS Information Security: rename MS in Cybersecurity, new specializations in three schools Technology Spec (CS), Energy Systems Security Spec (ECE, and Cybersecurity Policy Spec (Public Policy). From 09/08/16: School of Business: one equivalency correction; CoC: degree modification to add an existing course to CS concentration; Office of Graduate Studies to increase minimum TOEFL score requirement for graduate admissions. From 10/06/16: Scheller CoB: degree modification; Scheller Cob, CSE, ISYE: online delivery of existing program Master of Science in Analytics; CSE: new course
Regulations – Chair, Prof. Al
Action items: From 04/28: Revision of attendance policy; revision to the auditing of classes policy; endorse Make-up Classes policy; revisions to the Course Requirements policy;
d. Student Academic & Financial Affairs – Chair, Prof.
Anne Pollock (2015-17)
Minutes: 04/21/16, 09/09/16. From 04/21/16: approve revised language on Institute Approved Absences, religious observances.
e. Student Activities – Chair, Prof. Lewis Wheaton (2015-16) and Prof. Chris Ippolito (16-17)
Minutes: 10/01/15, 10/15/15, 11/05/15, 01/29/16, 02/19/16, 03/04/16, 04/22/16, 08/31/16.
Action items: Approval of all student activity charters and constitution revisions recommended by the committee as documented in their minutes and the annual report.
f. Student Grievance & Appeal – Chair, Prof. Elliot Moore (2015-17)
g. Student Honor – Chair, Prof. Jake Soper (2015-17) Presentation
h. Student Computer Ownership – Ms. Jeanne Balsam for
Prof Roman Grigoriev (Chair 2015-16) and Prof. Brian Gunter (Chair 2016-17)
No action items.
i. Academic Integrity – Chair, Prof. Jeff Davis (2015-17) Presentation
Minutes: 10/27/15, 02/10/16. No action items.
7. Any other business.
Jeanne H. Balsam
Secretary of the Faculty
October 18, 2016