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

 

AGENDA

 

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

4.     Presentation of recommended changes to the Faculty Handbook Prof. Joe Hughes (Statutes Committee 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

a.      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

e.      Faculty 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

c.      Student Regulations Chair, Prof. Al Ferri (2015-17)               Presentation
Minutes: 04/28/16.
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)           Presentation
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.

  

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Jeanne H. Balsam

Secretary of the Faculty

October 18, 2016