GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
FALL MEETING OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
GENERAL FACULTY ASSEMBLY
Combined with a
MEETING OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 3:00 pm
Student Center Theater
1. Call to Order and Opening Remarks (President Bud Peterson).
2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting – April 27, 2010
3. Presentation of annual reports and pending minutes of Standing Committees of the General Faculty
Benefits (Dr. Bettina Cothran)
Minutes: 4/12/10, 5/3/10, 8/30/10, 9/20/10. No action items.
b. Faculty Honors (Dr. Jennifer Leavey)
c. Faculty Status & Grievance (Dr. Gary Parker)
d. Statutes (Dr. TyAnna Herrington)
Services (Dr. Cam Tyson)
Minutes: 9/3/09, 12/8/09, 2/23/10, 9/2/10. No action items.
f. Welfare & Security (Mr. Bob Pikowsky)
Minutes: 2/10/10, 3/10/10, 4/21/10. No action items.
4. Presentation of annual reports and pending minutes of Standing Committees of the Academic Senate
a. Undergraduate Curriculum (Dr. George Riley)
Minutes: 7/13/10, 8/10/10, 8/24/10, 9/7/10, 9/21/10, 10/5/10
Action items: From 7/13: BME – modification of the BS in Biomedical Engineering degree requirements changing a minimum grade standard for 2 courses; CEE – 1 new course & modification of the BS in Environmental Engineering degree, revising course requirements; LCC – modification of the BS in Science, Technology and Culture degree, revising grade requirements in required courses; Economics – new Certificate in Economics for GT students in majors other than economics, with course requirements as specified. From 9/7: HTS – 3 new courses and modification of the BS in History, Technology and Society degree, with additional specifications on required course selections; Chemistry & Biochemistry – 2 new minors, one in Chemistry and one in Biochemistry, with course and credit hour requirements specified; LCC – modification in the BS in Science, Technology and Culture – Biomedicine and Culture Option, changing the course requirements for this Option, and also a modification to the Minor in Film and Media Studies providing additional course options to satisfy requirements. From 10/5: CoC-CS: 1 new course.
b. Graduate Curriculum (Dr. Julie Babensee).
Action Items: From 9/2: CoC-CS – new dual degree with Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique (ESIEE) where the degree here would be MSCS, and in ESIEE, Diplôme d’Ingénieur, and where requirements for degrees at both institutions are specified; ChBE – 1 new course; Management – 2 new courses, modifications of the MBA degree and the MBA with Dual Degree Option featuring changes in required courses, and modification of the MS degree with major in Management documenting course requirements; adoption of a policy to categorize graduate students by the ultimate degree they are seeking even though an intermediate degree may also be sought. Designation of PhD student is not the same thing as a designation as a PhD candidate; approval of Program Reviews in LCC, EAS, Chemistry & Biochemistry, MSE, Paper Science and Engineering, Biology, and ECE.
c. Student Regulations (Dr. Jeff Streator)
d. Student Academic & Financial Affairs (Dr. Chris Ippolito)
Minutes: 9/3/09, 10/08/09, 11/12/09, 1/28/10, 2/25/10, 3/18/10, 4/22/10. No action items.
e. Student Activities (Mr. Bruce Henson)
Minutes: 8/28/09, 10/16/09, 11/6/09, 11/20/09, 12/4/09, 1/20/10, 2/10/10, 3/10/10, 4/28/10, 5/7/10, 7/9/10, 7/16/10, 7/23/10
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 (Dr. Doug Flamming)
g. Student Honor (Dr. Carol Senf)
h. Student Computer Ownership (Dr. Jonathan Giffin)
i. Academic Integrity (Dr. Robert Kirkman)
Minutes: 9/11/09, 10/9/09. No action items.
5. Any other business.
Ronald A Bohlander
Secretary of the Faculty
October 12, 2010