GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
COMBINED MEETING OF THE GENERAL FACULTY,
GENERAL FACULTY ASSEMBLY, AND THE ACADEMIC SENATE
Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 3:00 pm
Student Center Theater
1. Opening Remarks by President Peterson.
2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting of the Academic Senate – November 17, 2011
3. Request for nominees for faculty governance positions – Prof. Andrew Lyon, Chair of the Nominations Committee
4. Report of the Faculty Athletic Representative – Prof. Sue Ann Allen
5. Approval of Minutes of Standing Committees of the General Faculty.
a) Faculty Benefits Committee (Mr. Dave Millard) 10/31/11
b) Statutes Committee (Ms. Jeanne Balsam, Chair) 9/23/11, 10/6/11, 11/3/11, 1/25/12
6. Approval of Minutes and Action Items of Standing Committees of the Academic Faculty.
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Prof. Jerry Seitzman, Chair):
11/29/11, 12/13/11, 1/5/12, 1/17/12, 1/24/12, & 2/14/12
Action Items. From 1/17: HST – 6 new courses; Psychology – modification in the course requirements for the psychology minor; Management – change in the name of the major associate with the BS in Business Administration; Chemistry – 4 new courses and modification in the BS in Chemistry involving a change in courses offered and required. From 2/14: AE – modification of the BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, involving a change in course requirements in economics; Architecture – 2 new courses & 7 deactivations; LCC & CoC – minor modification in the BS degree in Computational Media, involving updates in course requirements and options; ECE – modification in the BS degree in Computer Engineering, involving changes in course requirements and options that further differentiate the BSCmpE degree from BSEE + modifications of similar scope to the BSEE degree + 25 new courses, with prerequisites noted, along with other prerequisites changes; CoC – modification to the Minor in Computer Science, involving seven new track options
Graduate Curriculum Committee (Prof. Jonathan Clarke, Chair):
1/19/12 & 2/9/12
Action Items. From 1/19: Applied Physiology – modification in the MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics involving changes in pre-requisites for admission; Management – 2 new courses; CoC – addition of a distance learning option for MS in Computer Science; new policy for the approval and review of courses offered by non-academic units. From 2/9: modifications in the MS degree in History and Sociology of Technology and Science involving changes in the track options and course requirements + 2 new courses; Building Construction – 1 new course; City& Regional Planning – 7 new courses & 3 deactivations; Architecture – modification in the MS with Major in Architecture, involving new concentration options, and modifications to the PhD with a Major in Architecture, involving course requirements, research specialization options, requirements for a minor, and qualifying paper and thesis requirements + 20 new courses.
c) Student Regulations Committee (Prof.
Chuck Parsons, Chair): 2/2/12
Action Items: Recommended changes in the Sexual Misconduct Policies in the Student Code of Conduct
d) Student Academic and Financial Affairs
Committee (Prof. Craig Tovey, Chair): 1/10/12
Action Items: 1) Proposed revision in Georgia Tech Policy on Competitive Admission (Freshman Applicants) and 2) proposed revision in Procedures for Excused Absences for the Student Academic and Financial Affairs Committee – See minutes for details.
8. Any Other Business.
Ronald A. Bohlander
Secretary of the Faculty
February 20, 2012
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