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.

a)      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

b)      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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