GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
FALL MEETING OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
GENERAL FACULTY ASSEMBLY
Combined with a
MEETING OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE
Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 3:00 pm
Student Center Theater
1. Call to Order and Opening Remarks – President Bud Peterson.
2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting – April 26, 2011
3. Second reading of a proposed change to the Georgia Tech
statutes concerning faculty dismissals to bring Georgia Tech policies into
accord with Board of Regents policies
- Ms. Jeanne Balsam, Chair of Statutes Committee)
change to the Institute Intellectual Property Policy, Section 50 of the
Faculty Handbook, to clarify policies concerning IP assignments for faculty and
See also presentation planned from Ms. Balsam and Ms. Lauren MacLanahan, GTRC
5. Presentation of annual reports and pending minutes of Standing Committees of the General Faculty
Benefits – Mr. David Millard
Minutes: 2/7/11, 3/7/11, 4/4/11, & 8/29/11. No action items.
Honors – Dr. Jennifer Leavey
Minutes: 9/20/10 & 2/14/11. No action items.
c. Faculty Status & Grievance – Dr. David Anderson
– Ms. Jeanne Balsam
Minutes 5/24/11 & 8/25/11. Action items dealt with in agenda items 3 and 4 above.
Services – Dr. Helena Mitchell
Minutes: 10/6/10, 11/23/10, 12/15/10, 2/10/11, 3/10/11, & 4/7/11. No action items.
f. Welfare & Security – Mr. Bob Pikowsky
Minutes: 9/14/10, 10/12/10, 11/9/10, 3/9/11, & 4/13/11. No action items.
6. Presentation of annual reports and pending minutes of Standing Committees of the Academic Senate
a. Undergraduate Curriculum – Dr. George Riley
Minutes: 7/12/11, 7/26/11, 8/16/11, 8/23/11, & 9/6/11
Action items: From 7/26: Office of Vice-Provost for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies – new course numbering pattern for internship for pay and internships for credit; Chemistry & Biochemistry – modifications in the BS in Chemistry-Biochemistry option and in the BS in Biochemistry providing some changes in course requirements + modifications in the BS in Chemistry-Business Option providing changes in course options + addition of a Business Option for the BS in Biochemistry with similar course requirements particular to this option as found in other College of Sciences cases + deactivate the Certificates in Biochemistry/Organic Chemistry, Chemical Analysis, & Physical/Inorganic Chemistry + deactivate 2 courses. From 8/16: Biology – 2 new courses concerning teaching; INTA – 3 new courses; Psychology – new BS degree in Applied Psychological Science and a BS new degree in Cognitive Neuroscience; USG Council on General Education – approval of revised list of courses for the Global Perspectives overlay area in the new USG Core Curriculum.
b. Graduate Curriculum – Dr. Julie Babensee.
Action Items: From 9/1: INTA – 1 new course; CoA-City and Regional Planning – new MS degree in Geographic Information Science and Technology; Public Policy – 1 new course; BME – new degree Master of Biomedical Innovation and Development; BME – 9 new courses; BME – modification to the external joint PhD with major in Biomedical Engineering with Peking University and Emory University bringing the curricula of the three universities into better alignment.
c. Student Regulations – Ms. Reta Pikowsky
Academic & Financial Affairs – Dr. Craig Tovey
e. Student Activities – Ms. Stephanie Knight
Minutes: 9/10/10, 10/1/10, 10/22/10, 11/19/10, 12/3/10, 1/25/11, 2/15/11, 3/8/11, 4/12/11, 4/26/11, 5/4/11, & 7/6/11
items: Approval of all student activity charters and constitution revisions
recommended by the committee as documented in their minutes and the annual
Also a change in the Student Organizational Code of Conduct.
f. Student Grievance & Appeal – Dr. Doug Flamming
g. Student Honor – Dr. Blake Leland
Computer Ownership – Ms. Lori Critz
Minutes: 8/31/10, 2/24/11, 3/1/11, & 3/18/11
i. Academic Integrity – Dr. Tom Morley
Minutes: 10/29/10 & 3/18/11. No action items.
7. Any other business.
Ronald A Bohlander
Secretary of the Faculty
October 4, 2011