Combined with a



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)

4.   Proposed change to the Institute Intellectual Property Policy, Section 50 of the Faculty Handbook, to clarify policies concerning IP assignments for faculty and students.
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

a.       Faculty Benefits Mr. David Millard
Minutes: 2/7/11, 3/7/11, 4/4/11, & 8/29/11. No action items.

b.      Faculty Honors Dr. Jennifer Leavey
Minutes: 9/20/10 & 2/14/11.  No action items.

c.       Faculty Status & Grievance Dr. David Anderson

d.      Statutes Ms. Jeanne Balsam
Minutes 5/24/11 & 8/25/11.  Action items dealt with in agenda items 3 and 4 above.

e.       Academic 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. 

Minutes: 9/1/11

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

d.      Student Academic & Financial Affairs Dr. Craig Tovey
Minutes 8/25/11

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

Action items: Approval of all student activity charters and constitution revisions recommended by the committee as documented in their minutes and the annual report.
Also a change in the Student Organizational Code of Conduct.

f.       Student Grievance & Appeal Dr. Doug Flamming

g.      Student Honor Dr. Blake Leland

h.      Student 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