GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
MEETING OF THE GENERAL FACULTY,
GENERAL FACULTY ASSEMBLY, AND THE ACADEMIC SENATE
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 3:00 pm
Student Center Theater
1. Opening Remarks by Provost Bras.
2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting of the Academic Senate – November 27, 2012
3. Request for nominees for faculty governance positions – Prof. Rob Butera, Chair of the Nominations Committee
5. Proposed change in Sections 5.6.7 & 5.6.8 of the Faculty Handbook regarding the duties of the curriculum committees in Academic Program Reviews (second reading) – Ms. Jeanne Balsam, Chair of the Statutes Committee
6. Approval of Minutes of Standing Committees of the General Faculty.
a) Faculty Benefits Committee (Prof. Bettina Cothran, Chair) 9/24/12, 12/3/12. No action items.
b) Statutes Committee (Ms. Jeanne Balsam, Chair) 12/3/12, 1/7/13. No further action items.
7. Approval of Minutes and Action Items of Standing Committees of the Academic Faculty.
a) Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Prof. Pradeep Agrawal, Chair): 11/20/12, 11/30/12, 12/11/12, 1/8/13, 1/15/13, 1/22/13, 2/12/13
Action Items. From 1/15: Math – 2 new courses; EAS – 3 new courses + modification in the BS degree in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences involving changes in research and course requirements + modifications to the Minor in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences updating published course requirements; CoC – a new subject code CX + 3 new courses + 8 renumbered courses + 8 deactivated courses + a cluster of new special topic course numbers + a new Minor in Scientific and Engineering Computing + a new Minor in Computational Data Analysis; Modern Languages & International Affairs – modification to the BS degree in International Affairs and Modern Language involving a designation of a language concentration and corresponding degree requirements; Modern Languages and Economics – modification to the BS degree in Global Economics and Modern Languages involving designation of a language concentration and other areas of specialization and corresponding degree requirements; Modern Languages – modification to the BS degree in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies adding Russian to the available language concentrations + approval of 15 new courses and deactivation of 8 courses + some changes in subject codes and course numbers and advanced standing credit rules. From 2/12: Applied Physiology – 1 new course & 1 deactivated; CoA-Bldg. Constr. – modification in BS degree in Building Construction involving a change in course requirements to respond to accreditation guidance; AE – modification in the BS degree in Aerospace Engineering involving a small number of changes in course requirements; BME – 1 new course; Public Policy – change in Pre-Law Certificate and in the Minor in Law, Science, and Technology involving changes in required course listings and options for both; ME – modification in the BS degree in Mechanical Engineering involving course requirements, two new courses, a course deactivation, and addition of a new Manufacturing concentration area making a total of 5 concentration options; Chemistry & Biochemistry – change in Minors in Chemistry and in Biochemistry involving course requirements and options + a change in a course title + 1 course deactivation; CoC & LMC – modification of the BS degree in Computational Media involving changes in required courses & 1 new course; LMC – modification of the BS degree in Science in Science, Technology and Culture changing its name to BS degree in Literature, Media, and Communication and involving concentrations pursued through a threaded curriculum with new course requirements + 2 new courses and changes in course codes to reflect change in school name.
Graduate Curriculum Committee (Prof. Jeff Jagoda, Vice-Chair):
Action Items. From 1/17: Economics – 1 new course; CEE – 2 new course & 1 deactivated; Economics, HTS, INTA, LMC, and Public Policy – new Certificate in Science, Technology, and Society + 7 new courses; Applied Physiology – new external dual Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) & PhD degree in which GIT will cover the PhD in Applied Physiology and Emory, the DPT. From 2/7: MSE & BME – 1 new cross-listed course; ECE – change in location of MS in ECE offered in China, from Shanghai to Shenzhen; Business – modifications in the MBA degrees in Global Business and in Management of Technology to have a common core as well as changes in course requirements, modified courses, 8 new courses, and expanded capstone projects.
c) Student Regulations Committee (Prof. Chuck Parsons): 12/13/12. No action items.
d) Student Academic and Financial Affairs
Committee (Prof. Craig Tovey): 12/11/12.
Action item: Proposed clarifications of excused absence procedures.
8. Any Other Business.
Ronald A. Bohlander
Secretary of the Faculty
February 18, 2013
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