MINUTES OF THE GRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING

February 28, 2002

 

 

Members Present: Bidstrup (ChE), Bostrom (PUBP), Fisk, (PSYCH), Green (MATH), Hertel (ME), Jagoda (AE), Khan (ARCH), McIver (REG), Parsons (MGT), Peterson (ECE), Qu (ME for McDowell), Saunders (MSE), Will (CEE)

 

Visitors: Goel (COC), Whyte (ID), Justice (ID)

 

 

1.      A student appealed a petition that had been denied, to change the courses he was taking from undergraduate special topics to graduate courses for Spring 2002. After discussion, a motion was made to approve the request. The motion was approved.

 

2.      The College of Architecture and the Department of Industrial Design requested the approval of a Master of Industrial Design and four new courses. After discussion, a motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES:

ID 6100 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Industrial Design 3-0-3

ID 6101 Human Centered Design 3-0-3

ID 6200 Industrial Design Graduate Studio I 2-12-6

ID 6201 Industrial Design Graduate Studio II 2-12-6

 

3.      The College of Computing and the College of Engineering requested the approval of a Certificate in Modeling and Computer Simulation. During the discussion, it was suggested that a statement should be added to the proposal indicating that additional specialization courses could be added in the future. A motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

4.      The College of Computing requested the approval of nine new courses. After a review of the courses, a motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

CS 6246 Object-Oriented Systems and Languages 3-0-3

CS 6601 Artificial Intelligence 3-0-3

CS 7611 Artificial Intelligence Problem Solving 3-0-3

CS 7612 Artificial Intelligence Planning 3-0-3

CS 7613 Knowledge Systems Engineering 2-3-3

CS 7631 Autonomous Multi-Robot Systems 3-0-3

CS 7636 Computational Perception 3-0-3

CS 7641 Machine Learning 3-0-3

CS 7697 Cognitive Models of Science and Technology 3-0-3

 

The following courses have been made inactive:

CS 6610, CS 6660, CS 7696 and CS 7635

 

5.      The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering requested the approval of two new courses. After discussion, a motion was made to approve the courses. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES:
ECE 6132 Computer-Aided VLSI System Design 3-0-3

ECE 6776 Integrated and Low-Cost Microelectronics Systems Packaging 3-0-3 (crosslisted with ME and MSE 6776).

 

6.      The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering requested the approval of a Five-Year BS-MS program. The program will be available to students in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. This program is modeled after the program in the school of Mechanical Engineering. After discussion, a motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

7.      Andy Peterson discussed the role of Institute Graduate Committee in the academic program review process at Georgia Tech.

 

8.      The Executive Board requested that the Committee discuss the possibility of having excused absences for religious holidays. Nolan Hertel led the discussion and will report the comments of the Committee to the Executive Board.

 

9.      The committee reviewed thirty-six petitions, covering forty actions. All were approved unless noted:

 

10-to withdraw from course(s) past the deadline. (5-denied)

9-to use courses taken as a special or graduate student count towards degree and/or change status to full graduate standing

2-to be concurrently enrolled

10-to waive 2-year, 5-year, 6-year, 7-year, rule or residency requirement (1-denied)

2-to award transfer credit for 9hours/CME course (1-denied)

1-to process grade change past deadline (denied)

2-to extend time for I grade (denied)

1-to exchange AE course for another AE course (denied)

1-to use 21 hours of graduate courses for MS degree

1-to process degree petition (denied)

1-appeal to change undergraduate MATH courses to graduate Math courses

 

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Adjourned,

M. Jo McIver

Registrar