Georgia Institute of Technology

2010-2011 Annual Report

Graduate Curriculum Committee

 

October 4, 2011

3-5:00 p.m.

Student Center Theater

Fall Meeting of the General Faculty, General Faculty Assembly, & Academic Senate incl. Standing Committee Annual Reports

Members: Julie Babensee, Robert Butera, Parag Chordia, Jonathan Clarke, Greg Corso, Bonnie Ferri, Benjamin Flowers, David Goldsman, Alex Gray, Leo Mark, Ali Mazalek, David Rosen, Tom Sanders, Emilson Silva, Vinod Singhal, Paul Neitzel, Francesca Storici, Reta Pikowsky, Ray Vito, Michael Ellis, Nate Bennett

Meetings: The Graduate Committee met 8 times during the 2010-2011 year. Dr. Julie Babensee served as Chair of the Committee.  Dr. Jonathan Clarke served as Vice Chair of the Committee.  The business of the Committee is related to curriculum proposals, student petitions, and program review.

 

Curriculum Items: Over the 2010-2011 academic year, the GCC approved several modifications and additions to Georgia Tech’s degrees, clarifications on policy, new courses, changes to courses, blanket petitions to accommodate grandfathering of students in existing programs, and review of academic policies.  

 

Catalog Changes/Policy Clarifications/Policy Changes:

  1. Clarification on policy related to graduate level status of Master’s versus Doctoral
  2. Office of Research Compliance – degree modification for all research-based graduate programs to require Responsible Conduct in Research training

 

New courses were approved in:

  1. CHBE
  2. MGT
  3. PUBP
  4. ISyE
  5. CS
  6. ENTR (to support the new degree program in Enterprise Transformation)
  7. BIOL
  8. ARCH
  9. ID
  10. HTS
  11. CEE
  12. MSE
  13. BC
  14. PHIL
  15. BMED
  16. MATH
  17. CP
  18. ECE
  19. ME

 

Changes in Courses:

  1. Change grade mode for CETL 8801, 8802, 8803
  2. Change of grade mode for CS/CSE 7999
  3. Change in range of variable credit for CS/CSE 8997/8998

 

Course Prerequisite Modifications:

  1. CSE 6301 add CS 3510 or equivalent and MATH 3215 or equivalent or consent of instructor

 

Deactivated Courses:

  1. BIOL 6108, 6612, 6621, 6764, 7670, 8101
  2. PST 8000
  3. BMED 6011, 6012, 6021, 6022, 6031, 6032, 6778, 8010, 8015, 8016, 8017, 8125, 8130, 8695, 8696, 8697
  4. MGT 6133, 6131, 7307

 

New Degrees or Concentrations:

  1. Master of Science in Enterprise Transformation Program (Executive Program)
  2. Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Building Construction

 

Degree/Program Modifications:

  1. Master of Business Administration
  2. Master of Science with a Major in Management
  3. Master of Science in Computer Science
  4. Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering
  5. Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Science and Engineering
  6. Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Algorithms Combinatorics Optimization
  7. Dual Master of City and Regional Planning/Master of Science in Public Policy
  8. Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Materials Science and Engineering
  9. Master of Science in Computer Science add two new specializations in Information Security and Visual Analytics

 

New Joint or Dual Degree Programs

  1. College of Computer Science, new external dual degree - Georgia Institute of Technology ‐ Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique (ESIEE) Dual Degree Program (MSCS)
  2. School of Mechanical Engineering, new external dual degrees - Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering as a Dual Degree Program with the Grenoble Institute of Technology (GRENOBLE INP PHELMA) and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering as a Dual Degree Program with the Grenoble Institute of Technology (GRENOBLE INP ENSE3)
  3. City and Regional Planning and Public Policy Dual Master’s Degree
  4. Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering as an external Dual Degree Program with the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP Ense3), Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering as an external Dual Degree Program with the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble Inp Phelma), and Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering as a Dual Degree Program with the École Supérieure D’ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique (Esiee)

 

 New Certificates:

  1. Micro Electro Mechanical Systems

 

Program Reviews:

Program Reviews were accepted in the following areas:

 

Student Petitions and Appeals

 

The Graduate Committee acted on 215 student petitions. Of these, 168 were handled administratively in areas where the Committee had delegated responsibility to the subcommittee. There were 2 written appeals that were acted on in 2010-2011.  In academic year 2009-2010, the Committee acted on 404 petitions, but a good many of those were blanket petitions to address changes in programs that needed mass exceptions for students. Therefore, the 215 number doesn’t represent a decrease in petition activity, but rather reflects what the more typical workload is in a given year.  The 2009-2010 numbers were inflated due to the blanket petition to address issues for groups of students needing to be grandfathered for graduation purposes.

 

Submitted by:

 

 

Julie Babensee, Biomedical Engineering

Chair, GCC, 2010-2011