MINUTES

Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee

November 16, 2006

 

 

PRESENT: Green (MATH), Parker (ISyE), Mark (CoC), Bechtel (NRE), Martins (COM), Babensee (BME), Murray (LCC)

 

VISITORS: Bradd (REGISTRAR), Kilroy (GRAD STUDIES)

 

1. A motion was made to approve the Minutes the October 26 meeting. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

2. A motion was made approve the Subcommittee recommendations on student petitions in the following areas:

 

Reason for Petition

 

 

Approved

Denied

Tabled/No Action

Late (selective) withdrawal from course

 

2

 

Late withdrawal from school

3

 

 

Late change of grade

1

1

 

Waiver of the 6-year rule

3

 

1 – referred to full committee

TOTALS:

7

3

1


3. A motion was made to table the student petition that was referred to the full committee. The motion was seconded and approved. It will be taken up again once additional information is gathered.


4. A motion was made to acknowledge an agreement to deliver a dual master’s degree program between Georgia Tech’s College of Computing and the University of Trento, a Georgia Tech-Lorraine partner institution. The motion was seconded and approved.

5. A motion was made to approve a request from Management to reduce the number of required elective hours in the MBA program from 31 to 24 (continued from the meeting of Oct. 26). The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

6. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Mathematics and the School of Industrial & Systems Engineering to cross-list CS 7510 as Math 7510 and ISyE 7510. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

7. A motion was made to table a request from the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry for four new courses. The motion to table was seconded and approved.

 

NEW COURSES – TABLED

 

            CHEM 6287 Scanned Probe Techniques 3-0-3

            CHEM 6483 Chemistry of Electronic Organic Materials 3-0-3

            CHEM 6484 Chemistry of Optical Organic Materials 3-0-3

            CHEM 6485 Computational Chemistry 3-0-3

 

 

 

 

8. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering for a new course ChBE, Chem, BMED. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous. [Note: Registrar will confirm receipt of original, signed letter.]

 

NEW COURSE

 

CHBE, CHEM, BMED 6765 Drug Design, Development and Delivery 3-0-3

9. A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Management for two new courses (this results in the deactivation of 3 current courses). The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

 

MGT 6133 Business Law and Ethics 3-0-3

MGT 6086 Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity 3-0-3

 

MAKE INACTIVE

 

MGT 6085 Entrepreneurial Finance 3-0-3

MGT 6124 Legal Environment of Business 2-0-2

MGT 6128 Business Ethics 1-0-1


10. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Biology for two new courses. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous. [Registrar will confirm lab information.]

 

NEW COURSES

 

BIOL 7110 Macromolecular Modeling 4-0-4

BIOL 7111 Molecular Evolution 3-0-3

 

11. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering to resolve a matter involving MS theses. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

Background and Resolution: A problem resulted from the misunderstanding on the part of an advisor and his four graduate students, working on a collaborative research project, of how theses should be handled and submitted.  The students' theses have been withdrawn but no misconduct is implied.  This action will cause no change to the students' transcripts or diplomas.

 

12. The Committee discussed the use of a single dissertation to complete doctoral degrees at two separate universities.  The sense of the Committee was in the negative regarding such a use.  The discussion was prompted by a question raised in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies and the results of Committee’s discussion will be reported back to that office.

 

The Committee recommends that the Policy On The Advisement Of Graduate Student Research and The Appointment Of Thesis Advisory Committees be reviewed for modification to ensure clarity on this issue. A revised policy will be brought back to the Committee for approval.

 

Adjourned,

 

Reta Pikowsky

Registrar