MINUTES

Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee

February 8, 2007

 

 

PRESENT: Goldsman (ISyE), Green (MATH), Parker (ISyE), Davis (PSYCH), Mark (CoC), Bechtel (NRE), Smith (AE), Craig (AE), Pikowsky (REGISTRAR), Peponis (ARCH), Nagao (MGT - for Martins)

 

VISITORS: Bradd (REGISTRAR), Kilroy (GRAD STUDIES), Voigt (MGT), Woodall (INTA), Bottomley (CHEM)

 

Note: In some instances, curricular change, once approved by the Academic Senate, must be sent to the Board of Regents as either notification items or for approval. If approval is required, the change is not official until notification is received from the Board of Regents to that effect.

 

  1. There were no Minutes pending approval.
  2. Two students appeared in person to appeal their petitions.

     

·         A motion was made to deny the appeal for a late change of grade. The motion was seconded and approved.

·         A motion was made to deny the appeal for late selective withdrawals. The motion was seconded and approved. A motion was made to approve a revised request from the student to withdraw completely from the term. The motion was seconded and approved.

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

 

     

Reason for Petition

 

 

Approved

Denied

Referred to Full Committee

Tabled or No Action

Graduate with less than 2.7 GPA

2

 

 

 

Late selective withdrawal from course(s): one is an appeal

2

1

1

 

Receive transfer credit from institution outside the US/Canada (accredited by US agency)

1

 

 

 

Appeal of late change of grade request

 

 

1

 

Late withdrawal from school

2

 

1

 

Late withdrawal from course

 

 

1

 

Use classes taken in special status toward MS degree

2

 

 

 

Change to degree-seeking without BS

 

 

1

 

Late application (petition) for graduation

 

 

 

1

Waiver of the 6 year rule

 

 

1

 

TOTALS:

9

1

6

1

 

 



  1. An informational item regarding receipt in the Registrar’s Office of a signed cover letter for the new course proposal ChBE, CHEM, and BMED 6765 was acknowledged.
  2. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry for new courses. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

      NEW COURSES

     

      Note: Proposals were revised to indicate all grade bases requested.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Management to rename the Global Executive Master of Business Administration. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

     

      Current Name: Global Executive Master of Business Administration

      New Name: Master of Business Administration – Global Business

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Architecture for curriculum revisions. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

                 

      DEACTIVATE

 

      NEW COURSES

      Note: Proposal revised to indicate all grade bases requested. Course record note will be    added to indicate that credit may not be given for both CP 6023 and CP 6024.

      Note: Proposal revised to indicate all grade bases requested.

      Note: Proposal revised to indicate all grade bases requested. Course record note will be    added to indicate that credit may not be given for both CP 6019 and CP 6025.

 

Note: Approvals are pending receipt of the signed cover letter and corrections to the course proposals.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Public Policy for a permanent graduate course. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

      NEW COURSE

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs for new courses. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

 

 

            NEW COURSES

 

Note: Approval is pending revisions on the course proposals to check and correct the percentage of the 8000 and 8001 courses that are “seminar” and check the titles. Remove comments in #9 on the course proposals.

                       

  1. A motion was made to approve changes to the Institute Policy on the Advisement of Graduate Students. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

            Policy on Publication of Theses (4th point):

 

            “A Georgia Tech doctoral dissertation in its final form may not be used or have been used to meet             the requirements for a separate degree at another institution.”

 

            Policy on Publication of Theses (4th paragraph):

 

            “A student may routinely elect to have publication of his or her thesis withheld for a period of one year, if recommended by the student’s thesis advisor. Requests for extensions beyond one year    must be justified and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.”

 

            Note: The current wording for both may be seen at: http://www.grad.gatech.edu/admin/advise       policy.html

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the Building Construction program for new courses. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

      NEW COURSES

      Note: Proposal revised to indicate all grade bases requested.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Mathematics to change the existing Real Analysis and Functional Analysis Sequence. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

     

      DEACTIVATE

 

      NEW COURSES

 

      Note: Add to comments in course record, students may not get credit for both versions of these     courses.

 

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Psychology for a new course and a new Ph.D. area of specialization. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

      NEW COURSE

 

      Note: Proposal revised to indicate all grade bases requested.

 

      New Ph.D. Area of Specialization

 

      A new Ph.D. area of specialization, Quantitative Psychology, was endorsed by the Committee.

 

  1. New student petitions were reviewed and acted upon as follows.

 

Reason for Petition

Approved

Denied

No action/Table

Comments

Late withdrawal, Spring 1999

X

 

 

 

Late grade change Fall 2005

 

X

 

 

Change to degree-seeking without BS degree

 

 

X-Tabled

College was asked to submit additional information in support of this request.

Waiver of the 6 year rule

 

 

X-No action

Committee had to adjourn before this petition could be reviewed. It will be placed on the next agenda.

 

Note:  There was considerable discussion about the request for admission without a Bachelor’s degree. The Committee expressed concern about the lack of documentation to support the current request and about any future requests of a similar nature. It was also suggested very strongly that the College take the nature of this degree program under consideration to determine if a change in degree designation would be appropriate.

 

  1. The following items were postponed until the next meeting:
    1. A request from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering to change existing course           numbers and titles.
    2. A request from the School of Public Policy for:

      New Graduate Certificate

      Deactivation of courses

      Renaming a course

 

 

 

Adjourned,

 

Reta Pikowsky

Registrar