Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee

Revised Minutes

March 15, 2007

 

PRESENT: Goldsman (ISyE), Green (MATH), Parker (ISyE), Mark (CoC), Smith (AE), Craig (AE), Pikowsky (REGISTRAR), Martins (MGT), Murray (LCC), Wills (ECE)

VISITORS: Nagao (MGT), Stulberg (INTA), Keene (INTA), McGuire (IAC), Hicks (PUBP), Fujimoto (CoC), Borenstein (PUBP), Gregor (AP), Daniell (APPH), Bradd (REGISTRAR), Kilroy (GRADUATE STUDIES)

Note: All action items in these minutes require approval by the Academic Senate.  In some instances, items may require further approval by the Board of Regents or the University System of Georgia.  If the Regents' approval is required, the change is not official until notification is received from the Board to that effect. Items that are marked below with an asterisk (*) require USG and/or BOR approval and are not official until approval has been received. Academic units should take no action on these items until USG and/or BOR approval is secured.  In addition, units should take no action on any of the items below until these minutes have been approved by the Academic Senate or the Executive Board.

1.      There were no Minutes to be approved.

2.      A motion was made to deny the petition of a student requesting a late selective withdrawal from MATH 8803, Fall 2006. The motion to deny the appeal was seconded, but did not pass. The Chair announced that the vote to deny the appeal failed and therefore the appeal stands approved.

3.      A motion was made to approve a tabled petition from the previous meeting to admit a student to full graduate standing without a Bachelor’s degree.  The motion was seconded and approved.

4.      A motion was made to approve Subcommittee recommendations on petitions in the following areas.

Reason for Petition

 

 

Approved

Denied

Referred to Full Committee

Tabled or No Action

Change sections of course from video to non-video but continue using videos in Library to complete course

 

1

 

 

Late selective withdrawal from course

2

 

 

 

Late permission for concurrent enrollment

1

 

 

 

Reason for Petition

 

 

Approved

Denied

Referred to Full Committee

Tabled or No Action

Late withdrawal from school

1

 

 

 

Late change of grade

1

 

 

 

Change to full graduate standing from Special and use credits earned in Special status toward degree

1

 

 

1 – Graduate Admissions needs to verify information and report to registrar

Change BIOL 9000 to BIOL 8901, Spring 2007

 

 

 

1 – need better explanation from major school

TOTALS:

6

1

 

2

5.      A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering to make changes in existing courses and titles and to add new courses. The motion was seconded and approved.

            NEW COURSES

            ISyE 7682 Convexity 3-0-3

            ISyE 7683 Advanced Nonlinear Programming 3-0-3

            ISyE 7686 Advanced Combinatorial Optimization 3-0-3

            ISyE 7687 Advanced Integer Programming 3-0-3

            ISyE 7661 Theory of Linear Inequalities 3-0-3

 

            CHANGED COURSE TITLES

 

            ISyE 6661 Linear Optimization

            ISyE 6662 Discrete Optimization

            ISyE 6663 Nonlinear Optimization

 

            Note: Former titles were Optimization I, Optimization II, and Optimization III.

6.      A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Public Policy for a new graduate certificate, deactivation of courses, renaming of a course, and a new 1-credit course.  The motion was seconded and approved.

      CERTIFICATE*

 

      Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

 

 

      DEACTIVATE

 

o       PUBP 6324

o       PUBP 6329

o       PUBP 6513

o       PUBP 6534

o       PUBP 6608

o       PUBP 6780

 

      RENAME COURSE

 

      PUBP 6320 Sustainable Systems: Concepts and Measures

                  change to:

      PUBP 6320 Sustainable Systems

 

      NEW COURSE

 

      PST 8000 Responsible Conduct of Research 1-0-1

 

      Note: Details of offering the course will be worked out with the Registrar.

7.      A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Aerospace Engineering for four new courses. The motion was seconded and approved.

      NEW COURSES

      AE 6107 Analysis of Aerospace Structural Elements 3-0-3

      AE 6451 Electric Propulsion 3-0-3

      AE 6551 Cognitive Engineering 3-0-3

      AE 6561 Reliable Control Software for Aerospace and Embedded

                  Applications 3-0-3   

8.      A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Applied Physiology for a new course. The motion was seconded and approved.

      NEW COURSE

      APPH 6651 Human Anatomy w/lab 3-3-4

      Note: Revised course proposal will be provided to the Registrar.

 

 

9.      A motion was made to approve a request from the School of International Affairs for a new Ph.D. program and two new courses. The motion was seconded and approved.

      NEW PROGRAM*

      Ph.D. in International Affairs, Science and Technology

 

      NEW COURSES

     

      INTA 7010 Proseminar in International Affairs 3-0-3

      INTA 9000 Doctoral Thesis 3-0-3

 

      Note:  Approved as corrected during Committee discussion – all grade modes     allowed for INTA 9000.

10.  A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Management to change the name of the MS-Management of Technology degree, to revise the curriculum accordingly, and for a new course. The motion was seconded and approved.

      DEGREE NAME CHANGE*

      MS-Management of Technology (MS-MOT)

                  changed to

      MBA-Management of Technology (MBA-MOT)

 

                  CURRICULAR CHANGES*

 

                  Change the required hours from 36 to 50

                  Update course titles and descriptions for 4 existing courses

                  Deactivate 5 courses

                  Create 5 new replacement courses

                  Create 4 new courses

     

                  DEACTIVATE

 

                  MOT 6101

                  MOT 6108

                  MOT 6113

                  MOT 6120

                  MOT 6121

 

                 

 

 

 

                  NEW REPLACEMENT COURSES

 

                  MOT 6124 Business and Leadership Skills 3-0-3

                  MOT 6126 International Issues in the Management of Technology 4-0-4

                  MOT 6130 Management of Technology Project I 0-9-3

                  MOT 6131 Management of Technology Project II 0-9-3

                  MOT 6125 Creating Technology Ventures 3-0-3

 

                  Note: Hours of credit corrected as discussed by the Committee.

 

                  NEW COURSES

 

                  MOT 6127 Building Technology Ventures 2-0-2

                  MOT 6128 Venture Financing 2-0-2

                  MOT 6129 International Business and Finance 2-0-2

                  MOT 6133 Ethical Decision Making 1-0-1

     

                  NEW COURSE – MBA Elective

 

                  MGT 6352 International Practicum I  1-6-3

 

                  Note: Approved as corrected.

11.   A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Computing, College of Engineering, and College of Sciences for a new Ph.D. program and a new Master’s program.  The motion was seconded and approved.

      NEW PROGRAMS*

      Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Science and Engineering

      Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering

      The following statement addresses how these programs will be administered:

      Administration, admissions, and governance of the program shall be shared
      among the participating units.  Specifically, a faculty program committee
      that includes the overall program director and a representative from each of
      the participating units will have responsibility for these tasks.  The CSE
      program director shall be appointed by the Deans of the participating
      colleges.  The representative from each participating unit shall be
      appointed by the chair of that unit.  Any changes to degree requirements
      must be approved unanimously by all members of the program committee.

      The program includes the creation of a new course designation called
      Computational Science and Engineering (CSE).  The content of courses
      carrying the CSE designation shall be managed by the CSE coordinating
      committee (described in passage 1) constituted from the participating units.
      If appropriate, members of the coordinating committee may designate an
      alternate participant (i.e., the unit graduate coordinator) to represent their
      unit for CSE curricular matters. Any changes to the content and/or set
      of courses carrying the CSE designation must be approved by this committee.
      Changes in CSE courses that are cross-listed with other units must also be
      approved by that unit's faculty before they take effect.

            NEW COURSES

           

            CSE 6001 Introduction to Computational Science and Engineering 1-0-1

            CSE 6140 Computational Science and Engineering Algorithms 3-0-3

            CSE 6220 High Performance Computing 3-0-3

            CSE/Math 6643 Numerical Linear Algebra 3-0-3

            CSE 6730 Modeling and Simulation: Fundamentals and Implementation 3-0-3

            CSE/ISyE 6740 Computational Data Analysis 3-0-3

            CSE/MATH 6644 Iterative Methods for Systems of Equations  3-0-3

            CSE 6221 Multicore Computing: Concurrency and Parallelism on the Desktop 3-0-3

CSE/CS 6230 High Performance Parallel Computing: Tools and Applications 3-0-3

            CSE/CS 6236 Parallel and Distributed Simulation 3-0-3

            CSE 6240 Web Search and Text Mining 3-0-3

            CSE 6241 Pattern Matching 3-0-3

            CSE 6301 Algorithms for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 3-0-3

            CSE/INTA 6742 Modeling, Simulation, and Military Gaming 3-0-3

            CSE 7000 Master’s Thesis

            CSE 7999 Preparation for Doctoral Qualifying Exams

            CSE 8001 -02, -03, -04, -05 CSE Seminar

            CSE 8801 -02, -03, -04, -05 Special Topics

            CSE 8901 -02, -03 Special Problems

            CSE 8997 Teaching Assistantship

            CSE 8998 Research Assistantship

            CSE 8999 Doctoral Thesis Preparation

CSE 9000 Doctoral Thesis

CSE/MATH 6710 Numerical Methods in Computational Science and Engineering I                     3-0-3

CSE/MATH 6711 Numerical Methods in Computational Science and Engineering II                    3-0-3

            ISYE 6645 Monte Carlo Methods 3-0-3

 

 

           

           

            COURSE CHANGES:

 

            CS 6230: CSE 6230 High Performance Parallel Computing: Tools and                                               Applications

            CS 6236: CSE 6201 Parallel and Distributed Simulation

12.  A motion was made to approve two clarifications on language related to graduate students. The motion was seconded and approved.

o       A clarification in the wording of the Institute Transfer Credit policy for graduate students found at http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/students/grad/geninfo/transfercredit.php   

      To replace "an accredited institution in the United States or Canada" with "an institution accredited by a Canadian or U.S. regional accrediting        board" throughout:

      1. A student in a master's degree program requiring fewer than thirty-        three   semester credit hours may receive up to six hours of transfer credit            for graduate-level courses taken at an institution accredited by a           Canadian or U.S. regional accrediting board, or at a foreign school or            university that has a signed partner agreement with Georgia Tech       Lorraine,        and not used for credit toward another degree. A student in a master's       degree program requiring thirty-three semester credit hours or more          may receive up to nine hours of transfer credit for graduate-level courses             taken at an institution accredited by a Canadian or U.S. regional     accrediting board, or at a foreign school or university that has a signed     partner agreement with Georgia Tech Lorraine, and not used for credit        toward another degree. The student must supply a current transcript for    this evaluation.

      4. A student may not receive transfer credit from universities outside the   United States and Canada except if the courses were taken at a foreign school or university that [insert underlined text] is accredited by a     Canadian or U.S. regional accrediting board or has a signed      partner           agreement with Georgia Tech Lorraine.

o       The following changed wording in the catalog [changed text in italics] is suggested to make it very clear that there is no minimum number of hours of dissertation required.  This section is found at: http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/students/grad/doctoral/enrollment.php
           

                        Enrollment Requirements

                        The matriculation requirements are similar to those outlined for the master's                    degree with the addition of the residency requirement: doctoral students                           must spend at least two full-time semesters in            residence at the Georgia                             Institute of Technology and ordinarily must complete research for the                             dissertation while in residence. Under special circumstances, candidates who                    have met the residency requirement may receive permission to pursue                                   their research in absentia, provided the chair of the appropriate school                          approves and a faculty member  directs the project. Although doctoral students                       working full-time on thesis research should normally be registered for a full course               load of 9000 level dissertation hours each semester, this requirement is at the                                discretion of the advisor and the department: no minimum number of 9000 level                                 dissertation hours is required for the doctoral degree. Doctoral students must be                             registered in the semester of graduation.


                        (Replaces "In either case, doctoral students working full-time on thesis                               research should be registered for a full course load of 9000 level dissertation                    hours each semester.")  While no fixed course requirements apply for the                          doctoral degree, the student's thesis advisory committee may recommend                                     graduate coursework in both a major and a minor field of study. Doctoral                                 students must be registered in the semester of graduation.

13.  The discussion on a suggested revision to address doctoral transfer credit issue was tabled until the next meeting.

Adjourned,

Reta Pikowsky

Registrar