Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee

Minutes

June 14, 2007

 

 

PRESENT:  Green (Math), Smith (AE), Martins (MGT), Craig (AE), Parker (ISYE), Howson-for Pikowsky (REG)

 

VISITORS:  Thomas-Mobley (BC), Teja (CHBE), Orso (COC), Dieci (MATH), Potts (Graduate Studies)

 

Note:  All action items in these minutes require approval by the Academic Senate.  In some instance, 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/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.  All previous Minutes were approved electronically and have been voted on by the Academic Senate.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve Subcommittee recommendations on petitions in the following areas.  The motion was seconded and approved.

 

 

Reason for Petition

Approved

Denied

Referred to Full Committee

Tabled or No Action

Waiver of the 6-year rule

X

 

 

 

Use CHEM 9000 hours for CHEM 7000 hours

X

 

 

 

Exceed the maximum number of P/F credits

X

 

 

 

Exceed 12 hours of coursework taken at the UG level toward the MS degree

 

X

 

 

Late change of grade

X

 

 

 

Graduate from Tech without a GPA

X

 

 

 

Count credits taken in Special status toward MS degree

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. A motion was made to deny a tabled petition from the previous meeting concerning a student’s request for a selective withdrawal from CEE 6390 and EAS 8803 Spring Semester 07.  The motion to deny was seconded and unanimously passed.

 

  1. A motion was made to deny a tabled petition from the previous meeting concerning a student’s request to change his academic standing from warning to good.  The motion was seconded and the Committee voted unanimously to deny the petition.

 

  1. There was an in-person appeal concerning readmission after a first drop.  The Committee moved to approve the petition with the condition that the student and the department agree to terms specified in an academic contract.  The motion was seconded and unanimously approved. 

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a petition from a Summer degree candidate to add three credits of ME 8990, Summer Semester 2007.  The petition was unanimously approved.  The original petition will be forwarded to the registrar to review.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a petition to be readmitted after a first drop.  The motion to approve was seconded and unanimously approved.  The original petition will be forwarded to the registrar for review before the Committee’s decision is communicated to the student.

 

  1. A proposal for new courses in Computational Science and Engineering was revisited as an informational item.  The initial proposal was approved and recorded in the March 15 Minutes.   The Committee unanimously endorsed the proposal as recorded in the Minutes.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering for a new course entitled Chemical Engineering in Nanoscale Systems, CHBE 6020.  The Committee requested the School to provide clarification regarding the level and grading basis for the course.   The information was provided by the School (Level I and Grading basis L/G, P/F, or Audit), and a motion was made and seconded to approve the proposal, as amended.  The proposal was unanimously approved.

 

  1. A motion was made and seconded to approve three new courses from the College of Architecture:

 

      NEW COURSES

 

BC 6025  Construction Management 3-0-3

BC 6910  Best Practices in Multi-Family Property 3-0-3

BC 6920  Introduction to Residential Property Management 3-0-3

 

The motion was unanimously approved.

 

 

  1. The Committee reviewed a proposal for a new course from the College of Computing, Advanced Topics in Software Analysis and Testing, CS 6340 (tabled from the April 26th meeting).  The proposal was amended, as requested by the Committee, to include the correct level (Level I).  The Committee moved to approve the proposal, as amended.  The motion was seconded, and the proposal was unanimously approved. 

 

  1. The Committee considered drafts of program reviews from six graduate programs (MATH, PHYS, ME, ISYE, MGT, and PSYC).  The drafts were unanimously approved, subject to editorial revisions.  A review of BC’s graduate program is still pending.

 

 

Adjourned,

 

Shawn Howson

Assistant Registrar

 for Reta Pikowsky, Registrar