Georgia Institute of Technology
Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
2010-2011 Annual Report
October 4, 2011
Student Center Theater
Fall Meeting of the General Faculty, General Faculty Assembly, & Academic Senate incl. Standing Committee Annual Reports
Members: Pradeep Agrawal, Wille Belton, Paul Benkeser, Larry Bottomley, Daniel Castro-Lacouture, Yih-Long Chang, Al Ferri, Doug Flamming, Matt Higgins, Laura Hollengreen, Charles Isbell, Michael Loss, Pete Ludovice, Joe Montoya, Chris Paredis, George Riley, Jerry Seitzman, Carol Senf, Bruce Walker, Zha Hongyuan, John Stein, Austen Edwards, Carlee Bishop, Reta Pikowsky
Meetings: The IUCC held 26 meetings during the 2010-2011 academic year plus additional meetings on focused topics (General Education, Study Abroad, and Program Review). The work of the committee falls into five main categories (Curriculum Items, Student Petitions, General Education, Study Abroad, and Program Review). Activities in each of these areas are outlined below.
Dr. George Riley served as Chair of the Committee. Dr. Jerry Seitzman served as Vice Chair of the Committee.
Over the 2010-2011 academic year, the IUCC approved several modifications and additions to Georgia Techs degrees, minors, certificates, and courses that carry Core attributes. Catalog changes were approved along with new courses and deactivation of courses.
Catalog Changes and Course Changes:
Deactivations of Certificates:
New Courses in:
Deactivation of Cross-Listings:
Courses Adding Core Attributes:
Courses with Changed Pre-requisites:
Allowing Courses to be used for Degree Requirements:
Student Petitions and Appeals: The IUCC acted on 408 petitions, reviewed 18 written appeals of denied petitions, and heard 5 in-person appeals of denied petitions. Approved by the Registrar, under the authority of the Committee, were 312 petitions including requests such as readmission after the first drop, use of a D grade when the second attempt of the course resulted in an F grade, and requests to return in the following term after withdrawing.
Of the 396 petitions that were acted on, 146 (36%) were denied. Of the 23 appeals, 9 (39%) were denied. Petitions that are handled administratively by the Registrar are sent on to the committee for regular processing only as needed if a decision to approve cannot be rendered.
2010-2011 408 petitions, 18 written appeals, 5 in-person appeals, 312 petitions handled administratively
2009-2010 481 petitions, 14 written appeals, 3 in-person appeals, 306 petitions handled administratively
2008-2009 430 petitions, 11 appeals, 313 petitions handled administratively
2007-2008 558 petitions, 11 appeals, 213 petitions handled administratively
2006-2007 576 petitions, 36 appeals, 298 petitions handled administratively (910 total)
2006-2007 579 petitions, 21 appeals, 140 petitions handled administratively (740 total)
General Education Subcommittee:
The Committee met several times throughout the year to discuss the new core curriculum and related issues. Learning outcomes were approved as were courses approved to meet the US and Global Perspectives area.
The General Catalog was updated with the new Core Curriculum requirements and a phase-in of the Global Perspectives was initiated along with implementation of the 60-45-30 rule regarding completion of Math and English requirements.
A sub-group was formed to devise a plan for assessment of the learning outcomes. The subgroup met during the Spring and Summer 2011 and will continue its work in the next academic year, making recommendations to the General Education Subcommittee chaired in AY 11-12 by Dr. Michael Loss, School of Mathematics.
Program Review Subcommittee:
Reports were completed in the following areas and will be finalized during the Fall 2011 Semester.
Study Abroad Subcommittee:
In 2010-11, the Study Abroad Subcommittee reviewed proposals for 1 spring semester faculty-led program, 1 spring semester embedded study abroad program, 1 academic year faculty-led program, and for 26 summer faculty-led programs, and heard 0 student appeals. Two programs were cancelled due to low enrollment, and two others were cancelled due to US Department of State Travel Warnings. The Committee held two meetings during Fall Semester 2010, and conducted the rest of its business by e-mail.
George Riley, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chair, IUCC, 2010-2011