Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Appeals and Academic Matters (Full Committee)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

 

Present: †Seitzman (AE), Senf (LCC), Loss (MATH), Conte (CoC), Goodisman (BIOL), Hollengreen (ARCH), Walker (PSYC), Whetten (CHEM), Agrawal (CHBE), Economou (ARCH), Chang (MGT), Grover (CHBE), Yaszek (LCC), †Tyson (Executive Board Liaison)

 

Visitors: Laros (REG), Simon (REG), Webster (CEE), Appel-Silbaugh (Dean of Students)

 

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. 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.

Academic Matters

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering for degree modifications and a new course.† The motion was seconded and approved.

 

DEGREE MODIFICATION:

Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

Curriculum change for the degree B.S. in Civil Engineering

 

Change the ECON elective requirement from:

††††† Choose one of ECON 2100, ECON 2105, or ECON 2106

 

To:

††††† Choose one of ECON 2100, ECON 2101, ECON 2105, or ECON 2106

 

The purpose of this change is to formally include ECON2101 The Global Economy as an elective option.† Students in the International Plan must complete ECON2101, and the proposed changed eliminates the need for a course substitution.† The change also allows non-IP students to take ECON 2101, if they have an interest.

 

DEGREE MODIFICATION:

Bachelor of Science Environmental Engineering

http://www.icc.gatech.edu/Curriculum change for the degree B.S. in Environmental Engineering

 

Change the ECON requirement from:

††††† ECON 2100

 

To:

††††† Choose one of ECON 2100, ECON 2101, ECON 2105, or ECON 2106

 

The purpose of this change is to formally include ECON 2101 The Global Economy as an elective option and to expand the elective options, which are already available to BSCE students in the same School.† Students in the International Plan must complete ECON 2101, and the proposed changed eliminates the need for a course substitution.† The change also allows non-IP students to take ECON 2101, if they have an interest, and expands their options to complete the ECON requirement.

 

NEW COURSE:†

CEE 4130: Construction Safety and Health† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3-0-3

 

  1. An administrative item was brought forth by the Office of the Registrar regarding Georgia Tech diplomas. Mr. Simon informed the committee that a preliminary meeting was held with representatives from the Provostís Office.† This discussion is the result of requests/questions that have been raised by the academic units about what kinds of information can and should be included on the diploma.† With increasing use of concentrations, and participation in options such as the Research Option being part of a studentís program, questions are being raised about the purpose of the transcript versus the purpose of the diploma. Since the diploma is an ďInstitute levelĒ document and was never intended to provide as much information as the transcript, the Registrarís Office initiated a conversation with the Provostís Office to ensure that some guidance comes from the appropriate offices on campus. Further information will be shared with the committee at an upcoming meeting and the results will be reported back to the Provostís Office.

 

Petitions

 

1.      A motion was made to approve an appeal of a petition for a term withdrawal.† The motion was seconded and approved.

2.      A motion was made to table an appeal of a petition for a selective withdrawal.† The motion was seconded and approved.† The Registrarís Office will follow up with the student on what more information might be provided to address the appeal.

 

Adjourned,

 

Robert Simon for

Reta Pikowsky

Registrar