Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Full Committee (Academic Matters, Appeals, and Petitions)

28 March 2007

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

President’s Suite A, Student Success Center

 

Minutes

 

Present: Benkeser (BME), Ferri (ME), Jarrett (COA/ARCH), Parsons (MGT),   Pikowsky (REG), Riley (ECE), Seitzman (AE), Tone (HTS), Webster (CEE), Williams (ECE), Stasko (IC), Guzdial (IC), Bottomley (CHEM)

 

Visitors: Shook (MOD LANGS), Bradd (REG), Harwell (VPAA), Sanborn (ME), Bruckman (CoC), Johnson-Marshall (ODOS)

 

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.      The Committee heard two in-person appeals from students. The results were as follows.

·        Late selective withdrawal, Spring 2007 – APPROVED

·        Late withdrawal Fall 2006 – APPROVED

2.      Informational item: approval from the International Plan Committee was received for the BS in Environmental Engineering (February 21, 2007 meeting).

3.      The Undergraduate Research Advisory Group (URAG) clarified the process previously approved to handle requests from academic units wishing to add programs to the research option under the default plan. A motion was made to approve clarified language with the provision that edits discussed during the meeting would be added.  The motion was seconded and approved.

4.      Requests from the School of Physics and the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry to participate in the Research Plan under the default option were acknowledged.

5.      A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Mechanical Engineering for two new courses. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

            NEW COURSES

 

            ME 4011 Internal Combustion Engines 3-0-3

            ME 4012 Modeling and Control of Motion Systems 2-3-3

 

            Note: Approved with corrections to the original course proposal.

 

 

6.      A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Biomedical Engineering to make minimum grade requirement modifications to the BME undergraduate program. The motion was seconded and approved.  Changes in prerequisites were acknowledged. Specific details concerning the changes in prerequisites may be found at: http://www.icc.gatech.edu/undergrad/agenda/view.php

 

            A minimum grade of C is required only for the following courses:

§         BIOL 1510

§         MATH 1501

§         MATH 1502

§         CHEM 1310

§         CHEM 1315

§         COE 2001

§         PHYS 2211

§         PHYS 2212

§         BMED 1300

§         BMED 2210

 

      An average grade of C (as computed using the most recent grade for repeated courses) is    required for the following sets of courses:

§         MATH 1501/1502/2401/2403

§         All required BMED courses

 

      Note: Approved with the proviso that the Registrar’s Office receive the signed letter.

 

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

 

      NEW COURSES

 

      GRMN 4010 Perspectives of German Media 3-0-3

      GRMN 4025 German Culture and Film 3-0-3

      GRMN 4026 German ‘Post-Wall’ Cinema 3-0-3

      SPAN 4101 Advanced Communication Workshop 3-0-3

 

8.      A motion was made to approve a request from the School of History, Technology and Society to participate in the Research Option. The motion was seconded and approved.

9.      A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Management to require LCC 3401 for the BSM degree. The motion was seconded and approved.

10.  Following is the petitions summary.

 

§         Student Petitions Considered and Voted-Upon by the Committee

                  The committee reviewed petitions tabled from the previous meeting as well as                            new petitions. All were approved except as noted:

 

                  1-in person appeal for late selective withdrawal of MATH 3770, Spring 2007

                  1-in person appeal for late withdrawal of Fall 2006 semester

                  1-appeal to change PUBP 4698 to regular graded course

                  3-appeals to waive the 36-hour rule (1denied)

                  2-to waive the 36-hour rule

                  2-to return Summer 2007after withdrawing Spring 2007 (2denied)

                  1-late selective withdrawal of EAS 4803, Spring 2007

                  1-military withdrawal Spring 2007

                  1-tabled

 

§         Petitions Handled by Administrative Decision

                  The following petitions met the guidelines for “Administrative Action,” and were                               decided by the registrar under the authority granted to her by the Committee. All                                    were approved except as noted:

 

                  2-Summer 2007 readmission

                  6-Fall 2007 readmission

                  1-to use “D” grade in MATH 1711, Fall 2005 towards degree

                  1-to return Summer 2007 after withdrawing Spring 2007

 

Adjourned,

 

Reta Pikowsky

Registrar