MINUTES OF THE GRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING

November 9, 2004

 

PRESENT: Craig (AE), Green (MATH), McIver (REG), Murray (LCC), Peponis (ARCH), Smith (AE), Venkateswaran (COC)

 

VISITORS: Kilroy (VPR/GS), Llewelyn (CETL), McCracken (COC)

 

 

1.       A motion was made to approve the minutes of the October 7, 2004 and the October 21, 2004 minutes.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

2.       The SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING requested that the following courses be made inactive.  This is an informational item.

 

INACTIVE COURSES

ME 6206, ME 6603, ME 6604, ME 6241, ME 6621, ME 7204, ME 6306, ME 7302, ME 6778, ME 6784.

 

3.       The SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY requested the following informational items:

 

Add PUPB 8200 as a prerequisite to the PUBP 8205.

Change catalog wording for the following courses

PUBP 8200 Adv Research Methods I.  The course will cover advanced policy analysis and modeling methods, including regression models, and other topics as time permits.

PUBP 8205 Adv. Research Methods II.  Building on Advance Research Methods I, the course will cover advanced policy analysis and modeling methods, for example, panel data and nonparametric regression.  Other policy research methods may be explored, as time permits.  Prerequisite:  PUBP 8200 or equivalent.

 

4.       The CENTER FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING requested the following new courses.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

CETL 8722 Academic Writing for International Graduate Students  1-0-1

CETL 8712  STEP Fellows Academic Year Seminar  1-0-1

 

5.       The COLLEGE OF COMPUTING requested approval to offer the MS CS degree at Georgia Tech Lorraine beginning Spring 2005.  This program will be based on cooperative agreements with partner institutions in France that will allow students to pursue dual degrees.  This program is similar to the existing programs in ECE and ME.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

6.       The COLLEGE OF COMPUTING requested that they be allowed to use 9 hours of transfer credit from the partner institutions at Georgia Tech Lorraine for the MS CS program.  The suggestion was made that a blanket change to the transfer policy be made that would allow 6 hours of transfer credit for masters degree requiring 30 hours and up to 9 hours of transfer credit for degrees that have at least 33 hours.  After much discussion, the feeling of the Committee was to deal with the transfer issue on a case by case basis, making sure that if more than 6 hours of credit would be allowed from any institutions, that the degree program would have to be over 33 hours and the institutions had been vetted by the appropriate departments to insure quality of instruction and have signed agreements with Georgia Tech.  Based on this discussion a motion was made to allow the transfer of 9 credit hours from Universities in the US and Canada for students taking MS degrees with at least 33 credit hours.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous. A second motion was also made to allow the transfer of credit hours, according to the same guidelines as with U.S./Canadian colleges and universities, from foreign Schools and Universities that have a signed partner agreement with Georgia Tech Lorraine. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

7.       The sub-committee that reviews petitions presented its report.  A motion was made to accept the report.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

8.       The Committee reviewed a petition.

 

Adjourned,

 

 

M. Jo McIver

Registrar

 

 

 

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