STUDENT ACADEMIC AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
Members Present: Begovic (ECE), Johnson (ML), Kurtis (CE), McIver (REG), Parker (Counseling), Usselman (HTS)
1. A motion was made to approve the minutes of the December 1, 2000 meeting. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
2. Tom Parker gave a report for the Counseling Center. Sixty-one percent of appointments were for individual (1500 hours) 11.7% (289 hours) were for group counseling. Parker said that there were semester /annual reports generated that were available for review by the Committee.
Protégé software is used by the Center.
Psychiatric counseling is an issue for the Center.
3. Jo McIver reported on Academic Standing. The rules governing academic standing are included in Student Rules and Regulations, and decisions are made by the Banner software. Students placed on review or drop, and students who are on contract, are reviewed by the Registrar’s Office to determine if the appropriate standing has been assigned. McIver expressed concern that the GPA for graduation is 1.95 and the GPA for good standing for seniors is 2.0. Technically someone could graduate from Georgia Tech and be on drop standing.
A motion was made to send a recommendation from the Committee to the Student Rules and Regulations Committee that the required GPA for graduation be raised to 2.0. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
4. Kim Kurtis met with Undergraduate Admissions concerning our current admissions policies. After her discussion, Kurtis recommended that the Admissions Office give an annual report to the committee.
5. Steve Usselman met with Bob McMath concerning advisement. Concern was expressed as to how our current advisement practices could be measured. It was suggested that the Committee should do a survey of our peer institutions. There was also a discussion of midterm grades and the advisement effort involved with that activity.
M. Jo McIver