Minutes of August 17, 2004
Members Present: Ron Bohlander - GTRI (Chair), Russell Gentry - Arch (Exec.
Bd. Liaison), Paul Griffin – ISyE, George Johnston - Arch, Tim Strike – GTRI, Tyanna Herrington – LCC
Members Absent: None
Vacancy: Student representative
Visitors: Tom Horton, GTRI
Ron Bohlander, Chair, called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. in Centennial Research Building room 503.
The minutes were approved of the Feb.
10, 2004 meeting.
Ron Bohlander was nominated and
elected chair for the 2004-2005 academic year.
Ron Bohlander presented a draft of
a new Section 2.12 on Intercollegiate Athletics Governance, requested by the
Executive Board. He also provided and reviewed study material from the
Coalition of Intercollegiate Athletics, the NCAA, and Georgia Tech Athletics
Association. Members of the Statutes Committee asked for clarification on:
- Do the Regents have
policies on this topic? It turns out they do not.
- Do peer universities have a
practice of limiting the number of consecutive terms of the Faculty
Athletics Representative? The Coalition of Intercollegiate Athletics has
gathered best practices and advises that it is best not to impose term
limits but rather have strict faculty oversight on reappointments.
- Are there good examples of
such policies from peer universities? Subsequent research did not find
anything better than the materials from the Coalition of Intercollegiate
The committee accepted an action
items to review the draft provided in more detail and to email the chair
further suggested improvements.
- This resulted in a
recommendation to have the President consult with the entire Executive
Board on all faculty appointments to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia
Tech Athletic Association.
- A subsequent email ballot
unanimously passed to recommend our improved draft to the Executive Board
at their Aug. 24, 2004 meeting.
- The Executive Board
explained further that confidentiality concerning appointments would be
better served if the President consulted with just officers of the
Executive Board, with the exception of the Faculty Athletics
- An appropriate amendment to
our recommendation was subsequently accomplished, passed by email ballot,
and re-briefed to the Executive Board at their Sep. 21, 2004 meeting. The
proposal was later presented to the meeting of the General Faculty on Oct.
14, 2004 and passed.
The plan for reformatting the
Faculty Handbook was reviewed. Ron reported progress with OIT on identifying
better content management system and testing was underway. The following
assignments were made:
- George Johnston and Paul
Griffin to work with the administration on updated content for Sec. 1.
- Tyanna Herrington and Tim Strike to review Secs. 2-6 to identify any obsolete facts and get corrected material.
- Ron Bohlander to develop a
draft renumbering system and continue to oversee OIT’s work.
The meeting was adjourned at 2 p.m.
Respectfully submitted on Oct.
Ron Bohlander, Chair, 2004-05