New Degree, Minor Among Faculty Senate Winter Approvals
At its winter meeting, the Faculty Senate discussed and approved items that are largely related to student life at Georgia Tech.
The Student Regulations Committee presented proposed changes to the Student Code of Conduct based on a review that took place last year at the request of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson. All changes were approved. (Read more about the Student Regulations Committee presentation and approved items.)
Susan Cozzens, vice provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development, presented and recommended the adoption of Mutual Expectations between Research Advisors and Advisees. The document was drafted in collaboration with the Graduate Student Government Association to address potential issues of abuse and issues raised by the President’s Mental Health Task Force. It passed unanimously both in the Graduate Student Senate and Faculty Senate and will be put forth for incorporation into the Georgia Tech Catalog and elsewhere across campus.
Marc Canellas, president of the Graduate Student Government Association, made a presentation on the Graduate Student Experience Survey that is now underway. The survey, which aims to assess all aspects of graduate student life at Georgia Tech, is open to all graduate students until Monday, March 7.
The Faculty Senate also approved action items from the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (IUCC).
- Minor modifications were made to curriculum requirements for the Denning Technology and Management Program in the Scheller College of Business. An additional minor option was added, called Technology and Business, to provide a business minor option designed for students in the College of Architecture, College of Sciences, and Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
- Two courses were added in the School of City and Regional Planning as part of a new Minor in Sustainable Cities, which was also approved. The minor is part of Serve-Learn-Sustain.
Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee:
- A course addition in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering now requires master’s candidates to take a course in entrepreneurship.
- The schools of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Biology, and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences aim to establish a new degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Ocean Science and Engineering. The program is designed to train the next generation of ocean experts and to expand on existing collaborations among these schools at Georgia Tech, as well as with other University System of Georgia institutions. The Board of Regents must also approve new degree programs.