The start of the academic year is often filled with many social activities, ranging from parties and receptions to tailgating in honor of our beloved Yellow Jackets. As such, the Institute would like to remind the campus community about Georgia Tech’s policies on alcohol.
While there are several policy provisions everyone should know to help ensure responsible and lawful use of alcohol on campus, the following highlights the top four:
The “general faculty” designation will be retired July 1 as a result of the Academic Faculty, Academic Senate, and General Faculty’s April 22 approval of revisions to the Faculty Handbook that streamline definitions of faculty. The vote followed a second reading of the proposed changes; the first reading occurred at the groups’ joint Feb. 18 meeting.
During the March 18-19 meeting, the Board of Regents approved a policy to require all properties owned, leased, rented, in the possession of or in any way used by the University System of Georgia (USG) or its affiliates to go tobacco and smoke free as of Oct. 1.
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On an annual basis, every Institute employee is required to affirm their understanding of ethical standards and the conflict of interest policy; and certify all of their external activities and financial relationships. This year, all faculty, staff and student employees must do both between March 17 and April 18.
During the Feb. 18 faculty governance meeting, proposed changes regarding the definition of “faculty” in the faculty handbook made it past the first of two readings.
The proposed changes will alter the existing definitions of faculty members who can participate in faculty governance. If approved, nearly all job titles will fit into these categories: academic faculty, research faculty, or staff.
The Office of Graduate Education & Faculty Affairs will be hosting a meeting for Academic Professionals at Georgia Tech. The meeting will have three purposes: 1) outline how the proposed changes to Faculty Definitions and Faculty Governance will affect those employees who are Academic Professionals (including Academic Professional Associates and Senior Academic Professionals); 2) discuss some proposed promotion policies for Academic Professionals; and 3) provide an opportunity for Academic Professionals to network.
If a parent contacted you about his student’s grades, would you know how to handle the situation?
“Student education records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act — known to most as FERPA,” said Georgia Tech Registrar Reta Pikowsky. “Taking a moment to familiarize yourself with this legislation can go a long way in helping you, and the Institute, avoid problems down the road.”
Here are the top five things that every faculty and staff member should know about this federal law:
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Office of the Registrar