HIGHLIGHTS

2007 Annual Report Highlights


School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC)

  • The School of Literature, Media, and Communication, with a faculty and staff of 68 persons, offered courses to 7,465 undergraduates in 319 sections.


Undergraduate Programs

  • 398 students enrolled in LMC`s undergraduate B.S. programs in Science, Technology and Culture (133) and Computational Media (265).


Graduate Programs

  • 18 M.S. degrees were conferred in the in Digital Media (DM) and Human-Computer Inferface (HCI) programs.
  • 25 students were enrolled in the M.S. programs in DM and HCI.
  • 17 students were enrolled in LMC`s Ph.D. Program in Digital Media; 7 students served as instructors for the B.S. in Computational Media.


Writing and Communication Program

  • LMC offered a total number of 202 sections of ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, and LMC 3401 (Technical Communication) to a total for 4,885 undergraduate students.
  • The core communication curriculum (all sections of English 1101, English 1102, and LMC 3401) has successfully shifted to a multimodal/WOVEN approach.
  • Special, discipline-specific sections of English 1102 and LMC 3401 were offered in Spring 2008 in six of Georgia Tech`s colleges.


International Programs

  • 22 undergraduate students participated in international programs through LMC programs in Denmark, Italy, and Sweden. LMC Faculty also taught in Oxford and New Zealand.


Honors

  • LMC offered 6 honors courses for the Georgia Tech Honors Program.
  • 8 undergraduate students received PURA awards for research with faculty.
  • Hugh Crawford received the Don Bratcher Award for Human Services from Georgia Tech.


Research

  • LMC faculty published 13 books and 113 book chapters and articles and delivered 172 conference papers (including 116 invited presentations).


Cultural Programs

  • Poetry @ Tech brought 16 poets to campus and continued its outreach program to Georgia high schools. 12,000 persons have attended POETRY AT TECH events in the first five years of the program.
  • Tom Lux and Georgia Tech students are featured in a documentary film being produced in New York about poetry in America.


Facilities

  • The new home of Georgia Tech`s Writing and Communication Program will be in a refurbished historic, 1923 building on Bobby Dodd Way.
  • A Center for Excellence in Communication will be included in the new Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons.
  • An innovative laptop classroom (a renovated Skiles 302) responds to the requirement that all first-year Georgia Tech students have a laptop computer.


Source: 2007 School of Literature, Media, and Communication Annual Report