Ken Harmon, vice president for academic affairs for KSU, said the civil engineering and engineering technology is the "best known" and "most prominent" curriculum at SPSU.
To help move quickly down the consolidation path, the implementation team has created 81 "operational work groups," which need eight to 10 members each and must begin meeting no later than Jan. 30.
For nearly two hours, the group met for the first time at the KSU Center on Busbee Drive off Chastain Road to hash out details.
The Board of Regents voted in November to merge KSU and Southern Poly as part of an ongoing cost saving plan that could eventually include other mergers.
Rossbacher said the Board of Regents has advised the committees to make decisions by consensus instead of voting. No votes or final decisions were made at Monday's meeting.
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KSU presented Monday a "preliminary draft of a possible college structure," which gave the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology the Southern Polytechnic moniker.
Next meeting set for Jan. 22
"I think it makes sense to have all the engineering under one umbrella," Kim said.
Papp said the proposed structure is similar to the course distinctions and naming offered at Georgia Tech.
An associate professor of SPSU's Civil and Construction Engineering program, Sonny Kim, asked Harmon why the list had two schools Air Force 1 High Tops Womens of engineering separated into computing and engineering technology.
The group of 40 faculty and administrators met Monday to discuss which colleges will be given the Southern Poly brand name within the KSU system.
SPSU President Lisa Rossbacher said the expanded group will meet five times over the next five weeks, with the next meeting Jan.
Kennesaw State President Dan Papp said after the consolidation there will be "zero threat" of closing down a degree program because of lack of interest or low graduation rates.
Issues still to be resolved by small groups include the library system, faculty promotions and pay, student financial aid, donor relations, community engagement, tuition and fees, a combined budget, student organizations, housing and sports programs.
Areas broken down into groups
"This group has a focused agenda," Rossbacher said.
SPSU faculty asked Monday why all the fields offered at the Marietta campus, like software engineering, architecture and construction management, were not given the Southern Polytechnic distinction.
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been under pressure from SPSU students, faculty and alumni to preserve the Southern Polytechnic moniker for engineering degrees.
The expanded group met Monday afternoon to start finalizing the merged vision and mission statements, as well as the organization structure for the consolidated university.
administrative staff, department chairs and deans from both schools.
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The target date to complete necessary documents is Feb. 14, said Papp, in order to get the proposed pieces on the Board of Regents agenda in April.
"Is this fast? Yes," Papp said about the deadline.
The list of the possible 13 colleges did not break down the physical location of each program, meaning which schools will host classes on the main KSU campus or the SPSU satellite campus.
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