From the Dean's Desk - April 20, 2020

Dear GT Computing colleagues,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

Welcome to our sixth week of remote operations and our fourth week of remote teaching. Today and tomorrow are our last instructional days, and then we begin final exams. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and sure it’s an oncoming train, but that train’s name is Summer, and it brings birdsong and flowers.

I wouldn’t normally do this sort of thing, but if you’re like me, you’re hardly even sure what day of the week it is sometimes, so given how far from the normal rhythms of the end of the semester we are, I wanted to share some key dates with everyone. Here is what will be happening, bureaucratically speaking, over the next couple of weeks:

  • Final exams: April 23-30
  • Grade substitution application deadline: May 2
  • Drop deadline: May 2 <—— this one is new!
  • Grade submission: May 4
  • Grades available: May 5
  • Degrees confirmed: May 7
  • Summer classes start: May 11
  • Registration ends: May 15

Please note the drop deadline on Saturday, May 2. Last exams are April 30, your final grades are due May 4. Having met our students, I imagine many of you will find yourselves on the receiving end of a ton of questions from students around these dates that you don't normally see (e.g., “The exam was six minutes ago, please tell me my final grade so I can decide whether to drop by Saturday”, that sort of thing).

Speaking of crucial bureaucracy, I want to alert faculty that the Institute has released new information on critical-review, promotion, and tenure. You can find the updates on the Institute’s Monitoring Coronavirus webpage.

Finally, another bureaucratic update on the move to OneUSG Connect. The Institute has realized that some of our employee data did not correctly transfer into the new system when it went live on March 23. The Institute has asked that all supervisors make sure that the data are correct for their direct reports before May 1. You can access this information in OneUSG Connect through the Manager Self-Service tile. If you run into trouble, the College HR team is available to help. I can see them smiling excitedly from here.

Stay safe everyone.



Charles L. Isbell, Jr.

John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean

College of Computing

Georgia Tech

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