From the Dean's Desk - April 21, 2020

Dear GT Computing colleagues,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

Today’s theme is information: how to get it, and how to share it with the people at the Institute level who need it.

First, I want to remind everyone that Chaouki Abdallah, our Executive Vice President for Research, is holding a town hall tomorrow at noon about the current state of the research enterprise on campus. If you are involved in research, either as faculty or staff, or just interested at all in a part of the Institute that generates $1+ billion in expenditures each year, I recommend you attend to learn the latest updates. You can find the link to the event and a downloadable calendar invitation on the Institute’s campus calendar website.

The Institute is also looking to gather information. In particular, the Center for 21st Century Universities has created a survey to learn more about faculty experiences with the move to online teaching. The survey is purely voluntary of course, but it will help the Institute figure out how to best support faculty in these circumstances. If you have opinions to share, here’s a great place to share them.

Finally, you should know that the Institute has begun e-mailing students a survey of their experience with remote teaching and learning. Like the faculty survey, it is intended to help the Institute figure out how to best support everyone in our future efforts in remote education. Please encourage your students to complete it.

…and there we are. Thanks for all your hard work, and your continued engagement.



Charles L. Isbell, Jr.

John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean

College of Computing

Georgia Tech

EA: Alicia Richhart,, 404-894-8357

Don't just adopt opinions,  develop them

Research Town Hall information:

C21U faculty survey: