From the Dean's Desk - Feb. 18, 2021

Dear GT Computing community,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

Hello everyone! I am sending an extra dispatch today because there is a deadline tomorrow involving the Institute’s Covid planning efforts. As you may have seen in your favorite mail client, the Institute is asking for faculty and staff to take a voluntary and exceedingly anonymous three-question survey about your intent (or lack therefore) to take the vaccine.

First off, nothing in that survey is binding. If you change your mind after you complete the survey, it’s just fine, so you don’t have to be 100% sure of what you want. Bearing that mind, I’d like to encourage all you to complete it, for a very simple reason: the results will be used to help determine the optimal allocation of vaccines to Georgia Tech.

In other words, the more of us who fill out the survey, the easier it will be for the Institute to request the right amount of doses from the state, and the easier it will be to plan for administering them. Sharing your intentions (again anonymously) will benefit the whole community, so please do.

Speaking of our community, I encourage all of you to go read about the amazing GT Computing students, faculty, staff and alumni featured on our Black History Month microsite. You may have heard that our undergraduate program is one of the largest producers of Black students who go on to Ph.D. programs (actually, historically we are number 1, but I don’t want to brag). What you’ll see on that site is the culture of excellence and mentorship that underlies their achievements.

Thanks for your time everyone. Please stay safe and sane, and enjoy the rest of your week.

Charles L. Isbell, Jr.

John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean
College of Computing
Georgia Tech


EA: Alicia Richhart,, 404-894-8357

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Three-question survey:
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Black History Month microsite:
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Culture of excellence and of mentorship: