From the Dean's Desk - June 12, 2020

Dear GT Computing colleagues,

I know we’re all both excited and anxious at the thought of coming out of our houses and heading to work. At the beginning of the week, I talked about some of the specifics that people who are returning to work next week need to know. Today, let’s pop up a level.

The Institute has created a set of guidelines for the move back to campus: you can find them on the Tech Moving Forward website interestingly enough. The site has specific information for students, researchers, faculty, staff, and travelers (I think that’s my category). I recommend taking a look so that you understand the framework within which we are making local decisions.

Speaking of local decisions, we will have plenty of local decisions to make. Every unit has its own unique challenges based on the nature of its teaching and research, and across the campus we have large differences in our physical plants. Please keep an eye on my messages and on our business continuity page for reliable information on how the college will move forward.

I’d also like to ask for your ongoing engagement. Although we would normally be doing other things during the summer, we are sure to have to respond to Covid-related developments for the next year, if not longer, and we will have to begin some planning and changes now. The better we are informed and the more engaged we are as a community, the easier it will be for us to respond.

No rain this weekend. Enjoy it and stay safe.

Peace.

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Charles L. Isbell, Jr.

John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean

College of Computing

Georgia Tech

EA: Alicia Richhart, alicia@cc.gatech.edu, 404-894-8357

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Tech Moving Forward: https://health.gatech.edu/tech-moving-forward

College Business Continuity page: https://www.cc.gatech.edu/continuity

Coming Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvJH3oUkFrg