From the Dean's Desk - May 7, 2020

Dear GT Computing colleagues,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

The summer semester starts Monday, and a new season is upon us. Summer, like the end of spring, will take place online. Actually, it looks like we’ll be teaching more this summer than we have certainly in recent times.

Speaking of summer classes, the Institute is hosting an online town hall next Monday, May 11, at 1 pm to discuss issues of academic integrity in remote and residential environments. I’ll be at the event, and so will David Joyner of OMSCS and Thad Starner of the School of Interactive Computing to help set the background of what’s going on with our students, and to present strategies for managing the reality we find ourselves in. You can find more information here, as well as links to a calendar invitation and to the Town Hall itself.

This week, I and several of the Directors and Assistant Deans will be holding a Casual Conversation for staff so that we can talk together about what has been and what will be what’s going on at the Institute and the College. We have received some great questions from staff, and I am looking forward to our conversation.

I know that nothing has changed to keep questions about the budget from being at the top of everyone’s mind. Again, I appreciate your patience. We have some insights into the big picture, but the entire Institute is working on details both large and small. As soon as we are in a place where we can share more information, we will.

In the meantime, enjoy the weather on this, um, interesting Spring/Summer/Winter day, and take care of yourselves.

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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Academic Integrity Town Hall: https://www.calendar.gatech.edu/event/635106

Casual Conversation with the Dean: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/zucjtdsf

Spring, summer and winter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTv0K2SUlCY