Monday, March 23, 2020

Dear GT Computing community,

Welcome back to our second week of operating remotely. It’s late at night, and I know that many of you are up like I am, working hard to solve the problems that are naturally created by the situation we are in. We’ve moved to a new phase, though, where we’re putting out fewer fires and spending more time testing our systems and preparing for next steps.

For our instructors, this week is particularly important because it is TESTING WEEK. Please test out the Institute’s online teaching software, and take a first run at your strategies for online instruction. The Institute has an academic resource guide that lists not only tools but also online teaching strategies. If you run into problems, please let your chair know. We will be compiling issues centrally and passing them along to the Institute.

Please also remember that this week marks the beginning of registration for classes. Some of the usual dates have been moved. For example, the Institute is starting registration early, so that we have more time to make sure it goes smoothly. The deadlines for withdrawal from classes, making grade substitutions, and for fall semester incompletes have all been pushed back, withdrawal is now May 2. You may also find further guidance on grading and GPAs on the registrar’s website.

I will tell you that I am very happy with the traffic we see to the college’s continuity site. Analytics show that our staff and faculty members are checking in regularly and reading thoroughly.

Nothing is simple right now, but having everyone on the same page has been a huge advantage in our planning and problem-solving. We will continue to update the site daily. Thank you for keeping yourselves informed.

Charles L. Isbell, Jr.
John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean
College of Computing
Georgia Tech
EA: Alicia Richhart,, 404-894-8357
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