Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Dear GT Computing colleagues,

Now that we’re actually fully immersed in our new adventure in online instruction, I suspect that many of us are starting to think about the long-term impact of remote operations on our academic and professional lives. I wanted to assure you that the College and Institute are considering those issues as well.

First, instructional faculty should know that we will not engage in the typical CIOS evaluation for the end of the semester. The Institute is looking into alternate methods of assessment that  will not be used to evaluate individuals, but rather to gather feedback on what works in our online delivery. The Institute is also very much aware that current circumstances will affect those striving toward promotion and tenure. The administration is working with USG to find a flexible way to account for these circumstances. Expect to hear more on that front.

Of course, our graduate students are profoundly affected as well. The Institute has created some guidelines and an FAQ for prospective, admitted, and current graduate students,  as well as for those who teach them. Please use and share as appropriate.

On a more operational note, College leadership has realized that some faculty and staff will inevitably have to order items to be delivered to their homes during this time. We do have a specific process that you will need to follow in order to do so, and it is detailed on our  business continuity site  Please note that the rules do not allow for home delivery for Workday purchases. Also, please keep checking that site, as we update it with new information and resources multiple times a week.

Stay safe.

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

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