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2018 Georgia Tour Day Four — June 21

Our last day on Georgia Tour 2018 was our busiest yet! We had six meetings, along with two alumni events and a newspaper interview. We headed out early for a breakfast meeting in Athens just a short walk from the downtown Hotel Indigo where we stayed, then hit the road for Carnesville, where we enjoyed a meeting with Georgia State Sen. Frank Ginn, Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

Increasing Access, Reducing Costs, and Meeting Future Workforce Needs

The Georgia Institute of Technology has long been known as a leader in education and innovative solutions to a multitude of challenges. Through the focused efforts of more than 50 faculty, staff, and students over the past two years, the Commission on Creating the Next in Education has identified a series of recommendations and actions that will place Georgia Tech at the forefront of innovative educational institutions. The Commission, launched by Provost Rafael Bras, has conducted extensive research and explored innovative approaches to higher education that address the changing needs of learners and educators alike, including ways to improve effectiveness, increase access, reduce costs, and meet the needs of workforce development today and well into the future. The results of this effort are now available in the report entitled “Deliberate Innovation, Lifetime Education.” 

Spring Update: Looking Ahead on A Path Forward — Together

As we enter the final stretch of our academic year, I want to take the opportunity to bring the campus up to date with regard to our progress on A Path Forward — Together, share some of the additional progress we have made in addressing concerns, and explain the implementation process that we have put in place for summer and beyond.

Commitment to Diversity

“We will recruit, develop, retain, and engage a diverse cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents, creating a campus community that exemplifies the best in all of us—in our intellectual pursuits, our diversity of thought, our personal integrity, and our inclusive excellence.” 
—Georgia Tech Strategic Plan