Have you ever wondered what the Office of Sponsored Programs does? How to work with Development or Corporate Relations? What is a strategic partnership agreement with an organization, and how you can benefit? How are committees that matter to you formed at the Institute? How is Georgia Tech connected to the University System of Georgia and the legislature, and how this affects us?
If you feel that you understand your area well but would benefit from seeing the bigger picture at the Institute, then please join us for the Demystifying How Georgia Tech Works event series. Organized by the ADVANCE Program, the event series features discussions from faculty and staff on various topics from partnerships to philanthropy. Events are open to all faculty, staff, and students.
Spring 2020 Event Series
'Insights into the President's Office'
- Tuesday, January 28, 2020
- 11 a.m. to noon
- Student Center, Room 320
Presenter Frank Neville, senior vice president for strategic initiatives and chief of staff, will discuss the new leadership structure, the alignment of current roles with Georgia Tech’s overall goals/priorities, and how the Institute plans to manage and execute its outreach. In addition, Frank will note emerging trends from the strategic planning efforts and priority areas for the chief of staff and president’s cabinet as well as the GT campus community as a whole.
'Advocating for Georgia Tech in the state of Georgia and Beyond'
- Thursday, February 13, 2020
- 11 a.m. - noon
- Student Center, Piedmont Room
The Office of Institute Relations is Georgia Tech’s primary connection to federal, state, and local governments, communities, and businesses. IR works to ensure Georgia Tech’s strategic priorities receive recognition and support from local, state, and federal government partners. Through active advocacy and relationship-building, IR is centered on enhancing the image of Georgia Tech, building support for its causes and serving the state of Georgia. Through campus visits, district visits, and briefings at the State Capitol and on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., IR showcases Georgia Tech’s tradition of excellence. This presentation will provide an overview of the office's four main departments and who they serve, as well as information about the office’s role with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.
'Navigating Community Engagement, Sustainability, and Service Learning Opportunities at Georgia Tech'
Looking for ways to connect with others around positive social change — on and off campus — while at Georgia Tech? Join Serve-Learn-Sustain, the Office of Campus Sustainability, and Civic Engagement to learn about programs and initiatives (curricular and co-curricular) at Tech related to service learning, sustainability, and community engagement. This panel discussion will feature Rebecca Watts Hull, Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist with the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain; Sarah Neville, Campus Sustainability Project Manager, Office of Campus Sustainability; Sarah Strohmenger, Director for Civic Engagement; and students experienced with each of these three offices.
'Aspects of Law Enforcement at Georgia Tech'
- Thursday, April 16, 2020
- 11 a.m. to noon
- Student Center, Room 321
Did you know the Georgia Tech Police Department is classified in the law enforcement world as a "non-traditional" agency? The GTPD is a full-service campus law enforcement agency consisting of more than 100 full time employees, sworn and civilian, dedicated to the safety and security of the campus. Chief Robert Connolly of the GTPD will discuss the unique aspects of law enforcement that happen at Georgia Tech.
Jim Kirk, assistant vice president for Institute Budget Planning and Administration, discusses how the Institute is organized financially during the Demystifying How Georgia Tech Works event.