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 2019 Event Series
Balancing Research and Family
- Tuesday, January 22, 2019
- 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Featuring Bonnie Ferri, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development at Georgia Tech and Professor; Kim D. Harrington, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer; and John Stein, Vice President for Student Life and Brandt-Fritz Dean of Students Chair.
While working towards their Ph.D. degree, students sometimes feel challenges in balancing the demands due to coursework, Teaching Assistant (TA) or Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) responsibilities, research, funding, preparation for the next steps in their career, etc. Similar challenges are faced by post-doctoral fellows as well. The challenges and the potential stress can be compounded if the student/post-doc also needs to manage family responsibilities, including the care of a small child (or children).
In a dialogue event held during Fall 2018, students and post-doctoral fellows shared some of the challenges they face while managing research/work and family responsibilities. This event will focus on current and potential mechanisms and resources that could alleviate these challenges or provide support.
A Path Forward - Together
- Tuesday, April 23, 2019
- 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Featuring Jennifer Abrams, Development Associate for the Alexander-Tharpe Fund (Georgia Tech's Office of Development); Andrew Cahill, 4th year Mechanical Engineering Student minoring in International Affairs; and Henderson Johnson, graduate student of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering.
A Path Forward - Together unites student, staff, and faculty voices around broad themes as a means for creating meaningful, positive change in the student experience at Georgia Tech. In fulfilling the Institute's commitment to an inclusive, safe, and healthy community, the following clusters represent areas of particular emphasis: Student and Community Life, Academics, Health and Well-being. The Path Forward Together Advisory Group, formed in the fall of 2017, focuses on objectives in each of the clusters of emphasis on recommendations for improvement in campus mental health services, the overall campus culture, support of the LGBTQIA community, and improvement in the academic environment and policies on campus.
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.