Abstract: The Georgia Tech culture is rooted in discovery, innovation, and creation of ways that make a real difference in society, industry, government and academia. Our students must be well versed in the art and science of design. The Burdell Design Center leverages the wide range of complementary design cultures and practices across the Institute. It is a physical space where students can prototype and learn by doing.
Co-Chairs:Bob Thomas, professor of the practice, Scheller College of Business, Ellen Zegura, professor and chair, School of Computer Science |
Project Liaison:Charles Isbell, associate dean, College of Computing
Abstract: A Service-Learning Program builds on the current multiple independent service learning activities on campus to: Promote engagement with social entrepreneurship & societal needs; Provide the structure for curricular and non-curricular participation; Connect with groups outside Tech to identify needs and opportunities; Identify foundations and grants to support service-learning projects.
Abstract: The X-Degree concept came about through a proposal that emerged from the strategic planning process – the “X-College option – where "X" stands for "experimental," and also "unknown" or "variable." It was not intended to replace existing colleges, but would serve as a venue in which students could self-select to customize their degrees with faculty guidance, and receive a non-traditional certification of their competencies rather than traditional grades and degrees.
Dec. 2, 2011 — The X-College committee formed over a year ago to explore the idea of creating a “design your own major” program for Tech, as a way to increase curriculum flexibility and student faculty interaction. The committee is nearing the conclusion of the initial brainstorming phase, and it will be presenting its findings and recommendations for next steps to President G. P. “Bud” Peterson.