Creating and fostering an academic environment rooted in respect in an assumed tenet of a highly-ranked university.
Commissioned by Provost Bras in May 2015, the Task force on the Learning Environment was charged to:
- Analyze results of the Student Government Association/Institute Communications student survey in order to assess the nature of academic culture at Georgia Tech - identifying programs and opportunities.
- Suggest strategies to increase civility and respect in our academic culture and foster faculty awareness of how to create a positive academic environment.
- Identify current and suggest new policies, tools, and mechanisms available to school chairs for responding to issues.
- Craft recommendations for consideration by the Provost, Vice Provosts, Deans, and Vice President for Student Life to include educations and awareness programming and/or activities, and best practices for addressing issues and situations that are counter to a respectful climate.
The recommendations will substantially advance the culture of civility, collegiality and respect and thus ensure that the learning environment is uniformly excellent across our instruction and our instructors.