Provost Rafael L. Bras has formally charged Nelson Baker, vice provost of Distance Learning and Professional Education, with leading the transition and implementation process outlined in the task force report, “Defining a Path Forward for Georgia Tech-Savannah,” adopted this summer by President Peterson following an eight-month review of the coastal campus.
In the report, the task force recommends creating a new academic and operational model for the campus while phasing out current degree programs. GTS currently offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in four engineering majors: civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
The proposed organization, designed to be viable and self-sustaining, includes a portfolio of programs ranging from co-curricular undergraduate activities to instruction for the military and executive and other non-credit education programs to professional master’s degrees. Recommendations also include the option of developing regional research opportunities.