94 sections of GT 1000 were offered during the fall semester. (42 interdisciplinary, 28 major-specific, and 24 cohort/program.) The 94 sections had a total of 1,816 students, taught by 127 volunteer instructors. Of the 127, 84 were staff, 41 were faculty, and 2 were PhD students.
Due to the success of GT 1000, a new course, called GT 2000, was recently created for transfer students. During the fall semester 94 transfer students (across 5 sections) attended the course. Each section had Georgia Tech Staff as an instructor and upper-class Team Leaders.
Team leaders (TL's) are in integral part of the GT 1000 experience. And in the fall semester alone, 322 students volunteered their time in GT 1000 & 2000. 1000-level TL's work with the instructors and facilitate small group interaction for first-year students. 2000-level TL's are former transfer students and have unique insight to the transfer process. All Team Leaders offer mentoring, advice, and support throughout the semester
GT 1000 Awards
Because all instructors and TL's are volunteers, CAE holds an annual banquet to celebrate their hard work. GT 1000 simply couldn't exist without the Instructors and Team Leaders! This year the following awards were distributed:
- Instructor of the Year:
Dr. Michael Evans.
Dr. Evans is the First-Year Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator at Tech. He has taught GT 1000 since Fall 2014 and is a GT CETL Teaching Scholar (2015).
- TL of the Year:
Amir is a 3rd year Business Administration major. He is also a Scheller Business Ambassador, a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, and has co-oped with Southern Company
- TL Group of the Year:
Maggie Kelley, Megan Miller, and Juan Tovar.
Maggie is a 4th year Public Policy major, FASET leader, member of Phi Mu, and on the executive board of GT No Labels. Megan Miller is a 4th year Environmental Engineering major, Stamps President’s Scholar, Excel (GT’s inclusive education program) Academic Coach, and member of Alpha Chi Omega. Juan Tovar is a 4th year Industrial Engineering major, ISyE Ambassador, Leading edge recruitment team, and MLT (Management Leadership for Tomorrow) Fellow.
- Friend of the First-Year Seminar:
The Office of International Education (OIE).
OIE was awarded Friend of the First-Year Seminar due to their commitment to first-year students as well as their contributions to GT 1000. This included class presentations and activities to keep our students globally aware.
- A special award was given to Kristi Kirkland for her exemplary service and dedication to the GT 1000 program. Kristi has taught GT 1000 since Fall 2011 and is a Research Associate at the Tennenbaum Institute/IPaT. In addition to teaching GT 1000, she also assisted with Instructor Training the past 2 years, and oversaw the GT 1000 and GT 2000 programs this Fall.
Thank you to everyone who made GT 1000 & 2000 such a success this semester. Enjoy a few weeks off and then start all over again!