Initiatives & Major Projects

Whether an ongoing, campus-wide initiative or a limited-term, school-level project, our efforts are successful due in large part to our partnerships and participation in committees and groups.

Experience of First Year Students • Learning Analytics • Student Learning Assessment • Research Innovation • UW-Madison Online

Experience of First Year Students

DoIT AT partners with the Center for the First Year Experience in supporting students throughout their first year. This includes developing the technical applications for the new student orientation and academic advising. DoIT AT teams are also supporting programmatic changes identified during the COVID-19 pandemic. DoIT AT provides expertise in user experience, digital accessibility, technical implementation, architecture and project management.

Learning Analytics

Collaborating closely with the Learning Analytics Roadmap Committee (LARC), the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning and others, DoIT AT staff contributes to learning analytics projects including the Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD), Learner Activity View for Advisors (LAVA), and the Learning Analytics Community of Practice. Campus is working towards implementing a Data Empowered Educational Practices (DEEP) framework with learning analytics and Student Learning Assessment leading the way.

Research Innovation

Collaborating closely with campus researchers, TRAD staff provide technical expertise to build solutions for data collection, aggregation, and sharing. Recent innovative projects include working with the Peery Wildlife Ecology + Conservation Lab to develop strategies for ameliorating threats to endangered wildlife and with the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team to explore how technology use interacts with adolescent health outcomes.

Student Learning Assessment

By bridging the space between schools, colleges, and departments and institutional requirements, the Student Learning Assessment (SLA) initiative collaborates widely across campus. Our contributions support the Course Learning Outcome (CLO) Expedited Project, paving the way for improved utilization of the suite of AEFIS tools (Course Evaluations, Syllabus, Direct Evidence of Student Learning, Annual Assessment Reports, Program Assessments), which are managed by Learn@UW-Madison.

UW-Madison Online

Designed for students who have some college credits, UW–Madison Online degrees prepare students for dynamic careers in growing industries. Currently, the focus is on the functional implementation of 8 week courses with five start dates throughout the year to allow students more flexibility in enrollment. DoIT AT provides expertise in learning analytics, user experience, digital accessibility, technical implementation, architecture and project management.

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