Through partnerships across the campus and country, DoIT Academic Technology (AT) transforms the student digital ecosystem. Below is a list of just some of our current partners and we are always interested in working with new people. Learn more about some of our current initiatives and major projects or reach out to us to discuss how we can help with your next project.
Academic Planning and Institutional Research
As a unit within the Office of The Provost, Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR) is the institutional research (IR) office for UW-Madison. APIR provides analytics for decision-making, policy development and review, and official data for internal and external audiences. DoIT AT has partnered with APIR on Educational Innovation projects such as REACH, and on the learning analytics projects. APIR also leads academic planning efforts which include policy related to distance-delivery and oversight of course credit as it applies to blended, flipped, and other technology-rich course delivery.
Collaborative for Engineering Education and Teaching Effectiveness
CEETE serves faculty, staff, graduate students, and administrators to foster effective student-centered teaching and learning within the College of Engineering (COE). Their mission is to provide professional development opportunities and resources; to facilitate connections with other units that support teaching and learning; and to help build a culture of continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education.
Division of Continuing Studies
DCS is committed to providing education resources to nontraditional students, lifelong learners and the community, while also providing Summer Term opportunities for undergraduate students. The current dean of DCS and Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning, Jeffrey Russell, is also a co-sponsor of Educational Innovation (EI). DoIT AT works with DCS on summer courses and faculty engagement programs.
Learning Support Services
The staff in Learning Support Services (LSS) serve students, faculty and staff in the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science by promoting and supporting the thoughtful use of technology for teaching and learning. LSS and DoIT AT work closely together on projects such as Blend@UW and REACH.
Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar supports the teaching and learning mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison by providing essential enrollment, curricular and student record services to the campus community. DoIT AT’s My UW-Madison Academic Application Development (MUMAA), Teaching & Research Application Development (TRAD) and project management staff collaborate with the Registrar on important initiatives such as the Advising Gateway, LMS integration with our Student Information Systems, Learning Analytics and enhancements to the online enrollment experience.
Office of Undergraduate Advising
The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Advising is to cultivate an environment in which all UW-Madison advisors can best facilitate undergraduate education. By fostering collaboration among advisors across campus, OUA helps provide a more seamless advising experience. My UW-Madison Academic Application Development (MUMAA) and Teaching & Research Application Development (TRAD) have worked with OUA on the Advising Gateway, SOAR Advising Module and campus websites for advisors and advisees.
School of Human Ecology
The School of Human Ecology (SoHE) prepares students for careers that improve the quality of people’s lives and includes the majors Human Development and Family Studies, Community and Nonprofit Leadership, Textiles and Fashion Design, Retailing and Consumer Behavior, Interior Architecture and Personal Finance. Since 2015, Strategic Learning Technology Consulting (SLTC) has worked closely with SoHE leaders and faculty facilitating projects like the curricular redesign of the Textile and Fashion Design as well as Community and Non-Profit Leadership undergraduate majors. Through collaboration with SoHE’s Graduate Dean’s Office, the development of a blended cross school graduate colloquium has been implemented. SLTC also serves as facilitator for the SoHE Graduate Curriculum Task Force and the Undergraduate Program Council’s (UPC) Review of General Education Requirements.
School of Medicine and Public Health
The UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is recognized as an international, national and statewide leader in education, research and service. Formerly the University of Wisconsin Medical School, SMPH was the first in the nation to integrate biomedical sciences, care of individual patients, and the health of diverse populations. Through strategic planning, one-on-one consultations and presentations, the Strategic Learning Technology Consulting service is working in partnership with the deans for Medical Education, faculty leadership and technology staff on the total transformation of the 4-year MD curriculum. The previous model of two years of didactic instruction followed by two years of clinical experience, is being transformed into 10 integrated longitudinal blocks. The new curriculum is establishing a foundation of medical knowledge in 18 months, thus getting students into clinical experiences a semester earlier than the previous model. The first four course blocks; Patients, Professionalism and Public Health, Body in Balance, Food Fasting and Fitness, and Human Family Tree, were completed by first year Medical students in the Fall of 2016 and Spring 2017. In Fall 2017, students will complete Phase 1 of the new curriculum with Invaders and Defense followed by Mind and Motion.
Student Learning Assessment, Office of the Provost
The Student Learning Assessment Program collaborates with academic programs and departments across campus by providing resources, planning tools, and consultative services for learning assessment-related activities. DoIT Academic Technology partners with the Office of the Provost around digital learning assessment tools including digital course evaluation and institutional-level surveys, annual program assessment report capture, and Student Digital Ecosystem integration pilots.
Supporters of Information Technology Academy (ITA)
Information Technology Academy (ITA) is a joint effort between DoIT Academic Technology, the UW-Madison PEOPLE Program and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance. In addition, the generosity of our many sponsors contributes to the programs’ successes. Our sponsors include the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, American Family Insurance, WTN Media, , Presidio – Wisconsin, and individual donors.
The Teaching Academy is composed of fellows, UW faculty and instructional staff who have demonstrated teaching excellence and have been recognized and nominated by their peers. The Teaching Academy works to promote, recognize, and support teaching and learning excellence in the UW-Madison community. DoIT AT assists with this mission by contributing staff and other resources to support the Academy’s website and events such as Instructor Learning Environment and Pedagogics (I-LEaP). In addition, DoIT AT has representation on the executive committee.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
The Libraries provide convenient access to print materials; 24/7, multi-platform access to thousands of electronic journals, e-books, and databases; article and book delivery from libraries around the world; special collections of rare books and manuscripts; and locally created digital resources to support teaching, research, and learning. DoIT AT’s Library Application Development team of developers are part of the Shared Development Group tasked with creating, supporting and integrating with the myriad tools and applications in use at campus Libraries, as well as some tools which are extended to UW System libraries as well. Projects include the migration to and support of Alma, the cloud-based library services platform for both UW-Madison and UW System. In addition, the Teaching & Research Application Development (TRAD) and Online Course Production services partnered with the Library in developing and implementing the Sift & Winnow integrated information literacy tool.
University of Wisconsin System
The University of Wisconsin System (UWS) is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country, serving approximately 180,000 students each year and employing more than 40,000 faculty and staff statewide. Through our service, Learn@UW for UW System, we support the centrally hosted Learning Management System (LMS), Desire2Learn (D2L), that assists teaching and learning for all 13 two-year and 13 four-year institutions across UW System. In addition, DoIT AT also partners with UWS on the Learning Analytics Pilot and other projects.
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Steven Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL), works in collaboration with deans and other academic leaders across campus to provide leadership, coordination and administrative support for the teaching and learning mission of UW-Madison. The VPTL leads campus-wide activity in assessment, advising and academic enrichment in addition to supporting accreditation, faculty and staff teaching development and academic achievement for diverse groups of learners. The VPTL is also a co-sponsor of the Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative. Through our relationship with the VPTL, DoIT AT works on projects such as REACH, Unizin, Blend@UW and the Canvas transition.
Wisconsin School of Business
Founded in 1900, the Wisconsin School of Business established one of the first five business programs in the nation. It has grown to include undergraduate, full-time MBA, evening MBA and executive MBA programs that all recognized on a national level. From a consultation with a single faculty member, DoIT AT’s relationship with the School has grown into a partnership focused on the KDBIN™ initiative, an approach the School is designing and implementing to invent the student experience of tomorrow. Both Strategic Learning Technology Consulting and Online Course Production work closely with leaders and faculty to help redesign curriculum throughout the School.