Through partnerships across campus and beyond, 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 • Collaborative for Engineering Education and Teaching Effectiveness • Division of Continuing Studies • Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement • Learning Support Services • Office of the Registrar • Office of Undergraduate Advising • School of Human Ecology • School of Medicine and Public Health • Student Learning Assessment • Supporters of Information Technology Academy • UW-Madison Collaborative for Advancing Learning and Teaching • UW-Madison Libraries • UW-Madison Teaching Academy • Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning • Vice Provost for Instructional Continuity and Academic Affairs • Wisconsin School of Business
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
The 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.
Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement
Under the direction of interim Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Cheryl Gittens, the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA) supports the mission of UW–Madison as it works to create a diverse, inclusive, and excellent learning and work environment for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others who partner with the university. Information Technology Academy (ITA) collaborates primarily with the PEOPLE program, a DDEEA unit that also provides pre-college support to students of color and low-income students.
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 have worked closely together on projects such as Blend@UW and REACH, and most recently the continuity of instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 Learn@UW-Madison, 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 LMS integration with our Student Information Systems, development of essential tools for supporting undergraduate advising, 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, Academic Navigator, SOAR Advising Module, and lifting SOAR to a 100% online experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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. Most recently, SLTC has greatly assisted SoHE’s efforts around the launch of the first online undergraduate degree program in Personal Finance. 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 worked in partnership with the deans for Medical Education, faculty leadership and technology staff on the total transformation of the 4-year MD curriculum. The new curriculum established a foundation of medical knowledge in 18 months, thus getting students into clinical experiences a semester earlier than the previous model.
Student Learning Assessment, Office of the Provost
The Student Learning Assessment (SLA) initiative 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, program assessment (learning objectives, plans and annual reports), digital syllabi, direct assessment and Student Digital Ecosystem integration pilots. Multiple DoIT AT services contribute to these efforts including Learn@UW-Madison and our Project Management Group.
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, Verizon, WTN Media and individual donors.
UW-Madison Collaborative for Advancing Learning and Teaching (The Collaborative)
The Collaborative promotes and supports excellence in teaching and learning by providing professional development opportunities for future and current instructors, research mentor training, campus coordination of student advising, program and course assessment, technology and support in multi-use, student-centered learning environments, as well as innovative, sustainable, high-impact science programs for learners of all ages. Members include the Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning, Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE), Student Learning Assessment, Office of Undergraduate Advising, UW-Madison Teaching Academy, Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning (WisCEL), as well as Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE). DoIT AT has partnered with the Collaborative on multiple efforts as part of the continuity of instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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. Developers from DoIT AT’s Teaching & Research Application Development (TRAD) 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, TRAD and Online Course Production services partnered with the Library in developing and implementing the Sift & Winnow integrated information literacy tool.
UW-Madison Teaching Academy
The UW-Madison Teaching Academy is composed of fellows, future faculty partners and associates — members of the UW-Madison community 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 Learning Environment and Pedagogics (LEaP), the Summer Course Design Institute, the Fall Kickoff and Winter Retreat. In addition, DoIT AT has representation on the executive committee.
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
John Zumbrunnen, 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.
Vice Provost for Instructional Continuity and Academic Affairs
Steve Cramer, Vice Provost for Instructional Continuity and Academic Affairs, is serving in a special appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide leadership around instructional continuity and related efforts necessitated by the virus. A large number of staff from across nearly every service in DoIT AT is serving in some capacity under Vice Provost Cramer’s direction.
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.