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 • Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring • Collaborative for Engineering Education and Teaching Effectiveness • Dean of Students Office • Division of Continuing Studies • Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement • Instructional Technologists across Campus • Office of the Registrar • Office of Undergraduate Advising • Student Learning Assessment • Supporters of Information Technology Academy • Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
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.
Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring
The Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring (CTLM) supports faculty and staff from across campus in their continuing growth as practitioners of the complex, challenging and dynamic craft of teaching. DoIT AT provides consultation and project management to CTLM as well as partners with them on engagement with faculty and instructional staff.
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.
Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office is an integral part of Student Affairs, and collaborates broadly across campus units and programs that serve students, such as the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement and University Housing, to enhance UW–Madison as a welcoming and inclusive community for all students. DoIT AT collaborates with the office to support online components of SOAR, development of apps for the Center for the First Year Experience, and restructuring the Wisconsin Welcome.
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. DoIT AT aids in the delivery of these types of courses by supporting their use of Canvas and by maintaining technical integrations required behind the scenes.
Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement
Under the direction of Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. LaVar Charleston, 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.
Instructional Technologists across Campus
In addition to the Learn@UW-Madison team, there are instructional technologists in schools, colleges and divisions that provide vital support to instructors using technology to enhance the student experience. DoIT AT works closely with these colleagues to share updates and best practices.
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.
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.
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 and funder for many of our teaching and learning technology tool adoptions. Through our relationship with the VPTL, DoIT AT works on projects such as Unizin.