The mission of the ATS team is to envision the future of technology for learning and teaching in the liberal arts environment. We imagine how technologies that could be disruptive to our model can be redirected in a way that improves the education we offer to our students, gives them opportunities that would not have been available without the technology, and helps keep the liberal arts competitive in the current educational environment.
We ensure our infrastructure is up to date by keeping up on trends in instruction and assessment across multiple disciplines as well as the latest research into how people learn. We manage computer labs and a small pool of checkout equipment, consult with departments about technology purchases, provide support for faculty and student research using tools like Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and conduct workshops and other events over the course of the academic year to introduce new technologies and pedagogies to the campus.
In addition to dealing with the “big picture,” ATS team members also provide support for teachers and students in individual classes. Your ATS liaison is the person to call with questions about what technologies are available for your classroom, how to develop and evaluate assignments that incorporate a technology component, or if you need a particular kind of software for a research or instruction project.
For more information about individual members of the ATS team, visit the people pages. For general questions, contact the ATS director at x6941.
- Emily Blakely - Instructional Technologist
- Matt Gottfried - GIS Technical Director
- Weston Taylor - Instructional Technologist for Students
- Melissa Haffeman - Instructional Technologist