Academic Services researches, assesses, develops, and delivers technologies, learning spaces, and
services that enhance teaching, research, and learning at the UW, and that support vibrant intellectual
communities. Building upon deep engagement with UW faculty, students, and researchers, it engages with other
units at the UW and beyond to collaborate on projects, share and integrate resources and services, minimize
redundancies, and improve effectiveness. Academic Services advises and collaborates with UW faculty and
departments on approaches to using technology to improve learning outcomes and to advance the teaching and learning
missions of the University. In all efforts Academic Services aspires to ensure that teaching, learning, and
collaborative technologies are fully accessible and usable by individuals with diverse abilities and other
characteristics, and who use a wide variety of access technologies.
Academic Services also partners with central
business offices and academic units to provide the core systems for providing student services and running the UW's
administrative functions necessary to deliver on our academic mission.
This division is responsible for:
- Academic & Collaborative
Applications. Advancing teaching, learning, and research by investigating computing trends, identifying user
needs, and innovating technology solutions. Implementing and integrating the University's online tools, open source and
vendor solutions, and cloud services. Applications including online course delivery tools, research technologies, email and
calendaring solutions, Web publishing, collaboration tools, digital media management applications, and the University
- Accessible Technology.
Helping the University ensure that technology-based teaching, learning, and research tools and resources are
accessible to and usable by all students, staff, faculty, and clinicians, including those with a wide range of
abilities and disabilities. This unit collaborates with other University units to ensure the availability of
assistive technology, and consult on the development of accessible Web sites, other software, and learning spaces.
Additionally, this unit conducts regional, national, and international projects to promote the use of accessible
technology and practices in teaching, learning, and research.
- Learning Technologies.
Inspiring and supporting innovative uses of technologies to support teaching, learning, and research
by providing reliable student technology spaces, expert consultation, and quality customer service. In
addition, this unit provides technology workshops and videoconference facilities, and cutting-edge pilot
technologies. This unit also collaborates with UW partners on initiatives and outreach that support and enhance
teaching and learning.
- Student Program oversees the modernization
of the student experience and UW's involvement in Kuali Student, the next-generation
student administrative system being developed by a consortium of top tier universities. The program also maintains
the current Student Information Systems (SIS) portfolio managed by Information Management, that includes
registration, admissions, student records, financial aid and other functionality that is central to an enhanced
Associate Vice Provost
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