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About Academic Technologies

The Office of Academic Technologies (OAT) federates the activities of twelve units working together to provide academic technology services that support the goals of Educating Illinois and enhance the purpose of technology for teaching, learning, research and creative activity, and service outreach.

OAT Organizational Goals

  • Ensure that the University’s investment in IT supports the vision and goals of Educating Illinois and the IT Strategic Plan, and enhances teaching and learning, research and creative activity, service outreach, and administration. [ITSP Goal 1, President Bowman's Goal 12]
  • Base IT decisions on collaborative planning and data-informed assessment. [ITSP Goal 2]
  • Strengthen the collective voice for academic technology needs.
  • Strengthen local support for special academic technology needs within colleges while maintaining focused central office support for shared academic technologies.
  • Increase access to financial resources and provide greater transparency in how they are utilized.
  • Improve professional development opportunities for staff affiliated with OAT.
  • Identify areas appropriate for cross-college technology support for research & teaching.
  • Identify a similar core of technology services in each College and provide opportunities for temporary staff augmentation.
  • Facilitate the coordination of technology planning and purchases.
  • Promote "centers of excellence" in select colleges.

Academic Priorities for Technology Enhancements

One of the overarching Goals of OAT is to strengthen the collective voice for academic technology needs of units in the Division of Academic Affairs. Toward that end, this Report on the Academic Priorities for Technology Enhancements seeks to summarize and prioritize those needs.

Learn more about the Academic Priorities for Technology Enhancements.

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