Academic Services develops and provides technologies, learning spaces, classroom support and services that enhance teaching, learning and research at the UW. This division works with UW faculty and departments to use technology to improve learning outcomes and to advance the University’s academic mission. It collaborates with other UW units and external partners to share and integrate resources and services with a focus on creating efficiencies.
Academic Services also partners with central UW business offices and academic units to provide the core systems that enable student services and support the administrative functions necessary to deliver on the UW’s academic mission. This division also works to ensure that teaching, learning and collaborative technologies are usable by individuals with diverse abilities.
This division is responsible for:
- Academic Experience Design & Delivery: Advances teaching, learning, and the broader academic experience by partnering with faculty, students and staff to understand the breadth and depth of their work and inquiry, discover unmet needs, and offer technologies that address these needs. We implement and integrate UW online tools, open source and vendor solutions, and cloud services—course delivery tools, the university portal, mobile applications and data analytics software—that help faculty teach more effectively and smooth students’ transitions through their UW careers.
- Accessible Technology Services: Helps ensure that the University’s technology-based teaching, learning and research tools and resources are accessible to and usable by all students, faculty and staff, including those with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. Also collaborates on national and international projects that promote the use of accessible technology.
- Student Program: Supports UW enterprise student applications for registration, admissions, financial aid and more, including overseeing modernization efforts; develops initiatives focused on delivering high value, shorter-term enhancements including the MyPlan online academic planning tool; represents the UW’s involvement in Kuali Student, a next-generation student administrative system being developed by a consortium of top-tier universities.