Monday, March 21, 2016

6 Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Faculty and IT - Michael Hart, Campus Technology

Finding your own "unicorn" and other ways to create healthier relationships between academia and the IT department. The relationship between academia and technology is notoriously complicated. Faculty often view IT staffers as gadget-mongers eager to roll out new tech regardless of its value to teaching and learning, while technology specialists are certain they could make life easier for those on the other side — if they'd only listen! "We're talking a similar language," said Rovy Branon, vice provost for educational outreach at the University of Washington, "but sometimes we're talking past each other."

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