Academic Technology Service Directors
The Academic Technology Service Directors (ATSDs) serve as the primary directors of technology to each academic unit. Through strategic partnerships, the ATSDs ensure that each school's faculty and student technology needs are recognized and fulfilled by the Office of Information Technology.
While specializing in the differential teaching and research solutions relevant to each academic area, this team of embedded technology leaders advocates for the academic unit, support the university and work to integrate academic outcomes through SMU's shared technology platforms.
Academic Technology Operations
Academic Technology Operations serves to manage SMU’s collective stack of course management and eLearning technology systems. Anchored by Canvas, SMU’s instructional technology systems depend upon steady administration and integration in order to best enable the spectrum of courses and programs they serve. OIT’s Academic Technology Operations group ensures that SMU’s instructional systems function to maximize instructional experiences.
Research Technology Services
The Research Technology Services team works closely with SMU’s academic and research communities to scope technology needs and to provide consultation and innovative solutions that support SMU’s goals of ascending research excellence.
Online Production Services
SMU faculty and subject matter experts developing a new online courses and programs are provided with support from the SMU Online Production Services (OPS) team.
The OPS team is responsible for the end-to-end initial design, and preparation of online courses and programs within the SMU Global & Online delivery and facilitation unit. The team also collaborates with stakeholders across SMU to advance online teaching quality and other digital learning initiatives.