Collaborate's services reflect the instructional technology goals and priorities of the students, faculty, and Deans of the College of Letters and Science, as well as affiliated campus units. In order to successfully execute Collaborate's objectives and continually reflect instructional needs, we have partnered with several campus entities. These partnerships have allowed us to increase the impact of Collaborate funds by leveraging existing campus resources.
Housed in Kerr Hall, Instructional Development aims to help faculty members in all aspects of teaching. This may include consulting on effective teaching techniques, providing grant funding for individual innovative curricular development, or improving classroom presentation through professional production of course materials.
Collaborate partners with Instructional Development to meet instructional enhancement priorities:
- General Assignment Classrooms (physical enhancements)
- GauchoSpace Support (pedagogical enhancements)
- GauchoCast video capture (virtual access enhancements)
Enterprise Technology Services (ETS)
Established in October 2013, ETS consolidated six campus IT organizations in the Academic Affairs and Administrative Services divisions. ETS contributes to UCSB's research, teaching, and community service goals by providing a central resource for the efficient delivery of IT infrastructure, project management, and enterprise application services.
Collaborate partners with ETS on the following projects:
- Wireless network access
- Student Support (UCSBnetID and student email)
- Calendaring service (through Connect: Communication, Calendaring & Collaboration Service)
- Connect Box (file storage, launched November 2015)
- Campus email (through Connect, projected 2016 launch)
Student Affairs Information Systems and Technology (SIS&T)
The SIS&T team provides end-to-end computing services and technology solutions to Student Affairs and the Graduate Division, including planning, architecture, project management, applications and database development, business intelligence/data analysis services, marketing & communications, and production operations of 130+ mission-critical information systems and applications. SIS&T also houses student academic data, in support of the Registrar's office.
Collaborate partners with SIS&T on the following projects:
- Academic Advising Applications
- Course Waitlists
Other Academic Colleges & Schools
The College of Letters and Science maintains open communication with UCSB's other Colleges and Schools, providing campuswide technology enhancements. These academic units contribute resources, extending the reach of Collaborate's valuable services.
Collaborate partners with the following Colleges & Schools:
- College of Engineering
- Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
- Gevirtz Graduate School of Education