Teaching & Research
Information Technology Services, primarily through its Academic Computing Services division, supports campus teaching and scholarly activities through a broad array of support services, specialized personnel, and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Each academic division has a faculty liaison, housed near the geographic center of the division for easy access, who guides individual faculty and the division's academic departments in the use of new media, emerging technologies and best-practices pedagogy, and who procures and manages a broad array of disclipline-specific software, classroom and computer laboratory spaces for instruction and research.
Faculty Support: Academic Computing Managers
Three Academic Computing Managers (ACMs) are faculty liaisons assigned to specific academic departments, roughly along divisional lines—each ACM's office is located near the geographic center of the division to which they are assigned (the Director of the Language Resource Center fulfills this same role for departments that provide language instruction). The disciplinary focus of the ACM helps them cultivate closer intellectual connections with their faculty and maintain familiarity with the pedagogical and scholarly traditions of their areas as well as keep track of new practices in the digital realm. [Learn more]
ITS's Instructional Media Services group maintains over 100 classroom spaces with some level of digital presentation support, from ceiling mounted data projector and screen to a full complement of projection equipment, Mac and/or Windows computers, and audio equipment. [Learn more]
Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Wesleyan faculty can use Moodle to manage a wide variety of digital communications with their students: offering documents for download, hosting discussion forums, managing digital assignments, and more. [Learn more]
Hosted Server Options
ITS can provide options for server access to serve pedagogical needs. There are various options for this service. An ITS Academic Computing Manager will meet with the faculty to discuss and determine the best option. [Learn more]
WesScholar is Wesleyan's open-access digital repository of scholarly work produced by faculty, students and staff. [Learn more]
There are 8 public computer labs on campus that provide a variety of equipment and a large array of productivity, multimedia, and discipline-specific software. Consultants are on duty most hours. One lab, the ST Lab, is open 24/7 and the Olin Lab is open during Library hours. [Learn more]
The Language Resource Center in Fisk Hall 207 has video cameras, audio recorders, mics and tripods for loan to students as well as faculty and staff. Learn more here.
Academic (Technology) Roundtable lunches are designed to promote conversation, cooperation and the sharing of information, ideas and resources among faculty members, librarians, graduate students and staff. Topics are far-ranging: student life, faculty career development, scholarship and publishing, pedagogy, and trends and emerging technologies in libraries and computing. Meetings take place at noon in Usdan 108 (unless specified otherwise) and include a buffet lunch. No RSVP necessary.
The Media Database contains collections created by faculty and staff of over 55 thousand images, together with a smaller number of video and audio files. Collections may be private, restricted to the Wesleyan domain, or made public on the web. [Learn more]
Wesleyan provides a rich set of tools for computing-based research, including high-end linux compute servers and a centralized high-performance computing cluster, discpline-specific software, support for unix systems in faculty labs, and student-oriented tutoring services focused on campus computation resources. [Learn more]