Over the past spring and summer, the Division of Information Technology collaborated with the Office of the Provost to design and administer surveys to students and instructional faculty and staff regarding their experiences with academic technology. More than 500 instructional faculty and staff participated and were eligible to enter a prize drawing. We learned a lot from the survey results, including that that a majority of both instructors and students believe that academic technology enhances their teaching or learning. The responses will be used to establish priorities and pace for improvements to academic technology and classroom spaces.

We are pleased to announce that John Macintosh won the instructional faculty and staff prize drawing for the Microsoft Surface or iPad Pro! John is a Ph.D. candidate in English completing a dissertation on the representation of labor and precarity in contemporary fiction. As a proud member of Fearless Student Employees and a graduate worker, John teaches courses on U.S., hemispheric, and LGBT literatures; the novel; and blended academic writing. Congratulations to John!