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AT has home

Academic Technology has a new home

Tufts' academic technology (AT) department has moved to a new location at 16 Dearborn Road on the Medford/Somerville campus. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses for AT staff will remain the same. The general department number is (617) 627-3004.

Academic Technology (AT) provides guidance and professional advice on using technology in support of teaching and research initiatives.

To learn more about the services offered by Academic Technology, the university community is invited to the department's open house on Friday, December 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 16 Dearborn Road. Refreshments will be served.

The department offers services that are organized into three areas: Faculty development and support, curricular technologies and research computing. The AT staff includes specialists in learning assessment, educational technology design, information technology grants writing and research and scientific computing. In addition, AT's technical breadth spans enterprise database design, application programming, systems administration, media development and consulting on technology planning and strategy.

Through its community education initiative, AT also sponsors the Austin Lecture Series and several brown bag luncheons each semester. These series feature speakers whose research informs the practice of using technology to enhance teaching and learning. They provide an opportunity for Tufts faculty and students to hear outside experts in the field as well as learn about the work being done at Tufts.

AT's recently redesigned internal grants program (A Partnership in Technology: Academic Technology's Faculty Grants Program) will partner grant recipients with an AT staff member who will provide assistance with project design, management and development throughout the grant period. Each grantee will receive up to $30,000 worth of AT staff time (600 hours) over the grant year. Such grant support will include assisting with project management, design and development as well as assistance in transitioning the project to become a suitable proposal for larger, external funding sources. This grant program replaces the TTT Fellowship, Audit and Selective Excellence Internal Grants Programs.

For more information about AT, visit the department's web site at