Academic Technology Services - Identifying, Advancing and Supporting your Academic Technology Initiatives

Supporting Professional Development

Supporting faculty and staff for success in the CSU

Providing systemwide training and consulting services, online tools for creating instructional technologies, conferences and communities for sharing exemplary practices can be achieved through the following ATS projects and services.

Here's a snapshot:

  • Annual Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) Conference
  • Annual MERLOT International Conference (MIC)
  • Nationally Recognized and Awarded Projects by the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL)
  • First Annual Business Conference on Online Teaching and Learning Developed by the Teaching Business Council


ATS Resource Description
Community of Academic Technology and Staff (CATS) Provides an on-going community of practice centered on effective use of academic technology. Annual conference provides opportunity for training and sharing best practices.
Directors of Academic Technology Online Community Join a listserv and discover campus practices on a wide-range of academic technology projects.
Teaching Commons: Business Access to CSU's online website for business faculty sharing teaching practices and resources in the business discipline.
Teaching Commons: Starter Kit Provides tools, templates and guidelines for CSU faculty communities creating and sustaining their own teaching commons for sharing exemplary educational practices.
MERLOT International Conference (MIC) Offers an annual international conference for sharing strategies for putting educational innovations into practice in higher education.
Professional Development for Accessibility Provides high-quality professional development resources and events offered by ATI staff, CSU campuses and external institutions and agencies.
Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) Provides expert support in developing academic technologies across the CSU.
Center for Usability in Design and Accessibility (CUDA) Provides research, training, tools and methodologies for usability and accessibility evaluation.
Pachyderm Provides a FREE, easy to use authoring tool for non-technical faculty and students to create online media rich instructional resources.