Academic Media & Technology
About Academic Media & Technology

Our name, Academic Media & Technology (AM&T), is descriptive of what our team is doing now and the new activities we expect to undertake with you in the future. Our goal is to deliver expert and attentive service to all our clients. Our team and I welcome your comments on any aspect of our services at any time.

The following is a brief synopsis of AM&T units and services along with pointers to relevant Web sites:

The Instructional Technology Group provides easy access to course web and related services through the instructional web server (classes.yale.edu), individual consulting and group workshops for instructors, and software development services to Yale faculty engaged in technology-enhanced teaching (www.yale.edu/instruct).

The Instructional Innovation Grants Program communicates, coordinates, and administers the resources and grant programs available to Yale faculty in support of teaching innovation (www.yale.edu/iig).

Student Computing Services, with a staff of over 50 undergraduate and graduate Computing Assistants, supports Arts and Sciences student computing on personal machines in college residences and in our campus computing clusters and labs (www.yale.edu/studentcomputing).

Cluster Support Services maintains over 300 public student general use Windows and Macintosh computing cluster machines and provides for subscribing departments computing cluster hardware and software and general-use kiosk support (www.yale.edu/cluster).

The FAS IT Support Program, guided by planning based in each department, provides baseline information technology access and ongoing support for all faculty and instructors in FAS (www.yale.edu/fsp).

Workstation and Server Support provides "tier 2" support for technical workstations (Unix and NT) within the FAS IT Support program and via contract for research systems (www.yale.edu/wss).

The Yale Center for Media Initiatives (CMI) works with faculty to utilize technology in unique and intellectually stimulating ways that complement their existing curricula. Some examples include a multimedia-rich Web portal for a film studies seminar, a live, guided tour of remotely located telescopes broadcast via satellite, and online courses offered both on-campus and to alumni. The latest technology, together with staff experienced in course development, user interface design, graphic design and video production offer faculty limitless possibilities to realize their pedagogical goals using media (www.yale.edu/cmi) .

Media Services provides traditional photography services (shoot, print, enlarge, duplicate, etc.) as well as an increasing number of digital image services including capture, image media conversion and digital image tuning and more. Media Services provides video capture via student or professional cameramen, video duplication and media conversion, analog and digital editing, including support of a set of student video editing facilities, special projects production and consulting, and administers a new broadcast-quality video studio with linkages available to the major TV and radio networks. Media Services supports over 100 Technology Classrooms with built-in capabilities for displaying media. Over 40 of the rooms can also display laptop computer output. Media Services also offers limited portable equipment for check-out as well as consultation services (www.yale.edu/ms).

The Social Science Research Services offers a range of technical support from consultation on data management strategies to highly customized projects involving data collection, analysis, design, and publication solutions. SSRS provides technical support and project management, particularly in statistical data base applications, for research projects involving complex data collection and data management tasks. SSRS provides support for the design and implementation of Internet-based data collection, access, and analysis systems. The Social Science Statistical Laboratory (Statlab), a unit in SSRS, provides classrooms and laboratory facilities for Social Science statistical computing and a statistical information center for Social Science teaching, research and quantitative analysis; in-depth consulting for statistical software, quantitative methods, Social Science data resources, geospatial resources and analysis, and technical developments relevant to Social Science computing (www.yale.edu/ssrs).

The AM&T Library Systems Group works in partnership with the University Library's Systems Office to provide deep technical support for major Library systems including Orbis, the Elsiver Science Server, the Yale Finding Aids, Electronic databases such as the Patrologia Latina and various digital library projects.

The Yale Film Study Center is home to a substantial collection of film, video, laserdisc, DVD and related materials for local use and checkout. The Center includes onsite screening rooms and individual viewing facilities and also supervises Yale's 35mm film theater in the Whitney Humanities Center (www.yale.edu/filmstudy/).

The Webteam supports web pages and related services used throughout Academic Media & Technology and, in partnership with the Office of the University Printer, provides primary administration of the University's Web site (www.yale.edu/webmaster).


Certifying authority: Charles Powell
Director, Academic Media & Technology
URL: http://www.yale.edu/amt
Last update: 12.01.03

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