Tom Lewis directs Academic Experience Design & Delivery (AXDD) for University of Washington Information Technology. His team advances teaching, learning, collaboration, and the broader academic experience by partnering with faculty, students, and staff to understand the breadth and depth of their work and inquiry, discovering unmet needs, and offering technologies that address these needs. AXDD implements and integrates UW online tools, open source and vendor solutions, and cloud services—course delivery tools, email and productivity platforms, the university portal, mobile applications, and data analytics software—that help faculty teach more effectively, smooth students’ transitions through their UW careers, and help the UW community accomplish productivity tasks and everyday work. Tom’s staff includes software engineers, user experience designers, technical writers, project managers, business analysts, and data scientists. He also coordinates campus-wide projects involving academic technology and enterprise efforts involving cloud-computing resources. He is a recovering political scientist.
This ECAR case study from the University of Washington discusses the key findings of the University of Washington “Conversations with UW Researchers” project and the UW 2008 Faculty Survey on Learning and Scholarly Technologies.