The Technology Integration Program (formerly known as the Teaching Technology Assistance Program, or TTAP) helps faculty implement new technologies in their courses. Each participating instructor is paired with an undergraduate Student Technology Consultant (STC), who has been trained to help determine how to best address their and their students' needs. STCs provide suggestions and/or recommendations about technologies that support faculty members' teaching preferences, students' learning styles, and course structures.
First and foremost, Student Technology Consultants ensure that classroom technology works as intended so that instructors can focus on teaching the course content and students can concentrate on learning.
They provide support in a number of ways, including:
Walking around the room to answer questions from students
Presenting the technology to the class
Developing resources and tutorials for student reference
Providing face-to-face support, web conferencing, "office hours," email support, or help sessions outside of class.
Examples of previous technology integration requests include: student-authored podcasts, presenting research through WordPress, and chronicling climate conversations through Google Maps.
"[The Student Technology Consultant] is awesome. I spent an hour with her when I was trying to complete Blog 5. She sat down with me and went through everything step by step."
"... I've never had someone so available to get in touch with for assignments similar to this or any other and it was extremely helpful."
A Student Technology Consultant's role differs from that of a teaching, graduate, or learning assistant. Their priority is to provide short-term, just-in-time support for a technology being introduced. The Student Technology Consultants:
do not provide grading, exam proctoring, or substitute teaching
are students first: they may have limited availability during midterms and finals
are scheduled to work based on their course schedule
only attend class sessions requiring technical assistance.