Movin' on Up: Senior Academic Technology Officer Roles

Wednesday, February 20 | 11:45AM–12:30PM PT | San Simeon, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Learn why a senior academic technology officer (SATO) role is important for higher ed institutions. You'll will have the opportunity to hear leadership stories and learn from experienced SATOs about core SATO job duties, common services they lead, and critical partnerships they develop to champion strategic and transformational teaching and learning efforts. You'll also be given time to begin thinking and discussing your own career management strategy for "moving up" to a SATO position or working more closely with SATOs.

Outcomes: Understand core senior academic technology leaders' skills/knowledge * Understand why senior academic technology leaders are crucial to strategic higher ed teaching and learning efforts and why partnership development is a critical SATO skill * List 3 professional development strategies to invest in over the next year to gain SATO skills/knowledge


  • Donalee Attardo

    Senior Director, Academic Technology, University of Minnesota
  • Linda Jorn

    Assoc Vice Provost for Learning Technologies & Dir Acad. Tech, DoIT, Retiree, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jennifer Sparrow

    Senior Manager, Strategic Accounts, Amazon Web Services

Resources & Downloads

  • Movin On Up Senior Academic Technology Officer Roles Handout

    Updated on 11/26/2019
  • Movin On Up Senior Academic Technology Officer Roles

    Updated on 11/26/2019