Movin' on Up: Senior Academic Technology Officer Roles

Tuesday, March 05 | 3:00PM–3:45PM ET
Session Type: Virtual
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

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  • Slides

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 3/13/2019
  • Transcript

    94 KB, pdf - Updated on 3/13/2019
  • Recording

    Updated on 7/14/2021