University Committees:

In order to facilitate the appropriate use of technology at Tufts for teaching, learning and research, we participate actively on University-wide committees:

IT Leaders Forum (ITLF)
University Committee on Teaching and Faculty Development (UCTFD)
University Library Council (ULC)

These committees provide an opportunity for faculty and staff from Tufts’ different schools to work together to identify strategic and operational goals at Tufts and to determine how technology can be best used at Tufts to impact teaching, learning and research.

Professional & Consortial Affiliations:

Digital Preservation Network – DPN – Tufts is a member of the DPN consortium via UIT and the Libraries. This is an extension of our work in the Tufts Digital Library space and a strategic investment in preserving the scholarly record across institutions and cultural organizations for future scholars and the public more broadly.

DuraSpace – Tufts is a founding Gold Sponsor of DuraSpace. We participate actively in the open repository community in support of the Tufts Digital Library, sponsored jointly by UIT Educational & Scholarly Technology Services and Digital Collections & Archives.

EDUCAUSE – Tufts is a member institution of the leading national higher education IT professionals’ organization.

New Media Consortium (NMC) – We are a New Media Center and member of the New Media Consortium based on the portfolio of Tufts academic technology and new media projects reviewed by NMC.

NERCOMP (NorthEast Regional Computing Program) – Tufts is a member institution of the leading regional professional organization for higher education IT and Libraries, and we have participated actively on the NERCOMP Board of Trustees, as SIGMasters, and in presentations at the annual conference and throughout the year.

Sakai – Tufts is a Sakai Academic Partner. The university platform for teaching, learning, and collaboration — Trunk — is powered by Sakai, and Tufts staff, faculty, and students are engaged in the Sakai community, including teaching and learning groups, user experience groups, and technical architecture and functional enhancement groups.

Online Learning Consortium (OLC) – Tufts is an institutional member. The OLC offers a rich array of resources related to distance and blended learning. Create an account and affiliate yourself with “Tufts University” in your profile to access member benefits: OLC e-newsletter, workshop and conference discounts, publications and other research offerings, surveys and other instruments, and opportunities to connect with colleagues interested in distance and blended learning.