Instructional Technology Enthusiast and Administrator
Dr. Andy is the Associate Academic Director of Academic Technology Services at UC Davis. In that capacity, he oversees the Faculty Support Team, he edits The Wheel: The Instruction Technology Blog of UC Davis, he coordinates the monthly meetings of the DOLCE (Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education) Program and the Faculty Panels Program, and he consults with UC Davis faculty to determine ways that he and members of his team can best help faculty inspire students to meet their learning goals. Beginning in 2013, Dr. Andy chaired the UC Davis Learning Management System Working Group, charged with investigating potential replacements for Sakai, the engine that run the UC Davis Learning Management System, SmartSite. Canvas was chosen as the replacement for SmartSite, and it is due to be rolled out in fall, 2016.
Previous to his administrative work for Academic Technology Services, Dr. Andy coordinated the Faculty Mentoring Faculty Program for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, coordinated and hosted the yearly Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology, and helped to coordinate the quarterly More Thoughtful Teaching symposia (with the help of Drs. Leslie Madsen-Brooks and Mikaela Huntzinger). From 1997 to 2004, Dr. Andy also coordinated the Computer-Aided Instruction Program of the University Writing Program and the Department of English.
Current members of his Faculty Support Team include Cheryl Diermyer, Instructional Designer; Steve Faith, Faculty Technology Training Coordinator; and Fernando Socorro, Faculty Technology Training Coordinator.