Allsion Soult
Allison Soult

August 01, 2018


College/Unit: Chemistry

What services do you and your teammates provide to campus?

I’m a Senior Lecturer and the Director of General Chemistry.  I teach CHE 103 each semester to about 225 students and coordinate the 100-level chemistry classes. We have between 2500-3000 enrolled each semester in a variety of lecture, recitation, and laboratory courses taught by a team of instructors and teaching assistants.

Tell us about your collaboration with ITS and the ITS services that your department utilizes:

We use a variety technology in all of our courses so ITS plays an integral role in everything we do. All of our general chemistry courses rely heavily on Canvas to make sure all students have access to the information and tools they need to be successful in the course. In addition to announcements and grades, students can use Canvas to access course content, online homework, Echo360 recordings, and resources for help. ITS has provided training, support, and troubleshooting for all of the equipment as we’ve adapted to the new technology, especially in the Jacobs Science Building where most of our courses are taught. Additionally, they are always willing to help when we want to try something new or different in the classroom or the computer labs, such as Doceri or ExamSoft. 

 

ITS has also provided grants I’ve received for development of an online course and an eLII grant for teaching hybrid courses and two MOOCs. In addition to the financial support, they have been an excellent source of help and resources, such as the Faculty Media Depot. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many people in ITS on a variety of projects both large and small, well beyond what I’ve mentioned here. Even though we sometimes come up with some far-fetched ideas, they always seem to find a way to make them happen.