Campus Research Centers & Communities
Center for Integrative Spatial Research | ISB 450
CISR is focused on integrating state-of-of-the-art spatial technology and methods (geographic information systems, global positioning systems, remote sensing, spatial modeling/statistics) with pressing interdisciplinary research and fostering cross-domain cooperation in the application of these tools.
CISR manages both a research and teaching facility specializing in state-of-the-art spatial technology, software applications, and data. The Center also includes hardware and software for image processing and geospatial analysis, as well as a wide array of ancillary and supporting equipment.
Center for Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences | First floor of Social Sciences 2
CSASS provides statistical and methodological support to the research missions of all departments within the Division of Social Sciences by providing free statistical consulting and quantitative training workshops.
A new Center of Excellence in Data Science Research will develop new foundational research in data-driven discovery and decision making and provide a forum for researchers in industry and academia to exchange ideas and develop practical solutions to data science challenges.
The Digital Humanities Research Cluster, supported by the Institute for Humanities Research, is a community of Faculty, Students, and Staff engaged in using technology to define new modes of research, analysis, publication, teaching and learning.
We host both regular and special events, including a lecture series, hands-on workshops, and reading groups. Join our mailing list to learn more.
Resources for using technology on campus. Look here for Instructional and Research Support services. You can also find Best Practices for Accessibility, Fair Use, and IRB.
Teaching with Technology
FITC (Faculty Instructional Technology Center)
1330 McHenry Library | Take the South Elevator or stairs to the first floor
This suite offers instructors, graduate students and support staff a collection of related services and flexible spaces supporting instructional technologies, innovations in teaching and collaboration while supporting instructor’s ability to imagine and develop innovative, accessible course materials.
Interested in creating new modes of teaching and connecting with students? The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to supporting the development of new Hybrid and Online Learning opportunities.
The primary goal for the use of technology for teaching at UCSC is to improve student learning. Hybrid and online courses offer the possibility of more engaging learning experiences, more interaction among students and instructors, increased student success, and greater access to information.
- Find Tutorials for accessibility and pedagogy tools
- Interested in Teaching with Omeka? Learn from Elaine Sullivan (History), Teaching with Omeka (Working with Omeka Symposium, UCSC, 2015)
- Wondering about the field of Digital Pedagogy? A digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology | Hybrid Pedagogy Journal
Working with Digital Research Data
The University Library assists UCSC faculty, staff, researchers and graduate students with strategies and tools for organizing, managing and preserving research data throughout the research data life cycle. Learn more:
- Manage your Research Data
- Build a Data Management Plan
- Publish and Share your Data
- Preserve your Data
Get Started on a Digital Project
- Build a website with the Campus WordPress Service
- Academic Divisional Computing Tutorials
- More resources for starting digital projects
- Learn more about Creative Commons Licenses and copyright
- Find best practices for designing Multimedia Assignments:
- Creating Multimedia Assignment (FITC)
- Ensuring Student Success with Multimedia Assignments (Digital Scholarship Commons)
- Resources for students:
- Audio recording in the Digital Scholarship Commons
- New workstations with video capture, audio editing, and animation software in the Digital Scholarship Commons
- Making Audio and Video Recordings