LATIS exists to elevate liberal arts teaching, learning, and research

We are a team of high-level experts (most with liberal arts backgrounds, including some PhDs) that focus on three things:

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LATIS supports Innovative Scholarship of Faculty and Grad Students

We’re a team of highly-skilled, liberal arts-first experts that are passionate about the college mission and driven to help faculty and students succeed. We specialize in the technologies that are critical to liberal arts disciplines, and we strive to provide services that help faculty, students, and staff be innovative in their work. You will find us working one-on-one with PIs, teaching workshops for both researchers and instructors, facilitating college-wide process improvement initiatives, connecting people with experts around the U, managing the computing infrastructure needed to run entire departments, and distributing CLA’s internal grant funding. It is our job to foster a culture of innovation and make CLA a place where faculty and graduate students can do their best work.


Find out more about our services and what we are doing in the following sites:



emerging technologies, new services

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Online & Remote Teaching

migration support, workshops, etc.

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CLA Neighborhood

information for internal use


Partnerships and Collaborations

We work with a lot of friends. We invest in an extensive network across the University (and beyond) to connect our faculty, students, and staff to resources and to influence on their behalf.

  • DASH

    University Libraries

    LATIS works with the Libraries, and a few other units to collaborate on the Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities program. DASH supports faculty and students looking to employ digital methodologies and technologies in their teaching, research, and creative work.

  • OIT

    Office of Information Technology

    We are fortunate that University OIT provides core IT services like computer device support, networks, and server infrastructure for CLA. LATIS coordinates these services and works within the IT community to advocate on behalf of CLA community.

  • CEI

    Center for Educational Innovation

    We share a common mission with CEI to improve teaching and learning in the college and we value every opportunity collaborate on joint projects with this University office.

  • MSI

    Office of the VP for Research

    When researchers' needs exceed our infrastructure we collaborate with the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute (MSI) to provide the necessary computing power. We also work together with OVPR to make sure the University's resources serve liberal arts researchers.

  • CSOM

    Carlson School of Management

    LATIS Research serves liberal arts-focused faculty and grad students in multiple colleges, and we have a long-standing special relationship with Carlson that benefits both colleges. We share facilities and staff to provide the same level of service we offer to CLA.

  • BTAA

    Big Ten Academic Alliance

    We have developed relationships with peers in other Big Ten liberal arts and sciences colleges. These connections provide us the ability to work on joint projects and help faculty who work on cross-institution projects or may move from one institution to another.