CMU Technology Awareness and Training Team (TATT) - About

​The Technology Awareness and Training Team (TATT) was created and efforts were launched throughout the Summer of 2018. The team is based within the Office of Information Technology, but our collaboration and impact are University-wide.

Team Objectives:

  1. Creating an awareness of enterprise (and other useful) technologies (software, hardware, systems, +) that are available for use across the CMU community;
  2. Coordinating, creating, offering, and facilitating general and customized training materials and opportunities for all users;
  3. Assisting users with the tasks of identifying and implementing the technologies that best suit their needs to achieve a goal, overcome a challenge, improve an experience, simplify a task, save time or money, and more;
  4. Championing creative use and best practices throughout implementation and use;
  5. Providing a connection to ongoing support for users;
  6. Reviewing survey data and welcoming information contributions and proposals from parties that are interested in collaborating on efforts in an order of established priority.





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Brian A. Roberts
Title: Coordinator of Instructional Technology and TATT Team Leader
@CMU since 1997 as staff
Phone: 989-774-2116
Office: Park 311

Brian has worn a lot of different hats in his career, prior to and, at CMU; photojournalist, photographer, web developer, multimedia producer, instructional technologist, trainer, instructor, writer, presenter, moderator, project manager, consultant, event planner, cheerleader, nerd, fire fighter, and more. He thrives on being an all-around friend, colleague, and resource to students, faculty, and staff. 

His favorite part about his job is that he gets to learn a little bit about a lot of things via interactions with faculty, staff, and students from a wide variety of disciplines, departments, and organizations throughout the CMU community. Sure, this can make him dangerous at cocktail parties, but it also helps him maintain a grasp on the needs, wishes, challenges, and solutions that exist across the University landscape.

Brian loves facilitating the process of connecting those in need with the technology and training that allows them to be successful.
 
Away from work, Roberts enjoys spending time with amazing wife (Courtney) and daughter (Avery), quality time with friends and family, attending CMU sporting events, boating, traveling, listening to music, entertaining, adventure seeking, and road tripping with the stereo cranked up and the top off of his beloved Jeep Wrangler. 

Brian A. Roberts portrait




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Chania Williams
Title:  TATT Graduate Assistant

@CMU since 2015 Undergrad/Grad

Chania has been attending CMU since 2015, first as an Undergraduate Student and currently as a Graduate Student. She received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology and a Global Certificate in Cultural Competency on May 4th, 2019. Upon graduating, she realized how much she loved attending CMU and decided to pursue her Master of Science in Administration with a concentration in Health Services. She is expected to graduate in May 2021.

Chania is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma but grew up in Flint, Michigan. Growing up in Flint, Michigan, and dealing first hand with the Flint Water Crisis was what drove her to select her undergraduate degree and ignited her passion for wanting to help people. This is why she was so excited to join the TATT team.

Her favorite part of her GA position is being able to aide faculty, staff and students on campus in learning the different tools they have access to and how to integrate them into their day to day life effectively. She realized during her undergrad career that there is so much technology offered through CMU but that not everyone knows they have access to it.

When she is not in the office or going to school full-time Chania can be found lying in a hammock on a sunny day, reading, being a geek, painting, cooking, singing and playing guitar.