The Technology and Institutional Research
division of Merced College (TIR for short) is made up of four departments.
- Information Technology Services (ITS)
under the leadership of Donald Peterson provides the backbone of the technology services including all of the computer systems, networks,
telecommunications services, and the software and staff to keep the college humming on a daily basis. The ITS department
also provides service and support desk functions for the college staff and faculty.
- Online Education Systems
under the leadership of Steven Alexander provides and
maintains all of our services associated with our distance
education or online class offerings. The department includes a
full time Student Helpdesk to support the technology needs of
all of our students and also provides training and support for
our faculty who teach online.
Grants and Institutional Research department under
the leadership of Cherie Davis,
which as the
name implies, develop and pursue grants for the college and also
provide and administer the research services needed for grants
and for required state and federal reports.
The Learning Resources Center
(LRC) under the leadership of Dr.
Susan Walsh is more than just a library as the signage on the building
states. The LRC is a modern state-of-the-art department
providing all kinds of information and reference services both
in traditional printed form and in electronic and audio visual
forms. The LRC also provides instructional services
directly to students to assist them in learning
to use all of our reference and research
facilities. The LRC also includes a complete
Audio Visual department to support our faculty
in the classrooms, again providing
state-of-the-art equipment and training.
Co-Interim Associate VP -
Technology & Institutional
Donald Peterson, Director of
Information Technology Services
PH: 209-384-6182 § Email:
Co-Interim Associate VP
- Technology & Institutional
Dr. Susan Walsh, Director of
Learning Resources Center
PH: 209-384-6082 § Email: