Mission and vision

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning is committed to student learning, undergraduate inquiry and teaching development.

The Taylor Institute advances the work of better understanding and improving student learning, and the teaching approaches and practices that facilitate learning. 

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning is dedicated to enriching the quality and breadth of learning at the University of Calgary. It is at once a building for innovation, a community of colleagues, and a collection of activities dedicated to better understanding and improving student learning. The Taylor Institute connects people from across campus and beyond to inspire and be inspired by new pedagogical thought, conversation, and practice. 

The Institute is a cornerstone of the University’s Eyes High vision and strategy. Our mandate embodies the strategy’s three foundational commitments of sharpening focus on research and scholarship, enriching the quality and breadth of student learning, and fully integrating the University with the community.

Three different groups, each with a distinct focus, make up the Taylor Institute, with a common purpose of better understanding and improving student learning.

The office of the Academic Director provides leadership and visioning for the Taylor Institute, and supports the scholarship of teaching and learning.

The Educational Development Unit supports the teaching development of instructors and graduate students, curriculum development, course and instructional design, and integration of learning technologies.

The College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation provides undergraduate students with opportunities for inquiry-based learning, undergraduate research and experiential learning.

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