Sparking curiosity, transforming learning

Taylor Institute Unit Plan 2020-25

TI Unit Plan

Together we create extraordinary student learning experiences

In 2012, the University of Calgary embarked on a bold path to become one of the top five research-intensive universities in Canada with the launch of the Eyes High strategic direction. The strategy outlines three foundational commitments to guide our collective journey: sharpening the focus on research, enriching the quality and breadth of learning, and connecting with community.

It sparked the establishment of a teaching and learning portfolio in 2012 and, later, the generous $40-million donation from the Taylor Family Foundation that led to the building of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Since the inauguration of the Taylor Institute in 2016, our campus community’s unparalleled commitment to enriching the quality and breadth of learning has driven expansive growth in teaching and learning programming, research and initiatives.

Our Vision

Our Vision

Inspiring the University of Calgary to be a globally recognized leader in postsecondary teaching and learning.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Strengthening teaching and learning communities, cultures and practices at the University of Calgary.

Our Values

Our Values

Care. Connection. Courage.

Priority 1

Foster innovation in evidence-based teaching and learning

Priority 2

Develop experiential learning opportunities

Priority 3

Expand impact and connect communities

Priority 4

Advance equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI) and Indigenous perspectives

Priority 5

Meaningfully develop our team and our workplace culture