Mission, Focus, and Values

Mission: The University at Albany's Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership promotes and supports evidence-based teaching and professional practice to improve faculty careers and increase student learning.
 
Focus: To fulfill our mission, ITLAL provides professional development to faculty, instructors, and graduate students. Our programs and services focus on these key areas:

  • Teaching and learning support to foster exemplary teaching practice
  • Career support for faculty at all levels on their path to and through promotion and tenure
  • Professional development and support for graduate students on their path to the professoriate

Values: ITLAL acts upon the following values:

  • Responsiveness
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Shared leadership and collective responsibility
  • Professional integrity
  • Ethical practice and confidentiality
  • Creativity and originality
  • Teamwork and collaboration