Mission and Values

The University at Albany's Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership serves as an agent for innovation and transformation, to foster excellence in university teaching and learning practices. Toward this goal, the Institute provides programs of professional enhancement to the faculty and instructional staff.
The Institute focuses on three areas:

  • Promoting teaching effectiveness and innovation, both in the traditional classroom and online
  • Facilitating academic paths to success in teaching, research, service and leadership
  • Supporting graduate student instructors in professional preparedness and development of exemplary teaching practices

The individuals who work within ITLAL strive to act upon the following values:

  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Respect for diversity
  • Leadership at all levels
  • Professional integrity
  • Creativity and originality
  • Individual and collective responsibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Responsiveness & follow-through
  • Reliability