About Us

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning is a cornerstone of the University of Calgary’s Eyes High vision and strategy. The university adopted Eyes High in 2011, committing to enriching the quality and breadth of learning.

The Taylor Institute will take the lead in education innovation by bringing a unique, research-based approach to teaching and learning. Housed in a groundbreaking new building, the Taylor Institute will be a hub for enhancing teaching and learning experiences across campus. The institute was conceived as a collaboration between three interdependent units: the Office of Experiential Learning, the College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation, and the Educational Development Unit.

Educational Development Unit

The Educational Development Unit supports the development of teaching and learning capacity at the University of Calgary through continuous improvement, research-informed practice, and technology integration.

The EDU offers programs and support in the following areas:

  • Supporting faculty, instructors and graduate students to strengthen their teaching practice;
  • Developing and evaluating learning technologies, and supporting their integration into classrooms and teaching practices;
  • Planning or revising courses and instructional strategies to enrich student learning in face-to-face, blended and online environments;
  • Supporting curriculum mapping, assessment and improvement to enhance the quality of student experiences and outcomes across academic programs;
  • Promoting research-informed practice, and supporting and engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • Facilitating the development of a community of teaching and learning through individual and peer consultation, collaboration and mentorship.

The Educational Development Unit also administers the University of Calgary Teaching Awards and the University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants.

Structure of the EDU

The Educational Development Unit is organized into the following groups, which are supported by administrative staff:

  • Educational Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Instructional Design
  • Technology Integration

View the unit’s organizational chart.