Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the University at Albany’s Institute for Teaching, Learning & Academic Leadership. We exist to serve the faculty and teaching staff through programs of instructional, curriculum and faculty development.

Our focus is support for advanced learning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students come to the university to develop perspectives, attitudes, skills, knowledge and habits of thought that contribute to their success in a complex world. They need to be increasingly adept in the analysis, evaluation, and management of expanding information. They also need to commit to professional practices guided by ethics and high standards. ITLAL provides opportunities for faculty and GTA’s to reflect on how best to help students achieve these purposes, how to put into practice the chosen tools and strategies, and how to assess their effectiveness.

We invite you to join us in the search for the best processes that move students to new levels of thinking. We seek your insights and your participation in ensuring that ITLAL continues to be a valuable resource for you and for all your colleagues at UAlbany.

Our doors are open. Come by and join us in this conversation.

Billie Franchini, Ph.D.