Mission, Vision & Values

University Center for Teaching and Learning Mission, Values and Vision logo The mission of The Teaching Center is to inspire excellence and innovation in teaching, learning and scholarly activities at the University of Pittsburgh. The University Center for Teaching and Learning endeavors to achieve this mission by:

● Providing expertise in instructional design and development

● Developing and supporting teaching and learning environments

● Effectively applying current and emerging instructional technologies

● Delivering services for the assessment, measurement and evaluation of teaching

● Collaborating with University partners and external colleagues

● Delivering professional creative and production services for University events and activities

● Providing superior service to the University community

University Center for Teaching and Learning Mission, Values and Vision logo The Teaching Center will be nationally and internationally recognized as a model resource center for teaching, learning and technology in higher education. Because we are integral to the success of the University of Pittsburgh, we:

● are leaders in the innovative use of scholarly research in teaching and learning

● are leaders in the innovative use of technology in support of teaching, learning and scholarly activities

● incorporate learning research and best practices in faculty development that promote quality course design and the effective integration of technology in teaching and learning

● provide high-quality, mission-critical services to the University

University Center for Teaching and Learning Mission, Values and Vision logo Our work is guided by these values, and we are committed to:

Excellence in all we do

Collaboration within and beyond the University

Innovation to find and apply best practices

Service to the University community