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Teaching & Learning Mission

Mission, Vision and Values


The Teaching and Learning Services Unit within the Department of Research and Learning, Public Services Division is comprised of first year (general education) instructional programs, activities and assessment, instructional technology support and development, user experience activities, coordination and creation of learning spaces, and the Terrapin Learning Commons and crosses all branches and staff within the libraries.  The mission of the Teaching and Learning Services Unit is to implement innovative instructional and assessment methodologies and tools, stay current on emerging pedagogical and curricular techniques, continue our strong partnerships with liaison librarians and continue to provide instructional leadership at a campus and national level. In addition, we aim to provide cutting-edge programming, services, and spaces as part of the operational functions of the Terrapin Learning Commons.


The Teaching and Learning Services Unit strives to become the instructional hub of the libraries by combining a strong student-centered focus with an equally robust model of collaboration and support for all those who conduct instruction within the libraries.


  • Being accountable for our work to our users and colleagues.
  • Developing close relationships with our users and colleagues.
  • Fostering creativity and innovation both within the unit and the libraries.
  • Providing high quality public service and maximizing user satisfaction.
  • Accomplishing quality work.

To see how we implement these goals, please see our Strategic Plan!