The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning is at once a building for innovation, a community of colleagues, and a collection of activities dedicated to better understanding and improving student learning. The Institute gathers people from across campus to inspire and be inspired by new pedagogical thought, conversation, and practice. The building was made possible by a generous donation by the Taylor Family Foundation to realize these goals and was designed with great attention to transparency, inquiry, collaboration, and flexibility.
The Institute's first floor is envisioned as an environment for creative practice and inquiry in teaching and learning, and the second floor houses the workspaces of the units of the Taylor Institute.
The Gallery (on the first floor) is an informal space for conversation, creative thinking, studying, and playing the piano. Requests for any other work-day use of the gallery (e.g., exhibits) associated with University of Calgary courses will be dealt with on a one-on-one basis. (All uses outside of regular business hours or not associated with University of Calgary courses will go through Conference and Events Management. See the Principles & Policies below.)
Anyone using these spaces should first read the Principles and Policies for Taylor Institute Spaces.
The Taylor Institute's first-floor customizable learning spaces are dedicated to intentional teaching and learning projects conducted in University of Calgary courses. Courses that have been hosted in the Taylor Institute are listed here.
When there is space available, the Taylor Institute welcomes members of the campus community to host activities designed to better understand and improve student learning and the teaching that facilitates that learning.
On weekends and after 5pm on weekdays, the campus and broader community may rent the Taylor Institute's atrium, forum, and gallery for learning events through Conferences and Events Management.
Videographers and photographers who wish to shoot in the Taylor Institute must book one of the public spaces through Conference and Event Management. If capturing footage where people are recognizable, videographers/photographers must ensure the appropriate waivers are in place. When filming in a public space, a notice must be set up advising people of filming/photography happening during the designated time. In order to limit disruption to student learning and the activities of the Taylor Institute, filming and photography is limited to weekends and weekdays after 5:00pm. To book one of the Taylor Institute's spaces for filming/photography, please contact Michelle Pellerin at Conference and Event Management (403-210-7558, firstname.lastname@example.org ).