IATL's core business is:
- to respond to the University’s 2015 strategy critically and creatively in order to produce a distinctive Warwick student experience;
- to inspire and support the University’s Teaching and Learning strategy;
- to work with departments to embed research- and practice-based learning in the curriculum;
- to promote the vision of an inclusive academic community where learners, teachers and researchers are all seen as scholars and collaborators in the common pursuit of knowledge;
- to foster a pedagogy that is committed to innovation, interdisciplinarity, inclusiveness and internationalism in priority areas such as academic literacy and physical and virtual learning spaces;
- to raise the prestige of teaching and learning at Warwick and in the wider community.
IATL's objectives are:
- to achieve a distinctive student experience at Warwick ;
- to implement widely research-based and practice-based learning;
- to implement widely Open-space Learning;
- to provide interdisciplinary modules to all students;
- to engage with key international partners (e.g. Monash);
- to support academic literacy skills in partnership (academic writing, student as researcher, feedback);
- to work in inclusive and effective partnerships with service and support departments;
- to work directly, and indirectly through service and support departments, with academics to create, promote, and disseminate best practice in pedagogy;
- to disseminate good practice beyond the University to make Warwick an internationally recognised centre of pedagogic excellence.
IATL's scope is:
- to produce excellence through pedagogic interventions, course development and special events, in collaboration with departments and other University partners, and through tightly focused project grants and fellowship schemes;
- to support strategic development in teaching and learning through collaboration and co-funding with service departments in the University;
- to identify, develop and disseminate innovative pedagogies that reflect the needs of Warwick students;
- to produce new practice to support research and development in new and emergent areas.