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Terms of Reference

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.