Catalyzing excellence & innovation in teaching, learning and the use of educational technology.
Purpose and mission
The Academic Development Centre (ADC) is committed to fostering teaching excellence and innovation in support of learning.
Faculty and staff of the ADC offer professional development services, initiatives, and programs to the Mount Royal community that support: classroom and online teaching, the use of learning technologies for faculty and students, curriculum development and principles of assessment, scholarly teaching and scholarship of teaching and learning, web-based instructional design, media production, and audio/video conferencing. The work of the ADC is guided by the University's institutional goals and aims, and by recommendations in the Academic Plan.
The following values provide the framework for establishing priorities, guiding decision-making and engaging in planning and evaluation. These values represent the manner in which we aspire to serve our stakeholders.
We bring a spirit of Collaboration and Community
with a view to providing Support and Service
in a Responsive and Proactive manner,
following the principles and practices of Innovation and Creativity,
with a view to engaging in Evidence-Based and Scholarly Practice to inform our work.
Teaching and learning
Mount Royal University prides itself on quality learner-centred instruction. The Academic Development Centre plays a key role in developing teaching excellence at Mount Royal by offering programs and initiatives tailored to faculty at various stages in their teaching careers.
Curriculum and assessment
The ADC's services and initiatives directed at curriculum and assessment are intended to:
The Academic Development Centre works with Mount Royal faculty, students, and instructional staff to assist them in integrating educational technologies into classroom teaching and learning practice. Much of this work is accomplished by individual consultation relative to the selection of technologies and application strategies that will most appropriately serve, or achieve their teaching and learning needs and goals, and therefore help to ensure learning success.