Academics

Vision and Mission

Vision Statement

The Instructional Design Graduate Program of the University of Massachusetts Boston envisions itself as a powerful force in the development of the area’s foremost adult educators, whereby the systematic design of instruction that is the benchmark of the instructional design field is tempered by a profound respect for the individual learner. We believe in the transformational nature of workplace education so that every man and woman can achieve the highest level of skill and knowledge possible in order to attain his or her personal dreams. We envision our program as having that belief guide its core actions.

Mission Statement

The Instructional Design Graduate Program of the University of Massachusetts Boston will become the premier adult education program in the Northeast with both national and international recognition. As such, its core mission is to develop graduates who:

  • Understand and can use the instructional systems design process in the workplace;
  • Become leaders in the Adult Workforce Education field;
  • Become a positive influence on the people with whom they work and interact;
  • Can use new theory, tools, and technologies to attain desired educational outcomes.

To achieve its core mission, the program shall:

  • Maintain excellence in adult learning methodologies and techniques;
  • Provide innovative solutions for eLearning pedagogy;
  • Collaborate with the corporate world to keep current with industry trends;
  • Contribute to local area professional organizations;
  • Facilitate professional and career advancement of students;
  • Nurture academic research;
  • Create a dynamic learning environment for students and teachers alike.