York University provides a wealth of resources to assist educators in developing and implementing eLearning, Experiential Education, Student Experience and Internationalization projects.
The Teaching Commons
The Teaching Commons provides support and professional development for faculty members on effective pedagogy and good practice. Courses on how to create and implement eLearning and Experiential Education are available in a number of formats and may be customized to meet the needs of specific Faculties.
YU Experience Hub
The YU Experience Hub provides extensive support for recognized experiential education programs. Through a dedicated team of full-time staff, the YU Experience Hub identifies, structures and implements Experiential Education opportunities across York University. The YU Experience Hub also supports faculty members with respect to the logistics of launching and running experiential education opportunities for students.
Learning Technology Services
Learning Technology Services (LTS) provides assistance to faculty members who are interested in using technology to support, supplement or enhance their teaching and research. As a central support unit, LTS works closely with the Teaching Commons and with local Faculty technical support units to coordinate services. LTS services range from individual and project consultation to delivering workshops on implementing technologies into courses (e.g., Adobe Connect, Blog, Lecture Recording, Moodle, Personal Response System (PRS, Clickers), Surveys, Turnitin, Wiki).
Blended & Online Development (B.O.L.D.)
The B.O.L.D. team provides assistance to faculty who are interested in creating and implementing fully-online or blended eLearning courses. Staff from both the Teaching Commons and LTS work together to provide support for faculty members.
York University Libraries
The York University Libraries provide support for faculty members in terms of incorporating eResources (i.e., readings) into their online environments such as Moodle. Librarians also collaborate with faculty to ensure that students have access to online tools that help them learn how to find, evaluate and use information for their course work. The Libraries work together with LTS and the Teaching Commons to provide dynamic, course specific library resources.
University Information Technology
University Information Technology (UIT) provides a variety of computing services and facilities that aid teaching at York.
Talent Acquisition and Development (TAD)
Talent Acquisition and Development provides services in the following areas:
- Workforce and Organizational Planning
- Talent Acquisition and Onboarding
- Talent Development and Competency Management
- Succession and Transition Management
For AIF project leads, TAD will assist in the development of effective project plans and deliverables to ensure objectives are met. Upon request, TAD will also provide coaching support for AIF project leads in terms of project planning, managing change and evaluation.
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Contact the Office of the AVP Teaching and Learning.