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Strategic Priorities & Initiatives

Our priorities and initiatives

The Office of the Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning facilitates and supports teaching and learning innovation and student success, in partnership with academic divisions and various resource and support units across campus. Our main priorities are listed below.

Technology Enhanced Learning (eLearning)

To increase the prominence of technology enhanced learning (eLearning) so that instructors and students have tools, mobility and flexibility with teaching and learning.

Experiential Education

To increase the number and quality of opportunities for students to engage in all forms of experiential education including work-integrated learning with community organizations or employers and to establish a measuring system to ensure quality and growth of in-class experiential education.


To encourage and facilitate internationalization of curriculum, which implies integrating an intercultural dimension into the learning and teaching process so that students can acquire an appreciation and understanding of international perspectives and develop global competencies.

Academic Leadership Development

Each year the AVP Teaching and Learning hosts a two-day teaching and learning orientation event to welcome new faculty, in recognition of the importance we place in supporting and enhancing teaching excellence among our faculty.

Throughout the academic year, we support or host teaching and learning events by our campus partners.

Enabling innovation through the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF)

The Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) encourages and facilitates innovation in teaching, learning and the student experience through the provision of seed grants, which are made available to faculty, staff and students.

Communications and promotion

To promote the culture of teaching and learning innovation through sharing experiences and best practices internally and externally.

As part of fulfilling this priority we work collaboratively with Y-file to curate news stories about Teaching & Learning innovation at York University. These stories appear in Innovatus, a special monthly edition of Y-file produced by the Division of Communications and Public Affairs at York University.


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