Mapping the Future of Glendon College

Glendon College is York University’s founding campus. Established in 1966, Glendon continues to play a vital role in upholding Canada’s principles of bilingualism and biculturalism in higher education.

Since fall 2021, Glendon has been engaged in a repositioning exercise. As the first assessment of its kind to happen in decades, Faculties, staff, students, alumni and other community members have been engaged in a thoughtful consultation process.

To ensure that students receive a high-quality education that encompasses cross cultural communication in a plurilingual living and learning environment, the revisioning exercise will establish a new strategic direction for Glendon that aligns with the University Academic Plan.

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Engaging the Community

Fall Term 2022

  • October 28: Glendon Principal presents Glendon’s new value proposition at Faculty Council.
  • November 10: Glendon’s Office of the Principal hosts a Town Hall meeting for students, staff and faculty members, to take questions and input on the repositioning exercise.
  • November 25: President & Vice-Chancellor, Rhonda Lenton, Provost & Vice-president Academic Lisa Philipps and Principal Marco Fiola meet with Faculty Council to give an update on the repositioning process. 
  • December 16: Principal Fiola shares a consolidated proposal, based on feedback collected and further analysis carried out with Department Chairs, program coordinators and Faculty Council.

Winter Term 2023

In January 2023, Principal Fiola is seeking the views of faculty members through a survey about revisions to the administrative academic structure.

Work begins on harmonizing the new undergraduate degree format, with a target implementation date of fall 2024.