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Academic Plan 2021-2026

As part of its mandate, the Academic Policy & Planning Committee (APPC) will be developing a Faculty Academic Plan for Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Currently, LA&PS is guided by the Making Choices for the Future document, a strategic plan for 2010-2020. This plan was prepared by the Dean’s Working Group on Strategic Planning in June 2010. It dealt primarily with the merging of the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies and the Faculty of Arts, and is the product of a unique moment in our history.

We now have the opportunity to develop a five-year academic plan that reflects the vision we have for LA&PS in the coming years. APPC will be initiating a series of consultations in Fall 2020 to engage LA&PS students, staff, and faculty in this important work. Our community engagement sessions will continue through the winter, with the goal of producing a first draft for collegial review by the end of January 2021.

York University recently approved a new University Academic Plan. The LA&PS-specific plan will align with the goals of the University Academic Plan and build on our particular strengths as the largest Faculty at York.

Click here to self-enrol in the LA&PS Academic Plan Consultation Repository through eClass. Participants can send an email to the APPC to receive an enrolment key.

We look forward to your participation in this important process. You can reach us anytime at

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Community Feedback

In this important stage of the consultation process for the LA&PS Academic Plan, members of the LA&PS community are invited to provide feedback on the strengths, challenges, and overall mission of the Faculty.

Complete the strengths & challenges survey

Community members are also encouraged to share their opinions on the Academic Plan's Priorities for Action which engage with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reassert York’s commitment to excellence, progress, diversity, inclusivity, social justice, equity and sustainability. Click below to let your voice be heard.

Complete the priorities for action survey

Project Timeline

September 2020:
APPC announces project

Fall 2020:
Public consultations begin

December 2020:
APPC and Faculty Council analysis and discussion of data

February 2021:
First draft of Faculty Academic Plan is shared for review

March 2021:
Community feedback on draft plan

April 2021:
Final draft of plan is shared with Faculty Council for review