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Teaching Commons

Welcome to the Teaching Commons

Develop your teaching in new and unimagined ways

At the Teaching Commons, we provide leadership in the pursuit of engaged teaching practices centred on the student learning experience. We also take a distributed approach to Equity, Decolonization, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDDIA)-related work across our team and across our offerings. Read the Teaching Commons Equity, Decolonization, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDDIA) Statement of Practice.

Each Faculty and School has a dedicated Educational Developer liaison. Find your liaison and learn more about our team.

Resources for Flexible Teaching

NEW - Support with recording lectures with Panopto Resources

The Teaching Commons Zoom Helpdesk is available for drop-in Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-12pm via Zoom.

Teaching Commons' resources for Flexible Teaching, including resources for Assessments, apply to face-to-face, remote, blended, or fully online teaching.

Going Remote is a Teaching Commons’ resource designed to provide options and support for teaching remotely based on your circumstances and the needs of your students.

What is engaged teaching at York?

Because teaching practice can take various forms ranging in aims and methodology, it leads to questions on how to productively describe and engage with it for a variety of purposes (e.g., enhancing student learning, developing an informative teaching dossier, or applying for teaching related awards and grants).

To learn more, read A Model for Engaged Teaching at York University: Moving Towards Research-Informed Practice.

About the TC

Teaching Commons EDDIA statement of practice

The Teaching Commons Equity, Decolonization, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDDIA) statement of practice is a description of the work we do and the commitments we make.

Read the statement

Communications

We produce a weekly blog created by York community members as well as a monthly newsletters for faculty and graduate students.

Read what's happening

Strategic plan

Explore the Teaching Commons' strategic plan and learn more about how the support we provide is structured.

Read the plan

TC advisory committee and reports

Coming Soon: This section will include the Teaching Commons annual report as well as other reports created by members of the Teaching Commons team.

Meet our team

Educational developer liaisons

Each Faculty and School has a dedicated Educational Developer liaison.

Find your liaison

Teaching Commons CV

Publications, conference presentations, and other accomplishments and contributions by Teaching Commons staff.

Explore the Teaching Commons CV

Get in touch

Virtual drop-in

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-12pm via Zoom

Web calendar

See our calendar of events HERE