Welcome to York University.
As the Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning, I am proud to play a leadership role in promoting and supporting innovation to ensure that our students have the highest quality learning environments. Facilitating student success, in both academic and non-academic settings is a priority of my office and the university.
The mandate of the AVP Teaching and Learning is to support University priorities addressing the enhancement of teaching and learning by strengthening our degree programs through the integration of such learning tools as eLearning and experiential education, as well as improving the first year experience. The Academic Innovation Fund, created by former Provost Patrick Monahan in 2010, has allowed us to move ahead with these priority areas much more quickly.
We cannot effectively support new curricular innovations without the provision of needed support services for full and part-time faculty members. In September 2012 the new Teaching Commons opened its doors and is providing both virtual and face-to-face programming and activities. We are very excited about the plans for the Teaching Commons over the coming years!
Lastly, our commitment to improving access to higher education for non-traditional and disadvantaged students remains a priority. We are pleased to continue our support for the Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-time Students and for the York’s Transition Year Program.
Please explore our website and take this opportunity to learn more about our commitment to teaching and learning at York.
All the best,
AVP Teaching and Learning