University Academic Plan
Guided by York’s mission and vision , as well as a set of enduring values, the University Academic Plan 2015 - 2020 (the Plan) reflects the spirit of our motto Tentanda Via – the way must be tried – expressing our readiness, capacity and desire to address the challenges we face in a constantly changing and dynamic 21st century context, and to seek bold new ways of fulfilling our promises, looking inwardly and outwardly for inspiration. While our values are not individually exclusive to York University, taken together, they represent a unique and authentic combination that guides academic planning at a public institution.
Strategic Mandate Agreement
York University submitted its initial Strategic Mandate Agreement, focusing on the commitment to students, to the provincial government on September 30, 2012. For the submission and background information, click York’s Strategic Mandate Submission to the provincial government focuses on students. For the revised version submitted on October 5, 2012, see SMA final October 5.
Provostial White Paper
In 2009, the Provost initiated a collegial strategic planning process for the next decade, in which faculty, staff and students from across the University were invited to participate. The process resulted in the endorsement by the University Senate of a Provostial White Paper, Building a More Engaged University: Strategic Directions for York University 2010-2020. The paper sets out priorities relating to academic quality, the student experience, and community engagement, together with benchmarks to measure progress towards objectives. These priorities guide academic planning, including the University Academic Plan and Faculty plans. To White Paper Overview and the White Paper Companion documents are available for review. For more information about the process that was followed in developing the White Paper, visit the White Paper Archive.
Reports to Senate
The Vice-President Academic & Provost reports regularly to the University Senate on progress towards academic priorities, as well as to other audiences.
- Senate presentation May 23 2013 (05 29)
- Senate October 2012 Report on Progress to Academic Priorities final
- Senate October 2012 Background Report
- SMA Sept 27 Senate final
- Senate May 2012
- Senate October 2011
- Senate October 2011 background report
- Senate June 2011
- Senate September 2010
- Senate June 2010
- Senate June 2010 background report
- Senate October 2009
- Senate October 2009-2
Decanal Search Procedures
Searches for Deans are governed by University Procedures for Decanal Searches established by the President.