University Academic Plan
The University Academic Plan 2020-2025 is about coming together to make positive change for our students, our campuses, and our local and global communities. It reflects the significant opportunities that York will embrace over the next five years in advancing our vision to provide a broad sociodemographic of students with access to a high-quality research-intensive University committed to the public good.
Strategic Mandate Agreement
The Strategic Mandate Agreement between the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and York University outlines the role the University currently performs in Ontario’s postsecondary education system and how it will build on its current strengths to achieve its vision and help drive system-wide objectives and government priorities.
- Strategic Mandate Agreement 2020-2025
- Entente de mandat stratégique pour 2020-2025
- Strategic Mandate Agreement 2017-2020
- Entente de mandat stratégique pour 2017-2020
- Strategic Mandate Agreement 2014-2017
- Entente de mandat stratégique pour 2014-2017
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.
2020 Vision: The Future of York University Green Paper
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Institutional Membership
York University is a proud institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. They provide a variety of virtual programs and resources, and provide professional development, training, and mentoring activities.
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 the York University Procedures for Decanal Searches established by the President.