Reports & Resources

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.

Learn more about the SMA3 process

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

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.

Decanal Search Procedures

Searches for Deans are governed by the York University Procedures for Decanal Searches established by the President.

Student Behaviour Guidelines

Guidelines for Managing Disruptive Student Behaviour in Academic Settings