Strategic Priorities & Initiatives

The Office of the Provost & Vice-President Academic promotes and supports a number of institutional strategic priorities and initiatives.

Renewing York University's Full-time Faculty Complement

A multi-year Complement Renewal Strategy will be informed by detailed analysis of our current complement as well as comparative research on the size and make-up of the faculty complement at peer universities, especially in Ontario. Importantly, it will also be shaped by discussion with colleagues about how over time we can build the full-time complement we need to prepare our students for success in a rapidly changing world, and to continue amplifying our research to have a positive impact on the communities we serve, both locally and globally. Learn more about Renewing York University's Full-time Faculty Complement.

Integrated Resource Planning (IRP)

York University operates within an Integrated Resource Planning Framework. This comprehensive approach integrates institutional planning activities and the alignment of University resources with strategic and academic priorities. The Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis has been mandated with oversight and execution of this key strategic priority.


PRASE (Process Re-Engineering and Service Enhancement) is a joint initiative of the Provost & Vice-President Academic and the Vice-President Finance & Administration, intended to achieve efficiencies while enhancing quality and coordination of the services provided to faculty, staff, and students.


Last fall, the PRASE Working Group on Budget Models (PRASE-WGBM) developed principles to guide its work in proposing a new budget model. After evaluating potential models, PRASE-WGBM recommended to the executive sponsors and the president that York University adopt a Shared Accountability & Resource Planning (SHARP) budget model. Learn more about the SHARP budgeting system through yu link.