Update on Major Academic Initiatives - Faculty of Health

Faculty Council
Overview of York Region Campus
Spring, 2014
Rhonda Lenton
Our Vision
York University is a comprehensive, research intensive and
internationally recognized institution
Committed to being Canada’s Engaged University, with a focus on
making a difference through learning, discovery and citizenship
Reputation for social justice & student mobility: York is Ontario’s
largest provider of credit transfer opportunities
Located principally in northern Greater Toronto Area, York has a
unique role serving needs of York Region within GTA
Global university with partnerships around the world
York’s Glendon campus is a hub for French-language and bilingual
programming in GTA serving central and southwestern Ontario
Realizing Our Vision – Internal Processes
Identifying &
Opportunities /
Realizing Our
Education & PD
YU Campaign
YU Expansion
Special Funding
Realizing our Vision – External Opportunities
Key Initiatives Over 2013-2014
MTCU Initiatives
Implications for York
Differentiation & Strategic
Mandate Agreements (SMA)
Positioning York to realize its vision as a
comprehensive, research-intensive
internationally recognized University
Expansion of French
Programming in south Ontario
Opportunity for Glendon to be “hub” for
French programs in south Ontario and to
further differentiate York
Online Centre of Excellence
Advancing York’s eLearning Strategy;
technology is disruptive innovation with
potentially profound impact on learning
Capital Call for New Campuses
York in York Region
Glendon as a Hub for French Higher Education
in South Ontario
 Glendon given $1.5M in 2013-14 to develop 5 new programs:
 Business
 BA Communications
 BSc Biology
 BSc Psychology
 Advanced Certificate in Law and Social Thought
 Further funds awarded in 2014-15 to support faculty complement
and staff needs for these programs effective in Fall 2015.
 Glendon also given another $300K for feasibility studies in
partnership with other higher education institutions
Ontario Online
RFP to increase number of courses offered
online with initial focus on large, lower-level
courses – York received funds for 4 courses
Online Centre of Excellence Steering
Committee established with goal of launch in
Opportunity to support the advancement of
York’s eLearning Strategy
Launched our own elearning course
development program
York Region Campus: OUTLINE
MTCU Capacity Expansion
Policy Framework:
• Call for Proposals
• Key Components
York University’s Response
History of York’s Aspirations for a Third Campus
Advancing Our Priorities
York’s Process
Site Selection Process & Criteria
Major Capacity Expansion Policy Framework
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) issued a Policy
Framework on Capacity Expansion in December 2013.
March 27, 2014: Government issued a formal Call for Proposals for
universities wishing to expand by establishing new campuses or
expanding existing campus.
Timelines: Closing date for submission of Notice of Intent is
June 27, 2014
Closing date for submission of full proposals is
September 26, 2014
Key Components of Call
 Led by universities but college partnership models encouraged
 Must be aligned with Strategic Mandate Agreement (SMA)
 Broad range of programs
 Student services on site
 Evidence of need: Enrolment growth of 1,000 in short term
increasing to between 5000 and 10,000 in long term
 Alignment with provincial priorities:
 Catalyst for social and economic development
 A model of smart growth and sustainability
 Innovative pedagogy, including capitalizing on latest technology
enhanced learning and experiential education
Key Components of Call (Continued)
 Strong support from local businesses and service providers
 Easily accessibly to GTHA residents by multi-modal transit
 Using public infrastructure efficiently
 Tangible regional economic benefits
 Substantial support from host community including financial
contributions and land ownership
 Potential for leveraging private sector resources
 Demonstrated labour market demand
Opportunity to Advance Our Priorities
 To become Canada’s Engaged University:
 Community Outreach and Partnerships
 Integral part of a major urban development in York Region
 Building Seneca relationship
 To strengthen quality:
 Comprehensiveness: MTCU approval of new programs
 Capital needs
 Driving innovation to the benefit of York as a whole
Opportunity to Advance Our Priorities (Cont’d)
 To enhance student success:
 Access
 Credit transfer
 Incubator for pedagogical innovation
 To advance leadership in:
 Sustainability and green energy
 Diversity and inclusivity
 Research impact and social innovation
 To reclaim York’s market share and associated revenue stream
York’s Process
 York in York Region Steering & Evaluations Committees
 To identify potential municipal partner/site location
 To prepare submission
 Academic Coordinating Committee
 Program areas to be developed guided by: planning
documents; strategic priorities; labour market needs
 York-Seneca joint proposals
 Program subcommittee
 Finance and Property Committee
 Communications
Academic Committee Update
Urban campus deeply
connected to community
Advancing UAP Priorities
Incubator for Pedagogical
Starting at 1,000
Growing to 5,000 within 5
years to 10K-20K
students within 20 years
Student services on
Focus on priority areas
aligned with University
Academic Plan and needs
of York Region e.g.s,
Business, Health,
Professional programs
Continuing Education/PD
Opportunity to leverage
York-Seneca partnership
Programs to be offered
by existing faculties
Potential for
Vice Provost of York
York – Seneca Academic Pathways
 Curricular plans for York Region campus in development, including:
York programs
York-Seneca programs e.g., pathways, joint programs
Potential for Seneca Building as on the Keele campus
 Update on York-Seneca plans:
Long-standing partnership with Seneca College e.g., YSMSTE evolved to
broader focus
Geographic proximity supports collaboration on York Region strategy
Aligns with York’s leadership in credit transfer and 105 strategy
Projects in progress:
o Civil Engineering to Environmental Studies (Urban Sustainability)
o Environmental Technology to Environmental Studies
o Biotechnology Advanced Diploma to BScTech and BSc Biology
o Police Foundations to Disaster & Emergency Management
o Social Service Worker to Public Administration (BPA)
o Early Childhood/Child & Youth Worker/Social Service to New Degree in
Educational Studies
o Digital futures e.g., interactive media
o Liberal Arts Diploma to BA Honours degrees
o Health & Science currently exploring options
Site Selection Timeline
April 17: Presentations by interested York Region local
municipalities to York in York Region Steering Committee.
Proposals will then be short listed to get to “preferred sites”
May 2 2014: Short-listed three municipalities who were invited
to second round of meetings to respond to questions and to
provide additional details.
May 6 2014: Meeting of Board Land & Property Committee.
Summary of presentations from municipalities will be provided,
as well as a recommendation for preferred Municipality.
May / June Follow-up: Announcement of preferred Municipality.
Other Important Site Selection Criteria
 Being a catalyst for social and economic development
 Being a model of smart growth and sustainability
 Strong support from local businesses and service providers
 Being easily accessibly to GTHA residents by multi-modal transit
 Capitalizing on access to latest technology-enhanced learning
 Using public infrastructure efficiently
 Proximity to partners for experiential learning & possible spin-offs
AAPR Update
• PIF Launched – programs and services working on
completion of PIFs supported by workshops, OIPA,
Deans’ Offices
• Scoring Rubric finalized and evaluated – to be posted
Monday, May 12th, 2014
• Task Forces training – June 16 – 19th 2014
• Task Forces Review period – July through October 2014
• Questions and answers continue to be posted on the
AAPR website through YULink
• Any concerns?
SHARP Budget
• Proposed model agreed to by Deans
• Preliminary numbers for the model being
run for 2012-13
• Transition plan in development
• Expected update in June 2014
• Shadow budget year 2014-15 with potential
for some modest adjustments
• First year of new budget model 2015-16

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