Welcome to the September 2021 issue of “Innovatus”


Welcome to the September 2021 issue of “Innovatus,” a special issue of YFile devoted to teaching and learning innovation at York University.

“Innovatus” is produced by the Office of the Associate Vice-President Teaching & Learning in partnership with Communications & Public Affairs.

Featured in this issue:

Welcome back to campus!
Professor Will Gage, associate vice-president teaching and learning, offers a warm welcome back to campus and introduces some new initiatives his office is pursuing. Read full story.

York University’s groundbreaking Academic Innovation Fund turns 10
York University’s Academic Innovation Fund celebrates an important anniversary this year. The program has promoted exceptional innovation in teaching, learning and the student experience and it continues to grow and thrive. Read full story.

Hyflex pilot tests seamless remote participation in courses
As Canada begins to look beyond the pandemic, educators have been pondering what shape education will take at universities. One option is a hyflex model of course delivery, which combines in-class and online instruction, delivered concurrently. Read full story.

Team tasked with reimagining course delivery
A small, multidisciplinary team has been hard at work exploring new ways to enhance online courses and the experiences of instructors, students and administrative staff. They’ve developed an innovative course design concept known as the perpetual course model. Read full story.

York University’s Teaching Commons is always evolving
Courses offered by the Teaching Commons are generally asynchronous and allow busy faculty, course directors and teaching assistants to use the eClass environment to work at their own pace. Read full story.

Faculty, course directors and staff are invited to share their experiences in teaching, learning, internationalization and the student experience through the “Innovatus” story form, which is available at tl.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=16573.