Senate-sponsored forum will explore innovations in teaching and learning

Student working at home having a video conference with colleagues

Members of the University community are invited to attend this important planning forum to consider online and in-person learning. The forum will take place on Thursday, April 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon and will be held over Zoom.

The “21st Century Learning: Challenges and Opportunities for Diversifying Whom, How and What We Teach” forum will serve as a venue to discuss pursuing inclusive excellence within the curriculum and teaching given the innovations in pedagogy that have advanced the physical and virtual capacity for learning.

The Senate’s Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee forum will be an opportunity to examine the role of both in-person learning and online learning in delivering York University’s mission. It will offer a venue to share the advantages and disadvantages that emerged during the pandemic regarding the virtual delivery of programming that had been designed for in-person learning. The forum will also provide an opportunity for participants to begin discussions about how these insights might best inform course and program delivery in the future.

This year’s planning forum will be a virtual session that includes two components: a panel discussion at the outset on key topics of the theme and small break-out group discussions that will rely heavily on audience participation. Three framing questions will guide the small group discussions. Using interactive polling, participants will provide feedback following the focused discussion groups to facilitate the identification of main ideas.

The full program is available as a PDF document and can be downloaded from the Secretariat website through this link. Participants are asked to submit their RSVP through this link. The details of the Zoom session will be provided to those who register their participation. Please join this informative event along with others in your program.