Join Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee forum, Oct. 26

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The York University community is invited to attend the Senate’s Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee (APPRC) planning forum to discuss and provide input on the preliminary recommendations of the Joint APPRC-ASCP (Academic Standards, Curriculum & Pedagogy Committee) Task Force on the Future of Pedagogy.

The forum, titled The Future of Pedagogy: Directions and Preliminary Recommendations, will take place Thursday, Oct. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom.

Universities around the country and beyond are engaging in the exercise of redefining their pedagogical plans post-pandemic. York is in the process of defining its teaching and learning agenda to advance its distinctive vision, core values and academic goals. The future of pedagogy at the University was a priority for APPRC in 2021 and 2022, and the goal this year – through the Task Force and in collaboration with the ASCP – is to build on that work.

Members of the Task Force will join APPRC and ASCP in facilitating the event.

The program for the forum is planned as follows:
9:30 a.m. – Welcome: APPRC Chair (Andrea Davis) and provost (Lisa Philipps)
9:40 a.m. – Remarks: Anita Lam, co-chair, Joint APRPC-ASCP Task Force on the Future of Pedagogy
10 a.m. – Organize into breakout groups built around the Task Force Working Group Themes: in-person teaching and learning; technology-enhanced teaching and learning; experiential education and work-integrated learning; scaling and sustaining pedagogical innovations; and rethinking assessments
10 a.m. – Breakout group discussions facilitated jointly by Task Force and APPRC/ASCP members
10:45 a.m. – Break
10:50 a.m. – Open plenary discussion and Q-and-A session (Davis)
11:30 a.m. – Summary wrap and followup steps (Kim Michasiw, ASCP Chair)

Breakout group questions for discussion will include:

  • Do the five primary recommendations set the desired path forward to support the University Academic Plan priority to diversify whom, what and how we teach for 21st-century learning?
  • Do the working groups’ recommendations capture the actions needed for successful pedagogical adaptations that enhance the quality of learning experiences for York’s diverse students in the context of ubiquitous technology?
  • In the world of finite resources, what actions should be prioritized for support and implementation?

RSVPs to the forum are kindly requested. The Zoom connection will be provided to participants. Participants are asked to prepare by reading the following background material: Task Force on the Future of Pedagogy: Themes and Preliminary Recommendations.

Additionally, all the information is posted on a dedicated Planning Forum web page on the APPRC website.