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1 Spring, 2014 Rhonda Lenton Faculty Council Overview of York Region Campus

2 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 4

3 Realizing Our Vision – Internal Processes Realizing Our Vision Identifying & Securing Opportunities / Revenue Continuing Education & PD YU Campaign YU Expansion Special Funding Envelopes AAPR Improving Effectiveness Integrated Resource Planning PRASE SHARP 3

4 Realizing our Vision – External Opportunities Key Initiatives Over 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 ExcellenceAdvancing York’s eLearning Strategy; technology is disruptive innovation with potentially profound impact on learning Capital Call for New CampusesYork in York Region 6

5 Glendon as a Hub for French Higher Education in South Ontario  Glendon given $1.5M in to develop 5 new programs:  Business  BA Communications  BSc Biology  BSc Psychology  Advanced Certificate in Law and Social Thought  Further funds awarded in to support faculty complement and staff needs for these programs effective in Fall  Glendon also given another $300K for feasibility studies in partnership with other higher education institutions

6 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

7 York Region Campus: OUTLINE Call for Proposals Key Components MTCU Capacity Expansion Policy Framework: Principles History of York’s Aspirations for a Third Campus Advancing Our Priorities Rationale York’s Process Site Selection Process & Criteria York University’s Response 7

8 Major Capacity Expansion Policy Framework Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) issued a Policy Framework on Capacity Expansion in December 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,

9 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 9

10 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 10

11 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 11

12 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 12

13 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 17

14 Academic Committee Update Vision Urban campus deeply connected to community Advancing UAP Priorities Leverage Interdisciplinarity Incubator for Pedagogical innovation Programs 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 projects Enrolment Starting at 1,000 Growing to 5,000 within 5 years to 10K-20K students within 20 years Student services on campus Governance Programs to be offered by existing faculties Potential for Vice Provost of York Campus 18

15 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 15

16 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 : Short-listed three municipalities who were invited to second round of meetings to respond to questions and to provide additional details. May : 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. 19

17 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 20

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19 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 12 th, 2014 Task Forces training – June 16 – 19 th 2014 Task Forces Review period – July through October 2014 Questions and answers continue to be posted on the AAPR website through YULink Any concerns? 22

20 SHARP Budget Proposed model agreed to by Deans Preliminary numbers for the model being run for Transition plan in development Expected update in June 2014 Shadow budget year with potential for some modest adjustments First year of new budget model


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