About Us

The Teaching Commons brings together like-minded colleagues from across the university individuals who are interested in exploring and sharing teaching and learning innovation across York University. We are a network of colleagues, collaborations, and projects, working across and within Faculties and Support Services.

Our impact and reach since our inception in 2012 has grown in service to approximately 5200 colleagues who engage in teaching and learning at York. You can learn more about our impact and influence through this infographic, created by our talented former instructional designer Anna Augusto Rodrigues.

We offer a broad range of learning opportunities for course directors and teaching assistants, from individual workshops, comprehensive courses, and certificates to communities of practice and research support, to assist and enhance teaching and learning across campus. Our team of Educational Developers offer expert advice to help inform teaching, explore best practices and innovative strategies for teaching, support and accompany program renewals and course design, and offer guidance specific to York institutional priorities around experiential education, eLearning, the first year experience, and internationalization of the curriculum.

The Teaching Commons team is based in DB 1050 and maintains a virtual presence via our website and Moodle courses.  We report to the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning. http://avptl.info.yorku.ca/