Welcome to York University as a Course Director! No matter how much experience you have teaching at York or elsewhere, whether you are new to teaching or just new to teaching at York, even if you have been teaching for many years in any capacity, this guide is designed to provide you with all of the general information you need as a Course Director at York, all in one place. No need to go searching throughout the York website, the Teaching Commons website or the vast information all over the internet. All you need is right here at your fingertips.
We all know that with new students each year, new experiences and challenges come up or come up again; so, even if you are very experienced, this handbook will be useful to help you easily find that resource or that information you need by simply selecting from the table of contents below.
This handbook provides you with specific information about the students at York and strategies for how to ensure they have a successful learning experience, including all the supports that York has to offer students. It also includes a variety of course design and teaching strategies to support you and your teaching. Be sure to check out the Professional Development section to see how you may be able to advance your career. If you have any questions, or if there is any general information that you are seeking that you cannot find, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find it for you and include it or direct you to the appropriate place. In particular, for Faculty, Department, Program and Discipline specific inquiries, please seek information from the corresponding office.
- Checklist for Course Directors
- Inquiries for your Department
- Teaching at York University
- Role and Responsibility
- Course Director / Student Relationship
- Course Director / Teaching Assistant Relationship
- Designing Your Course
- Course and Curriculum Design
- Instructional Strategies
- Experiential Education
- First Year Experience
- Teaching Strategies
- Accommodations and Inclusive Teaching
- Course Outline (Syllabus)
- Evaluation of your Teaching and Feedback from your Students and Colleagues
- Professional Development
- Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
- Teaching Wheels peer observation
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- Teaching Philosophy and Teaching Dossier