Faculty Resources

CUPE Website

CUPE website address:

Forms and Resources

Policies and Regulations

Senate Policy on Academic Honesty

Petitions and Grade Reappraisals

Grading Scheme and Feedback

School of Social Work Attendance Statement                                                                                                                  SSW Attendance Statement (revised, January 2019)

University Policy on Smoking

Teaching, Learning & Research Related Resources

Office of the Ombudsperson
The role of the York University Ombudsperson is to provide an impartial and confidential service to assist current members of York University (students, faculty and staff) who have been unable to resolve their concerns about University authorities' application of York University policies, procedures and/or practices.

Contact Information:
1050 York Research Tower

Teaching Commons
Teaching Commons, located at 1050 TEL, provides advocacy for excellence and innovation in teaching and assists individuals, units and Faculties in improving student learning. As well, they have an extensive resource library and maintain a useful listserv. Contact teaching@yorku.ca (or 736-5754) for specific information.

Course Director Handbook
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.

To view the Course Director Handbook, click here

Office of Research Administration
The Office of Research Services (ORS) is responsible for implementing research policies and procedures determined by the academic bodies of the University. The general functions of ORS are to assist faculty members in obtaining research funding, to ensure that University policies on research are honoured, to represent York in negotiations between funding agencies and University researchers, and to officially accept funds for sponsored research on behalf of the University.

York Research Tower,
Fifth Floor
Telephone: 736-5055

Faculty Relations

Faculty Relations
Visit the Faculty Relations website for information on professional services that promote and facilitate positive relationships on matters related to academic employment at York.

Academic Collective Agreements

Bargaining Unit Bargaining Unit Description
CUPE 3903 Unit 1 (PDF) All part-time employees registered at the University as full-time graduate students employed in teaching, demonstrating, tutoring or marking.
CUPE3903 Unit 2 (PDF) All part-time employees employed in teaching, demonstrating, tutoring or marking, who are not registered at the University as full-time graduate students.
CUPE 3903 Unit 3 (PDF) All part-time employees registered at the University as full-time graduate students who are receiving financial assistance and are employed in administrative, clerical and research work.
CUPE 3903 Unit 4 (PDF) Part time Librarians and Archivists
OHFA (PDF) All persons employed by York University holding appointments as full-time faculty members of the Osgoode Hall Law School (“OHFA”)
OPSEU Unit  1 (PDF) All full-time Instructors at the York University English Language Institute (“YUELI”).
OPSEU Unit 2 (PDF) All casual Instructors at the York University English Language Institute (“YUELI”).
 YUFA (PDF)  All full-time faculty and professional librarians at York University  holding tenure-stream appointments (excluding Osgoode Hall Law School).
 YUFA Tenure & Promotion (PDF) T&P Policy, Criteria & Procedures

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs for the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies oversees almost everything directly related to life as a faculty member in LA&PS: hiring, tenure and promotion, merit pay, sabbaticals, retirement, medical leave, parental leave, academic administrative appointments, workload assignment, grievances, the salary disclosure and anomaly exercises, and a few more things besides.

We can contribute to many areas of our society, and to communities beyond Toronto, beyond Ontario and beyond Canada, but it is faculty members who should drive the process that determines how we do that, even in difficult financial times like these. Our university is founded on collegial self-governance and it is through such processes that we should continue to carve out our university's collective purpose, and then protect and defend it.

FGS Academic Affairs supports graduate studies at York in the broad areas of Academic Programs and Policies, Faculty Governance, and Quality Assurance:

  • Support for Faculty Council and its five Standing Committees (Academic Planning and Policy Committee, Petitions Committee, Appeals and Academic Honesty Committee, Awards Committee, Nominating Committee)
  • Advise and support programs regarding curricular changes, new program development, cyclical reviews, and quality assurance processes
  • Oversee and maintain records of faculty member appointments to graduate programs and supervisory eligibility
  • Develop, interpret and implement Faculty, University and governmental policies, regulations and procedures
  • Provide advice to graduate students and faculty on the Academic Honesty and Appeal processes

Student Support

The Writing Department
The Writing Department combines the resources and offerings of the units previously known as the Centre for Academic Writing in the Faculty of Arts and as Atkinson Writing Programs in Atkinson College. The Writing Department provides credit courses and, through its Writing Centre, one-to-one and small group instruction

Appointments can then be made by phone (416-736-5134) or in person (S329 Ross).

York International
York International facilitates and coordinates the international activities of the university. As such, York International assists the University community in the identification and development of international research and scholarly opportunities [and] encourages and promotes the participation of the York community in international education. York International provides support for international students at the University and acts as a liaison between the York community and other public and private organizations both in Canada and abroad.

Room 108 Vanier College; telephone, 736-5177.

Student Counselling & Development
Student Counselling & Development (SCD), aims to help York students realize, develop and fulfil their personal potential in order to maximally benefit from their university experience and manage the challenges of university life.

For more information contact us at 416-736-5297 or in Room N110, Bennett Centre for Student Services.

Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) aims to help make the campus more accessible for learning. New students who have their disability related documentation can register with our services by filling out our online form.

Experiential Education Guide
Student Guide to Experiential Education. Here students can find information about what to expect in their EE courses and resources to help them progress as a learner. Students will find out what EE looks like in the classroom, the community and the workplace.

For questions related to this Guide, please contact Geneviève Maheux-Pelletier, Educational Developer, Teaching Commons.
Email: gmp@yorku.ca

Office of Student Community Relations
The mandate of the Office of Student Community Relations is to provide advice, referrals, training, alternate dispute resolution methods, judicial processes (local adjudication, tribunals), critical incident support and student leadership opportunities.

Bennett Centre for Student Services, W128
Alexandra Kloczko, Administrative Assistant