Former Provost Patrick Monahan established the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) in the Fall of 2010 to provide an investment in innovation and change at York. Funding of up to $2.5 million annually was offered for 2011-12 and 2012-13 to support initiatives that advance York’s strategic priorities in relation to teaching and learning (including eLearning and experiential education) and the student experience, in particular the first year experience. In 2011-12, 39 projects, led by faculty, staff, and students, were awarded funding; and in 2012-13, 40 projects (13 new and 27 continuing) received support. The aim is to develop models and structures that can be applied across the University for the benefit of all York students.
Three essential systems emerge from AIF