The purpose of this project is to support the planning of a Summer Institute for York instructors on the teaching of academic literacies. Our long-term goal is to enhance the curriculum in support of students' development of academic reading, writing, and information literacy skills. Special emphasis will be placed on first-year courses, including general education. The project will support preparation of an Institute that will offer instructors tools and strategies to implement such curriculum innovations in their own courses. The Institute will be affiliated with the Learning Commons and will commence in summer/fall 2013.