Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 21. September 10, 1968
Meeting held on Monday last week.
The Council received letter from the president of the Victoria University Creche Association, Mrs H. I. Parson, who asked again for tho use of the second floor pavilion room in the Boyd Wilson Building.
An earlier application had been turned down because tho Council felt that the use of Boyd-Wilson Field facilities for their main purpose-sporting activities-and the use of the facilities for a creche were incompatible.
The total cost of alterations to make the facilities usable might be about $70.
Council recorded its general support of the establishment of a creche, and set up a small committee to study the question.
Mrs Parson will be invited to join the committee.
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Though no student has sought for many years to complete the course for the Diploma of Education by extra-mural study, the Council moved formally to make attendance at classes compulsory.
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The School of Social Science will henceforward be known as the Department of Social Administration and Sociology. Tho Professorial Board believes the new name will better accord with the work carried out by the school.
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In the Department of University Extension's ennual report, which came before the Council this month, the department says the trend is continuing toward longer and more rigorous courses for less advanced students and toward more specialised courses for those who have e background of previous study and training.
The department had launched three certificate courses. These involve two or three years of part-time study by selected students.
Total enrolments In 113 extension courses during the year were 2,555-an increase of 101 on enrolments for 112 courses In 1966. Enrolments at schools and seminars were 2,858-an increase of 411 on corresponding enrolments in 1966.
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Subject to future availability of teaching staff, the Council proposes to introduce a now two years' course for the degree of Master of Arts (Social Administration).
The Vice-Chancellor sold in his report that the new course would not presuppose a width of experience in field administration but was intended to offer training to graduates whose interests lay in social administration or in professional work at community level.