ERIC Number: ED224433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Deakin University: A New Beginning.
Gough, J. E.
Information on Australia's Deakin University, incorporated in 1975 to absorb the Gordon Institute of Technology and the State College of Victoria, Geelong, is presented. Attention is directed to educational heritage, transition for students, schools and courses, enrollments, location, temporary sites, buildings, student facilities and organizations, student housing, student services, off-campus (external) studies, and staff appointments. Deakin initially was to include six schools (education, pure and applied sciences, engineering and architecture, social sciences, humanities, and business) and was to admit students who satisfied normal entry requirements, as well as capable and motivated adult students who did not meet the regular admission criteria. Although most students enrolled at the other two institutions were full-time, provision would be made for part-time students in some courses. One of Deakin's chief responsibilities that distinguished it from other Victorian universities was the provision of college courses for students who were unable to attend classes on campus. For these students, there would be first-level courses in the humanities/social science area. It was planned to offer advanced courses so that students could complete a Bachelor of Arts degree off campus, and to make available a conversation course for teacher inservice education. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Deakin University (Australia); Distance Education; New Colleges