Volume 93, Issue 17

Tuesday, September 28, 1999


Fanshawe to get King's access

Student to complain about access to class

Budget on meeting agenda

Association forms alumni chapter

Theft and fires occupy campus police

Laurier foot patrol will double you home


Liberal types head back to university

Alcohol education 101

Medical history to get $2 million donation

Caught on Campus


Fanshawe to get King's access

By Stephanie Cesca
Gazette Staff

An articulation agreement expected to be signed tomorrow will give Fanshawe College graduates advanced credit standing in a few programs at Western's King's College.

Michael Hoare, chair of the human services division at Fanshawe, said the agreement will allow Fanshawe graduates to attain a Bachelor of Arts degree by using their college diploma to bypass a maximum of five university courses.

Hoare explained diplomas in three areas at Fanshawe – Early Childhood Education, child and youth work and social services work – are very similar to Kings' newly established BA in childhood studies and family relations.

Hoare said the program would only be open to students who achieved a minimum grade point average, adding the participating students could also pursue a Bachelor of Arts with another major.

The inter-faculty relationship between Fanshawe and Western has always been a successful one and said this agreement will offer students another option, Hoare said.

Gerald Killan, principal of King's College, said the program would be successful since several students attend either college or university, one after the other in many cases. "The two go together – a theoretical degree and the applied diploma."

The childhood studies and family relations course is a popular one, he said, with 95 students presently enrolled in the program.

Marilyn Mason, registrar at King's College, said the joint program would be great for Fanshawe students who already have expertise in the field.

Roma Harris, registrar at Western, said an articulation agreement already exists between Western and Fanshawe and explained a limited number of Fanshawe ECE graduates could attain their psychology degree at Western, then pursue teacher's college, all with some advanced standing.

Harris also said Western is looking into the possibility of a college diploma to be taken and studied simultaneously with a university degree.

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