CHAT: Education words in various English dialects // was "Mister"
|From:||Adrian Morgan <morg0072@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 24, 2000, 0:14|
Andrew Chaney wrote, quoting myself:
> A university is divided into several colleges (The College of Engineering,
> The College of Math, C of Liberal Arts, C of the Arts, &c). Colleges are
> then further subdivided into Departments (The Department of Mechanical
> Engineering, The Dept. of Civil Eng., The Dept. of Electrical Eng.,
Flinders University is divided into four Faculties, the next layer in the
heirarchy is a School, and the next layer is a Department. There are a
few departments not organised into schools. A Faculty is headed by a
'Head of Faculty' (i.e. the person who chairs the Faculty Board, which
governs the Faculty), a School is headed by a 'Head of School', and a
Department is headed by a 'Professor'.
Most of this is Flinders-specific; I don't know what terminology other
Australian universities use.
See also: <http://www.flinders.edu.au/FacAdmin/i_fadm.htm>
> > and I even know - because my American friends have told me - that
> > American universities have special names for student year levels
> > instead of just 'first year', 'second year', 'third year' as it is
> > here ...
> Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Interestingly, at Adelaide University they do use the term 'freshie' for
first year students, whereas at Flinders we do not. The other three terms
are unknown in Australia.
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