Today in NC State History: Working on the night moves

December 18, 2014
By Chris Saunders

historyIconNight school was a new endeavor on NC State’s campus in the early 1960s, and it took a couple of years to work out all of the kinks.

Take, for example, in 1963 when class schedules were first extended to include a 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. option for students. Going into the expanded class time, the night classes were housed under the supervision of Cooperative Extension.

But that all changed on this day 51 years ago when major revisions were announced inĀ The Technician to the plans for night school on campus.

First off, extension would no longer have to find teachers to cover the extended class time. Instead, the individual colleges would start to assign their own professors to teach. “Now … the teacher’s schedule extends from 8 in the morning until 10 at night,” The Technician reported. “Teachers receive no extra compensation for teaching night classes.”

And prospective night-school students would have to maintain a 2.0 grade-point average.

The changes were slated to go into effect the following February.

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