Faculty of Science established
Science had 35 staff in 6 departments - only 25 of them lecturer or above. Natural Philosophy the largest department in the university with ten staff.
Australian Vice Chancellors Committee (AVCC) requested the Commonwealth Government give financial assistance for post-graduate students
First federal government grant to universities - money for research CSIR had a special interest in.
Vice Chancellor Priestly leads a deputation to Premier Dunstan regarding a new Chemistry School and restoration of 20% cut
Sub-deans appointed and a member of staff made available half-time to assist students
August conference of optometrists recommended a new course in optometry to be run by university - this was approved but needed changes to Registration Act before it could go ahead.
Council agrees to 'social biology' being included as an Intermediate subject now to be called General Science. Previously only Chemistry and Physics had been available.
A 'General Science' course becomes available (later known as History and Philosophy of Science)
Bachelor Course in Science for prospective teachers is introduced
Electronics is introduced as a subject within the Science course
A Bachelor of Science in Education course is conducted in both first and second years for the first time
Devolution of administrative and academic responsibilties to faculties and departments. Under the Departmental Statute, the new Chairman/Heads of department are nominated by departments & appointed for a fixed term by Council as a dept's senior executive
Caro and Martin agree to be full-time Deans "pre tem" in 1970 but it was not until 1972 that a new appointment was made of Prof Colin A. Ramm, an Australian physicist working in Europe.