During the 73-74 year at Stong, the college offered 13 tutorials which first students could enroll in. Tutorials were boasted as offering small group learning, innovative and experimental approaches to teaching and learning and contact with at least one college fellow to help students with study in that field of study. The college fellow is an interesting feature as it is presented that they provide connections to resources outside the Stong College community.
These are people that are associated with the college but are not members of it directly. Fellows are considered to be affiliated faculty members or people that work within in the tutorial programs.These fellows are what Stong considers living resources for the students. Fellows are experienced individuals from outside the college that possess knowledge about academic life within the greater institution. Part of being a fellow at the college is being accessible to the students. It is noted that fellows are often available to students throughout the college. This is important because it gives students a network of information readily available to them.The concept of a fellow is an interesting feature in the college’s history. Today we have all of this information available to us via the internet. Unfortunately, the network of deploying and assigning mentor like positions to people is negated by this. Though the new way allows a more streamline and accessible approach it detracts from the human touch once boasted as a feature to the college.
During the 73-74 academic year at York; Stong College issued a proposal for an initiative. The endeavour was to bring greater involvement of the college to academic life throughout the university. The college proposed that they would enroll 100 students into and experimental program for a fixed period of time. This program would be available to students of all years and of all faculties. In the experimental program a group of teachers’ world work with students to develop a meaningful program that satisfies their academic goals and interests. Evaluations would be written reports to the students rather than tradition grades. This is proposed to the students in the handbook of 73-74 and is stated that if approved would possibly become a reality in the 74-75 year.
This is a 360 degree image of Stong College's cafeteria located in the basement of the building. This is an open space filled with plenty of tables and chairs. It is available to students for studying, socializing and meeting with groups and friends. This is a very popular spot within the college because of the space it can offer to its student members and members from other colleges on campus.
The Sports Program
Stong like all other college in the university is part of the inter-college athletics program. Every year a variety of sports are offered to students in which they can compete for points. At the end of the year the college with the most points win the York Torch. As of 73-74 Stong had won 5 championships for men and women’s cross-country skiing, swimming, women’s volley ball and men’s hockey. The following sports were offered at Stong during 73-74: