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CRIKEY: Ziggy Review Update

Share In a letter to Crikey’s editor, VCAM Review Chair gives readers an update on the Review process. Read the article here (starts page 3 of the PDF). What are your thoughts? If you are a current student, did the University or VCAM Management make it clear to you that you had an extension to [...]

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Turnbull & Mathews: Uni Melb Rent “morally unconscionable”

Share It may have taken 10 months, but the truth of VCA’s financial situation is rapidly coming to light. Further to today’s coverage in The Australian,  Crikey have revealed that a supplementary submission to the VCAM Review by Turnbull, Mathews, Denton & Landy details that an independent audit of VCA’s property value is estimated at $230m. The UoM charging the [...]

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Crikey.com Reveal “Mass exodus at VCA as music staff exit stage left”

Share Andrew Crook of Crikey.com “The Victorian College of the Arts’ music school is facing an uncertain Christmas after 20% of its academic staff, including several world-renowned experts, opted for early retirement in the wake of controversial changes to the prestigious institution.” <continues…..>   Click to the read the full article. Share

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UOM Shows True Colours – Discussion Paper A Sham

Share Crikey.com have revealed the UoM have accidentally made live a new VCAM website which aggressively attacks all opinions other than their own, showing the UoM interest in “consulting” is ZERO.The content of the website is only days old (it references the Discussion Paper) and has numerous dollar figure missing (written in the text as “$XX”) showing the UoM [...]

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Crikey “University of Melbourne spinning themselves a lie on VCA”\

ShareSave VCA campaigner and VCA Music Theatre Alumni Scott Dawkins corrects the UoM “correction” See the article in full here 09-09-11 Crikey.pdf Hear the 06/11/09 Glyn Davis / Jon Faine (mentioned in the Crikey article) here Share

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84% of VCA Staff Vote No Confidence In Dean Sharman Pretty

ShareCrikey.com reveal Elizabeth Baré, the head of university services, will call time on her 20-year career at the institution, as controversy rages over her implementation of “responsible division management”. Crikey also reveal VCA staff survey showed 40% of VCA staff would quit their positions rather than deal with further rationalisation directives from new dean Sharman [...]

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UoM Law Dean Quits Over Melbourne Model and “Responsible Division Management” Staff Restructure

ShareFrom http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/11/02/was-melbourne-model-stoush-behind-the-law-deans-departure/ The departing dean of the University of Melbourne’s Law School, Professor James Hathaway, was at the centre of an ugly stoush over the implementation of the university’s controversial Melbourne Model just weeks before his resignation last Wednesday. A damning series of internal documents, obtained by Crikey, reveals widespread anger from within the elite faculty over changes [...]

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