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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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Kosky Calls on Feds To Fund VCA Like NIDA

ShareFrom Herald Sun Article (11/10/2009)… THE Victorian College of the Arts should become a federally-funded institution to rival NIDA, according to Victorian Arts Minister Lynne Kosky. On a collision course with her federal Labor colleagues, Ms Kosky said she wanted the college to receive the same funding as Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts, whose [...]

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Sharman Claims No Staff ‘Fired’, Students Respond

Share Sharman Pretty’s letter in The Age Newspaper last week, claimed that no staff had been fired, she said: “BY BRINGING together the faculty of music and the school of music of the former VCA, the University of Melbourne has given students access to combined staff resources and the combined assets built up over more [...]

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Industry Says Jobs Will Be Lost

Share From “High, wired and handsome, Kong rises in Melbourne“ The Age Newspaper 19-09-09 The company employs 32 full- time staff and has had 14 VCA graduates working in its puppet fabrication department. The company expects to employ 60 people on its King Kong project by next year. But Mr Tilders said the company’s future in [...]

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Vic Liberals Pledge to Save VCA

ShareFrom The Age Newspaper September 12, 2009, “Baillieu pledges to save VCA” TED Baillieu is promising to save the Victorian College of the Arts. In an audacious bid for the arts vote, the Opposition Leader is pledging that if the Coalition wins next year’s state election he will ensure the college has enough money to [...]

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Former Arts Ministers Speak Out

ShareEvery living former Arts Minister spoke out today, in support of the SaveVCA campaign, as covered by ABC Melbourne’s Stateline. Share

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