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Ex VCA Staffer “Rages On The Ruin”

Share Last week a new voice emerged in the VCA debate in the form of Ex (and 10-year veteran) VCA Film & TV lecturer Steve Thomas. Steve Thomas, no longer the documentary lecturer, takes up the story, in a year when the documentary course is not being offered at all at VCAM. Published by Screen [...]

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Seasons Greetings from SaveVCA

ShareSeasons Greetings from the SaveVCA Team. We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The team behind SaveVCA would like to thank each and every one of you involved in the campaign this year. We have achieved some amazing things, and from humble beginnings, as we didn’t exist before [...]

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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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VCA Review Gets Telstra Chairperson

ShareIn an move that is polarising opinion, UoM have appointed former Telstra CEO Ziggy Switkowski to Chair the VCA Review Committee. Ziggy has never worked as an artist, nor as an artist educator, nor had a he run an arts business, but he does have exposure to non-UoM opinions through his role at the Australian Major Performing Arts [...]

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Uni Melb Release “Discussion” Paper

ShareIt’s taken seven months of pressure to force a formal consultation process out of Vice Chancellor Glyn Davis and VCAM Dean Sharman Pretty. Only problem is they will be playing judge and jury in the “discussion”. SAVE VCA welcome the University of Melbourne (UoM) finally opening up discussion about the Victorian College of the Arts [...]

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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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Kosky Receives 15,000 Signature SAVE VCA Petition

ShareVictorian Arts Minister Lynne Kosky yesterday received a 15,000 signature petition in opposition to the changes to the Victorian College of the Arts. Current and past students were on hand to facilitate the hand over, completed by David Haidon, the former VCA Student Union President. This comes after more than 150 staff “apply for voluntary [...]

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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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Save VCA Release Industry Document – Get The Whole Story

ShareIn a response to frequent requests for detailed information about the status of VCA particularly from Arts Businesses, SAVE VCA have produced a document which gives readers “the full story” all in one place. Indeed many VCA staff and students will find some of the information new, such is the difficulty in getting detailed information [...]

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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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