Posts Tagged ‘Glyn Davis’

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Making the “Discussion Paper” Work

The Discussion Paper process has many flaws so a bit of work is needed to make it work for VCA. Click for tips on making a submission, and what SAVE VCA is doing to try and get more information from the University.

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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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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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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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