Posts Tagged ‘Sharman Pretty’

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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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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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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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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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The VCA is in Danger

Share THE FORMER DEAN: “The configuration of the VCA is a source of envy among international art schools. Nowhere else in the world are the six creative art forms taught together on the one campus, in the heart of the arts precinct of an appreciative and sophisticated city. The two models that informed the founding [...]

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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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