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Conservatorium news

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Travelling on University Business

When you organise travel conducted on behalf of the University, such as for study, fieldwork, meetings and conferences, it must be formally authorised by the Dean before departure using FRAEDOM (formerly SPENDVISION).

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HDR Administration Centre, Changes for academic staff, students and examiners

From 29 February HDR Admin Centre will be responsible for the administration of research students from enrolment to award of degree.

Announcements and notices

Travelling on University Business

When you organise travel conducted on behalf of the University, such as for study, fieldwork, meetings and conferences, it must be formally authorised by the Dean before departure using FRAEDOM (formerly SPENDVISION). Click here for more information.

Student and Staff Card Programming

Programing rooms on staff and student cards is now processed by Security Services on Main Campus to align with Uni Policy. Rodney Boatwright (Facilities Support Officer) will no longer complete this task. Grant Crompton (Campus Manager) and Guy McEwan (Venue Ops Manager) will manage this process. Rodney will be able to check card access. Click here for more information.

SCM Internal Leadership Proposal 2016

For Discussion and Feedback from the Faculty

The University of Sydney Strategic Plan (2016-2020) seeks to align leadership roles across the university such that similar roles can be easily identified. The aim of this exercise is to develop our own governance structure that responds to the new USYD environment and also serves our students and staff well.

 

Here is a diagram of the new University School Leadership Team, as defined by USYD through the implementation of the USYD Strategic Plan (2016-2020).

Action for all Permanent Staff:
  • Academic Staff: Please access the proposal and provide your feedback using this link
  • Professional Staff : Please access the proposal and provide your feedback using this link

Submissions are open to full time and fractional academic staff and permanent professional staff, are limited to 500 words and are anonymous, unless you choose to include your name within the form.  You may submit once from the same device and can edit it and resubmit until the survey closes at 5pm on Monday 10th October. 

Feel free to speak with each other, with Chairs, and with ADs or the Dean if you wish.  The Timeline of Consultation and Implementation is available here.

All feedback will be considered and responses given in writing.

Visas and visitors

Every non-Australian visitor requires the appropriate visa for the activities they perform at the Con, whether paid or unpaid. The University’s Immigration Officer requires 8 weeks’ notice in advance of intent to engage a visitor, especially where a visitor will be requiring a University-sponsored Entertainment (420) visa. Contact Heggy for more information.

Guest lecturers and performers

For every guest invited to SCM, paid or unpaid, an online form (see Guidelines on the SCM intranet) captures any preliminary information about the arrangement, ideally at least one month in advance.  Faculty professional staff then proceed with logistical and artistic support as required.

 

Please note that two months may be required if the guest does not hold a Australian or NZ passport and does not have a 400 or 420 visa. 

 

Guest Lecturers and Performers Guidelines

 

Guidelines - Ad Hoc Projects

 

Contractor Employee Assessment Tool Guide

Student Musician Requests

The Conservatorium receives a high volume of requests for student musicians. Kate Drain coordinates these requests, so kindly email Kate with the requestor’s contact details and she will advertise the requirement to all students. 

2016 SCM Annual Research Day

The 2016 SCM Annual Research Day focused on the SCM Research Strategy, changes to HDR processes, library support for research, industry and community engagement, research reporting and grants and the question of what artistic research is. To revisit the presentations, please view the presentation slides here.  

 

Important dates

6 Oct

College Board Meeting

The College Board meeting is onThursday October 6 at 10am in Choral Assembly.

Leave during Exam Period

Dear colleagues, for the exam period at the end of Semester 2, all those who are involved in examining recitals should note that leave will not be granted for you during this time.  We need all on deck and scheduling is already a nightmare without further complications.  Thank you for your understanding, Matthew Hindson

22 Feb

Education Day

Dear colleagues, for your diaries: next year's Education Day (formerly known as Learning and Teaching Day) will be held on Wednesday 22 February 2017. Attendance is mandatory for all academic staff. Casuals may attend and will be paid for their attendance.  There will be time for Unit Meetings in the afternoon.

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