ACUADS Executive Meeting (27 September 2007)

Posted on September 27, 2007

Posted on 27 Sep 2007

ACUADS Executive Meeting (27 September 2007)

Carrick Institute Application

The Chair reported that the Carrick Institute was encouraging ACUADS to apply and noted that Carrick were encouraging another applicant, Dr. Paul Thomas of Curtin University, to participate in our project. The Chair advised that she and Professor Brad Buckley, Sydney College of the Arts, had been invited to contact Carrick to discuss the matter. The meeting noted that Graham Forsyth and Kay Lawrence were interested in being part of the group.

Treasurer’s Report

The meeting noted the Report and agreed to ratify the expenditure.

Auditor’s Report

The meeting discussed the report noting that the deficit was slightly increased from last year and that this was affected by two memberships not being paid within the financial accounting period.

Following discussion of the report, the meeting then agreed that in the opinion of the Executive, the accompanying financial report presents fairly the financial position of the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Incorporated as at 30 June 2007 and its performance for the year ended on that date in accordance with Accounting Standards and mandatory professional reporting standards in Australia and other authoritative pronouncements of the Australian Accounting Standards Board.

The meeting agreed that in the opinion of the Executive, at the date of this statement, there are reasonable grounds to believe that Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Incorporated will be able to pay its debts as and when they fall due.

The meeting agreed that the Chair, Su Baker and Deputy Chair, Noel Frankham be authorised to sign the Statement by Executive in accordance with a resolution of the Executive.

The meeting agreed that the Chair, Su Baker and Deputy Chair, Noel Frankham be authorised to sign the Representation Letter in accordance with a resolution of the Executive.

Treasurer’s AGM Annual Report

The meeting noted this Management report which compares expenditure under the various items.

The meeting noted that expenditure on Travel for Executive meetings was down and discussed the desired level of frequency of meetings. It was agreed that we should have more meetings by phone and in addition, we should have at least two face-to-face meetings per year. It was noted that face-to-face meetings usually occurred in December and at the Adelaide Festival meeting as well as during the ACUADS Conference.

ACUADS Award Process

Following discussion, the meeting agreed to rework the pages on the web site so that under the heading, the three awards are clearly distinguished; at the end of each award, list the items required to be sent with a check box for ticking to reinforce the requirements; make the information required for the Fellowship more precise.

It was also agreed that the Executive Officer would send email reminders at least three times with the last being, for instance, six weeks before the 30 June deadline.

Conference Publication

Professor Ian Howard spoke to a tabled paper on the publication to be used for promotion of the art and design sector. He advised the total cost for 9,000 copies was $23,480 and with the 17 Member institutions represented in the publication paying $1,000 for 400 copies, and the remaining 10 Members paying $500 for 200 copies each, this would almost cover the outlay and leave 200 copies for national and international distribution.

He noted that all the preparation work by COFA was pro bono and the remaining deficit of $1,480 will be paid by COFA.