ACUADS Executive Meeting 28 September 2006

Posted on 28 Sep 2006

The ACUADS Executive meeting held at the Caulfield Campus, Monash University, Melbourne on 28 September considered the following agenda items:

Annual General Meeting, 29 September 2006
The meeting confirmed that there were five vacancies on the Executive and noted that to date two nominations had been received and reiterated that if two nominees ended up with the same number of votes, a run-off would be necessary.

Election of Office Bearers, 29 September 2006
The members noted the timing of this Executive meeting to occur immediately after the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting.

Treasurer’s Report
The Treasurer, Professor David Williams, presented the Executive Financial Report noting that as he was retiring, there will be a need for him to brief the new Treasurer.

Following discussion of the report, the meeting agreed to ratify the expenditure as presented.

The Treasurer spoke to the Auditor’s Report and Treasurer’s AGM Report which will be presented the following day. He noted that the Auditor’s report was unqualified and that there was a deficit of $1,907 caused by payment of accounts from the previous financial year.

The meeting agreed that there is need to discuss membership fees at the AGM next year as ACUADS now has increased expenditure even though Membership, as presented, has remained constant. The Treasurer also noted that with the receipt of Membership moneys, there was a healthy cash balance.

The meeting noted the Treasurer’s AGM Report and agreed that the annual subscription fee for 2007 be increased by 5%, which would bring subscriptions to: * Under 250 EFTSU: $693 * Under 1000 EFTSU: $980 * Over 1000 EFTSU: $1,055

The meeting agreed that in the opinion of the Executive, the financial report presents fairly the financial position of Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Incorporated as at 30 June 2005 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, Associate Professor Su Baker and Deputy Chair, Professor Noel Frankham be authorised to sign the Statement by Executive on behalf of the Executive.

The Chair thanked Professor Williams for his services as Treasurer and noted that he will remain as Public Officer.

Carrick Institute
The meeting discussed applying for funds for projects as outlined to the Conference on the previous day. The meeting noted that projects need to be national in scope and hosted by an institution.

The Executive agreed that this subject should be placed on the next agenda and that in the meantime, full information on the Carrick Insitute processes be obtained.

Overseas Visiting Artists
Associate Professor de Clario raised for discussion the possibility of sharing international visitors and involving high profile artists in ACUADS Conferences.

Visual Art & Design – Research Quality Framework (RQF)
The meeting noted that a standardised set of Metrics is an ongoing project for ACUADS.

Art School Archives
The meeting noted the request, from art historian Eileen Chanin and archivist Steven Miller, for archival material related to the nation’s art schools pre-1976 and agreed to discuss further.

Retiring Executive Members
The Chair formally thanked members whose two-year term had expired: Professor Bernard Hoffert and Associate Professor Domenico de Clario; and retiring member, Professor David Williams.

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