President – July Activity Report

This month’s activity has been somewhat lessened because of an increase in my shifts at my other workplace. Having taken that into account, my focus for this month has been surrounding; the upcoming elections, preparation for the NTEU Bluestockings Week celebration, preparation for the upcoming NDA that was called by the NUS, as well as strengthening connections between USASA and external organisations.

06/07/15 – 10/07/15 – Attended the NUS Education Conference at UNSW
Please refer to the attached attendance report.

Recommendation
For the Board to accept the attached attendance report.

14/07/15 – Phone call from Tim Williams
Tim Williams is the Higher Education reporter for the Advertiser. He contacted me in regards to Vice-Chancellor’s David Lloyd pay rise.

Recommendation
Prior to Tim’s contacting me, I had contacted both Daniel and Jason in regards to USASA’s positionon the matter. But as the Board hadn’t met yet, we couldn’t contribute any further on the topic.When Tim finally got in contact with me I did report to him that I voted for the VC’s extension ofterm when it was put to a vote in a past Council Meeting.

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14/07/15 – UniSA/USASA Liasion Group Meeting
The agenda comprised of discussion, and updates of the following topics; OrgSync & Code 360,
Internal communications strategy, survey results for student expectations of university experience, Pride Club re-establishment, Students at Risk Committee update, Student Lounge, YTD financial report.

Recommendation
For the Board to ask any questions if they would like further clarity on any of the above from either myself or the General Manager.

14/07/15 – Election Regulation Committee Meeting
An ongoing for the revised Election Regulations was outlined and reviewed once again. The
Committee is in agreement with the Election Regulation as currently drafted for the Committee. The shared sentiment for the Committee is that there is an ability for contributions from the Board, and if the Board does not provide any contributions, then the Election Regulations are to pass.

Recommendation
Nil.

14/07/15 – USASA monthly Board Meeting
Please refer to July minutes for further information.

Recommendation
For the Board to accept minutes of the June Meeting as a true and accurate record.

14/07/15 – Election Regulation Committee Meeting
An ongoing for the revised Election Regulations was outlined and reviewed once again. The
Committee is in agreement with the Election Regulation as currently drafted for the Committee. The shared sentiment for the Committee is that there is an ability for contributions from the Board, and if the Board does not provide any contributions, then the Election Regulations are to pass.

Recommendation
Nil.

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15/07/15 – Postering for the NUS NDA
I focused on the City East campus and promoted the ‘Talk About It survey’ for the NUS’ Women’s Department’s as well the upcoming National Day of Action for the NUS Education Department.

Recommendation
Should any USASA Representative’s want to know more about the campaigns from these
departments, or from any other department, or want to get involved, please let me know.

16/07/15 – Formal Inquiry Meeting
Prior to the commencement of this Meeting I had not received any documents that pertained to the Inquiry.

Recommendation
Due to the lack of documents from this Committee, I advise all Board Members who sit on a Formal Inquiry with the Division of Health Sciences to be proactive in their own preparations.

16/07/15 – Monthly Meeting with PVC: Dr. Laura-Anne Bull
Discussion was an update about USASA and its ongoing operations as well as an update on the restructure.

Recommendation
For the Board to raise any issues or queries with Dr. Laura-Anne Bull herself at the Ausgust Board Meeting.

20/07/15 – Met with Tim Williams from the Advertiser
Tim provided with me an update on the current circumstances of Higher Education, and I gave him an update on USASA and our relationship with UniSA.

Recommendation
Nil.

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21/07/15 – Met with a student
A student approached me with Academic Issues. I referred him to the UniSA APPM and when I could not resolve his issue, I went along with him to attend a session with one of the Advocates.

Recommendation
Nil.

22/07/15 – Met with a Education (Masters by Coursework Student)
This student gave me an update on Education (Masters) students. They made me aware of how 12 students were unable to go on placement because the University and have had to defer their studies for some time. How there’s a single mother who had to undertake a placement in Victor Harbour.

Recommendation
I’ll be following up with this student to see if I can be put in contact with these students.

20/07/15 – Met with Tim Williams from the Advertiser
Tim provided with me an update on the current circumstances of Higher Education, and I gave him an update on USASA and our relationship with UniSA.

Recommendation
Nil.

Continuous activity

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