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StaffNews No .415

Friday 9 July 2010

News of interest to staff of the University of Melbourne


1. Payment Summaries for tax year 2009-10
2. National study of the academic profession
3. HR Policy Consultation - Development of HR Policy
4. Careers and Employment - new jobs system
5. Upcoming European Commission 7th Framework Program Grants
6. LMS scheduled maintenance windows
7.U21 July newsletter available
8. Provost's Summit 2010 - Making Melbourne Graduate Education
9. New Faculty of the VCA and Music website
10. Location change - Digital Print Centre
11. Cornelius Regan Trust 2010 Award
12. Public lecture backdrop DVD
13. New episode of Visions available
14. New episode of Up Close available
15. Staff development
16. What's On
17. Career opportunities
18. Contributing to StaffNews

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1. Payment Summaries for tax year 2009-10

Payment Summaries for the 2009/10 tax year are now available through
THEMIS Staff Self Service. For procedures on how to access and print
payment summaries:

[Source: Colin McIntosh, Human Resources]


2. National study of the academic profession

A sample group of academic staff will soon receive an invitation from
the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) to complete a
questionnaire as part of a DEEWR-commissioned study of the attitudes of
Australian academics to their profession. The questionnaire takes about
20 minutes to complete and invites reflection on staff members' identity
as an academic. Findings will be used to inform national and
institutional academic workforce planning. All responses will be
anonymous and participation is voluntary. The approach to sampled staff
has been approved by the University. HREC number 1033553.1. Enquiries:
Emmaline Bexley, bexleye@unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Emmaline Bexley, CSHE]


3. HR Policy Consultation - Development of HR Policy

HR Chancellery is seeking input from interested staff on the above draft
policy until Friday 23 July. This policy sets out the principles and
processes for the development of HR policies. Staff can review a draft
of the policy at
Feedback to: hr-policy@unimelb.edu.au.
Further information:

[Source: Sarah Fowler, Human Resources]


4. Careers and Employment - new jobs system

Careers and Employment has recently changed its jobs system, Careers
Online. It is now powered by Career Hub, which is used by over 30
universities in Australia and New Zealand. Current students and staff
can login at: careersonline.unimelb.edu.au/.
Recent graduates and alumni need to register at:
careersonline.unimelb.edu.au/Login.chpx. To employ a student:
careersonline.unimelb.edu.au/employers/. Enquiries: Paul Lockman,
p.lockman@unimelb.edu.au / 8344 6129. Further information:

[Source: Paul Lockman, Careers and Employment]


5. Upcoming European Commission 7th Framework Program Grants

The next major round of FP7 calls will open soon, and there are already
drafts of the various 2011 work programs circulating. All calls and
accompanying documents (work programs, guides for applicants, etc), will
be published on the CORDIS website: cordis.europa.eu/fp7/calls.
The FEAST discussion paper includes a practical list of best-practice
methods for engaging with FP7. FEAST is available
at: www.feast.org/index/document/3. Of particular note is the
Health area, which has already pre-publicised the contents of the 2011
Health Work Program. Details: cordis.europa.eu/fp7/health/.
Please register interest, Melinda Heron, mheron@unimelb.edu.au. Previous
applicants who have shown interest do not need to email again.

[Source: Melinda Heron, Engineering and Applied Sciences]


6. LMS scheduled maintenance windows

Four LMS maintenance windows have been scheduled for 2010 to allow for
planned system updates or technical fixes to be applied, which may
result in the LMS being unavailable for several hours. Staff are advised
to avoid setting assessment deadlines during the scheduled maintenance
windows. Further information and maintenance window dates:

[Source: Travis Cox, Learning Environments]


7. U21 July newsletter available

The July e-bulletin, detailing the latest news events and other items of
interest to staff and students, is available at:
www.universitas21.com/ebulletin.html .

[Source: Jennifer Mann, Office of the Senior Vice-Principal]


8. Provost's Summit 2010 - Making Melbourne Graduate Education

The Summit is an opportunity for colleagues from across the University
community to discuss ideas relating to the theme and to share examples
of good practice. Participants will explore the changing national higher
education context, and hear from University staff developing and
delivering successful graduate programs. Friday 23 July, 9:00am-2:00pm.
Open to all staff. Further information and to register:

[Source: Michelle van Kampen, Centre for the Study of Higher Education]


9. New Faculty of the VCA and Music website

The Faculty of the VCA and Music has launched its new website:
www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au. The following old sites will be decommissioned
and will redirect to the new site: www.vca.unimelb.edu.au,
www.bmus.unimelb.edu.au and www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au. The
www.music.unimelb.edu.au website will remain accessible for several
months but will no longer be updated. Staff members who maintain
University websites are asked to update links. Enquiries: vcam-

[Source: Alix Bromley, Faculty of the VCA and Music]


10. Location change - Digital Print Centre

The Digital Print Centre has finalised its move to the first floor of
the Arts Centre and is fully operational. The Centre is available to
staff for all printing needs. For quotes or to place an order, dpc-
info@unimelb.edu.au / 8344 2993. Further information:
dpc.unimelb.edu.au. Enquiries: dpc-info@unimelb.edu.au or Tony
Bertolotti, 8344 2888.

[Source: Tony Bertolotti, Digital Print Centre]


11. Cornelius Regan Trust 2010 Award

The second round of the Cornelius Regan Trust 2010 Award for the
Professional Development of Academic and Professional staff is now open
for applications. The fund provides recognition and assistance to
outstanding academic and professional staff by enabling them to pursue a
professional development activity. Applications close 5:00pm Friday 23
July. Enquiries: Liesbeth van Oijen, vanoijen@unimelb.edu.au /8344 6048.
Further information:

[Source: Liesbeth van Oijen, Human Resources]


12. Public lecture backdrop DVD

A backdrop DVD of University images is available from Marketing and
Communications for screening at University events, with special
reference to public lectures. It can be used to set the tone and mood at
public lectures, and to create interest for the audience before
lectures commence. To request a copy of the DVD email Chris Fargher,
cfargher@unimelb.edu.au. Enquiries: Chris Fargher,
cfargher@unimelb.edu.au /8344 6004.

[Source: Chris Fargher, Marketing and Communications]


13. New episode of Visions available

This week's episode of Visions looks at how visitors to the University
can print their own 'books on demand'. The Custom Book Centre, or
'espresso book machine' as it is known, is a collaborative project
between the University Library and Melbourne University Bookshop which
makes it possible for books to be printed literally on-demand. Get the
inside story from Monday 12 July at visions.unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: David Scott, Marketing and Communications]


14. New episode of Up Close available

Wordlings, weasels and wordbytes: Our language on a precipice? Media
researcher Dr Carolyne Lee scrutinises changes to the English language
accompanying the rise of social and digital media. With host Jennifer
Cook. Up Close is available at upclose.unimelb.edu.au.

[Kelvin Param, Marketing and Communications]


15. Staff development

Leading Your Team, 3 August. This five-day course focuses on the role of
team leaders and managers. Appropriate for group supervisors HEW 5-
7/Level B. Academic Women in Leadership Program 2010, 8 September. The
University recognises the importance of facilitating the increased
participation of women in higher level academic appointments and in key
policy and decision making bodies. AWIL is designed to provide
opportunities for Academic Level C and D women. Applications will open
late July. Enrol via Themis : www.themis.unimelb.edu.au/. Enquiries:
Emily Kent 8344 4277.

[Source: Emily Kent, Human Resources]


16. What's On


MUS SHORT COURSES: From 6 August. Melbourne University Sport Short
Courses available in semester 2:


EXHIBITION: Until Saturday 25 July, 5.00pm. Raafat Ishak: recipes for
aversion and strategy. Ian Potter Museum of Art, 800 Swanston Street.
Enquiries: Margee Glover, potter-info@unimelb.edu.au / 83446582. Further


CAJ FILM FESTIVAL: From Sunday 11 July, 6.30pm. Journalism on Screen
Film Festival, presented by the Centre for Advanced Journalism. Opening
Night Showcase includes a screening of Citizen Kane and festival launch
by Margaret Pomeranz. Tickets $45. Enquiries and to book, Centre for
Advanced Journalism, 1300 993 150. Seats are limited. Further
information: villagecinemas.com.au/Offers/Journalism-on-Screen-


SEMINAR: Wednesday 14 July, 6.00pm - 8.00pm. The Future of Renewable
Energy in Australia, by Matthew Wright, Lane Crockett, Dr Keith
Lovegrove and Dr John Daley. Chair: Prof Mike Sandiford. Panel experts:
Andrew Dyer, Associate Professor Peter Seligman, Patrick Hearps . At the
Spot, Basement Theatre, 198 Berkeley Street.
Further Information: www.energy.unimelb.edu.au.


STAFF WELLBEING PROGRAM: Thursday 15 July, 1.15 - 2.15pm. Introduction
to Yoga and Pilates, open to all staff. Melbourne University Sport are
offering this free introductory session.Numbers are limited. To book,
Sports Centre reception, 8344 5404. For other upcoming Staff Wellbeing
activities: cms.services.unimelb.edu.au/wellbeing/staff.


AWCUM EVENT - WOMEN WITH ALTITUDE: Tuesday 27 July, 1.00-2.00pm. By
Joanne Donelly, Senior Communications Manager, Dept of Human Services.
Theatre 3, Room 121, Level 1, Alan Gilbert Building. $8.00 for members,
$15 for non-members, lunch provided. Enquiries: Lynne Pryor 8344 4397.
RSVP by 19 July: lpryor@unimelb.edu.au. Further information about AWCUM:


MSLE DEAN'S LECURE SERIES: Tuesday 20 July, 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Markets,
Governance and Agriculture by Professor John Freebairn. MSLE. Harold
White Theatre, Level 2, Arts Education Building (Building 199).
Enquiries: Emma Clark, ecl@unimelb.edu.au / 8344 9751. Further


FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: Thursday 22 July, 6.00pm- 8.00pm. Carbon Capture
and Storage under the Spotlight. Bookings:
Enquiries: Stacey Watts 8344 4295. Further information:


FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: Thursday 29 July, 6:30 pm-7:30pm. From Metaphor to
Model: What Victorians Understood about Markets that Modern Economists
Often Miss, by Professor Mary Poovey and Professor Samuel Rudin, New
York University. Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre A. Enquiries: Sarah Mathers,
smathers@unimelb.edu.au. Further information,


LECTURE: Tuesday 3 August, 6.00pm. The Truth in Anti-Realism.
Dedicated to the memory of Associate Professor Barry Taylor, who died suddenly
on 15 January this year. Associate Professor Taylor had a long and
distinguished career in the philosophy department. Copland Theatre.
Enquiries: Dr Laura Schroeter, laura.schroeter@unimelb.edu.au / 8344
7120. Further information: www.pasi.unimelb.edu.au/.


17. Career opportunities



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