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Annual General Meeting 1989

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Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, November 28, 1989
commencing at 7.00 p.m. at the Churchlands Campus, WACAE

IN ATTENDANCE :

L. King (President)
G. Campbell-Evans
J. Butcher
P. Adamson
B. Leggett
G. Lock
J. Cullen
J. Oliver
D. Mason
L. Chiang
A. Taggart
D. Spina
W. McKinty
J. Harris
J. Williams
J. Tognolini
M. Milton
P. Larsen
C. Tayler [Secretary]

APOLOGIES :

J. Miles
B. Down
B. Fraser
T. Ryan
J. Williamson

  1. OPENING :

    Len King welcomed members to the Annual General Meeting of WAIER.

  2. MINUTES OF THE 1988 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING :

    Confirmed.

  3. BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE 1989 MINUTES :

    Regarding the WAIER Journal/Newsletter idea, the membership recommended that the in-coming executive committee reconsider the matter at its next meeting.

  4. CORRESPONDENCE :

    Nil

  5. PRESIDENT'S REPORT :

    In summary Len King made the following Comments regarding the WAIER Executive for 1989.

    5.1A special acknowledgement was made to Dr. Murray Print who had recently transferred to the University of Sydney and consequently has had to resign from the WAIER. The meeting extended its thanks to Murray for all his work on the Executive and in his out-going role as Vice President.
    5.2Membership Fee. Advance notice was given that the membership fee will be reviewed given that the WAIER rates are the lowest of all institutes in the country. The meeting did agree that the membership period be changed to cover the normal financial year rather than the current calendar year.
    5.3
    • The changing structure of ACER. Len King outlined the developments which had occurred in the structure of the ACER during the year. The ACER Council now consisted of 14 members, 3 of whom were representatives of the Institutes for Educational Research. The smaller Council would meet approximately four times per year. The IER's have been constituted as a Standing Committee of the ACER and will meet annually at the same time as one of the ACER Council meetings.

    • ACER will shortly be undergoing a change of location from its current Hawthorn site to a site within Monash University.

    • Under consideration currently was the matter of Barry McGaw being appointed to the dual positions as Director of ACER and Director of Curriculum Corporation of Australia.

    • An expression of concern by Bill McKinty that the new ACER structure represented a loss of independence for that body.
    5.4The matter of WAIER seeking a relationship with the Ministry of Education with regard to research affairs was progressing slowly.
    5.5Other matters regarding Career Awards, the 1989 Research Forum and the President's expression of appreciation are detailed in the attached President's Annual Report.

    RESOLVED

    that the President's Report be accepted.

  6. TREASURER'S REPORT :

    The Treasurer noted that 47 members have taken the option of paying one year in advance. This was an innovation undertaken in 1989. The statement for the financial year ending November 25, 1989 is attached.

    RESOLVED

    that the Treasurer's Report be accepted.

  7. SECRETARY'S REPORT :

    The attached Secretary's Report contains office bearers for 1990 along with the Prize winners of the 1989 WAIER awards.

    Notification was received that Mike Heaven (Curtin) would become the post graduate student representative on the Executive Committee.

    RESOLVED

    that the Secretary's Report be accepted.

  8. OTHER BUSINESS :

    8.1The meeting requested that the Executive Consider the resumption of the Issues in Educational Research series.
    8.2The meeting recommended that the possibility of other general meetings in addition to the AGM be set up throughout the course of the year, become a matter for consideration by the in-coming Executive Committee.

  9. CLOSURE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING :

    The meeting was declared closed at 7.55 p.m. with the President thanking members for their attendance.


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