Attending: Cassie, Martha (opening and closing), Mike, Sarah, Wendy
Apologies: Andrea, Andrew, Graham, Joss, Laura, Lucy, Paul
Matters arising from minutes (of 4 July 2015)
The curriculum planning day has been rescheduled for two meetings on September 5th and 12th. The first will start with a general discussion about the aims of the curriculum for the term, responsibilities and etc.
Sarah will put a call out for new courses and set up Loomio discussion(s) for preliminary discussions.
Courses and activities will start in October 2015 – Wendy’s must be as early as possible.
Report from ISRF/SSC project
There is a new report on the first workshop. It will be out soon after participants have seen the transcript.
All SSC members have been invited to take part in a funded workshop in US; details to follow from Mike.
The second workshop on ‘governance’ is to take [took] place on 17 July 2015.
Trips and visits
There is a trip planned to London to the London Metropolitan University archives and MayDay Rooms on 10 September; we will take train, Mike to buy tickets. Contact Mike N. if you want to go.
We have been invited to visit the New Anarchist Research group – Cassie and Sarah to follow up
Members of the SSC with an interest in alternative forms of higher education are invited to a ‘Gathering of Kindred Spirits for Re-imagining Higher Education’ in Portugal, 20-26 August; Sarah and Mike are going; contact Kelly Teamey for details.
We will have a break over the summer and come back in the fall, to regroup about the aims of SSC work and make plans for new courses and activities; also to organise a new campaign to let people know what we do and make connections with other people and groups: who we are, what we are doing, where we are going?