Annual General Meeting 2017

Dear colleagues:

  • ​​Come along and meet our members on Wednesday 22 March, 7:00 pm.
  • Find out what we can do for you ​and the benefits of membership.
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet style dinner at Old Macau Restaurant (banquet room)*.
  • New members are especially welcome.

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Jjsy7RTSDO2YNOu83

* Dinner included in the annual membership fee of $100 MOP

The Executive Committee &
The Presidium of the General Assembly
The Academic Staff Association of the University of Macau

2016 Halloween Party

The New Academic Staff Club and Academic Staff Association jointly invite their members to a Halloween Party. All club and association members and their family members are cordially invited to join us!

Date: 29 October 2016 (Saturday)

Time: 7-9 pm

Venue: Open area between Staff Quarters S24-S25.
(In case of bad weather, the Party will be held indoors at PGH S1-G015)

Target: New Academic Staff Club members, Academic Staff Association members, and their family members

Snacks and candies served! Participants are welcome to dress up in Halloween costumes!

See you at the party!

ASA publishes Academic Track Assignment Survey Report

Today the Academic Staff Association of the University of Macau publishes a report on the Academic Track Assignment Survey it conducted among UM academic staff during May 2015. In all, 178 academic staff, or roughly between one-quarter and one-third of all UM academic staff, responded and answered the survey which focusses on attitudes toward the academic track system, its implementation, perceived appropriateness and transparency, and effect on morale.

The report is available here: Report on Academic Track Assignment Survey

ASA held its Annual General Meeting on 17 March 2016

On 17 March 2016, 36 members of our Association gathered at the Fortune Inn restaurant on campus to hold the Annual General Meeting for the year 2016. The meeting was run by the Presidium of the General Assembly, a new body elected in the previous year as required by the Macau government. At the meeting the Executive Committee presented reports of its work during the past year. Among these, noteworthy items were the completion of a report on the academic track system, progress in the government registration of the revised constitution of the Association, and the successful fund-raising from two corporate sponsors. As the 2-year term of the Executive Committee was ending, a new Executive Committee consisting of seven members was elected, namely Wang Jianwei (FSS) as President, Gordon Kerr (FBA) as Vice-President, and Joann Chan (FBA), Chen Guokai (FHS), Chu Caixia (RC), Jiang Chunlian (FED) and Wang Ruibing (ICMS).

Family BBQ on Hac Sa Beach

Members from Toastmasters and the Academic Staff Association and their families had a BBQ at Hac Sac Beach on November 15, 2015 with about 40-50 people. Most of the Toastmasters are local Macau people and this provided an opportunity for staff members to connect with the local community. It provided a wonderful opportunity for families and staff to socialize with each other while enjoying great food.

Barbecue on Hac Sa Beach

Barbecue on Hac Sa Beach

ASA achieves coloured logo name cards for all

Several months ago our Association approached the UM management to ask for all UM academic staff, regardless of rank, to be issued name cards with the gilded colour UM logo. Up until now the coloured logo has been reserved for a select few only, including deans and rectors, whereas everyone else could only have the plain blue logo printed on their cards. In effect this created an unnecessary division among the ranks of UM’s staff.

We are glad to report that the UM management has consented, and from now on all full-time academic staff at all ranks and administrative staff who are eligible for name card printing may request these coloured logos on their name cards. For environmental protection, however, we suggest you use up your current supply of name cards before requesting the new cards.

ASA received a room from UM

We are glad to report that ASA has received a room from the University that serves as our office and official address, namely S26-G009. The ground floor of the S26 building is still a construction site, but our room has already been renovated for our use, and the Executive Committee inaugurated the room by holding its first meeting there today, 23 April 2015. The Academic Staff Association is grateful to the University management for providing us this room.

Here are our committee members at work for you:

ExCo Meeting

Meeting of the ASA Executive Committee in S26-G009 on 23 April 2015