form for the teaching experience they gained. There were no suchplans at present, but the possibility of credit for teaching assistantexperience could be considered in future if it could bedemonstrated that a postgraduate teaching assistant who wasalso following a teaching course could in practice meet all his/her commitments.In relation to pay, the appropriateness of the B rate was discussedwith respect to possible eventualities, such as appointments of individuals with substantial teaching experience and existingmembers of staff taking an MA/MSc at the College. It wasconcluded that such eventualities could be dealt with on a case bycase basis, and that the B rate was appropriate in order tomaintain a distinction from technicians and technical tutors.Alternatively, the establishment of a new C rate might beconsidered, with progression to the B rate for PGTAs after successful experience during a fixed initial period. On the matter of supervision, it was felt that the straightforward approach, wherethe relevant undergraduate course tutor was responsible for allocating duties and for performance monitoring was right for aninstitution of the size of Ravensbourne.Agreed:i)The Associate Subject Leader for Fashion would providedetails of a City and Guilds teaching award for which PGTAexperience might provide credit.ii)Quality Team would amend the paper as necessary and refer itto HR for action as appropriate.
08.48.03Internal Validation (Min 08.39 – 24/01/08)
Noted:Notes of the 10 January MA awayday had been circulated to Boardmembers.
08.48.04MA Calendar (Min 08.44.01 – 24/01/08)
Noted:The finalised MA calendar was now available on the intranet.
Noted:Documentation on the MA/MSc Programmes has been sent to CityUniversity and panel members in preparation for externalvalidation on 29 February.
Discussed:Marketing Officers presented the initial findings from thequestionnaire survey completed by 65 students following the MALaunch. Although the data was skewed by a very large attendancefrom one undergraduate course, the early feedback was clearlypositive. The full findings would include information about students’perceptions, and help to identify the specific professional needs