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RAVENSBOURNE COLLEGE OF DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The next meeting of the Board of Governors will be held on Wednesday, 19 September
2007 at 6.00pm in the Board Room

The items of business in Part 3 of the agenda are starred. This means that they will be taken as read,
and approved or noted as appropriate, unless unstarred by any member contacting the Clerk to the
Board before mid-day on Tuesday, 18 September.

Would any member not able to attend please send apologies for absence to Tara Forrester, PA to the
Director, by email to director's.secretary@rave.ac.uk or by telephoning 020 8289 4902. This number
should also be used for leaving messages on the afternoon of the meeting up to 5 o'clock. After that time
governors may phone the Board Room direct on 020 8289 4991.

AGENDA

PART 1 – FORMAL BUSINESS


1 MEMBERSHIP AND APOLOGIES
TO WELCOME Dr David Robinson, University of Sussex, to his first meeting
of the Board, and Mr Dan Gittings, incoming SU President.
TO WELCOME BACK Mr John Desmond, the College's relocation project
manager, and Mr Bob Harris, regeneration adviser.
TO NOTE any apologies

2 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
Members are reminded of their duty, under the Articles of Government, to
declare any interests, personal or financial, that might relate to the business
shown on the agenda for the meeting.

3 MINUTES
TO CONFIRM the unreserved minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2007 Minutes
(M07/26-M07/54)

4 MATTERS ARISING
TO CONSIDER any matters arising not covered elsewhere on the agenda
Minute 07/30 Appeals panels – to note that four governors had volunteered
to sit on appeal panels
Minute 07/37(i) Relocation committee – this will be taken under Chair's
business
Minute 07/37(ii) Bank Loan – to note that, following consultation with the
Board by email, the contract for the bridging loan had been awarded to
Barclays.
Minute 07/47(ii) Institutional Risk letter – to note the final version of the letter BG/07/41
from HEFCE.

5 CHAIRMAN'S BUSINESS
TO RECEIVE the Chair's report

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6 COLLABORATIVE CLUSTER (Julian Woolfson)
TO NOTE any developments in respect of the collaborative cluster.

7 CONFIRMATION OF DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CHAIRMAN (Julian


Woolfson)
TO CONFIRM the appointment of Ms Helen Moffatt and Mr David Campbell BG/07/42
to the Board for terms of three years with effect from 19 September 2007. BG/07/43

PART 2 – MAJOR ITEMS OF BUSINESS


8 CORPORATE PLANS 2006-08 (Debbie Broadhurst)
(i) TO RECEIVE a final monitoring report on the 2006-07 Corporate BG/07/44
Plan
(ii) TO RECEIVE the final version of the Corporate Plan for 2007-08

9 DIRECTOR'S REPORT (Robin Baker)


TO RECEIVE the Director's report on College business since the summer BG/07/45
meeting.

10 RELOCATION PROJECT (Julian Woolfson)


TO RECEIVE an update from the College's relocation project manager on
any items not covered in the monthly reports to stakeholders, and
TO RECEIVE a brief report from the regeneration adviser.

11 REPORT FROM ACADEMIC BOARD (Robin Baker)


TO RECEIVE a report on the proceedings of the Academic Board meeting BG/07/46
held on 10 July.

12 HUMAN RESOURCES ANNUAL REVIEW OF ACTIVITIES (Robin Baker)


TO RECEIVE the annual review on the work of the Human Resources BG/07/47
department for 2006-07

13 UPDATE ON RISK MANAGEMENT (Genevieve Cowcher)


TO RECEIVE a brief update on changes to the risk register since the last
meeting.

PART 3 – ITEMS FOR REPORT AND FORMAL APPROVAL


14 COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY *
TO RECEIVE the final version of the 3-year Communications Strategy for BG/07/48
the relocation programme

15 HEFCE COMMUNICATIONS WITH GOVERNORS *


TO NOTE the circular letter 20/2007 from HEFCE concerning BG/07/49
communications with governors.

16 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT EVENTS *


TO NOTE the schedule of events being provided by the Leadership BG/07/50
Foundation in 2007-08

17 DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS


The Away Day will be held on Monday, 8 October at Greenwich from
10.30am to 5.00pm and will be followed by dinner at a restaurant in the O2.

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The next meetings of the Board will be held in the Board Room at 6.00pm
on:
• Wednesday, 28 November 2007
• Wednesday, 19 March 2008
• Wednesday, 9 July 2008

The meeting will continue with Reserved Area business. Student and staff members, other than the
Director, and officers other than the Clerk, are asked to withdraw at this point.

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