Information on Directors training, Deans plans on courses, Restructuring of staff

Jordan bizzell made this Freedom of Information request to Ravensbourne University London

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Dear Ravensbourne University London,

I am writing about infromation regarding recent events at Ravensbourne.

Recent events have raised questions on the future of the institution and the effect this will have on students

Since Linda Drews appointment many questionable things have happened. I would like to know her spending on her personal office, Her qualifications and training to be Director and her affiliation with the Deans.

Ravensbourne is recruiting new deputy deans, PAs, cheif operating officer and a new head of affairs. I would like to know the payscales of these roles and how this has affected current associate deans. Information on restructuring in general would be appreciated.

Louise of graphic design has a new position under the deans. I want to know her qualifications for the role and the reasons for being accepted for the job.

Courses have been affected by certain staff, architecture is lead by Idrees Rasouli, i would like to know his own qualifications to Run the course aswell as his current agreement with ravensbourne (specifically deans)

Staff have not been given contracts yet, i want to know the universities current standing on finances for the past and current year and course budgets for the past 2017/18 and current 2018/19 year.

Finally i would like to know the circumstances on the business strategy of ravensbourne for academic year 2018-19. Specifically new courses, number of students for each course and budgets for them.

Yours faithfully,

Jordan bizzell

Jill Leigh, Ravensbourne University London

Dear Jordan
I acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).
This is an extremely complex request so we will need to exceed the normal twenty working days that are allowed for a response.
I will get back to you with the type of information we can supply and the timeframe early next week.

Jill Leigh

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Jill Leigh, Ravensbourne University London

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Dear Jordan
Please note below a summary of the information we can supply, the
information that is not available and 
a request for clarification on some of your request.
Information that can be supplied within twenty working days:
Qualifications of the Vice Chancellor (previously Director)
Pay scale for Deans, Deputy Deans, PAs, Chief Operating Officer.
Information on the job role of Deputy Dean, but not details of an
individual post holder as this would breach data protection (GDPR).
Role of the course leader for Architecture as detailed in the job
description,  but not details of an individual post holder as this would
breach data protection (GDPR).
Financial statements are publicly available on the Intranet [1]here. 
Statements for last year have not yet been published as the end of the
financial year is August and they need to be audited first.  Information
is not available on 18/19 until the end of the financial year.
New course titles, expected enrolment (final figures not available until
October 12th, course budget .
Business strategy for new courses - this was part of the portfolio review
of undergraduate provision.  The report of the review is attached..

Information which is not available:
Vice Chancellor's affiliation with the Deans.  This not quantifiable. This
is a question of personal relationships which is not covered by the Act.
Spending on personal office.  The Vice Chancellor has an office in the
building but that is not her personal office.   Please clarify the exact
information you require.
Payscale of the head of affairs.  This role does not exist, do you mean
the Director of External Affairs? Or some other post?
For the category of information which can be supplied, we have twenty
working days in which to respond so you may expect to receive a response
by the 22 October 2018.
Where you need to supply clarification (highlighted) , the information (if
available) will be supplied within twenty workings days of receipt of the
clarification.
Jill Leigh
Head of Quality
 
Ravensbourne University London
6 Penrose Way
London
SE10 0EW

Tel: +44 (0) 7710 389063
[2]http://intranet.rave.ac.uk/quality/
 

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Dear Jill Leigh,

Thankyou for the prompt reply, to clarify my request follows your repsonse , I would like to know the following in 20 days if possible.

- Qualifications of the vice chancellor and the job requirements of this role (former director)
- pay scales for deans, deputy deans, PAs, chief operating officer and director of external affairs.
- information and requirements for the role of deputy dean.
- information and requirements for the head of the IDEAS course
- spending on the new directors office refit which happened
- does the role head of program department of architecture exist ? Related to ideas/architecture
- if available planned budgets for 2018/19 academic year. I know this may be unavailable.
- ravensbourne course strategy going forward, if not numbers of students the courses that will be in place ?

Yours sincerely,

Jordan bizzell

Jill Leigh, Ravensbourne University London

Dear Jordan
Thank you for the clarification.
I will begin work on this and you may expect to receive a response on or
before 24th October.
Jill
Jill Leigh
Head of Quality
 
Ravensbourne University London
6 Penrose Way
London
SE10 0EW

Tel: +44 (0) 7710 389063
[1]http://intranet.rave.ac.uk/quality/
 

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Jill Leigh, Ravensbourne University London

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Dear Jordan
in response to your FoI request, please find attached the following:
Qualifications of the Vice-Chancellor within the response doc)
Payscales for Deans Deputy Deans, Executive PA and COO as far as can be
identified without breaching the Data Protection Act. (within the Response
doc)
Job descriptions for the posts of Deputy Deans - information on the
selection process cannot be provided for data protection reasons.
Job description for the Course Leader Architecture
Course list for 18/19 - there are no new undergraduate course planned for
validation in 18/19
Costs of alteration to the Executive office which include the creation of
a meeting room
The remainder of the response is within the response document attached.
This response meets the required deadline.
If you require further information, please submit a new request
Jill Leigh
Head of Quality
 
Ravensbourne University London
6 Penrose Way
London
SE10 0EW

Tel: +44 (0) 7710 389063
[1]http://intranet.rave.ac.uk/quality/
 

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