Ever wondered what the #@&% your lecturers were talking about in meetings? Here’s a quick rundown of meeting terminology and what it all means:
Chair - The person who controls the conduct of the meeting.
Agenda - The plan for a meeting. It lists the items to be discussed in the order in which they will be discussed.
Agenda item/feedback item - A topic of discussion in the agenda. We may sometimes refer to these as feedback items.
Apologies - Formal notifications of inability to attend a meeting.
Actions - Tasks that need to be completed to achieve a goal/resolve an item of feedback.
Minutes - Notes taken during a meeting that serve as an official/formal document of key points covered.
AOB - Stands for ‘Any other business’ – usually the last agenda item in an agenda, it provides an opportunity for attendees to suggest additional matters for discussion.