The original University of Kent Change Academy project focused on the Faculty of Social Sciences and involved a cross-functional Academic & Professional Services team. The team developed informal networks and influenced existing approaches to work through the Faculty Learning & Teaching Forum, Student Reps meetings and other initiatives.
The project became a change ‘test-bed’, with the aim to:
- Transform the attitudes and values of all staff towards a student-focus;
- Transform organisational culture so that the academic community embraces student learning as well as research;
- Ensure effective use of resources through a collaborative approach to the delivery of a quality student experience.
Associated with this efforts, the University developed new approaches to Leadership, Mentoring and Development. The project became a testbed for developing organisational change. We now have 100 articles and commentaries on this site which we encourage you to explore. The re-branded ‘Change Academy Networks‘ aims to open an informal dialogue between colleagues and with external contacts to stimulate ideas and developments across several themes (e.g. Leadership, Change Principles, Excellence, Communication, Learning & Teaching, Research) which address the major issues of current interest within the HE sector. We hope that you benefit from the insights and experiences we share over the coming months and years.
About Us: Change Academy. https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/change-academy/about/