Organising for Success brings together work that will empower staff to transform our students lives, helping us meet our Kent 2025 strategy and ensure a future we can be proud of.
As preparations to launch new divisions in September take shape, a number of key proposals will go to the 11 March meeting of Senate – these can be read via the links below, with more information to follow after the meeting itself.
- Proposed divisional governance, which outlines the high-level academic governance structure within our seven new divisions
- Senate Effectiveness Review, including proposed updated structures of Senate boards and committees
- Statement of principles for University QA Structures & Procedures, which sets out the terms under which revised codes of practice will be rewritten
Other updates across the project:
Strand 1- Executive Leadership
Consultation has now finished on the new leadership structure for central professional services, with final changes shared with affected staff shortly. These will also be shared more widely later in the month ahead of the new structure coming into effect in April.
A well-attended series of ‘Town Hall’ briefing sessions for managers led by Learning & Organisational Development took place throughout February, with personal development programmes continuing for new members of Executive Group as they take ownership of their areas.
Strand 2 – Establishing academic divisions
Outlines of academic leadership roles are being presented to Senate for discussion, with the outcomes then shared more broadly across divisions ahead of expressions of interest to key leadership roles.
Work is also ongoing on division branding and preparation for launch activity ahead of September.
Strand 3 / 4 – Divisional operations and professional services design
Follow-up workshops are taking place between Directors of Operations and central professional service leads to support the development of proposed team structures ahead of these being shared with affected staff in June 2020.
Workshops are also ongoing to map key processes in order to identify and manage potential risk as we transition into the new structure. In doing this, we will also look to identify any areas of improvement we could implement in the short term to help with activity over the summer such as admissions and clearing.
Strand 5 – Standing down Faculties
Considerable progress continues, including drafts prepared for a number of key regulations and Codes of Practice to reflect the move from faculties to divisions. These will be refined as necessary following the outcome of Senate.
Latest updates are on the Organising for Success website