Staff Governor Election Academic
I have worked at Canterbury Christ Church University since 1987 so have invested most of my working life in the institution. I am a Principal Lecturer and School Director of Learning & Teaching in the School of Creative Arts & Industries. I was trained as a primary teacher and when I first started at Christ Church I worked closely with colleagues in Education.
I support my colleagues as a line manager, as part of the School Executive, as School Director of Learning and Teaching and as a mentor for HE Fellowship and Senior Fellowship.
I have an independence of mind and spirit that enables me to help colleagues but also pose difficult questions and seek answers and solutions that might prove uncomfortable or challenging.
I have always worked to stand up for the rights and concerns of my colleagues and to have them voiced in the appropriate fora. This commitment and experience is part of the reason why my name has been put forward to represent all academic staff members.
I have served on Academic Board, been a member of the University promotions panel and have taken a leading role in developing employability, enterprise, and sustainability as part of the curriculum offer in my School. I led the School working group on curriculum preparations in response to the first lockdown in March 2020. With colleagues across the School and the University I have shared knowledge and expertise about how to adapt successfully to a blended learning model but also to evaluate the impact of the increased use of technology on pedagogy, the student experience and staff wellbeing.
I have a very good understanding of the place of the University within the local, regional and national community and economy. I contribute regularly to BBC Radio Kent on matters to do with the creative industries.
I am very proud to work at CCCU and it would be an honour to represent academic staff as their representative. If you vote for me, you can be confident the voice of all academic staff will be heard through my involvement on the Governing Body.
My key priorities are:
Staff wellbeing and mental health
Increasing equality and diversity in our institution
Sustainability at the centre of the University’s mission and as a key curriculum focus.
Kenneth J Fox
Dr Ken Fox