Our Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching works alongside our teaching staff to help them continue achieving those high standards.
Academic Career Map (ACM)
The Academic Career Map (ACM) is a framework providing guidance to support the career development and progression of academics across the University. It will come into effect for the 2019/20 academic year.
Assessment and feedback
Guidance on how to design assessments, based on the principles of constructive alignment and 'indicators of good practice' that make Kent great.
This includes resources and toolkits for:
- design principles
- level descriptors
- learning outcomes
- assessment criteria
- matching learning outcomes to feedback
- giving constructive feedback.
Reward and recognition
We are proud to recognise and promote the successes of staff across our campuses through a wide variety of awards.
Taught programme regulations
To ensure fairness and maintain academic standards, a single set of academic regulations has been introduced for all taught programmes in the Credit Framework for Taught Programmes.
Guidance, policies and procedures
Kent provides a range of guidance and policies which reflect all aspects of teaching and examination.
Codes of practice for quality assurance
The principles, responsibilities and structures through which Kent assures academic standards and continuous improvement of the student academic experience across all taught and research programmes.
Audiovisual and IT support
Booking audiovisual (AV) equipment
Staff may borrow equipment from Campus Support's loan stock for use in teaching or research on a short term basis.
Advice or a personal demonstration on using the equipment before the loan date is available upon request.
Some equipment is in high demand and we operate on a 'first come, first served' basis. Therefore, please book as soon as your requirements are known.
Rooms with audiovisual (AV) equipment
Most teaching rooms have audiovisual equipment installed such as data projectors, PCs, laptop points, whiteboards and DVD players. Microphones and audio loops are in many lecture theatres and seminar rooms.
Teaching PCs in lecture theaters and seminar rooms
Most teaching rooms have projector connected PCs and laptop points installed to help you in your teaching.
Staff at Kent have access to a wide range of innovative video and audio materials to support learning, teaching and research.
- Film, TV and audio e-resources
- DVDs and videos
- Images and visual resources
- Microform articles
Report a problem
For problems with AV or IT equipment in teaching rooms, email or phone the IT Service Desk on ext 4888.
For urgent issues, such as broken equipment that requires repairing, email or phone the Estates Customer Services on ext 16666.
Moodle is our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Every taught module has an associated Moodle module available for staff to deliver online teaching resources and interactive activities to students, who are automatically enrolled in their modules.
Turnitin is the originality checking software used at Kent. Staff can use it as part of their Moodle assignment workflow.
Submitted work is matched against a database of previously submitted work from every institution that subscribes to Turnitin (including international institutions), current and archived internet pages, and databases of journals and periodicals.
It is important to note that Turnitin does not detect plagiarism: it is text-matching software providing a report on whether a student's work is original (no matching text) or unoriginal.
Each instance of matching text should be examined individually for full and correct referencing.
Feedback Studio is Turnitin's online marking tool, allowing teachers to add text-based comments and marks to assignments submitted to Turnitin.
Students can access their grade and comments after the post-date has passed, and marked assignments can be downloaded in PDF format for archival and moderation.
Kent Player is our lecture recording service. It enables staff to easily produce recordings of lectures and make these recordings available via Moodle.
Kent Player is available on all lecture and seminar PCs, and can also be installed on other PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones, enabling staff to make recordings at their desk or in the field.
Lecture recording is not seen as a replacement for attending lectures, but an important resource to support student learning.
Recordings of all lectures cannot be guaranteed, but all reasonable efforts are made to provide them.
Academic Liaison Services
Each faculty is supported by an Academic Liaison team, who act as the first point of contact between academic schools and the library.
The team looks after subject resources and can advise on:
- literature searching
- using LibrarySearch
- digital resources
- Open Access
- research data management.
The Drill Hall Library has its own team of Academic Support Librarians.
Library representatives in academic schools
Library reps are academic staff who act as the main liaison point between the schools or faculties and the library.
They promote library activities and processes, as well as gather feedback and communicate useful information within each school.
The reading list service is your way of ordering books, e-books, DVDs and other resources for your students for teaching purposes.
Special Collections and Archives
Our Special Collections and Archives, housed in the Templeman Library, include a wide range of subjects, materials and media.
From British stand-up comedy to early photography, Victorian theatre to modern political cartoons, the collections can support diverse teaching areas and needs.
You can hold seminars in the Special Collections reading room, or request digital copies of material for your teaching.