HASS Engagement & Impact

This collection features resources about the important role of humanities, arts and social science (HASS) research and its contribution to society. We welcome further relevant content in this collection. Please contact editors@apo.org.au


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HASS Engagement & Impact

Book

28 Oct 2017

This book explores creative interdisciplinary and potentially transformative solutions to the current stalemate in contemporary water policy design.

Article

20 Sep 2017

This article presents a genealogy of the term open access, focusing on the separate histories that emphasise openness and reusability on the one hand, as borrowed from the open-source software and free culture movements, and accessibility on the other hand, as represented by proponents of...

Report

29 Jun 2017

This volume seeks to provide a response to the question “Just what is it that the social sciences do?”

Research report

28 Jun 2017

Measures Australian engagement with the arts in 2016, confirming both its personal and social value.

Research report

28 Feb 2017

Based on a survey conducted in 2016, the data in this study reveals that the small-to-medium (S2M) visual arts sector employs over 2,000 people, puts $100 million into the economy and produces 26,000 new art works each year - with a budget worth just 0.03%...

Submission

16 Jan 2017

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) acknowledges that the current draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap goes a long way in recognising the developments in humanities and social sciences research and its contribution to a national research and innovation...

Book

30 Oct 2016

This book has been published on behalf of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

CHASS promotes and supports the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) in Australia, and represents an important networking forum for teachers, researchers, pro- fessionals, practitioners and policy...

Discussion paper

Submission

9 Sep 2016

Development of successful HEPPP programs takes time and commitment by each university, for this reason HEPPP resources should be reasonably predictable for universities so that they can develop and deliver quality programs and activities. While universities should be held accountable for their use of HEPPP...

Submission

9 Sep 2016

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) argues that the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) sector comprises a large part of Australia’s research and innovation system, a system that is transforming due to digital capabilities and the resulting transformation...

Research report

1 Sep 2016

First Nations performing arts are unique, contemporary and diverse expressions of the world’s longest continuously living cultures. They embody a proud tradition of telling stories to connect generations and communities.

The Australia Council’s national Arts Participation Survey found that nine in ten Australians (92%)...

Commentary

Article

23 Aug 2016

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) rejected claims in the media yesterday questioning the merits of funding of research projects and challenging the integrity of the Australian Research Council (ARC).

“Academics in Australian universities conduct research that is...

Evaluation

Report

23 Aug 2016

The National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) was formed in 2001 to "stimulate collaboration between selected liberal arts colleges and to act as a catalyst for the effective integration of emerging and newer digital technologies into teaching, learning, scholarship, and information management." In...

Discussion paper

Submission

25 Jul 2016

The Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH) disciplines account for 65% of all Australian higher education enrolments, and have major roles to play in driving innovation, fairness and excellence. DASSH’s response to this consultation paper is informed by our recognition that sustaining a high quality...

Submission

22 Jul 2016

DASSH endorses the emphasis on simplifying systems and reporting requirements, incentivising engagement with end-users, and recognising that Australia has a mature university system in which individual higher education institutions should determine the best use of their research funding (with appropriate reporting requirements). We also applaud...

Discussion paper

Submission

24 Jun 2016

We urge a broad and inclusive definition of 'engagement' and support a selective use of case studies chosen to demonstrate patterns of direct and indirect impact on end-user benefits. We caution about the limits of metrics to adequately represent the quality of our research and...

Research report

6 May 2016

Executive Summary

The overall quality of the Australian research sector is high by OECD standards but Australia’s performance is poor when it comes to translating publicly funded research into collaboration with business. We rank last out of 26 OECD countries on the proportion...

Discussion paper

2 May 2016

Overview

The ARC has commenced consultation with the higher education and research sector, industry and other end-users of research to develop quantitative and qualitative measures of engagement and impact.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of stakeholders on...

Discussion paper

Submission

17 Mar 2016

Much of the national dialogue concerning higher education and the nation’s economic future tends to overlook the significant role and contribution of the arts, social sciences and humanities (ASSH). In this submission, we support the practice of work integrated learning, experiential learning and industry engagement...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

Realising the benefits of Australia’s world-class research system requires translation of its outputs into economic and societal benefits. The effective translation of research will be at the core of Australia’s future competitiveness and prosperity.

In mid-2014 a group of ATSE Fellows, concerned by the...

Research report

29 Feb 2016

Overview

This survey of more than 18,000 academics by the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), found that the proportion of respondents doing commercial consultancy has more than halved from 15 per cent to 7 per cent.

This report updates the...