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

HASS Engagement & Impact

Journal article

14 Mar 2017

In this article, a team from the University of Minnesota presents the findings of their recent study of first-year students’ use of academic library resources and their learning outcomes. By examining student-reported feedback about library use (checking out books, using electronic resources, engaging in reference...

Research report

10 Mar 2017

The Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras welcome the delivery of this major report on world’s best practice in occupational health and safety for orchestral musicians.

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%...

Journal article

11 Feb 2017

This article introduces the concept of altmetrics for archives and discusses barriers to adoption, best practices for collection, and potential further areas of study.

Report

1 Feb 2017

Inequality and social justice is the focus the 2016 World Social Science Report. It draws on the insights of over 100 social scientists and other thought leaders from all over the world, across various disciplines, to emphasize transformative responses to inequality at all levels, from...

Commentary

23 Jan 2017

Evidence suggests that Australians aren’t strongly wedded to celebrating a national day on 26 January.

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...

Conference paper

8 Nov 2016

Social science knowledge about human behavior and institutions underpins many of the notable advances in economic growth, technological innovation, health, education, good governance, and quality of life. This knowledge also helps us understand why public policy sometimes fails to improve our situation. Yet much of...

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...

Guide

10 Oct 2016

This resource offers an in-depth yet concise guide and set of recommendations on the use of scholarly metrics that attempts to encompass the entire life cycle.

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...

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...

Journal article

8 Sep 2016

In this article, we discuss a university-community partnership that had broad goals to promote social, economic, educational and cultural links between the university and people living, working or studying in Carlton, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, with particular emphasis on engaging with disadvantaged and marginalised...

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%)...

Journal article

24 Aug 2016

This article outlines the results from a qualitative study of individuals who had received Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) funding.

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...

Book

18 Aug 2016

Overview

Imaging Identity presents potent reflections on the human condition through the prism of portraiture. Taking digital imaging technologies and the dynamic and precarious dimensions of contemporary identity as critical reference points, these essays consider why portraits continue to have such galvanising...

Journal article

15 Aug 2016

Traditional assessment of ways in which open access initiatives and institutional repositories have provided a return on investment normally use pragmatic measures such as download counts and citation benefits. This pragmatic approach misses out on the powerful altruistic impact of improving access to international and/or...

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...