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Phoebe Palmieri uses four case studies to examine how human resource practices of TAFE institutes have changed to accommodate flexible delivery and the changing roles of staff. The report reveals that a whole of organisation customer-service philosophy is a useful basis for flexible delivery and...
A national scoping study investigating the nature and roles of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Australia was conducted in 2007. Reports highlighting key findings and a series of datasets designed to provide benchmarking data were made available in 2008 (see: < ">http://www.dassh.edu.au/ba_scoping_project> ). In...
Strategic human resource management has been shown to be positively associated with the improved performance of a wide variety of for-profit and not-forprofit organisations (Delaney & Huselid, 1996). More recently, talent management has emerged as popular term to cover a wide variety of human resource...
This article outlines the results from a qualitative study of individuals who had received Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) funding.
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...
This report investigates the roles, opportunities and support available for early career researchers in the social sciences in the United Kingdom.
There is a growing concern in the humanities over ‘inhumane’ working conditions and practices that are damaging to scholars and the disciplines they work in. In recent years, tremendous institutional and governmental pressure has been placed upon university departments to show return on investment (ROI)...
The terms “outcome” and “impact” are ubiquitous in evaluation discourse. However, there are many competing definitions that lack clarity and consistency and sometimes represent fundamentally different meanings. This article investigates how the terms are defined and understood by different institutions and communities.
This report examines the scope and experience of freedom of speech in Australian universities. The proposes a model voluntary code of conduct and some modifications to the Higher Education Support Act and related Higher Education Standards.
The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia calls on the next government of Australia to redouble its commitment to support the social science research which underpins policy development and the connection of research with policymakers.