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Ksenia Sawczak considers the effectiveness of this latest exercise in impact assessment, finding it to provide an inadequate account of the impact of Australian research and ultimately a shaky evidence base for the development of future policy.
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.
This consultation paper is designed to identify key issues, data sources, policy opportunities and practical solutions relevant to future-proofing Australia’s humanities research workforce.
The Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018–19 national report presents an assessment of how institutions are translating their research into economic, environmental, social and other benefits. This report provides information on research engagement, impact and approach to impact for disciplines at each eligible Australian higher education...
At the conclusion of each Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) round, the ARC publishes a national report. This fourth national report provides the ERA ratings and information and analyses on Australia’s university research landscape.
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.
Like all rankings, the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) has its share of shortcomings and moreover could be a damaging exercise for the humanities.
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.
Over the last forty years, there has been a change of worlds in funding research in the arts and humanities. In the Old World, there was little direct funding or assessment of AH research. In the New World, AH research is funded directly, it is...
This report concludes that to unlock innovation in New Zealand in the future, it is important for policy-makers, universities and investors to consider focusing on strengthening the contribution of universities to innovation.