Understanding and communicating research impact: the needs of STEM and health sciences faculty and postdoctoral researchers
This 2019–2020 project explored University of Washington faculty and postdoctoral researcher needs for understanding and communicating the impact of their work. The project was designed to understand the challenges researchers face in this area, identify how participants in these fields define and measure impact, and...
The findings from this project not only reinforce many of the same trends that others are reporting—that women and caregivers are at a huge disadvantage as the pandemic persists—but also brings new data to the fore on the particular activities where these gaps exist.
Creating a student-centered alternative to research guides: developing the infrastructure to support novice learners
Research and course guides typically feature long lists of resources without the contextual or instructional framework to direct novice researchers through the research process. This research offers academic libraries an alternative approach to existing methods of helping students.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment commissioned PhillipsKPA consultants to undertake background research to support consideration of the adequacy of the regulatory framework for academic credit pathways in higher education. This report provides recommendations and draws together issues, practices, policy and regulation, and feedback...
The author presents three case studies showing how three secondary schools performed before and after The New Zealand Initiative's tool separated the contribution of family background from the contribution of each school.
This paper serves as an introduction to Ithaka S+R's methodological approach, walks through the phases of work in the Community College Libraries & Academic Support for Student Success (CCLASSS) project to illustrate in practice the steps involved, and suggests how others can adapt this process...
This playbook discusses the conceptual grounding for higher education-focused networks and offers a set of key action steps on how to start and develop a successful network. It is based on a review of previous relevant research on collaboration and interviews with more than twenty...
Academic results can differ significantly between schools, despite them having similar levels of funding and disadvantage. This indicates that improving outcomes for disadvantaged students is not just a question of how much money is spent but also how it is spent.
DASSH response to the Australian Academy of the Humanities "Future humanities workforce" discussion paper
In responding to the Future humanities workforce discussion paper, DASSH intends primarily to provide insights from the perspective of leaders in the academic humanities workforce.
This report identifies a set of star researchers in New Zealand, based on the publication of very highly-cited papers. It then investigates the concentration of such papers across authors; the persistence of 'stardom' across time, and the extent to which stars come from abroad or...
A delicate balance: optimising individual aspirations and institutional missions in higher education
This working paper offers an analysis of the interviews undertaken as the first stage of CGHE Project 3.2, with senior managers and academic staff, in eight universities.
The future higher education workforce in locally and globally engaged higher education institutions: a review of literature on the topic of ‘the academic workforce’
This working paper reviews the literature on the academic workforce, undertaking an in-depth review of journals dedicated to higher education studies, and other academic journals where contributions to the field occur.
Analysing neoliberalism in theory and practice: the case of performance-based funding for higher education
This publication examines the origins, implementation, and impacts of neoliberal policies. It does this by examining the case of performance-based funding for higher education in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere.
This resource is the first Australian study to demonstrate the predictive relationships between a set of educational outcomes as young people move through school. These outcomes are students’ school attendance, achievement in English or Maths, school completion and involvement post-school in work or study.
This working paper investigates the challenges facing academics in East and Southeast Asia.
This study explores the extent to which young people’s belief in their own academic ability influences their educational trajectories.