Engagement and Impact (EI) is a companion exercise to Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), developed to assess how well university researchers are engaging with end-users and translating their research into economic, social, environmental, cultural and other impacts.
At ACU we are committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good. As part of this pursuit, we engage in research that creates real change with sustainable outcomes, partnering and working closely with organisations and individuals that can help us achieve those outcomes.
Research Engagement is the interaction between researchers and research end-users outside of academia, for the mutually beneficial transfer of knowledge, technologies, methods or resources.
Engaged research benefits the community by bringing much needed expertise to solving complex real-world problems; and benefits researchers by enabling them to better understand these problems and undertake more informed research.
Research Impact is the contribution that research makes to the economy, society, environment or culture, beyond the contribution to academic research.
Impactful research makes a real difference in the world beyond academia; it improves the health, wellbeing and prosperity of individuals, organisations and communities.
ACU Engagement undertakes the collection and reporting of Research Engagement and Impact data; and the development and implementation of policies and strategies to increase Research Engagement and Impact. We also work with Faculties and Institutes to encourage, facilitate and promote Research Engagement and Impact outcomes. Meet the ACU Engagement team and find out how to contact us.
Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith, Professor Bob Lingard and Dr Elizabeth Heck of the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE) have developed a working paper for UNESCO under the Educa...Research
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Our very own Professor Herb Marsh (BA Hons, Indiana Univ, MA, PhD, UCLA; Dsc UWestSyd; HonDoc, Ludwig Maximilians Univ Munich) has presented his keynote address at the 2018 Australian Psychological So...Research
Upcoming publication on international perspectives on Innovation and Accountability in Teacher Education: Setting Directions for New Cultures in Teacher Education …Research
Parents frequently ask how to help their child make the most of digital technology in early childhood. In this …Research
Professor Vince Geiger, with Professor Chris Branson and Dr Jenny Martin, have been successful with an application for the research project Principals as STEM Leaders — building the evidence base for ...Research
The Trial of the GTPA was completed successfully in 2017. The Trial included the validation of the instrument, standard setting, moderation, and the setting of the cut-score (minimum acceptable level)...Research
Amid the big claims of big data, analytics, datification, and data mining, this article answers central questions for qualitative research. In the debates about the enormity and ubiquity of data in th...Research
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This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democra...Research
We announced last month that Bryan S. Turner and Berna Zengin Arslan were the winners of the 2014 Sociological Review Prize for Outstanding Scholarship for their article Legal pluralism and the Sharia...Research
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