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The hidden costs of research assessment exercises: the curious case of Australia

Sawczak, Ksenia (2018) The hidden costs of research assessment exercises: the curious case of Australia. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (13 Mar 2018). Website.

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Research assessment exercises provide the government and wider public with assurance of the quality of university research, with the guiding principles being accountability, transparency, and openness. But is there the same accountability and openness when it comes to the public cost of these large-scale exercises? Ksenia Sawczak examines the situation in Australia as the research sector looks ahead to the new Engagement and Impact Assessment later this year. There seems little doubt this exercise will demand significant resources, with no guarantee it will achieve its stated goal of improving how universities engage with industry. Until the hidden costs of assessment exercises are revealed and a thorough consideration of their general utility is undertaken, questions will remain as to whether they are a responsible use of public monies.

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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2018 09:16
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:07

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