In his second article in a series on impact, Louis Coiffait looks at how REF and KEF treat impact in the UK.
With submission to REF 2021 now less than two years away, university staff and academics are stepping up work to present their best examples of research impact. Sally Brown has compiled this useful A to Z to form compelling impact case studies.
In their previous Impact Blog post, Katy Jordan and Mark Carrigan considered whether institutions have invested too much hope in social media as a solution to the problem of demonstrating research impact. Here they report on research analyzing how social media was cited in impact case studies submitted to the UK’s REF 2014.
So if markets are truly good for English higher education, as many seem to think, should we follow that train of thought to its logical conclusions?
In an effort to prevent ‘gaming’ the REF, new recommendation from Lord Stern cuts down on the freedom of academics to move from institution as they see fit. Is the cure worse than the disease?
The new government report ‘Succeeding as a Knowledge Economy’ takes forward most of the ideas about improving teaching at Britain institutions of higher education already found in a green paper published in November 2015. So what does this new report tell us about the future?
A new report produced by the Digital Science team explores the types of evidence used to demonstrate impact in REF2014 and pulls together guidance from leading professionals on good practice.