I’m reading through the Stern review in preparation for various impact related things I’m doing in the next few weeks. It takes the view that the 6,975 impact case studies produced and £55 million estimated to have been spent on the impact… Read More ›
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A useful briefing document and overview from UCU: https://www.ucu.org.uk/media/8483/Update-on-the-Research-Excellence-Framework-REF/pdf/REF_update_Feb17.pdf
by Deborah Talbot The Final Report of the Equalities Review, published by Equalities Commission in 2007, reviewed a range of persistent inequalities including those that affect women. It argued that, ‘…new research reveals clearly that there is one factor that… Read More ›
The British Sociological Association (BSA), the main professional body for sociology as a discipline in this country, has recently called for some calm soul-searching about the results of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), in which the lowest ever number… Read More ›
Interesting article by Doris Ruth Eikhof on the Work in Progress blog of the American Sociological Association’s Organizations, Occupations, and Work” section, about Weber, Tolstoj and the usefulness of academia.
If you read one polemic about higher education this year, make sure it is this one: KILL THE REF IN COMPLEX CIRCUMSTANCES.
Those working in academic institutions are by now all familiar with the new power-acronym: the REF (research excellence framework 2014). Even though its aim is commendable – to assess how good is the research done by universities, faculties, and departments… Read More ›
UCU warned on Tuesday that proposed new guidelines for university research as part of the 2014 REF will penalise female academics. Under the draft proposals, female researchers who take maternity leave will still be expected to produce the same number… Read More ›