While universities promote their engagement and impact achievements the ARC’s review also demonstrate the discipline cultures that work with the community
The Australian Research Council‘s new Engagement assessment rates universities and fields of research on a low, medium, high, scale for three measures;
Engagement, “interaction between researchers and research end-users outside of academia”.
Impact, “contribution the research made to the economy, society, environment or culture, beyond the contribution to academic research.”
Approach to impact, how universities facilitated community connections.
Discipline groups that really rate on them include:
History, with nine out of 19 universities participating rating high on engagement and ten on impact.
For law the comparable figures are 15 (from 26) on engagement and 18 on impact.
Engineers are also out-there. Some 16 faculties scored high on engagement (from 33 universities participating) and 20 on impact.