Our Research Institutes strategy was developed precisely in response to the need to concentrate our research effort. The ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) results show that much of the research undertaken by the Faculty of Education and Arts is at world standard.
The Faculty submitted 13 four-digit research codes for assessment. The standout outcomes were for Social Work and Religion and Religious Studies - both received a rating of 4 - the top rating awarded across the country (no institutions were awarded a 5), and so was an exceptional result.
The Faculty’s research was assessed to be at world-standard in six other four-digit fields-all received a rating of 3:
- Film, Television & Digital Media
- Historical Studies
- Literary Studies
- Specialist Studies in Education
The Faculty’s Physical Activity and Population Health group contributed to the Human Movement and Sports Sciences FoR, which was also awarded a rating of 3. Researchers associated with this group are part of our Faculty's first Priority Research Centre (PRC) in Physical Activity and Nutrition.
The results map well with our acknowledged strengths in History, Religion and Religious Studies, Linguistics, Sociology and Social Work, and growing strength in aspects of Literary Studies, Cultural Studies and Education.
Faculty Research Forum
Now that the University's submission for the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment exercise has been finalised, it is a good time to hold a Faculty Research Forum to review our 2012 submission and answer your questions about ERA 2012.
Steve Hannan, Associate Director, Research Strategy, Policy and Performance and the ERA Project Manager, will outline how our research output in each of the Fields of Research for 2012 measure up against ERA 2010 results and sector benchmarks.
The Forum will also provide an opportunity for further feedback on the Draft Faculty Research Action Plan.
A/Prof Pam Nilan will also provide an overview of current research activities and support in the Faculty.
When: Tuesday 26 June from 12pm - 2pm
Where: GP101 Lecture Theatre (General Purpose Building)
RSVP: Not required - just come along!
Click here to view the Assistant Dean of Research and Research Training's presentation
2011 ERA Faculty forum
The faculty held an ERA Faculty forum on Monday 21 February to discuss the ERA outcomes in detail and associated implications for the Faculty.
The session was recorded via Lectopia and is now accessible.
Slides from the presentation are also available.