Calculating Academic Impact

Ireland“Every academic currently working in an Irish university knows what ‘impact’ is. We all understand that, operationally, it’s a fairly brutal accounting tool, a means of calculating the individual academic’s net value to their employer and, indirectly I suppose, to Ireland inc. Perhaps other Irish universities are different, but certainly mine is not in the business of employing academics for the benefit of some nebulous ‘greater good’ or ‘common-wealth’ …” (more)

[In a Strange Land, 18 June]


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