Monitoring the impact of ERA at your university
The potential misuse of ERA and related performance measures remains a concern for the 2012 ERA exercise and beyond. An important contribution that the Union can make is to ensure that the end of the ERA journal rankings has had a positive flow-on effect at each university.
University staff need to know what impacts ERA changes announced by Minister Carr on May 30 have had throughout the university sector. In lieu of more comprehensive public information, the Union’s current focus is upon collecting information about the response at each university.
Branches have been encouraged to work with academic and professional research staff to ascertain what is happening at your institution. Branches could write to their DVC Research (or equivalent) to ask about how they are responding to the changes to ERA.
Branches have also been asked to complete the questionnaire below by 25 July 2011. The National Office will compile this information into a table and make it available on the ERA Watch website
We encourage members to utilise this website to keep up to date on the ERA and communicate with members across the country. This should be both informative and useful in comparing your university and in arguing for change through such comparisons.
Please contact your branch is you have feedback and comments on how the ERA is being used in your research area, in your department, in your workload...
If you have any queries please contact Jen T. Kwok at the National Office Policy and Research Unit, 03 9254 1910 or email: email@example.com
Jeannie Rea, National President