|Summary of Intervention(s)|
• Between 2012-2015, the Open University implemented a programme of organizational change focusing on the promotion of engaged research and knowledge exchange with society.
• This included the establishment of new knowledge exchange focused-career track for academic faculty.
• Assessment promotion criteria were revised to support this change, including notable contributions to business or community, research contributions that impacted on policy, practice or product/service development, leadership in knowledge exchange, contributions from knowledge exchange to the university’s teaching and learning, consultancy contracts, and/or economic, social or cultural developments.
• Implementation was informed by action research with researchers at all levels across the organization and follow up surveys and evaluations on the programme have been published in a peer review article to promote both internal and community-wide learning and improvement.