Impact is the reportable, quantifiable difference, or potential difference, that your research, teaching or program is making in real people’s lives. It reports payoffs and benefits to society. The focus is on public – not internal, organizational or personal – benefit.
Impact is change or potential change in one or more key areas:
Key to presenting a consistent, professional identity is an understanding and ability to clearly describe who we are and how we operate. To accurately describe who we are, we begin at the university level.