Current project summaries are listed below. For further information, contact the DASSH office firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature and Roles of Arts Degrees in Contemporary Society 2011-12 This Bachelor of Arts (BA) Scoping Project provides an update on the previously completed 2008 project. The project will focus on understanding the nature and role of a Bachelor of Arts degree in contemporary Australia, including mapping the diversity of programs on offer between 2001-11, identifying the major strengths, difficulties, capabilities and program contributions as well as providing base-line data on accessible models for future faculty curriculum planning and development. See 2008 Results.
Academic Leadership for Succession 2010-12 Lacking sector-wide succession planning and with significant impending academic retirements, this project aims to create a transformational leadership succession strategy in the university Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH) sector. This project builds upon five earlier ALTC projects and seeks to provide the first study of leadership challenges facing ASSH in the 21st Century and to deliver a DASSH led sector-wide succession planning strategy - the central intellectual effort of the project. See project overview; see final report.
DASSH Discipline Support Strategy (DSS) Projects The current Network of Associate Deans (Learning and Teaching) Collaborative Projects focus on the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH) and include:
a. Assessment in ASSH: Scoping Guidelines, Good Practice and Benchmarking b. Social Inclusion in ASSH c. First-Year Experience: Recruitment, Transition, and Retention
Innovative approaches to the provision of Languages other than English 2006-09 This project identified a range of models for languages other than English (LOTE) delivery and collaboration in higher education. Successful elements of existing national and international models were evaluated the feasibility of transferability across the sector in Australia. A related paper, The Brisbane Universities Languages Alliance: a Diversity scheme for preserving Languages other than English and building demand through cross-institutional enrollment (The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University) was presented at the DASSH 2009 Conference.
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The 2019 DASSH conference and AGM will be hosted by the University of NSW with support from the University of Technology Sydney, on 25-27 September in Sydney. Registrations will open mid-year.
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DASSH released the "Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Degrees: Powering Workforce Transformation Through Creativity, Critical Thinking and Human Interaction" report in November 2018.
DASSH has released a media release and election scorecard to help voters understand where political parties stand on issues of importance to the HASS sector
DASSH has prepared briefing papers following the Australian and New Zealand Governments' 2018-19 Budgets.
DASSH has published the "HASS Engagement and Impact" collection at the Analysis & Policy Observatory.