Collaborative, Influential, Connected, Knowledgeable.
DASSH represents more than 250 deans, and associate and deputy deans, from 43 universities across Australia and New Zealand, leading schools and faculties that teach tens of thousands of students and several thousand scholars in the HASS disciplines. Led and governed by an executive committee, DASSH supports those who have responsibility for governance and management of research, teaching and learning across those member institutions.
Supporting strong leadership
- Those within these institutions who have responsibility for the governance and management of research and teaching and learning in their universities.
- Those who aspire to these positions through a Network of Associate and Deputy Deans (NOADD).
- Data collection and dissemination on HASS research and teaching.
Promoting the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
- Advocates for the roles and contributions of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and
- Contributes to policy debates, initiatives and inquiries that impact on HASS research and teaching in universities.
Science and humanities, arts and social sciences solve ‘wicked problems’
READ President Professor Catharine Coleborne and Professor Melissa Brown, President Australian Council of Deans of Science write on the importance of disciplinary collaboration to solve ‘wicked problems’.
DASSH Productivity Commission review submission
READ our submission to the Productivity Commission review here. DASSH comments on the public and private benefit of education, university fees, government subsidy levels and teaching quality.
Graduate outcomes for arts, social science and humanities students on the up
Employment outcomes of students enrolled in degrees in arts, social sciences and humanities have risen to 89.6 per cent – an increase of 25 percentage points. This figure challenges the assumptions behind the Federal Government’s Job-Ready Graduates package. READ HERE