Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Promoting the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities


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National Competitive Grants Program
News • May 2024

In the news: National Competitive Grants Program

Future Campus has reported on our recent submission to the National Competitive Grants Program policy review this week. Our Members have called for an expansion of the NCGP beyond a narrow focus on commercialisation to take into account broader research impacts, including around policy reform, public engagement and community enrichment, which are often the domain of research… Continue Reading»

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News • May 2024

In the news: Job-ready Graduates

DASSH President Nick Bisley has been interviewed in a recent article for the Australian Financial Review. Nick said the Job-ready Graduates scheme has not succeeded in turning students away from studying arts degrees but the scheme remains flawed. There hasn’t been a drop-off in the number of students doing arts and humanities, but we are… Continue Reading»

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Submissions • May 2024

National Competitive Grants Program

In April 2024, the Australian Research Council and the Department of Education called for feedback on a policy review of the National Competitive Grants Program. DASSH welcomes the opportunity to give feedback to this review. Our Members call for more research funding, including across pure and applied research, and between grants with shorter and longer… Continue Reading»

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News • May 2024

Jobs and Skills Australia Information and Feedback Session

Please note, we have had to postpone this session due to illness. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date. DASSH will be hosting an information and feedback session with Jobs and Skills Australia’s (JSA) Director of Tertiary Skills and Pathways, Abbey Hall and Assistant Director Krisztian Baranyai for all members in May. This is a closed… Continue Reading»

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Noticeboard • May 2024

The Noticeboard | May update

Welcome to the May edition of the Noticeboard, a monthly update with news and opportunities from around the sector. If you have anything you’d like to share with members please contact our Policy and Communications Officer Rebekah Harms. News from dassh Info and feedback session with Jobs and Skills Australia 11am – 12pm (AEST)Online DASSH will… Continue Reading»

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About us

DASSH represents more than 300 Deans and Associate and Deputy Deans from nearly every university in Australia and New Zealand (Aotearoa). Our members lead schools that are home to more than 100,000 students and thousands of researchers in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. We advocate for our disciplines, produce research and policy submissions, engage with government, members and colleagues in Australia and around the world. DASSH is a hub for members, with networking and professional development events held throughout the year.

Network of Associate and Deputy Deans (NOADD)


If you are an Associate or Deputy Dean, Head of School or Director from a school or faculty with an Arts, Social Sciences and/or Humanities focus at a member university you are welcome to join our network. There are no individual member fees as your institution is already subscribed.

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