Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Promoting the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities


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Data Shows Arts Grads Ahead
Statements • February 2024

Want a good job, good pay and a happy boss? Do an Arts degree.

2023 QILT Longitudinal Graduate Outcomes Survey results released  Humanities, arts and social sciences students continue to have outstanding outcomes post-graduation according to the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey.  The 2023 longitudinal together with other Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) surveys shows employers are highly satisfied, that students have had positive experiences at university followed… Continue Reading»

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Statements • February 2024

Statement | Universities Accord

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities acknowledges the work of the Universities Accord Panel culminating in the Final Report released on 25 February 2024.  DASSH members were highly engaged throughout last year and contributed strongly to the consultation process.  There were several key recommendations made by DASSH that have been… Continue Reading»

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Submissions • February 2024

National Skills Passport

In February 2024 the Departments of Education and Employment and Workplace Relations asked for feedback on a proposed National Skills Passport. The idea first emerged in the Employment White Paper and was again canvassed in the Universities Accord Interim Report. DASSH Members broadly support the proposal to create a business case around a National Skills… Continue Reading»

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Statements • February 2024

Student preferences not fees should drive funding

The issue of university fees and funding has heated up with a number of university bodies calling for big changes in pre-budget submissions. The Universities Accord panel wrote in its interim report that JRG needs to be ‘redesigned before it causes long term damage’, damage that was most obvious in the skyrocketing of fees paid… Continue Reading»

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Noticeboard • February 2024

The Noticeboard | February update

Welcome to the February 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. The DASSH Lounge Join the DASSH Lounge, our exclusive LinkedIn group for DASSH Members where we share the latest news,… 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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