Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Promoting the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities


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Statements • September 2023

The Voice to Parliament Referendum

In May 2017 more than 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates from all over Australia signed the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Born from 12 Indigenous-led regional dialogues, its call for Voice, Treaty, and Truth is the result of the most proportionally significant consultation process of First Nations peoples Australia has ever seen. It… Continue Reading»

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News • September 2023

The Noticeboard | September update

Welcome to the September 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 Deans’ Lounge Join the Deans’ Lounge, our exclusive LinkedIn group for DASSH Members where we share the… Continue Reading»

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Annual Reports • September 2023

2023 DASSH Annual Report

This year DASSH emphasised member engagement and increased the number of inclusive discussions, workshops, and collaborative projects. NOADD welcomed three new Special Interest Group leads who have led a number of webinars and workshops over the past year. We have also had a strong impact on policy with support being shown for a number of… Continue Reading»

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News • September 2023

CEO Greenpeace Australia Pacific David Ritter | Conference keynote

The DASSH Conference is almost here! We are excited to announce another of our keynote speakers – the CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific David Ritter.  Hear from David about influencing policy change and public perception. Check out the rest of the program. And make sure to register if you haven’t already. On Advocacy…Being change leaders and achieving… Continue Reading»

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News • September 2023

Universities Accord Interim Report

After consultation with members in person and online, we’ve made our submission to the Universities Accord Panel in response to its Interim Report. We encourage you to read it, but we know you’re busy, so we’ve made things easy and summarised it here. We encourage you to share this with your networks! Thank you to… 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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