Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Promoting the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities


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Conference 2024
News • June 2024

Conference tickets on sale

Connected Futures: What Next for Higher Education, Research and Leadership Building on the success of last year’s Conference, this year we will explore the theme of connecting – connecting with other disciplines, connecting with community, connecting with industry, and connecting with each other. Join with colleagues from across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand in Adelaide as we explore… Continue Reading»

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Noticeboard • June 2024

The Noticeboard | June update

Welcome to the June 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 Special Interest Groups on AI and future of the Honours program established We are excited… Continue Reading»

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News • June 2024

Jobs and Skills Australia Information and Feedback Session

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 on 18 July at 12-1pm. This is a closed session for DASSH members only. JSA is a government body that aims to help Australia… Continue Reading»

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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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Conferences & Events

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About us

DASSH represents more than 250 Deans and Associate and Deputy Deans from nearly every university in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Our members lead schools that are home to more than 100,000 students and several thousand scholars 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.

2024 Conference

Adelaide | September 18-20

Join with colleagues from across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand in Adelaide as we explore issues such as interdisciplinarity in teaching and research, partnering on policy, and the importance of community. All tickets cover the full three days of the conference, including a sit-down dinner at the National Wine Centre on the Thursday.

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