DASSH Celebrates 20 Years

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities is celebrating 20 years of representation, collaboration and connection this year.

From its early beginnings up until 2022 voluntary Boards have worked hard to represent our members from a grassroots level to the very highest levels of government. Presidents and Board members have gone on to hold leadership positions within the tertiary education sector, not only representing the disciplines of arts, social sciences and humanities but using the critical skills acquired through the study of them.

A lot has changed in the last 20 years and we will be exploring those changes and developments over the course of the year through interviews with past Presidents and Board members. We will be gathering to strategically and critically engage with the issue of the future of our disciplines and we will celebrate with a 20th Anniversary dinner during our conference in September.

We look forward to bridging the divide between Australia and New Zealand and other countries around the world where Deans are often facing the same set of challenges we are here. And we will be using this year to implement our strategic plan to engage with members, media, policy makers and the community to leverage the vast weight of knowledge and experience our membership and former leaders have to offer.

Take a look at our unfolding interview series with former DASSH leaders, starting with Professor John Germov, President from 2013-2015.

Skip to content