DASSH Conference 2022:

September 28, 1pm to

September 30, 1pm


On Day 1 of the Conference, DASSH will host our annual Deans’ meeting followed by the AGM. It is an election year for the full Board. In addition, the Network of Associate and Deputy Deans will host a half day of workshops focusing on solutions based discussions and professional development.

Come and participate in this series of conversations and provocations as well as rekindling connections. We want to bring our community of academic leaders and Executives together for the first time in three years.

At this point we are planning for an in-person event and will switch to an online format if circumstances demand.

This year’s event is presented by the University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University in partnership with DASSH,

To encourage the participation of NOADD members DASSH has introduced a reduced fee.

See the full program here.

Ticket prices:

Associate and Deputy Deans: $550

General: $750


We are excited to announce four of the many incredible sessions we have lined up for this year’s event.

The program for Associate and Deputy Deans on Day 1 is still in process but we are hoping there will be a workshop focussing on Indigenous teaching practices and how they can become part of everyday teaching at your University as well as other practical activities.

Look forward to a formal dinner gathering on September 29 and more casual, riverside drinks and canapes on the evening of this year’s AGM and full member meeting on September 28.

Professor Sandy O’Sullivan, Closing Address
Day three, 30 September AM

Is a Wiradjuri transgender/non-binary person working in the Centre for Global Indigenous Futures at Macquarie University, where they are a 2020-2024 ARC Future Fellow with a project titled Saving Lives: Mapping the influence of Indigenous LGBTIQ+ creative artists

Professor O’Sullivan will be our closing speaker focussing on global Indigenous peoples, expansive futures, and they will pose a challenge to the colonial project of gender, history and art (and everything else!).

Judi Zielke PSM, CEO Australian Research Council Q&A
Day 2, 29 September AM

Q&A with the ARC CEO: that’s right, here’s your chance to have your questions about all things ARC answered by the Australian Research Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Judi Zielke PSM.  Judi joined the ARC on 1 February 2022. Her leadership comes at a pivotal time with the Minister for Education, the Hon Jason Clare MP, recently calling for an independent review into the ARC and its enabling legislation.

Indigenising the Curriculum: Approaches from Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand
Day 2, 29 September PM

Indigenous knowledges and values are now acknowledged as crucial to curriculum development in the humanities, arts and social sciences disciplines as to the wider project of cultural inclusivity, equity and decolonisation. This panel discussion examines the approaches taken by universities in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand in Indigenising the curriculum, and the implications for student engagement, teaching delivery and critical learning processes.

Chair: Professor Kate Darian-Smith (Executive Dean and PVC, College of Arts, Law and Education), University of Tasmania

COVID Impacts: Sharing Best Practice
Day 2, September 29 PM

This exciting session (using a top-secret format) will help you engage with your peers face to face and answer the questions arising out of COVID teaching and management. What was the most creative and effective way teaching or research was done differently during COVID? How did you keep colleagues engaged during lockdown? And what new practices from 2020 or 2021 will you continue?

Our theme this year invokes the multiple windows of time ahead of us, and how different future environments may evolve in ways that shape and are shaped by Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.


In the next 12 months, there are pressing questions about policies on research and research funding, learning and teaching in a post-covid world, and the strategic challenges for humanities in higher education.


For Queensland, the ten-year time horizon brings the prospect of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which are premised on climate positivity and genuine progress toward reconciliation. Beyond Southeast Queensland, Prime Minister Albanese has committed to enacting the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Pursuing these priorities will build a bracingly different Australia. What priorities and opportunities will humanities, arts and social sciences be able to press in this decade? What do we need to learn in order to make useful contributions?


The world, and humanities, arts and social sciences will be very different by 2050. Will it be a dystopia or a utopia or somewhere in between? What resources and risk mitigation do we need to develop now? And what resilience can we build into our systems to survive the threats we can’t see coming.

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