DASSH President Nick Bisley spoke to ABC News along with UA CEO Catriona Jackson and Professor Andrew Norton. There is growing proof Job-Ready Graduates is not changing student preferences. Read the article here.
DASSH welcomes moves to improve financial support for students in the 2023-24 Federal Budget. While the federal government has had to balance a cost of living crisis against budget repair more support is needed to increase equity and access for vulnerable students. We look forward to the outcomes of the Universities Accord process. Read the full statement here.
DASSH consulted widely with members as part of the Accord submission process. They said knowledge will be at the forefront of Australia’s prosperity in the next few decades and universities will be at the heart of this new economy. Most importantly we have a plan for increasing participation and improving equity as we meet this challenge. Read the submission here.
Do you know an up and coming policy researcher looking to build on their experience and expand their networks? DASSH is looking for a PhD student or recent graduate to work on our Universities Accord submission. Read the position description here and share it with your networks!
Humanities, arts and social sciences graduate employment outcomes skyrocketed in 2022 according to the annual QILT Graduate Outcome Survey. Read our statement here.
READ our submission to the Australian Research Council review here. We welcome the opportunity to be part of this pivotal discussion.
READ President Professor Catharine Coleborne and Professor Melissa Brown, President Australian Council of Deans of Science write on the importance of disciplinary collaboration to solve ‘wicked problems’.
READ our submission to the Productivity Commission review here. DASSH comments on the public and private benefit of education, university fees, government subsidy levels and teaching quality.
READ President Nick Bisley’s opinion piece which appeared in EduResearch Matters calling for the scrapping of the JRG.
READ Employment outcomes of students enrolled in degrees in arts, social sciences and humanities have risen to 89.6 per cent – an increase of 25 percentage points. This figure challenges the assumptions behind the Federal Government’s Job-Ready Graduates package.
READ the 2022 DASSH Annual Report here. Find out about DASSH’s activities over the last financial year and hear from outgoing President Professor Catharine Coleborne.
READ President Catharine Coleborne’s statement on the Federal Education Minister’s Letter of Expectation to the Australian Research Council and its impending review.
READ the National Cultural Policy Submission co-authored by DASSH, the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts and the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.
Deans of Environment, Science and Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities have united to call for an interdisciplinary approach to solving the environmental crisis facing Australia. Read here.
The Mandarin reports on DASSH’s stance on the new Education Minister’s moves to reset relations with the humanities, arts and social sciences sector.
The Federal Government’s clear decision to reset relations with universities and higher education, and in particular the fields of the humanities, arts and social sciences is welcomed by DASSH
In the June edition of NiTRO, President Catharine Coleborne makes a strong case for changes to the ARC in the wake of the Federal election. Read here.
LISTEN HERE: President Catharine Coleborne tells ABC Sydney Radio host James Valentine why Job-Ready Graduates fee reforms are essential.
Research Professional News reported DASSH and the Australian Council of Deans of Science are working together to acheive interdisciplinary fee reform. Read the article here.
The Sydney Morning Herald spoke to President Catharine Coleborne about reports students flock to humanities degrees despite huge fee increases. Read the article here.
The Australian Council of Deans of Science has come out in strong support for DASSH’s calls for fee reforms and changes to the Commercialisation of Research Action Plan. Read their full statement here.
Campus Morning Mail reports DASSH is calling for urgent fee reform to make Arts Degrees more affordable. Read here.
DASSH is calling for urgent fee reform within the higher education sector given damning statistics released today. A new report shows fees are not guiding study choices. Read more here.
LISTEN HERE to hear President Catharine Coleborne speaking with Jenny Marchant and Dan Cox from ABC Newcastle about DASSH’s post-election priorities.
As part of our ongoing 20th Anniversary celebrations we have published the second in our intervivew series with HASS leaders. Read our interview with former DASSH President Professor Sue Dodds here.
Campus Morning Mail reports DASSH has a post-election policy platform including fee reform, changes to the Commercialisation of Research Action Plan and changes at the ARC. Read here.
DASSH welcomes the incoming Labor government, along with the suite of new independent and Green members in the lower house. Read our statement here.
DASSH President Catharine Coleborne outlines three major priorities for policy reform post election in this article appearing in The Conversation.
DASSH is calling for university fee reforms after CPI data released by the ABS in April shows education is the leading cause of inflation in Sydney. Read the statement here.
DASSH warmly welcomes the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap and its recognition that infrastrucutre that supports HASS research plays a key role in ensuring the health, wealth and wellbeing of the nation. Read here.
DASSH holds serious concerns about the lack of representation of the humanities and GLAM sectors on the new ARC Advisory Committee. We have some suggested additions. Read here.
DASSH responds to the 2022 Federal Budget. DASSH notes the Federal Government’s Women’s Budget Statement contained in Tuesday night’s Budget. But we argue that without well-funded social science research it will be very hard to deliver on many of the commitments made. Read the full statement here.
Arts, social sciences and humanities graduates prove above average when it comes to employer satisfaction. See President Catharine Coleborne’s statement on the latest QILT survey here.
DASSH responds to the Federal Government’s decision to veto six humanities, arts and social sciences ARC grants on Christmas Eve 2021 here.
Read the DASSH 2021 Annual Report here for insight into the last 12 months and a vision for the coming year. Read the report here.
Read our submission to the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap Exposure Draft here.
DASSH responds to the Federal Government’s proposed changes to the Australian Research Council. See the statement here.
President Catharine Coleborne and Diana Newport-Peace from Outside Opinion argue the policy divide between the disciplines has to end in Campus Review.
DASSH has published a press release welcoming the outcome of the 2021 Graduate Outcomes Survey showing employment outcomes for the humanities have dramatically improved since 2018 in line with other disciplines.
We were saddened to hear of the passing of former DASSH member, Prof Robbie Robertson this month. Vale, Prof Robertson.
DASSH President, Prof Cathy Coleborne, has published an Op-Ed with Campus Review in critique of the Job-ready Graduates package. Read it here.
DASSH has released a Media Release to express our members’ disappointment at the passage of the government’s Job-ready Graduates package.
In response to the Australian Education Minister’s announcement of a new funding model for universities, DASSH published a Media Release to express our concerns about the implications for our future students and the prosperity of the nation.
DASSH Treasurer Prof Theo Farrell’s commentary about the Excellence in Research for Australia exercise at the AFR Higher Education Summit has received coverage by Times Higher Education. Click here to read more.
DASSH has welcomed the news that the Minister of Education has agreed to this year commence a Scoping Study into the research infrastructure capabilities and requirements of HASS, bringing it forward from 2020-21. Read the full media release here.
DASSH has now released the “Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Degrees: Powering Workforce Transformation Through Creativity, Critical Thinking and Human Interaction” report. Download it here.
DASSH joins with the Australian Academy of the Humanities to express concern and disappointment at the Australian Government’s rejection of $4M in humanities research. Download the media release here.
DASSH joins with the Australian Academy of the Humanities to express concern at the lack of proposed investment for our disciplines in the Government’s Research Infrastructure Investment Plan. Download the media release here.
The Tertiary Education Union of New Zealand organised a nationwide Day of Action on 22 February to highlight the benefits of teaching and learning humanities, arts, social sciences and fine arts in New Zealand. DASSH’s media release can be downloaded here.