DASSH welcomes ARC review

August 2022

READ President Catharine Coleborne’s statement on the Federal Education Minister’s Letter of Expectation to the Australian Research Council and its impending review.

Deans unite on Cultural Policy Submission

August 2022

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.

Science, Environment and Hass Deans respond to State of the Environment report

July 2022

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.

Changes at ARC welcome news

July 2022

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.

DASSH welcomes change

July 2022

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

Changes at ARC with new government?

June 2022

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.

ABC Radio Sydney interview with President Catharine Coleborne

June 2022

LISTEN HERE: President Catharine Coleborne tells ABC Sydney Radio host James Valentine why Job-Ready Graduates fee reforms are essential.

Research Professional News reports on DASSH calls for fee reforms

June 2022

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.

DASSH on fee reform in Sydney Morning Herald

June 2022

The Sydney Morning Herald spoke to President Catharine Coleborne about reports students flock to humanities degrees despite huge fee increases. Read the article here.

Science Deans support DASSH calls for reforms

May 2022

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.

Deans demand an end to high fees for humanities

May 2022

Campus Morning Mail reports DASSH is calling for urgent fee reform to make Arts Degrees more affordable. Read here.

Students punished for following passion

May 2022

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.

ABC Newcastle interview

May 2022

LISTEN HERE to hear President Catharine Coleborne speaking with Jenny Marchant and Dan Cox from ABC Newcastle about DASSH’s post-election priorities. 

20th Ann interview: Sue Dodds

May 2022

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.

Deans want a seat at the policy table

May 2022

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.

Post-election statement

May 2022

DASSH welcomes the incoming Labor government, along with the suite of new independent and Green members in the lower house. Read our statement here.

Post-election article: The Conversation

May 2022

DASSH President Catharine Coleborne outlines three major priorities for policy reform post election in this article appearing in The Conversation.

Call for fee reform in light of CPI figures

May 2022

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 Welcomes National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

April 2022

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.

Humanities and GLAM nowhere to be seen on ARC Committee

April 2022

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 2022 Federal Budget Statement

March 2022

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.

HASS Grads shine in QILT report

February 2022

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.

Statement on ARC grant vetoes

January 2022

DASSH responds to the Federal Government’s decision to veto six humanities, arts and social sciences ARC grants on Christmas Eve 2021 here.

DASSH Annual Report

December 2021

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.

National Research Infrastructure Roadmap Exposure Draft submission

December 2021

Read our submission to the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap Exposure Draft here.

Statement on ARC changes

December 2021

DASSH responds to the Federal Government’s proposed changes to the Australian Research Council. See the statement here.

STEM V HASS?

June 2021

President Catharine Coleborne and Diana Newport-Peace from Outside Opinion argue the policy divide between the disciplines has to end in Campus Review.

Graduate employment oucomes welcome

October 2021

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.

June 2021

June 2021

We were saddened to hear of the passing of former DASSH member, Prof Robbie Robertson this month. Vale, Prof Robertson.

October 2020

October 2020

DASSH President, Prof Cathy Coleborne, has published an Op-Ed with Campus Review in critique of the Job-ready Graduates package. Read it here.

October 2020

October 2020

DASSH has released a Media Release to express our members’ disappointment at the passage of the government’s Job-ready Graduates package.

June 2020

June 2020

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.

September 2019

September 2019

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.

August 2019

August 2019

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.

May 2019

May 2019

DASSH has released a scorecard to help voters understand where political parties stand on issues of importance to the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sector. The media release is here, and the scorecard can be downloaded here.

November 2018

November 2018

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.

October 2018

October 2018

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.

May 2018

May 2018

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.

February 2017

February 2017

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.

August 2016

August 2016

DASSH rejects claims in the media that question the merits of funding of research projects and challenge the integrity of the Australian Research Council (ARC). Download the media release here.

June 2016

June 2016

DASSH joins the arts sector on Friday 17 June 2016 for a National Day of Action for the Arts. The day has been called in response to the recent Australia Council funding results, the lack of consultation around changes to arms-length funding and lack of a Coalition arts policy or inclusion of the arts in the ‘innovation agenda’. DASSH’s statement is here.

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