Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities leaders convene at Flinders for DASSH 2015

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DASSH President Professor John Germov opening the Conference this morning in Glenelg.

Flinders University is hosting more than 100 senior academic staff from across Australia today and tomorrow (Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September) at the annual Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) Conference.

Professor Phyllis Tharenou, Executive Dean, Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences and Professor Richard Maltby, Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, welcomed the delegates to the Glenelg Pier Hotel, where they will reflect on a challenging 12 months for the education sector.

The Conference, titled ‘Reimagining Engagement’, will examine the way disciplines within Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities engage with students, industry and the wider community adds social, cultural and economic value to Australian society including regional areas. Key policy makers will inform the discussions.

Topics will include Government Initiatives: Effects on the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities; The Student Perspective on Contemporary Forms of Pedagogy; Managing Your Most Valuable Asset – Your Staff; Higher Degree Research Challenges; Skills for Academic Leadership; and How Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Help Regional Communities Prosper.

“The challenges of new technologies, teaching pedagogies, and changing government fee and research funding structures provide an opportunity for introspection and a refreshed perspective on wider engagement,” says Professor Tharenou.

“As leaders in the ASSH disciplines we are constantly striving to secure our identity, grapple with an ever changing regulatory playing field and ensure ongoing relevance to our external stakeholders.”

For more information about DASSH and the annual conference, click here.

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