AAWP joins the DDCA

The AAWP is delighted to announce that it will be joining the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA) as an organisational member. AAWP President Lynda Hawryluk has contributed a short piece to the DDCA’s inaugural interactive component, NiTRO.

The Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts was established to represent creative arts issues at a national and international level.  The organisation shares knowledge and learning across the creative arts disciplines and seeks to enhance scholarship and practice within this rapidly developing academic domain. During the past year, on behalf of the membership, DDCA, submitted responses to the following Australian Government consultations:

– Combining Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) Consultation Paper
– Review of the Research Training System, conducted by ACOLA
– Consultation on Research Policy and Funding Arrangements
– in addition to the annual conference held last September and hosted by Flinders University, Adelaide.

The other major achievement of the year is the total revamp of the DDCA website, including the creation of an interactive component NiTRO which will accept material from members. NiTRO will allow creative artists to: share their research and  teaching and learning expertise; find out about news events and opportunities in tertiary creative arts; and contribute views and articles on changes happening in university creative arts. If you would like to submit to NiTRO, or for more information on DDCA, visit their website