ECM Faculty Focus
A number of people make outstanding contributions to the University in a variety of ways. It is the wish of the Senate that the contributions of these people should be recognised through the award of a Chancellor's Medal.
Medals will be awarded in accordance with the following guidelines:
"1. The Chancellor's Medal is a prestigious award and will not be given lightly.
2. A Chancellor's Medal may be awarded for an outstanding contribution, or sustained contributions, to the University such as to enable the University to discharge its teaching, research and community responsibilities more effectively.
3. Those eligible for the award are:
(a) staff or former staff of the University; and
(b) any other individual who has made an outstanding contribution or sustained contributions to the University in terms of Clause 2.
4. (1) The Medal may be awarded to outstanding University citizens who have given sustained and outstanding service over many years but for one reason or another have not received adequate recognition in other appropriate ways. Such awards will normally be made after retirement.
5. (1) A Chancellor's Medal will not normally be awarded for exceptional academic achievement, for which other means of recognition exist.
(2)(a) The Medal will not be awarded either to academic or to general staff simply for excellent or outstanding performance of their current duties.
(b) However, the Medal may be used to recognise a very significant contribution by a current member of staff, which is outside or beyond their current duties.
6. (1) A Medal may be awarded to an individual who has the potential to warrant an Honorary Doctorate at a later stage, provided that the contribution to be recognised by the Medal is significantly different from that which would be likely to warrant an honorary doctorate.
(2) However, a Medal will not normally be awarded to an individual who has already received an honorary doctorate.
7. Nominees will not be disadvantaged in relation to nominations for a Medal on the grounds that some other kind of award which is not currently available in the University would be more appropriate.
8. Decisions on the award of Medals will be made each year by the Honorary Degrees Committee.
9. (1) Medals will be awarded at Graduation Ceremonies.
(2) No more than one Medal will be awarded at a Graduation Ceremony, except when Medals are awarded jointly.
10. Nominations for the award of a Chancellor's Medal may be made by any person associated in any way with the University and should be accompanied by a brief statement of the case in favour of the award, together with a citation which sets out the person's achievements. Nominations should also be signed by a seconder who is a member of the Senate or of the staff of the University. Nominations must not be communicated to the nominee.
11. Holders of Chancellor's Medals will be invited to Graduation Ceremonies and to other appropriate University events."
The Honorary Degrees Committee has also developed a Guide to Categories of Award, which is available from Governance Services on request. Please contact Lyn Hill (Phone 6488 3002) if you would like a copy of the Guide.
A list of recipients of Medals to date can be found on the website.
Nominations accompanied by the required brief statement and citation should be forwarded to:
Executive Officer of the Honorary Degrees Committee
Phone: 6488 2450
Email: [email protected]
Deadline: Friday, 10 July 2009