1. Purpose of Honorary Awards Committee -
1.1 To consider, scrutinise and deliberate on the recommendations from the Honorary Awards Working Group prior to recommendation to Council on matters such as:
suitable candidates for the honorary awards
a. Honorary Degree
b. Fellow of the University
c. Fellow of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
d. Emeritus Professor.
1.2 the suitability of the existing suite of honorary awards described at 1.1, and proposals for new honorary awards;
1.3 policy and guidelines governing the honorary awards described at 1.1, including but not limited to:
a. selection criteria and eligibility
b. nomination and selection procedures
c. immediate award benefits (including format of testamurs)
d. use of postnominals
e. on-going entitlements of award holders
2. Responsibilities -
2.1 to liaise with appropriate officers of the University with a view to maximising positive publicity opportunities resulting from conferral of the honorary awards described at 1.1.
2.2 to ensure that full lists of recipients of the honorary awards described at 1.1 are maintained in an appropriate publicly accessible place (usually the University internet site).
2.3 to review from time to time all policies pertaining to the honorary awards described at and to recommend amendments to Council as appropriate.
2.4 obtain and consider any additional information it considers necessary;
2.5 on the basis of the information available to it, the Honorary Awards Committee will provide a report to the next meeting of Council on the recommended nominees and the Honorary Awards Committee’s deliberations.
3. Membership -
Composition and membership of Honorary Awards Committee (as at September 2016):
The Hon Dr Hendy Cowan AO
Ms Kelly Hick
Professor Steve Chapman CBE
Associate Professor Mark McMahon
Professor Caroline Barratt-Pugh; and Professor Ross Dowling OAM
Mr Lewis Price
Associate Professor Andrew Woodward
Chancellor and Chair
Chairperson of the Academic Board
One other member of Council
Two members nominated by the Academic Board
ECU Guild President
Representative from University Executive
Honorary Awards Committee Secretary
Adviser, University Governance
Mrs Aisling Vennitti
Telephone: (61 8) 6304-2443
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