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Honorary Awards Committee

Terms of Reference

1. Purpose of Honorary Awards Committee -

To consider, scrutinise and deliberate on the recommendations from the Honorary Awards Working Group prior to recommendation to Council on matters such as:

1.1 suitable candidates for the honorary awards of:        
a.  Honorary Degree        
b.  Fellow of the University        
c.  Fellow of the WesternAustralian Academy of Performing Arts 
d.  Emeritus Professor.

1.2  the suitability of the existing suite of honorary awards described at1.1, 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 selectionprocedures
c.  immediate award benefits (including format of testamurs)
d.  use of postnominals
e.  on-going entitlements of awardholders

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 August 2017):



The Hon Dr Hendy Cowan AO

Ms Kelly Hick

Professor Steve Chapman CBE

Associate Professor Mark McMahon

Currently Vacant

Professor Caroline Barratt-Pugh; and Professor Ross Dowling OAM

Mr Sam Martyn

Associate Professor Andrew Woodward

Chancellor and Chair

Deputy Chancellor


Chairperson of the Academic Board

One other member of Council

Two members nominated by the Academic Board

ECU Guild President

Representative from University Executive

University Governance Adviser and
Honorary Awards Committee Secretary
Mrs Aisling Vennitti
Telephone: (61 8) 6304-2443

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