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. 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 -
3.1 Composition and membership of Honorary Awards Committee (as at December 2017):
The Hon Dr Hendy Cowan AO
Ms Kelly Hick
Professor Steve Chapman CBE
Professor Mark McMahon
Professor Caroline Barratt-Pugh; and
Mr Stewart Lee
Professor Andrew Woodward
Chancellor and Chair
Chairperson of the Academic Board
One other member of Council
Two members nominated by the
ECU Guild President
Representative from University Executive
|Professor Cobie Rudd||Chair of the Honorary Awards Working Group|
3.2 there may be occasions when the Honorary Awards Committee’s business is designated reserved (confidential). On such occasions any co-opted members or student representatives will be asked to withdraw from the meeting and shall not return until the confidential business is concluded. Papers and any other confidential areas of business shall not at any time be made available to either the co-opted member or student representative. The record of matters which the Chair of the Honorary Awards Committee are satisfied should be dealt with on a confidential basis will be recorded separately.
4. Honorary Awards Committee Chair
In the absence of the Chair of the Honorary Awards Committee members shall elect from among the full members of the Honorary Awards Committee who are present at the meeting, a person to act as Chair for the meeting until such time as the Chair of the Committee is available.
5. Frequency of Meetings
The Honorary Awards Committee will usually meet twice a year following meetings of the Honorary Awards Working Group. Additional meetings may be held in order to meet business requirements at the request of the Chair.
University Governance Adviser and
Honorary Awards Committee Secretary
Mrs Aisling Vennitti
Telephone: (61 8) 6304-2443
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