Manual of Policies and Procedures

B/5.1 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

Policy Owner

Vice-President (People) and Chief People Officer

Approval Date

07/09/2022

Approval Authority

Vice-Chancellor and President

Date of Next Review

01/09/2025

5.1.1 Purpose
5.1.2 Application
5.1.3 Roles and responsibilities
5.1.4 Principles
5.1.5 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence awards program
5.1.6 Delegations
Related Documents
Modification History

5.1.1 Purpose

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence (VCAE) is QUT’s overarching staff awards program and recognises exceptional performance and achievement by staff as well as acknowledging service milestones.  

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5.1.2 Application

All academic and professional staff, and those people holding distinguished and honorary titles are eligible to be nominated for a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

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5.1.3 Roles and responsibilities

Position
Responsibility

Vice-Chancellor and President

  • approves recipients for the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

University Recognition Committee (B/5.3)

  • determines the relevant Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence award categories, guidelines and nomination procedures each year
  • considers nominations for Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence and makes recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor and President

Human Resources Department

  • administers the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence program

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5.1.4 Principles

The following principles underpin the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence:

Alignment

  • Recognition is aligned to performance that supports QUT's strategic priorities and values.

Recognition

  • Recognition will be directly linked to performance and impact.
  • Recognition will consider performance relative to opportunity.
  • All members of a team who are recognised must have appropriately contributed.

Simplicity

  • Recognition processes will be simple to communicate, administer and understand.

Transparent

  • Eligibility, awards and the processes for recognition will be clear and transparent.

Integrity

  • Recognition decisions will be made free from bias.

Inclusiveness

  • Recognition will appropriately consider all staff members:
    •  Academic/Professional
    •  Ongoing, fixed-term, sessional, casual.

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    5.1.5 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence awards program

    The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence awards program comprises several categories based on demonstrated outstanding contribution and commitment in special areas and includes the prestigious David Gardiner Teacher of the Year Award offered annually.

    Awards may be granted to an individual or to a team of people. Team nominations would not normally exceed 10 members. Teams may be within a work area or across organisational areas.

    Team nominations require the team leader to confirm that all members of the team are represented in the nomination and acknowledge that any associated monetary prize is awarded per team.

    Self-nomination, including team nomination, and nomination of senior staff are not accepted. 

    An individual recipient of an award for excellence would normally only be eligible for a further award after a period of three (3) years.

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    5.1.6 Delegations

    Refer to Register of Authorities and Delegations (VC100) (QUT staff access only).

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    Related Documents

    MOPP B/5.3 University Recognition Committee charter

    Guidelines and nomination procedures for Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence (QUT staff access only)

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    Modification History

    Date

    Sections

    Source

    Details

    07.09.22 All Vice-Chancellor and President Revised policy and Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence Committee renamed and moved to B/5.3 University Recognition Committee
    09.12.15 B/5.1.4 Vice-Chancellor Revised policy to clarify award entitlement
    01.07.15

    B/5.1.3
    B/5.1.4

    Vice-Chancellor Revised policy to clarify award entitlement
    08.09.14 B/5.1.3 Vice-Chancellor Revised policy to clarify eligibility
    18.06.14 B/5.1.1, B/5.1.2, B/5.1.3 Vice-Chancellor Revised policy to reflect new criteria
    25.02.13 All Vice-Chancellor Revised policy to include broader eligibility criteria

    26.05.09

    All

    Vice-Chancellor

    Revised policy

    26.07.07

    All

    Vice-Chancellor

    New policy (endorsed by Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Committee 20.06.07) - replaces former policies B/12.17 Staff awards and C/11.1 Awards for outstanding academic contribution; former policy B/5.1 Professor Emeritus re-numbered to B/2.1

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