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Policy: Academic titles conferral: Honorary (clinical)* appointee, visiting fellow, visitor and emeritus professor

Purpose

To outline the standards which underpin the conferring of academic titles at ANU.

Overview

This policy sets out principles that underpin the conferring of academic titles to individuals who contribute their professional standing and specialist expertise to the research, academic and service activities of ANU, or whose sustained and eminent contribution to ANU warrants recognition.

Scope

This policy applies to Honorary appointees, visiting fellows, Emeritus appointees and visitors

Policy statement

  1. ANU confers four categories of academic title:

Category

Emeritus Professor

Honorary Appointee or Honorary (Clinical)* Appointee

Visiting Fellow

Visitor

Title

Emeritus Professor*

*Use of the title Emeritus Professor at ANU is restricted to those appointed via the procedures associated with this policy

B. Honorary Lecturer / Honorary (Clinical)* Lecturer

C. Honorary Senior Lecturer / Honorary (Clinical)* Senior Lecturer

D. Honorary Associate Professor/ Honorary (Clinical)* Associate Professor

E. Honorary Professor/ Honorary (Clinical)* Professor

E3. Distinguished Honorary Professor / Distinguished Honorary (Clinical)* Professor

*Use of the title clinical is restricted to those on the ANU approved Health Practitioner List.

Visiting Fellow

Visitor

Use of Title

Use of the title Emeritus Professor is permitted when engaging in a public discourse which concerns the field or endeavour recognised in the conferral of the title; or when participating in any activity or event associated with the Australian National University. Title is not to be amended in any way.

Use of the title Honorary (Clinical)* Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor is permitted when engaging in a public discourse which concerns the field or endeavour recognised in the conferral of the title; or when participating in any activity or event associated with the Australian National University. Title is not to be amended in any way.

Use of the title Visiting Fellow is permitted when engaging in a public discourse which concerns the field or endeavour recognised in the conferral of the title; or when participating in any activity or event associated with the Australian National University. Title is not to be amended in any way.

Use of the Visitor is permitted when engaging in a public discourse which concerns the field or endeavour recognised in the conferral of the title; or when participating in any activity or event associated with the Australian National University. Title is not to be amended in any way.

Eligibility

Retired ANU staff of eminent standing whose sustained achievements warrant recognition.

Employed at the ANU for at least five years.

Individuals who possess professional or academic expertise and experience needed to support the research or creative activity, education and service activities of the University.

Conferral of the title Distinguished Honorary Professor / Distinguished Honorary (Clinical) Professor is restricted to individuals of eminent standing whose professional or academic expertise and standing is needed to support the research or creative activity, education and service activities of the University.

Individuals of excellent standing whose activities align with the research or creative activity or education activities of the University and who are employed at other institutions that the University wishes to collaborate with.

Individuals employed at other Universities of excellent standing whose activities align with the research or creative activity or education activities of the University; or Individuals who possess professional expertise and experience needed to support the research or creative activity, education and service activities of the University.

Term and Review

Title is retained for life.

Non-baseline privileges are reviewed every two years or can be subject to triggered review.

Title is retained for 1–5 years, renewable.

All privileges are reviewed at application for renewal.

Title is available for a period of association no shorter than one month and no longer than 1 year, with no more than two consecutive renewals.

All privileges are reviewed at application for renewal.

Title is available for a period of no longer than 1 month, with no more than two consecutive renewals.

All privileges are reviewed at application for renewal.

Baseline Privileges

Academic title;

ANU email account;

Library borrowing privileges;

Ability to submit research grant applications (for eligible external schemes) via the University;

Higher Degree Research Student supervisory panel membership;

Higher Degree Research Student supervisory panel chair (with delegate approval);

Insurance: covered by the University's insurance policies as volunteers. Volunteer cover includes: personal accident; public liability; professional indemnity; and employment practices.

Academic title;

Access to professional development activities and infrastructure needed to complete agreed activities for the University;

ANU email account

Library borrowing privileges;

Ability to submit research grant applications (for eligible external schemes) via the University;

Higher Degree Research Student supervisory panel membership;

Insurance*: covered by the University's insurance policies as volunteers. Volunteer cover includes: personal accident; public liability; professional indemnity; and employment practices.

Academic title;

ANU email account;

Library borrowing privileges;

Options for a living away from home allowance (LAFHA) and travel costs;

Insurance*: covered by the University's insurance policies as volunteers. Volunteer cover includes: personal accident; public liability; professional indemnity; and employment practices.

Insurance*: covered by the University's insurance policies as volunteers. Volunteer cover includes: personal accident; public liability; professional indemnity; and employment practices.

Options for a living away from home allowance (LAFHA) and travel costs.

Access to email, library borrowing privileges or to University enterprise software only on a full cost recovery basis.

Contributions

Leadership in Research, Education and Service, including mentoring current staff or students.

Professional expertise and experience that support the research/creative activity, education and service activities of the University

Academic collaboration and contributions to the research or creative activity or education activities of the University

Professional or academic expertise and experience that support the research/creative activity, education and service activities of the University

Ownership of Intellectual Property

Except for Education Materials, and Scholarly and Creative Works, the University owns all Intellectual Property generated by Emeritus Professors.

Except for Education Materials, and Scholarly and Creative Works, the University owns all Intellectual Property generated by Honorary Appointees.

The University may request an assignment of IP created by a Visitor in the course of undertaking research or education at the University; using Intellectual Property of the University; or in the course of undertaking work for which funding has been provided to the University by a party outside the university.

For clarity, the university does not assert ownership of IP in Education Materials, Scholarly Works or Creative Works generated by Visitors, except where the work is specifically commissioned by the University.

The University may request an assignment of IP created by a Visitor in the course of undertaking research or education at the University; using Intellectual Property of the University; or in the course of undertaking work for which funding has been provided to the University by a party outside the university.

For clarity, the university does not assert ownership of IP in Education Materials, Scholarly Works or Creative Works generated by Visitors, except where the work is specifically commissioned by the University.

Conferral Process

College Dean endorses, Vice Chancellor approves, Council notes conferral of title.

College Executive approve non baseline privileges.

College Dean approves levels B–D.

College Dean endorses, Vice Chancellor approves level E or E3.

College Executive approve non-baseline privileges.

College Dean or Research/School Director approves (where delegation transferred)

College Executive approve non-baseline privileges.

College Dean or Research/School Director approves (where delegation transferred)

College Executive approve non-baseline privileges.

* Appointees who are not Australian permanent residents or citizens are not covered by Medicare and the University advises that individuals seek their own private health cover. Appointees who are not Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents are responsible for seeking and having granted an appropriate visa before the commencement of their appointment/ visiting period with the University.

  1. The conferral of academic titles at ANU is:
  • Based upon merit, as demonstrated through a transparent and rigorous process;
  • Consistent with the recognition of equal opportunity;
  • Focused on the holistic recognition of expertise and achievements in research/creative activity, education, service, as demonstrated through various forms of evidence;
  • In alignment with University strategy and legislative obligations;
  • Subject to review before renewal; and
  • Not subject to quota.
  1. A conferred academic title is an unpaid appointment. The conferral of an academic title by ANU does not establish any employment relationship between the University and the recipient, nor does it alter any existing employment relationship with another organisation or institution. The conferral of an academic title does not entitle the recipient to any salary payments or alter any existing salary payments from their home institution.

Delegations relevant to this policy

    139: Approve or extend full, clinical and adjunct academic status

Information

Printable version (PDF)
Title Academic titles conferral
Document Type Policy
Document Number ANUP_000417
Version 8
Purpose To outline the standards which underpin the conferring of academic titles at ANU.
Audience Affiliates, Staff
Category Academic
Topic/ SubTopic Visitors
 
Effective Date 23 Aug 2016
Review Date 30 Jun 2018
 
Responsible Officer Director, Human Resources
Approved By: Vice-Chancellor
Contact Area Human Resources Division
Authority

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