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Procedure: Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor Annual Awards

Purpose

The purpose of the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor Annual Awards is to encourage and recognise excellence in achievement and contributions that advance the University's strategic goals and mission. Awardees are publicly acknowledged by the Vice-Chancellor, and through publication on the ANU Annual Awards webpage.

Procedure

Categories

  1. There are three (3) categories of the Chancellor Annual Awards and six (6) categories of the Vice-Chancellor Annual Awards:
  • Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Contribution to the University – recognises contributions to the economic, cultural, scientific or social development of Australia or the international community, demonstrated by eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree.
  • Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Campus Community – recognises voluntary and sustained contributions, over and above what might reasonably be expected in the course of duty, which enhance the general welfare and life of the campus and benefit the institution as a whole.
  • Chancellor’s Peter Baume Award – recognises eminent achievement and merit of the highest order. Named after former ANU Chancellor, Professor the Hon. Peter Baume AC, this is the University's most prestigious award.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Reconciliation - recognises initiatives and professional activities to achieve the vision and targets set out in the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Service, Innovation and Transformation - recognises staff innovation and excellence in service delivery, improvement, or innovation in support of the University's strategic goals.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence – recognises the outstanding contributions of individual academics who are excelling in all aspects of their research and teaching career, relative to their level and field.
  • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Educational Excellence – recognises the University’s most outstanding educators in their fields, who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education at ANU.
  • Andrew Hopkins Award for Excellence in Health, Safety and Wellbeing – recognises significant and/or sustained contribution to improve and promote health, safety and wellbeing best practice in the workplace.
  • Clare Burton Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – recognises and encourages initiatives and activities that promote the ANU values as an inclusive, open and respectful University that reflects the diversity of our nation.
  1. At the discretion of the committee and where notable nominations are received, there may be more than one recipient for each award category.
  2. The specific eligibility criteria for each Award are detailed within this procedure, and also on the ANU Annual Awards webpage.

Nominations and Selection

  1. The Awards process is run annually, and the dates for the nomination process are published on the ANU Annual Awards webpage.
  2. Selection of awardees (except for the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Reconciliation and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Educational Excellence) is made by the Annual Awards Committee, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor. The committee will:
  • be Chaired by both the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, or their nominated representatives;
  • be representative of the breadth of awards covered;
  • have at least one member who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • be gender balanced;
  • have a balance of both academic and professional staff members including one member of the University Executive and the Chief Communications Officer, or their nominated representative;
  • have representation from both HASS and STEMM disciplines.
  1. For the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Reconciliation the selection committee membership is approved by the Vice-Chancellor and is comprised as follows:
  • Vice-President First Nations Portfolio (Chair), or nominated representative;
  • A Dean of a College;
  • A Service Division Director (or equivalent);
  • Senior Consultant - Indigenous Employment and Retention;
  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person from within the ANU community;
  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student from within the ANU community.
  1. For the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Educational Excellence selection is made by the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Education committee. The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Educational Excellence awardee/s name/s are provided to the Awards team via awards@anu.edu.au as soon as the outcome is known.
  2. All staff members, including casual staff (except for Service Awards), are eligible for nomination for a Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor Annual Award, either as an individual or as part of a team. Nominees must be currently employed by the University (on payroll) in the year of the award. China Liaison Office staff are also eligible for nomination.
  3. Current students may be included as part of team nominations, as appropriate.
  4. Colleges and Divisions are encouraged to set up a working group or committee locally to ensure that staff who warrant consideration of an award are put forward for a nomination.
  5. All senior leaders at the University should encourage consideration of these awards throughout the year, and encourage suitable nominations.
  6. Nominations should be prepared by sponsors. A sponsor is a supervisor or other person within the University who nominates the staff member or team for the Award, and who prepares the supporting statement in response to the award criteria.
  7. Nominations are made by completing the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor Annual Awards nomination form, submitted as a single PDF document to awards@anu.edu.au. Nominations must be received no later than 5pm on the advertised closing date. Nominations need the endorsement of the relevant College Dean or Division Director before submission.
  8. Sponsors should specifically address the award criteria, provide examples to support their claims, and note that additional references are not permitted, and that additional paperwork will not be considered by the Committee.
  9. The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor Annual Awards recognise excellence in achievement and contribution beyond the normal expectations of the work undertaken by individuals and teams. Nominations should make clear how the individual or team being nominated is going above and beyond the usual scope of their role and duties.
  10. Due to the large volume of quality nominations received, the University is unable to provide feedback to sponsors or nominees.
  11. The selection committee reserves the right to move nominations received between categories.
  12. Where insufficient nominations are received, the selection committee may choose not to award a recipient in that year.

Awards Process

  1. Award finalists and sponsors will be contacted once the selection committee has made a determination. Recipients will be publicly announced by the Vice-Chancellor. All award recipients will be published on the Annual Awards webpage.
  2. The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Reconciliation will be presented at the Reconciliation Lecture, or similar event, held during or around the time of National Reconciliation Week. The recipient of this award may be invited to present on their work that won them the award, as part of the Reconciliation Lecture or event.
  3. In the case of team awards, the team will receive one award, presented to the Team Lead (as specified on the nomination form).
  4. The successful recipient of the Andrew Hopkins Award for Excellence in Health, Safety and Wellbeing will receive $2,000 towards professional development, which can be directly related to health, safety and wellbeing, or professional development more broadly, from the Andrew Hopkins Endowment Fund.
  1. In the case of there being more than one recipient, the $2,000 towards professional development will be divided equally between all recipients.
  2. In the case of team awards, the team will receive a total of $2,000 towards professional development.
  1. The full amount of the funding awarded towards professional development must be claimed by the recipient by 31 December of the following calendar year.
  2. Awarded funding will be reimbursed in accordance with the University reimbursement process. Original receipts must be submitted to awards@anu.edu.au.

Service Awards

  1. Service Awards recognise the contributions of staff who have served the University during the greater part of their career. There are two categories of Service Awards:
  • 25 years of service
  • 40 years of service
  1. The Service Awards process is run annually.
  2. All active staff members who are on payroll who have worked at the University for at least 25 years and 40 years respectively as of 31 December in the year of the award are eligible. Eligible staff who retire from the University prior to the date of the Awards being announced will still be considered for a Service Award in that year.
  3. The People and Culture Division will use employment reports to identify potential service awardees, however individuals, colleagues, and managers are also encouraged to make nominations as appropriate. Such nominations should include the awardee’s full name and university ID number, and be sent to awards@anu.edu.au.
  4. When determining eligibility for Service Awards, the following are not considered:
  • Casual employment.
  • Periods of unpaid leave greater than 12 months.
  • A break in service from the University greater than 2 months.
  1. All Service Award recipients will be published on the Service Awards webpage.

Awards Eligibility Criteria

Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Contribution to the University

Purpose

To encourage and recognise contributions towards the development of Australia or the international community, demonstrating eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree. It is expected that the contribution has elevated the profile of the University through outreach, media engagement and/or public policy activities and by acknowledging the contribution that research and/or advocacy makes to the economy, society, environment or culture.

Criteria

Nominations will be assessed on the basis of written evidence that demonstrates outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Demonstrated engagement with external ANU audiences and stakeholders, including local, national or international community;
  • Evidence of impact of the University’s profile (e.g. media coverage);
  • Contribution has made profound societal change for the benefit of the Australian public and/or international community.

Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Service to the Campus Community

Purpose

The Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Service to the Campus Community recognises outstanding contributions to the life of the campus community. This award recognises voluntary and sustained contributions, over and above what might reasonably be expected in the course of duty, which enhances the general welfare and life of the campus and benefits the institution as a whole.

Criteria

Nominations will be assessed on the basis of written evidence that demonstrates outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Demonstrated exceptional dedication and service to the campus community beyond the normal expectations of their position;
  • Evidence of contribution having influenced and enhanced the reputation and brand of the ANU;
  • Evidence of improvement to the University’s operation or core business practice, whether economic, social, cultural, political, or scientific.

Peter Baume Award

Purpose

The Peter Baume Award recognises staff, students or alumni of the University whose contributions to the economic, cultural, scientific or social development of Australia or the international community has demonstrated eminent achievement and merit of the highest order.

Criteria

Nominations will be assessed on the basis of written evidence that demonstrates outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Distinguished achievement, service and leadership that is internationally and widely recognised;
  • Demonstrated international distinction in research, governance, management, advocacy or creative activity, on the basis of evidence such as public commentary or policy, prestigious international awards, multiple fellowships, or equivalent.

Vice Chancellor's Award for Reconciliation

Purpose

This award aims to encourage and recognise ANU staff members for initiatives and activities that support the pursuit of reconciliation, within the University or beyond.

At ANU, reconciliation is a whole-of-university effort. We are proud to be on a journey in pursuit of strengthened relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all members of our community and the nation.

The University’s vision is to be a place that respects and values diversity: a place where all people come together to engage with their chosen disciplines or service areas in culturally rich environments.

Thus we seek to embed reconciliation into our teaching, research, engagement, core business practices, and decision making at all levels.

Criteria

Nominations will be assessed on the basis of demonstrated outstanding achievement in furthering reconciliation and the actions set out in the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

Achievements recognised under this award are not limited to contributions made within the ANU community, rather it can include contributions made by ANU staff to reconciliation outside of ANU.

Achievements recognised under this award are also not limited to a particular point in time. The contributions may have been made through a specific initiative or through a collection of activities undertaken over a substantial period while employed at ANU.

Staff who are undertaking outstanding work in relation to reconciliation in Australia, across a range of communities or groups, are eligible to be nominated for this award where they meet the following conditions:

  • Nominees must be employed by the University (on payroll) in the year of the award.
  • Nominees can be an individual or a team.
  • Where nominees are a team, the team can include current students (in the year of the award).

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Service, Innovation and Transformation

Purpose

To encourage and recognise staff innovation and excellence in service delivery, improvement, or innovation in support of the University's strategic goals.

Criteria

Nominations will be assessed on the basis of written evidence that demonstrates outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Improvement in the quality of service provision for students and/or staff;
  • Initiatives resulting in considerable cost reductions and efficiencies in work practices or processes;
  • Benefits in the innovative application of Information Technology to administration, teaching and/or research;
  • Contributions to creating an enabling culture of excellence within the University's administration;
  • Demonstrated evidence of outstanding behaviour, consistently going above and beyond to champion ANU values, and inspire other staff to also lead by example;
  • Demonstrated commitment to sustainability.

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence

Purpose

To encourage and recognise the outstanding contributions of individual academics who are excelling in all aspects of their research, teaching and service career, relative to their level and field.

Criteria

Teaching, research and service will be considered in the award case, with an emphasis on leadership. Nominations will be assessed on the basis of written evidence that demonstrates outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Evidence of leadership and embodiment of ANU values, aligned to the ANU Strategic Plan;
  • Evidence of the significance of the research in contributing to new knowledge and/or innovation in the discipline;
  • Evidence of sustained and excellent performance, particularly in the past two years. Performance should be considered against quality indicators and norms for research performance within a given discipline, in addition to more general measures of competitive research grant or commercial research income, publications, awards, patents, and student completions;
  • Evidence of national and international recognition and impact of the research achievements at ANU;
  • Evidence of research leadership (e.g. encouraging teamwork, mentoring and training of early career researchers and HDR students);
  • Evidence of inter-disciplinary research collaborations;
  • Demonstrated publication record, post PhD (including assessment of ERA journal ranking, citation index and impact factors);
  • Evidence of awards, prizes or positions gained, including grants and patents held;
  • Evidence of development of curricula, resources or services that reflect a command of the field, inspire students to learn and enhance the student experience.

Vice Chancellor's Award for Educational Excellence

Purpose

To recognise the University’s most outstanding educators in their fields, who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education at ANU.

Criteria

The recipient of this award will be chosen by the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Education committee from amongst the awardees of the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Education:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Supervision
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Indigenous Education
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

Andrew Hopkins Award for Excellence in Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Purpose

To encourage and recognise significant and/or sustained contribution to improve and promote health, safety and wellbeing best practice in the workplace. This award aims to recognise an individual or team that has demonstrated excellence in health, safety and wellbeing beyond the scope of their expected business as usual work.

Criteria

Nominations will be assessed on the basis of written evidence that demonstrates outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Excellence in developing and implementing a solution to an identified health and safety issue(s), including regard to overall wellbeing. Nominations may be for a product or process-based solution, design/engineering innovation, a training program, an awareness raising activity or other control measures that reduce the risk of work-related injury or illness and improve health, safety and wellbeing;
  • Excellence in core business practice that reduces emissions, waste products and/or use of pivotal resources, thereby ensuring that the University community and beyond has a sustainable, healthy future ahead. Sustainable practices can also be in relation to consistent health, safety and wellbeing efforts that increase the overall productivity and engagement of ANU staff, through cost-effective and respectful practices;
  • Overall outstanding achievement or success with demonstrated value in the area of workplace health, safety and wellbeing.

Clare Burton Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Purpose

To encourage and recognise initiatives and activities that promote the ANU values as an inclusive, open and respectful University that reflects the diversity of our nation.

Criteria

Nominations will be assessed on the basis of written evidence that demonstrates outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Initiatives to reduce barriers to inclusion and promote equal opportunity for all persons whatever their background or identity including women, Indigenous Australians, people of all racial and ethnic groups, and people with disabilities;
  • Promote an inclusive environment that values and utilises the contributions of people of different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives;
  • Enhance the retention, success and outcomes of staff and students from diverse backgrounds in education, research or professional practices.

Information

Printable version (PDF)
Title Vice-Chancellor's Annual Awards
Document Type Procedure
Document Number ANUP_000811
Version
Purpose The purpose of the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor Annual Awards is to encourage and recognise excellence in achievement and contributions that advance the University's strategic goals and mission. Awardees are publicly acknowledged by the Vice-Chancellor, and through publication on the ANU Annual Awards webpage.
Audience Staff
Category Administrative
Topic/ SubTopic Staff - Staff & Career Development
 
Effective Date 26 Jun 2024
Next Review Date 26 Jun 2029
 
Responsible Officer: Chief People Officer
Approved By: Chief Operating Officer
Contact Area People and Culture Division
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