Get ready to nominate

The Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Awards are returning for 2020.  It’s time to get your thinking caps on about excellent work you would like to nominate. 

This year has presented unparalleled challenges as the world responds to COVID-19.  Have you seen a colleague or project go above and beyond to support students or staff at this time?  Do not miss this opportunity to nominate and commend this excellent work.

Nominations will open Monday 18 May and include a new award category: the Spirit of Reconciliation Award.

The new category will recognise the contributions of staff who strive to achieve culturally appropriate programs and activities for the betterment of our students and staff, and commitment towards meeting the university’s Indigenous targets.

Awards are also available for the following categories:

  • Mission Excellence
    Recognising individuals and teams who have demonstrated excellence in living out the mission of ACU through areas of service, the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and contributions to the common good.

  • Service Excellence
    Recognising outstanding service by staff. ‘Service’ is interpreted broadly and includes activities, initiatives, practices and projects that have contributed to the delivery of exceptional or significantly improved services to ACU’s staff, students or external stakeholders.  Service can be demonstrated via professional services, teaching or research provided at ACU.

  • Excellence in Student Experience
    Recognising individuals and teams who have shown evidence of the highest level of service to students and outstanding achievement in the support of the student experience. This may include an outstanding contribution in academic or student support services or the provision of resources to facilitate learning and enhance the student experience.

  • Excellence in Research and Research Partnership
    Recognising the important role that academic staff play in developing and managing research partnerships, and the significant benefits that these collaborations bring to the university.  This includes developing and managing a significant national or international research partnership.

  • Excellence in Community Engagement
    Recognising individuals or teams involved in significant university community engagement projects.  Community engagement draws upon capabilities of the university’s staff to work collaboratively with community groups and organisations on projects that build capacity, improve wellbeing, and produce just and sustainable outcomes in the interests of individuals, communities and the university.

Visit the revised Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Awards and Medal Policy for more information.

This year, casual and sessional staff can also be nominated if they meet the revised eligibility requirements.

Further information will also be shared with you when the nominations process opens on 18 May.

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