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The Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Exceptional Performance by Professional Staff
Nominations close Friday 6 September 2014
The Vice-Chancellor offers annual awards in recognition of exceptional performance by members of professional staff which are equivalent to the Vice-Chancellor's awards for distinguished teaching. A total amount of around $20,000 will be distributed amongst recipients of the awards, with individual amounts being determined by the selection committee. The awards will be presented by the Vice-Chancellor and further recognition given by a permanent citation on the Professional Staff Awards website.
The awards are intended to recognise the contributions of professional staff who exceed the normal requirements of their substantive positions.
Exceptional individual performance must have been sustained for at least a three year period for each person nominated. All professional staff (including trades and services staff who are on contracts or in continuing positions) who have been employed by the University for at least three calendar years are eligible for nominations.
Exceptional team performance must have been sustained for at least a 3 year period. Members of the team must be professional staff (including trades and services staff who are on contracts or in continuing positions) and at least 75% of the team members must have been working in the team being nominated for at least three calendar years.
Nominations must demonstrate significant and sustained achievement of one or more of the following criteria:
Work teams or individuals may be nominated either by the head of their administrative unit or by a staff member outside the department or area in which they work. . The nomination must be endorsed by the Dean or Divisional Director. In the event that more than one nomination is made from the same faculty or division, the Dean or Divisional Director will be asked to recommend to the panel a ranking of the nominations from their area.
Documentation making a case for the work team or individual should include:
Total documentation in addition to the cover sheet must not exceed six (6) pages.
The awards will be determined by a committee comprising:
Due date for nominations is Friday 6 September 2014
The selection committee will rank nominations against the criteria, with teams and individuals being ranked separately. Short listed nominees may be asked to make a brief presentation about their work and achievements to the committee. The selection committee will exercise its judgement in terms of the number of awards to be made and how the $20,000 will be allocated amongst the award recipients.
For further information, please contact Vicki Mihalakopoulos, Staff Development, Monash HR, Ext 29888