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Honorary Award and Title Schedule

Schedule overview

1 Purpose

To provide information and guidance on the criteria, conditions and elements for Honorary Awards and Titles that may be conferred by the Council of the University.

2 Scope

This schedule applies to all University Employees and Students as well as to persons external to the University.

3 Schedule

This schedule must be read in conjunction with the Honorary Award and Title Policy and is subordinate to it.

Title

Criteria For Award

Conditions and Elements

Degrees honoris causa

Doctor of the University
(honoris causa)
HonDUniv

Conferred for distinguished service to the community and/or the University; and/or for outstanding achievement and excellence in research, teaching and scholarship; and/or for distinguished achievement in, or contribution to, a discipline that is not a degree of the University.

Conferred formally at graduations or similar ceremonial occasions, as determined by the Honorary Awards Committee. Citation and Testamur will be presented to the candidate at the ceremony. Academic dress to be provided by the University and worn during the ceremony.

Usually requires that the recipient deliver an occasional address.

Doctor of Letters
(honoris causa)
HonDLitt

Conferred for distinguished career and significant achievement, or academic distinction in the arts, humanities and education.

As above.

Doctor of Business
(honoris causa)
HonDBus

As above - for business, commerce and management.

As above.

Doctor of Engineering
(honoris causa)
HonDEng

As above - for engineering and technologies.

As above.

Doctor of Science
(honoris causa)
HonDSc

As above - for the sciences.

As above.

Doctor of Laws
(honoris causa)
HonLLD

As above - for law.

As above.

Titles

Fellow of the University

Conferred upon a distinguished scholar who has had a long association with the University and who has since retired; or a person who has had another form of long and distinguished association with, and contribution to, the University or the community.

Cannot be a current Employee.

Conferred formally at graduations or similar ceremonial occasions, as determined by the Honorary Awards Committee. Citation and Testamur will be presented to the candidate at the ceremony.

Academic dress to be provided by the University and worn at the ceremony.

Shall be accorded appropriate courtesies and recognition on ceremonial and social occasions.

Professor Emeritus
(Professores Emeriti)

Conferred upon retiring or former professors of the University, for outstanding academic service to the scholarly and/or University communities. The title should not be regarded as a normal expectation for professorial staff who leave the University. The length of service as a Professor at the University should normally be a minimum of five years.

Conferred formally at graduations or similar ceremonial occasions, as determined by the Honorary Awards Committee. Citation and Testamur will be presented to the candidate at the ceremony. Academic dress is neither provided nor required by the University, although the candidate may supply their own academic dress for the purpose of the ceremony.

Shall be regarded for all purposes of courtesy and on ceremonial occasions as a professor of the University, but shall not be entitled to membership of Academic Board or to faculty or school committees or boards.

Service Medals

Distinguished Service Medal

Awarded to professional Employees, who have left the University, for outstanding service beyond the normal requirements of their position while at the University.

Medal awarded and citation presented formally at graduations or similar ceremonial occasions, as determined by the Honorary Awards Committee.

Academic dress is neither provided nor required by the University, although the candidate may supply their own academic dress for the purpose of the ceremony.

Medal for Outstanding Service

Awarded to honour persons who have provided outstanding service to the University's communities, and/or for strong advocacy and contributions towards the ideals of the University.

Medal awarded and citation presented formally at graduations or similar ceremonial occasions, as determined by the Honorary Awards Committee.

Academic dress is neither required nor provided by the University, although the candidate may supply their own academic dress for the purpose of the ceremony.

4 References

Nil.

5 Schedule Information

Accountable Officer

Vice-Chancellor

Policy Type

Governance Policy

Approved Date

7/12/2015

Effective Date

7/12/2015

Review Date

8/12/2017

Relevant Legislation

Related Policies

Award Eligibility and Graduation Policy

Honorary Award and Title Policy

Related Procedures

Honorary Award and Title Procedure

Related forms, publications and websites

Honorary Awards Committee - Terms of Reference

List of Honorary Awardees

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Award

The qualification conferred upon a Student following the successful completion of an Academic Program. The categories of Award include: Associate Degree, Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master Degree (both Coursework and research), Doctoral Degree (both Coursework and research) and Higher Doctorate....moreThe qualification conferred upon a Student following the successful completion of an Academic Program. The categories of Award include: Associate Degree, Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master Degree (both Coursework and research), Doctoral Degree (both Coursework and research) and Higher Doctorate.

Council

Council means the governing body, the University of Southern Queensland Council....moreCouncil means the governing body, the University of Southern Queensland Council.

Employee

A person employed by the University and whose conditions of employment are covered by the USQ Enterprise Agreement and includes persons employed on a continuing, fixed term or casual basis. Employees also include senior Employees whose conditions of employment are covered by a written agreement or contract with the University....moreA person employed by the University and whose conditions of employment are covered by the USQ Enterprise Agreement and includes persons employed on a continuing, fixed term or casual basis. Employees also include senior Employees whose conditions of employment are covered by a written agreement or contract with the University.

Graduate

A Student upon whom Council has conferred an Award....moreA Student upon whom Council has conferred an Award.

Student

A person who has been Admitted or Enrolled at the University, but has not yet graduated from their Academic Program....moreA person who has been Admitted or Enrolled at the University, but has not yet graduated from their Academic Program.

Testamur

A certificate issued by the Council of the University to signify that a Student has satisfied the requirements of a specific program and has graduated....moreA certificate issued by the Council of the University to signify that a Student has satisfied the requirements of a specific program and has graduated.

Title

A term used to specify a particular academic rank or recognise a particular contribution to the University or the community....moreA term used to specify a particular academic rank or recognise a particular contribution to the University or the community.

University

The term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland....moreThe term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland.

Definitions that relate to this schedule only

Keywords

Record No

14/2305PL

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