Scope and Application:
The Honorary Awards Committee shall be responsible for considering nominations for, and offering, honorary awards and titles.
The Honorary Awards Committee shall consider nominations for honorary awards and titles, and invite suitable candidates to accept the offer of award or title. If the Committee considers it more appropriate, it may recommend that a candidate put forward for nomination in a particular category, be considered for nomination is a different category.
The Council authorises the Committee, within the scope of its responsibilities, to:
perform activities within its terms of reference;
engage independent counsel and other advisers as it deems necessary to carry out its duties;
require the attendance of University officers at meetings as appropriate;
have unrestricted access to management and employees;
receive any relevant information it requires from any officer or employee of the University or any of its controlled entities.
The Council nominates and appoints Committee members.
Members will be appointed for a term of office to run concurrently with its terms of reference.
The membership of the Honorary Awards Committee shall consist of:
Two nominees of Council
Chair Academic Board
The Chancellor shall chair the Committee.
Meetings are to be held twice per year.
The Chair shall call all meetings as required or if requested to do so by any Committee member.
A quorum consists of at least half the members of the Committee.
The Committee may invite other persons including members of management and staff, to attend meetings and provide information as necessary.
Members of the Committee are to:
exercise objectivity, and probity in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities;
refrain from entering into any activity that may prejudice their ability to carry out their duties and responsibilities objectively and independently;
act in a proper and prudent manner in the use of information acquired in the course of their duties and responsibilities;
exercise sound judgement guided by highest personal standards of honesty and integrity in all matters relating to membership of the Committee;
ensure that they do not place themselves in situations which could lead to, or be perceived to give rise to a conflict of interest; and
disclose to the Committee any matter which could compromise, or be seen to compromise, the performance of their duties on the Committee or give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.
The Secretary to Council shall act as Secretary to the Committee.
On an annual basis, the Committee will undertake a self-evaluation of performance utilising the Governance and Risk Management Self Assessment Program for Universities prepared by the QLD Audit Office, or such other self assessment tool as the Committee shall approve. The evaluation shall be submitted to Council.
If directed by Council, the Committee will arrange for an external review of its activities.
These Terms of Reference will be reviewed annually by the Committee to ensure the Terms remain consistent with the Committee objectives and responsibilities. Any proposed amendments to the Terms of Reference will be referred to Council for approval.
Peak Approval Authority:
Endorse policy and approve procedure
Group Manager SBMI
Endorse policy and endorse procedure
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