Vice-Chancellor's Award for Innovation & Excellence in Service

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; and/or
  • Contributions to creating an enabling culture of excellence within the University's administration.

Eligibility

All staff members, except casual staff, are eligible for nomination for a Staff Award either as an individual or as part of as team. Nominees must be currently serving or have served the University in the year of the award. Current students may be included as part of team nominations as appropriate.

Nomination process

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards webpage.  Nominations should be submitted as a single PDF document to awards@anu.edu.au, by no later than 5pm on the advertised closing date.

Nominations should be prepared by Sponsors, that is, a supervisor or other person within the University. 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.

Colleges and Service Divisions may choose to set up a committee to ensure that staff who warrant consideration of an award are not overlooked.

Sponsors should note that the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards recognise excellence in achievement and contribution that exceeds the normal expectations of the work undertaken by individuals and teams. The selection committee will consider the academic or professional level and consider their access to opportunity when making their evaluation.

Awards process

Award finalists and sponsors will be contacted once the Committee has made a determination but recipients will not be announced until the awards ceremony. The awards will be presented at the celebratory Vice-Chancellor’s Annual Awards Gala Dinner in  the same year and all nominees and sponsors will be invited. All award recipients will be published on the Vice-Chancellor’s Annual Awards webpage.

In the case of team awards, the team will receive one award, presented to the Team Lead (as specified on the nomination form).

Further information

For further information please contact Awards, details provided under Contact.

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