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Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Awards. During these uncertain times many staff have really stepped up to the challenges presented and these awards provide the perfect opportunity to recognise, reward and encourage outstanding effort and achievement and to celebrate staff contributions to the University’s goals.

These awards recognise and reward staff who exemplify ECU’s core values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence, and who achieve outstanding outcomes in the categories of Research, Learning and Teaching, Inspirational Staff, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advancement, and Health and Safety Practice.

The closing date for all nominations is Monday 27 July 2020, 5pm.

Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award Categories



The ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching  Awards are intended to encourage, recognise and reward excellence and achievement in all forms of teaching; and in innovations, initiatives and services that contribute in diverse ways to student learning.

Please contact Dr Katrina Strampel, k.strampel@ecu.edu.au for clarification about these Awards.

For all Awards below submit your completed nomination form by email to vcstaffawards@ecu.edu.au 

Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Innovative Teaching (NEW)

The Innovative Teaching Awards recognise and reward purposeful and impactful educational initiatives that exemplify a culture of innovation and strategic excellence

Vice-Chancellor's Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

The Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognises and rewards the diverse contribution that individuals and teams make to enhancing student learning outcomes. Citations are awarded to academic, general and/or sessional staff, and institutional associates, who have made direct or indirect contributions to student learning over a sustained period of no less than 3 years.

Vice-Chancellor's Citations for Sustained Commitment to Enhancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Citation for Sustained Commitment to Enhancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recognise and reward the contributions of individuals or teams to the development of initiatives or programs that address the University's strategc goals around diversity and inclusion, or who have overcome significant personal barriers in their employment and career or made a significant contribution in supporting staff or students overcome such barriers.

Vice-Chancellor's Sessional Staff Award

This Sessional Staff Award recognises and rewards the diverse contributions made by sessional staff to the quality of student learning.

Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning

The Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning are designed to recognise learning and teaching support programs and services that make an outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning and the quality of the student experience at ECU. Nominations from large-scale team-based University, School or Centre projects are particularly welcome.

Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

The Excellence in Teaching Award gives recognition to teachers (individuals and teams) who have enhanced the quality of learning and teaching through sustaied commitment to innovation that enriches and improves student learning outcomes.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Research Awards recognise staff who have made a strong contribution to the research profile and strategic priorities of the University.

Nominations open Monday 25 May 2020 and close Monday 27 July 2020.

Awards

There are four (4) awards in this category:

Who do you think is an exemplar of ECU's values and why?
Staff are able to nominate colleagues, or teams, for the Inspirational Staff Awards listed below:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Inspirational Staff Award for Integrity 
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Inspirational Staff Award for Respect 
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Inspirational Staff Award for Rational Inquiry
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Inspirational Staff Award for Personal Excellence
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Inspirational Team

Individual winners receive $5,000 (inclusive of tax and superannuation)*.

Preview the online form - for information only as you must submit your nomination online.

Nominations open Monday 25 May 2020 and close Monday 27 July 2020

Please note:
Individual staff members cannot be nominated in more than one individual category, but may be included in team nominations. Self-nominations are not permitted.

*Up to seven Awards are available. The Award amount will be divided equally amongst a team for winnners of a Team Award.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Inspirational Award for Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Advancement recognises individuals or teams who have made a significant contribution to advancing Reconciliation

Nominations open Monday 25 May 2020 and close Monday 27 July 2020.

One Award of $5,000 is available (inclusive of tax and superannuation).

The Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Contribution to Health and Safety Practice Award recognises individuals or teams who have made a significant contribution to improving and promoting health and safety in the workplace.

Nominations open Monday 25 May 2020 and close Monday 27 July 2020.

One Award of $5,000 is available (inclusive of tax and superannuation).

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