Award of University Council Title of Emeritus

Award of University Council Title of Emeritus

SUMMARY

The Award of University Council Title of Emeritus Policy establishes the criteria for the award of the titles of Emeritus Chancellor, Macquarie University; Emeritus Deputy Chancellor, Macquarie University; and Emeritus Council Member, Macquarie University.

POLICY

1     PURPOSE

To specify the criteria for the award of the titles of Emeritus Chancellor, Macquarie University; Emeritus Deputy Chancellor, Macquarie University; and Emeritus Council Member, Macquarie University.

2     BACKGROUND

Macquarie University Council values the contributions of all members of the Council. In awarding the title Emeritus Chancellor, Emeritus Deputy Chancellor or Emeritus Council Member, the University Council seeks to recognise publicly and provide ongoing recognition for exceptional and distinctive contributions that particular individuals have made to the University Council and to the advancement and development of the University.

To reflect this commitment and to complement the award of Macquarie University Emeritus Professor, the University Council has established the awards of Emeritus Chancellor, Macquarie University; Emeritus Deputy Chancellor, Macquarie University; and Emeritus Council Member, Macquarie University.

3     SCOPE

The title of Emeritus Chancellor, Macquarie University may be awarded to a former Chancellor of the University who meets the eligibility criteria.

The title of Emeritus Deputy Chancellor,Macquarie University may be awarded to a former Deputy Chancellor of the University who meets the eligibility criteria.

The title Emeritus Council Member, Macquarie University may be awarded to a former member of Council who meets the eligibility criteria.

4     DEFINITIONS

Commonly defined terms are located in the University Glossary. The following definitions apply for the purpose of this Policy:

Chancellor is the Chair of the University Council.

Council Member means a member appointed in accordance with the provisions of the Macquarie University Act 1989 (NSW) and the Macquarie University By-law 2005 (NSW).

Deputy Chancellor is the Deputy Chair of the University Council.

University Council is the governing authority of the University, established under Part 3, section 8 of the Macquarie University Act 1989 (NSW).

5     POLICY STATEMENT

The title to be awarded will be one of Emeritus Chancellor, Macquarie University; Emeritus Deputy Chancellor, Macquarie University; or Emeritus Council Member, Macquarie University.

The award is a title of high honour and not routinely awarded.

The award of the title will be made by resolution of University Council on the recommendation of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee on the basis of eligibility as assessed against the eligibility criteria.

The title may be awarded at any time after a Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor or Member of Council has ceased to be a member of the Council.

The University Council reserves the right not to make an award or to withdraw an award.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for the award a nominee will have:

  • retired, resigned from, or reached the end of their term of office on the University Council; and
  • held the position of Chancellor or Deputy Chancellor of the University for a minimum of ten years; or held the position of Council Member for a minimum of ten years; and
  • made an exceptional and distinctive contribution to the functioning of the University Council and its Committees; and
  • consistently demonstrated the values of the University Council and discharged the responsibilities and expectations of a University Council Member in an outstanding manner.

CONDITIONS
  • the award of the title does not attract remuneration
  • a recipient will not be required to perform any of the usual functions associated with the role of Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor or Council Member
  • a recipient will not generally undertake paid employment at the University
  • a recipient will not concurrently hold an award of Emeritus Chancellor, Emeritus Deputy Chancellor or Emeritus Council Member, or equivalent title, from another University
  • the title is awarded in perpetuity, subject to the termination provisions in this Policy.
BESTOWAL OF AWARD

The decision to bestow an award is made by the University Council and will be final.

EFFECTIVE DATE

An award will be effective from the date of Council approval.

BENEFITS

A recipient will have:

  • access to the library
  • access to on campus parking on payment of prescribed fees
  • staff and student rates for purchases at U@MQ
MANAGEMENT

The Chief of Staff of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor will ensure that the nominations process is managed efficiently and effectively.

TERMINATION

Awards are at the discretion of the University Council and may be terminated at any time by written notice from the University Council.

6     RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Macquarie University Act 1989 (NSW)
Macquarie University By-law 2005 (NSW)

7     KEY RELATED DOCUMENTS

Delegations of Authority Policy, Appendix 1 Reserved Powers of Council and Council Committees
Macquarie University Council Charter
Macquarie University Standing Resolution on Procedures of Council

8     NOTES

8.1

Contact Officer

Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice-Chancellor

8.2

Implementation Officer

Head of Governance Services

8.3

Approval Authority / Authorities

University Council – Res 18/05

8.4

Date Approved

22 February 2018

8.5

Date of Commencement

22 February 2018

8.6

Date for Review

February 2021

8.7

Documents Superseded by this Policy

N/A

8.8

Amendment History

Nil

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