Diversity and Inclusion
The Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Awards for Diversity and Inclusion recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to supporting diversity and fostering inclusion at Monash and beyond.
The focus of the nomination should be on one or more of the following themes:
- Education - Developing teaching practice, curricula or other initiatives that foster inclusion for a diverse range of students
- Environment and culture - Initiatives aimed at building or supporting inclusion and diversity at Monash, and positively influencing the learning and/or working environment and culture
- Community - Engaging with the wider community to foster inclusion or support for under-represented, disadvantaged or marginalised groups.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence awards for diversity and inclusion recognise professional staff whose contributions to diversity and inclusion are beyond the regular scope of their position and should focus on one or more of the following themes:
Nominations should align with one or more of our diversity and inclusion priority areas:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- People of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities
- People with disability, or ongoing medical or mental health conditions
- Gender equality
- Students from low socio-economic backgrounds, or
- Another facet of diversity and inclusion not listed above.
These awards embody the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion, underpinned by our Diversity and Inclusion Framework.
To be considered the nominee's contribution to diversity and inclusion must go beyond the usual scope of their position at Monash, and must exceed the role of a volunteer in a program or initiative.
Nominations should address the following criteria:
Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion - Describe the achievements of the nominated individual or team and how the relevant activity, program or initiative had the intended reach in promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion at Monash and beyond.
Impact - Describe the positive impact the nominee/s achieved and the extent their contributions benefitted staff, students or the broader Monash community.
Culture (Impact 2030) – Nominations that demonstrate one or more of the culture values articulated in the University’s Impact 2030 strategic plan will be highly regarded. The nomination should reference how the nominee/s has/have aligned with the value/s of discovering, learning, purposeful, collaborative, honest and/or fair.
The awards are open to staff and teams of Monash University. Eligibility applies as follows:
- Nominees must be Academic or professional staff members (full-time, part-time, ongoing, and fixed-term)
- Nominees must have been continuously employed by Monash University for at least 12 months at the time of nomination
- Nominations can be for an individual or group project (teams, committees, and work units)
- The nominees must not have been a recipient of this award in the last two years.
A nominee's contribution to diversity and inclusion must go beyond the regular scope of their position at Monash and must exceed the role of a volunteer in a program or initiative.
Note: Staff who have been subject to formal discipline/performance management within the past 12 months are ineligible to receive an Excellence Award.