UniSA is very proud to officially recognise the value of our University staff and student initiatives that promote social, environmental, economic and cultural development of communities. We do this through the annual Chancellor's Awards for Community Engagement, which reflect the University’s core commitment to engaging with the community, as articulated in our Horizon 2020 vision, mission and values statement.
In 2013, awards may be presented for innovative projects in the following categories:
- Best collaborations for engaging with disengaged communities *
- Best collaborations for increasing/widening participation outcomes
- Best collaborations for enhancing the training of graduates for the professions **
- Best collaborations on improving the community engagement experience for students
*disengagement can be due to any one of a range of factors including economic, social, physical, cultural or geographic situations.
**these should relate to activities that extend beyond the prerequisite professional placement in some accademic courses.
A community engagement initiative, in any of the four categories, must meet all of the following criteria to be accepted as a successful nomination:
- Is an innovative UniSA project
- Extends the university’s core values
- Promotes the social, environmental, economic and/or cultural development of a community
- Demonstrates a significant impact with a tangible benefit to the community through its implementation
- Involves a community partnership in its planning, implementation and evaluation
- Provides a mutual benefit to UniSA and the partner/community.
Awards and prize money
There are three possible awards within each category including the winner, special commendation and commendation, with an overall winner also selected. Prize money ranges from $1,000 - $7,000 as determined by the Selection Committee and is awarded to expand winners’ community engagement initiatives.
The selection committee will award winners and determine the distribution of funds to successful nominees and comprises of the Chancellor (Chair), external member(s) of Council, member of the Senior Management Group and Director: Research & Innovation Services or nominee. The committee reserves the right to not to present awards in all categories if there are insufficient nominations.
Eligibility and selection
The awards are open to groups or individuals including academic and professional staff, students or a combination of the two.
The 2013 Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 5 November 2013 from 11.00am – 1.00 pm in the Bradley Forum.
Please refer to the online Staff Awards Honour Board for the list of previous winners.
Please email your completed nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by COB Friday 19 July 2013.
For further information, please contact Mrs Juliet Mazzone on 8302 9083 or Ms Lesley Grady 8302 5213. Download the nomination form here.