The APS College Outstanding Service Award recognises the importance of Outstanding Service to the College by a Member or Academic Member of the College.
Administration of the Award
- he Award is the responsibility of each APS College.
- Each College will form a Selection Committee which will review the nominations for the Award.
- The College Award Selection Committee will provide details of the proposed Award winner to the APS Board of Directors for consideration.
- The Selection Committee will recommend only one candidate in respect of each College.
To be eligible to receive the award a candidate must:
- have been a Member or Academic Member of the relevant College for a minimum of eight (8) years
- Not be a current member of a National College Committee during the nomination and selection period for this award.
- Calls for nominations for all College Awards will be published in the April edition of InPsych and close no later than 31 July each year.
- Call for nominations will also be made through the College bulk email system.
- Proposers and seconders must hold the grade of Member or Academic Member of the relevant College.
- Each nomination must include the names of two (2) referees who have indicated their willingness to support the nomination; both of whom hold the grade of Member or Academic Member of the relevant College.
- Supporting documents of how the candidate meets the Judging Criteria are to be submitted.
In judging nominees for the Award, the selection committee will have regard to:
- The nominee as indicated by the period of time (over and above the 8 year minimum requirement for eligibility for this award) at the grade of Member or Academic Member of the College
- The extent to which the nominee has been active in the affairs of the College throughout the period of their membership of that College, and in their demonstrable contributions in a number of the following areas:
- By holding a position on a committee;
- The nominee’s past and current activities in mentoring existing and aspiring members of the College;
- Training and education activities within the College area;
- Chaired College Conference Committees/ Local Organising Committees and/or Scientific programs;
- Substantial contribution to submissions
- Initiatives such as promotion/ advocacy/ media communications;
- Primary organiser of CPD events;
- Member recruitment and engagement;
- College-relevant community engagement
Value of the award
Successful candidates for an APS College Outstanding Service Award:
- receive a certificate;
- be recognised in InPsych; and
- have their name placed on a web-based College “roll of honour”.
No later than 31 July each year