Procedures

Dean's Commendations for Academic Excellence - Procedures

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1. Purpose and Objectives

The University may award Dean’s Commendations for Academic Excellence in accordance with the criteria specified in these procedures. These procedures complement provisions for official academic transcripts and studies reports detailed in PPL 3.50.01 Maintenance of Academic Records.

2. Definitions, Terms, Acronyms

Academic transcript – official academic record, certified by the Academic Registrar

GPA – Grade Point Average

Studies report – displays administrative information about a student's studies at UQ

3. Procedures Scope/Coverage

Dean's Commendations for High Achievement recognise students who have excelled academically and who have shown a strong commitment to their program of study. Students may be eligible to receive a Dean's Commendation for High Achievement in their undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies, postgraduate honours degree, incoming exchange programs or through enrolment as study abroad students.

4. Procedures Statement

Dean's Commendations for Academic Excellence recognise students who have excelled academically and who have shown a strong commitment to their study.

Students eligible for a Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence do not need to apply for the award. Dean's Commendations for Academic Excellence will be identified by the relevant Faculty in accordance with approved criteria.

A notation indicating the award of a Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence will be made on the recipient's studies report and academic transcript.

5. Criteria

A Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence will be noted on the academic transcript and studies report for students who have met the following criteria:

  • enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate coursework, postgraduate honours, study abroad or incoming exchange programs; and
  • achieved a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) equal to or greater than 6.6 in any single semester; and
  • were either –
    • enrolled full-time in the semester under consideration, including Summer Semester (minimum #6); or
    • enrolled part-time in at least 6 units in the calendar year and who did not study full-time for any semester that year.

For eligible full-time students, a Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence will be issued after each of Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester, except where this is not practicable (for example, for year-long courses).

For eligible part-time students, a Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence will be issued after completion of the applicable calendar year, and subsequent to the release of Summer Semester results in the following calendar year.

Custodians
Academic Registrar
Mr Mark Erickson
Custodians
Academic Registrar
Mr Mark Erickson