The Distinguished Academic Awards Committee (DAAC) is an advisory committee to the Provost and an adjunct committee of the University Appointments and Promotions Committee (UAPC).
Terms of Reference
DAAC will provide advice to the Provost in relation to University distinguished academic titles and appointments, as required by the Human Resources Delegations in the Vice-Chancellor’s Delegations Manual, and such other advice as the Provost may require or request.
DAAC will receive and assess nominations from the Vice-Chancellor, Provost, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Deans for:
- The award of the title of Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor; and
- Appointments as Melbourne Laureate Professor.
On the advice of DAAC, the Provost will recommend nominees for the award of the title Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and for appointment as Melbourne Laureate Professor to the Vice-Chancellor for approval.
Distinguished academic appointments and the award of distinguished academic titles, made on the advice of DAAC, will be reported annually to Council.
President, Academic Board
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Up to 6 Laureate Professors
Professor Margaret Sheil, Provost (Chair)
Professor James McCluskey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Professor Nilss Olekalns, President, Academic Board
Melbourne Laureate Professor John Hattie
Melbourne Laureate Professor Ary Hoffmann
Melbourne Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders AO
Melbourne Laureate Professor Geoff Stevens
Melbourne Laureate Professor Hugh Taylor AC
The quorum will be at least five members.
Finance and Employee Services HR is responsible for providing executive support to the committee.
For more information, including details on the nomination process for both Melbourne Laureate Professors and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Dates 2017
Melbourne Laureate Professors
Appointment as a Melbourne Laureate Professor represents a significant honour and the University ensures that prominence is given to the work of such professors.
The University from time to time may appoint the following as Melbourne Laureate Professors:
Current Melbourne Laureate Professors may be viewed on the University’s About Us webpage.
Redmond Barry Distinguished Professors
The Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor title was established in late 2014 in order to recognise outstanding leaders within the University’s professoriate or have demonstrated:
Current Redmond Barry Distinguished Professors may be viewed on the University’s About Us webpage.