Nominations: At least once annually, a call for nominations will be broadcast widely by the WPUNU Secretariat to the WPUNU community, using the traditional outlets and any additional avenues suggested by members of the Honorary DOCTORATE Committee. Nominations may be submitted at any time to the WPUNU Secretary using the form Maintenance of Lists: The initial screening of the nomination will be made by the Senate Secretariat to ensure that the nomination adheres to these guidelines. Names will be added to the list for a period of three years from the date of nomination, at which time if the nominee has not been selected, the name will be deleted. If the person is re-nominated, and if the nomination is still valid according to these guidelines, the name will again be added to the list for an additional three year period. From the active list of nominations, the Honorary DOCTORATE Committee will select prospective degree recipients as required in the annual convocation cycles. Once a prospective degree recipient has been identified and agreed upon by the Committee, two members of the committee will be assigned to the nomination file in order to execute due diligence, based on publicly available information, to ensure that the nomination conforms fully to the selection principles and criteria. Nominators will be invited to participate in the conferral of the degree as hooders, presenters or hosts, where and when possible, on the basis of their relevant relationship to the field of accomplishment of the nominee. Selection of these invitees will be determined by a group comprising the President, Director of Convocation, Provost and Secretary of Senate.
Format Of Nominations
This nomination must be written under Freedom of Information guidelines. Please try and restrict your information to what is available in the public domain. Where it is necessary to include private information this must be clearly marked as such, i.e. “Information not in the public domain”. Nominations should be submitted on the forms provided by the Co- Ordinator ( Nomination Committee ) (please note that a nomination not submitted in this format is difficult to assess and the nomination is thus likely to be undermined): (a) a completed nomination form (copy attached); (b) (i) a supporting submission on the form provided (copy attached) which contains an introductory statement setting forth the principal grounds for the distinction; (ii) a brief chronological, narrative account of the nominee’s life and work; (iii) an outline of the nominee’s most significant WPUNU or other achievements; (iv) an assessment of his/her standing on a basis of international comparison or in the life of the nation; (v) any other information the proposer would wish to bring to the attention of the Committee. (c) nominations should be accompanied by details of the nominees’ published works in an Appendix.