Member Recognition Awards

Member recognition awards are made by TEFMA across the following categories

This award is made by TEFMA in recognition of a significant contribution by members in support of the Association, such as membership of an editorial panel, membership of a conference or workshop organizing committee etc. Nominations can be made at any time by any member but in relation to organized TEFMA activities would normally be put forward by the Chair(s) of the TEFMA Education, Information Services or Membership Committee(s) as appropriate.

This is the premier award made by TEFMA and is designed to recognise outstanding service to the Association, often over a sustained period.  A nomination for this award can be submitted by any member of the organisation and should be received by the Secretariat by 15 June and be considered by the Board at its next Board Meeting.

The President’s Award recognises an active institutional representative's outstanding performance and achievements that exemplify the values and vision of TEFMA. They will have made a significant and positive contribution not only to their own institution but also more broadly for the Association and its broad membership. To be eligible for this award, the individual must have:

  • Served a minimum of six (6) years within TEFMA higher education institution(s);
  • Served a minimum of six (6) years of membership in the Association;
  • Actively contributed across the Association membership period towards aiding TEFMA objectives to be achieved; and
  • Are considered by the Board to be worthy of recognition.

The President’s Award may not necessarily be awarded every year and should be used to celebrate and recognise the efforts of the few to reward the many. More than one President’s Award may also be awarded in any given year.

Honorary Member status may be granted by the Board to any Institutional Representatives or Associate Members of the Association who upon retirement has had a minimum of eight years of membership in the Association.

Emeritus Member status may be granted by the Board to Members who have rendered exceptional and meritorious service in promoting the purposes for which the Association stands upon retirement or change of employment.

Members are able to nominate members and former members for recognition for their contribution to TEFMA. Nominations are to be seconded by a current Board Member. The Chair of the Membership Committee is to receive nominations and present recommendations to the Board.