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History of the prize

Tracey was a professor at the University of South Australia and a leading researcher in the field of academic integrity. She led major studies with enormous national and international implications, and spoke widely and publicly on the importance of universities taking a strong stand regarding educating their students about academic integrity, and enforcing the rules with vigor and strong sanctions. Tracey also came to work alongside the team here at Studiosity, providing advice, guidance, and sharing her research at events. Tracey’s diagnosis came as a shock, as it did for everyone close to her and the wider academic community. 

In September 2020, the Australian government had just passed legislation as a result of Tracey’s work. Studiosity’s Founder, Jack Goodman, wrote to ask for Tracey’s permission to create an annual Academic Integrity Award, named in her honour. We were pleased to receive her blessing in response. Tracey sadly passed away prematurely in 2020. In February 2021, she was honoured posthumously with a Career Achievement Award from the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

We will honour this commitment every year to those who are advancing the understanding and implementation of academic integrity in the higher education sector.

2021 nominations are now closed.

You are welcome to attend the ceremony in person during the Universities Australia conference, in the Royal Theatre at the National Convention Centre, 1:30pm AEST 3 June.

You can also register to attend via the live stream, here.

The 2021 eligibility criteria (pdf) is here. Our Academic Advisory Board will review and make a decision, which will be announced 2 June in Canberra, during the Universities Australia annual conference.

Criteria and decisions

1. See the eligibility criteria (pdf).
2. Complete the nomination form (pdf) and submit it on this page.

With appreciation to members of the October 2020 Academic Integrity panel, Prof Jane den Hollander AO, Dr Guy Curtis, Greg Simmons, Stephen Erskine, and Prof Judyth Sachs who helped give this critical conversation and Tracey’s work continued momentum.

  • The final decision will be made by members of Studiosity’s Academic Advisory Board: Prof Juydth Sachs; Prof Sally Kift; Prof John Rosenberg; Prof Chris Tisdell; Geoff Kinkade; and, with Chair Jack Goodman.
  • The prize winner will be contacted by 21 May. The prize will be announced publicly 3 June.
  • If the application is being submitted by a team, submit one application only.
  • Applications are subject to further enquiry by the panel. For example, the panel may make further enquiry into the application, and may ask for more detail from referees.
  • The decision will be based on the quality of the nomination, strength of evidence, and referee reports.
  • The panel’s decision is final.

Enquiries: awards@studiosity.com