Golden Key International Honour Society – 22.214.171.124
Golden Key is a non profit, academic honours organisation founded in the United States to provide academic recognition, career employment opportunities, and scholarships to outstanding students. Other benefits available to members include Chapter activities which can enhance the personal and professional development of members in preparation for future employment or further studies.
Honour Societies roles also include establishing contacts between academically talented students in institutions of higher learning, providing links between students from diverse academic backgrounds and reinforcing their contacts with academic staff.
The Society invites membership from the most academic students and graduates. Initially only undergraduate students are invited to membership.
Finally, membership provides access to some 200 Chapters of Golden Key in the United States, should a member contemplate future travel and studies in North America.
Since its founding in 1977, the Society has established chapters at more than 200 universities throughout the United States. In1993, the Society developed an international network by establishing the first active chapters at Australian universities including Macquarie University, RMIT University, the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland. The Society will continue this expansion by establishing additional chapters at leading Australian Universities each year.
The group of students from which selection will be made is Higher Education Sector - undergraduate students - in any year of a course, provided they have completed one round of annual assessment on which the measure of academic ability will be made. This includes HE Sector Associate Diplomas, and one-year honours programs, as well as conventional bachelor degree programs.
It should be noted, however, that a student having received less than 5 results which can be used in the calculation of the GPA will be deemed not eligible. Such a student would be included in the March calculation for the year when the total number of subjects has reached five or more.
Comparison of academic ability
The measure and comparison of academic ability shall ebtide on a grade point average (GPA) system.
The GPA will be the total number of GRADE POINTS of the student divided by the number of results included in the calculation for each student.
The GPA will be based on the following results :
HD H=4, DI D=3, CR C=2, PA P=1, NN N=0, DNS N=0
Results such as PX P, WD W, EX E, BX E, NEX X, NPC N, RWT, NRR will be discounted and not used in the calculation of GPA.
The calculation shall be based on the cumulative results obtained by the student for the current award.
Program report and labels
The computer program report will list the students in rank order by GPA. In excess of 15% of the total number of students whose GPA's have been calculated will be listed.
The list will indicate where the 15% level ends.
The list will provide the term addresses of these students.
The program will also provide address labels for the students, in alphabetical order.
NB. As the lists provides a small number of students beyond 15% to allow some discretion, a small number of non-eligible students will be included in this program.
In February each year, the Academic Registrar will initiate the running of this program for the Dean of International Programs, who has the task of co-ordinating the process on behalf of all under- graduate students.
The Academic Registrar will confirm the top 15% of names and extract the labels for the non-eligible students.
The remaining labels will be sent to the Dean of International Programs.
The Dean of International programs will arrange for the labels of students who are already members to be removed, and for invitations to join the Golden Key National Honour Society to be sent to the remaining students.
Any student not listed who believes he/she should have been included in the top 15% of students may apply to the Dean, Office of International Programs, by providing evidence of academic achievements of the same or higher order than someone who has been selected already.[Next: Accountability]