Doctor of Excellence:
A Recognition of
The Excellence Doctorate is a professional recognition that provides an independent quality assurance reference for highly qualified professionals from all fields, for those who strive for personal excellence, and who become a motivating example in their communities. The Doctorate of Excellence Honoris Causa is a recognized mark of professional excellence and ability, outstanding professional career, services to the human kind and international achievements.
The Doctorate of International Excellence.
A Doctorate of Excellence is not an academic degree, consequently the usual
academic requirements of a doctorate are waived. The Doctorate of
Excellence is an honorary degree that may be considered to have the same
standing, and to grant the same privileges and style of address as the
Doctorate Honoris Causa. In practice, however, such degrees tend to be
popularly considered not to be of the same standing as academic
doctorate, except where the recipient has demonstrated an appropriate
level of academic scholarship.
Recipients of an honorary doctorate such the Excellence Doctorate may if they wish adopt the title of "Doctor". In many countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, it is now a matter of personal preference should an honorary doctor use the formal title of "doctor", regardless of the background circumstances for the award. The recipient of an honorary degree should always be made clear that the degree is honorary. For example:
Dr. John Smith, Doctor of Excellence (H.C.)
Dr. John Smith, Doctor of Excellence (Honoris Causa)
How is the Doctorate of Excellence eligibility evaluated?
The World Association for Distance Education (WADE) has established a points system to validate the eligibility of a candidate to the Doctorate of Excellence award. It is necessary to obtain a minimum of 100 points in order to be eligible for the Doctorate of Excellence. Achieving the necessary points does not obligate the World Association for Distance Education to award the Excellence Doctorate Honoris Causa.
Points breakdown based on the interpretation of the CV and documentary evidence
- Age points (divide current age by 2)
- Leadership points (1 point per year in managerial positions)
- Postgraduate Education (10 points for each postgraduate degree)
- Doctorate Education (20 points for each doctorate degree)
- Professional Licenses or Certifications (1 to 5 points for each)
- Instruction, teaching and/or academic experience (1 to 5 points for each)
- Honors, awards and other recognition (1 to 5 points for each)
- Publications, books, research and articles (1 to 5 points for each)
- Demonstrated services to the human kind (5 to 20 points)
- Other professional and/or international achievements (5 to 20 points)
- Submit the WADE Validation Order For
- Attach your Curriculum Vitae and other documents supporting your eligibility for the Doctor of Excellence
- The WADE Secretary will instruct about your initial eligibility for the Doctorate of Excellence.
- If the WADE Secretary endorses your eligibility you will be required to pay a fees..?
- You may pay this fees..? in a maximum of 3 installments.
- Once the fee (or first installment) has been paid, your documents will be distributed among the members of the World Association for Distance Education. It takes three to five weeks to get the final response from the Commission Members. There are no refunds of this fee once the process has started.
- The WADE Secretary will register the points required for the conferment of the award.
- The Doctorate of Excellence will not be awarded until the required fees have been paid.
- The Doctorate of Excellence Award is conferred in the form of two diplomas:
* The Doctorate of Excellence (Arabic version)
For any additional information concerning this procedure contact the WADE Secretary.