Faculty Emeritus Status
Section II. Item 19.
The designation of Emeritus is routinely granted by the University and the Board of Trustees to tenured, ranked faculty members who retire from the university in good standing. (see note 1)
Additionally, in exceptional cases, Emeritus Status may be granted to other faculty members based on merit and a recommendation made to the president. Faculty who are granted Emeritus Status will retain their professorial rank and title at the time of retirement followed by the designation "Emeritus" or "Emerita." (see note 2)
A list of the names of the tenured, ranked faculty who have retired during the fiscal year and the names of those tenured, ranked faculty who plan to retire before the beginning of the next academic year will be prepared by the Office of Human Resource Services each year prior to May 15 and forwarded to the provost. (see note 3) The provost will review the list to determine the standing of the faculty for Emeritus Status. Those tenured, ranked faculty who are in good standing will be recommended to the president who, in turn, will submit the list of faculty as an information item to the Board of Trustees at its next regularly scheduled meeting.
Once a tenured, ranked faculty member's name is presented to the Board of Trustees for Emeritus Status, the retired faculty member may officially use the Emeritus designation.
Approved by University Council, November 11, 1998
Reported to Board of Trustees, January 14, 1999
President's modifications reported to University Council, January 20, 1999