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Chapter 320: Employment and Termination

320.090 Emeritus Designation

Bd. Min. 12-6-68, p. 34,190; Amended Bd. Min. 3-17-87; Amended 12-16-94, Amended 11-29-07, Amended 6-17-11, Amended 4-12-13.

  1. Rule -- The procedure for granting the title of "Professor Emeritus/Emerita" or "Associate Professor Emeritus/Emerita" shall originate with the retiring faculty member's department. The appropriate title shall be granted to any member of the Faculty on regular appointment in good standing at the time of his or her retirement, who
    1. Holds the rank of professor or associate professor and has been a member of the Faculty for at least fifteen years; or has held the rank of professor in the Faculty for at least five years;
    2. Has indicated the desire to receive emeritus status; and
    3. Whose contributions to the department and the University are recognized as meritorious as determined by majority vote of the tenured members of the department, such determination then being transmitted by letter to the Chancellor.
  2. Exceptions
    1. A retiring member of the Faculty who is not covered by the above rule who has been recommended by majority vote of the tenured members of the faculty of the department and by the Dean of the faculty member's school or college, or on campuses with no schools or colleges, by the Provost may be awarded an emeritus designation by the Chancellor when the faculty member
      1. has retired in good standing;
      2. has indicated the desire to receive emeritus status; and
      3. his or her contributions to the department and the University are recognized as meritorious.
    2. For purposes of this section, full-time members of the Medical Faculty may be considered to be on regular appointment and hence eligible under the above rules and exceptions for appointment to the emeritus designation.
  3. Members of the Faculty who have received the title of emeritus shall continue as members (non-voting, except with regard to votes on promotion and tenure recommendations by qualified professors emeriti who are serving on a special promotion and tenure committee or committees related to procedures for review of faculty performance under circumstances described in section 320.035.A.1.c and section 320.035.A.1.d or section 310.015.B.1.d.(1).(a) and section 310.015.B.1.d.(1).(b) respectively of the Collected Rules and Regulations) of the campus Faculty; and their names shall appear in the list of Officers of Instruction and Administration in the University catalog. Persons retiring from the University who do not receive the title of emeritus shall receive no title designation.

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