Faculty Emeritus/Emerita Guidelines
Generally, members of the faculty with 15 years of service to the College are eligible to be considered for emeritus status on retirement. In those unusual circumstances when a member of the faculty who has served for fewer than 15 years is recommended for emeritus status, consideration of contributions might include: leadership positions such as chair of a department, program and/or faculty committee, significant contributions as teacher and/or a scholar, or unique contributions to the curriculum.
For teaching faculty:
1) The department/program chair(s) or the dean of the faculty (after consulting with the senior members of the department/program) generally initiate recommendations for emeritus/emerita status.
2) Recommendations should include a curriculum vitae and a summary of the candidate’s achievements.
3) Recommendations are made to the dean of the faculty for consideration by the appropriate personnel committee, which makes recommendations to the president for final decision by the Board of Trustees.
4) Emeritus rank of a teaching faculty is always raised to full professor except in the case of senior lecturers and lecturers.
For deans, the chief financial officer, the registrar, the librarian, and the principal assistant librarian:
1) Recommendations are initiated by the candidate’s administrative superior.
2) Recommendations include a curriculum vitae and a summary of the candidate’s achievements.
3) Recommendations are made to the president for final decision by the Board of Trustees.
For the president:
1) The president is granted emeritus/emerita status by action and at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.
Eligibility Associated with Emeritus Status
Faculty with emeritus status:
- are listed in the College Catalog;
- receive identification cards permitting faculty library privileges and access to
- athletic/recreation facilities;
- are listed in faculty directory;
- are invited to process in the ceremonial occasions of the College;
- receive email access;
- receive campus-wide publications and announcements;
- receive a college parking tag;
- use official stationery when called on to act as reference for former students and
- colleagues or any other similar service;
- retain any special professorship title.