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Proposed New Process for Becoming Emeritus

During 2016-17 the Transition to Emeritus Committee studied all aspects of the process by which a retired faculty member becomes an emeritus/a faculty member. The committee produced a pair of webpages designed to assist chairs and candidates as they navigate the rather complicated waters that surround retirement:

Perquisites and Opportunities for Retired and Emeritus/a Faculty

The Retirement Checklist

They also recommend a revised “going  emeritus” process and a new title: associate professor emeritus. These changes require Senate approval before going to the Provost and Trustees for final authorization.

This  document details the proposed changes and why they are necessary.

STATUS OF APPROVAL (9/9)

By a vote of 5-to-2, CAPP has approved the proposal. (Opposition would prefer that all emeritus votes involve full, associate, and assistant professors.)

By a vote of 9-to-0 AFPF has approved the proposal

The proposal is now pending legislation and is posted for 60 days. Senate vote expected at the November meeting.

Last Updated: September 9, 2017 at 7:24 am