Emeritus is a designated honorary status in the faculty that may be conferred upon a retired member of the faculty or in anticipation of the retirement of a faculty member, effective upon retirement. Conferring of these titles is not automatic upon retirement. The title confers lifetime academic appointments and shall be conferred based upon individual distinction and quality of contribution and service to the college. Emeriti will remain in force until death. The emeritus appointment carries no formal associated responsibilities or compensation.
Upon publication of a faculty member's intent to retire, the faculty member or their department may initiate a letter of request for Faculty Emeritus status. The letter of request shall include the faculty member's qualifications for the title. These qualifications should demonstrate the faculty member's individual distinction and quality of contribution and service to the college. The letter will be submitted to the Sabbatical Committee who will review the documentation and make a recommendation to the president.
Upon recommendation from the president and approval by the Board of Trustees, the faculty member will be granted emeritus status. However, the Board of Trustees may rescind such status for just cause. The president will publish the faculty member's appointment to emeritus status to the campus community during commencement.
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