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Policies, Rules and Regulations

Chapter Name: Employment, Affirmative Action and Civil Rights

Chapter No. 3.4.2.5

Issue: Honorary Emeritus Status for Meritorious Service

Effective Date: 6-19-2007

  UNIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT

In extraordinary circumstances, honorary emeritus status may be granted to non-bargained-for employees who have served the University less than fifteen (15) years and bargaining unit employees whose collective bargaining agreements have a provision for emeritus status but who have not met the fifteen (15) year service requirement.

 

UNIVERSITY PRACTICE

Nominations of candidates for honorary emeritus status can be made by any member of the University community. Nominations of academic faculty and staff must be recommended by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs who will forward eligible nominations to the Board of Regents for approval. Nominations of all non-academic staff members must be recommended by the Vice President in whose division the nominee was employed who will forward eligible nominations to the Board of Regents for approval.

Successful candidates for honorary emeritus status must have:

1.     A significant number of years of service at the University, less than the fifteen years required for regular emeritus status.

2.     A consistent record of meritorious performance, as demonstrated by one or more of the following:

Individuals who are granted honorary emeritus status will receive benefits comparable to those received by emeritus faculty and emeritus staff.

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION

The President of the University or his/her designee has the overall responsibility for implementation of this policy. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is primarily responsible for the day to day implementation of this policy for all academic faculty and staff. The Associate Vice President for Human Resources is primarily responsible for the day to day implementation of this policy for all non-academic staff.

 

SCOPE OF POLICY COVERAGE

This policy covers all non-bargained-for employees and bargaining unit employees whose collective bargaining agreements have a provision for emeritus status.

 

BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS APPROVED FOR HONORARY EMERITUS STATUS

The University will encourage persons with Honorary Emeritus status to remain a part of the academic community through a variety of benefits such as:

 

 

Authority for Creation or Revision:

Minutes of the Board of Regents: March 19, 2007, para. .6730M.