PRP 6760 Faculty Emeritus Status
To be eligible for emeritus status at Bloomsburg University a faculty member shall:
- Have retired as a faculty member at Bloomsburg University.
- Have served with distinction for a minimum of fifteen (15) years in the State System of Higher Education with a minimum of ten (10) years at Bloomsburg University.
- Be nominated with a majority vote of the department concerned.
- Be issued a University I.D. card.
- Be granted a permanent community activities card with all the privileges pertaining thereto.
- Have name listed in the University Catalog and other appropriate directories.
- Be provided office space and use of facilities when available and when continuing scholarly activities justify it.
- Be issued a free parking permit, if requested.
- Receive campus publications, if requested.
- Be granted Pennsylvania Dining Room privileges.
- Be granted the privilege to attend shared governances meetings and be granted the right to speak.
Procedures for Conferring Faculty Emeritus Status
1. After a faculty member has retired, it is the responsibility of the appropriate department to consider emeritus status for that individual. The candidate's eligibility for emeritus status shall be determined following the guidelines of PRP 6760.
2. by the end of the semester following the retirement, the department of the eligible retiree shall consider nomination of the faculty member to emeritus status. If a majority of the faculty members of the department concur, the nomination shall be forwarded by the chair/supervisor of the department to the appropriate dean/supervisor. The dean/supervisor will forward the nomination, with comments if desired, to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs who, in turn, will forward the nomination, with comments if desired, to the President of the University.
3. The President of the University, having been delegated the responsibility by the Council of Trustees, will confer emeritus status on the retiring faculty member and will send written notification to the candidate. The President also will report that action to the Council of Trustees at their next meeting. Privileges extended to the faculty emeriti are outlined in PRP 6760. Copies of the conferring letter shall be sent to the Library, the Community Activities Office and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to provide notification that privileges are to be conferred.