PRP 6760 Faculty Emeritus Status

PRP 6760 Faculty Emeritus Status

Document History

Date

Activity

Organization

5/1/1983

Issued by Wilson Bradshaw

Provost and VPAA

4/28/1983

Approved

Meet and Discuss

12/7/1983

Approved

Council of Trustees

3/1/1996

Amended

Meet and Discuss

4/24/1996

Endorsed

University Forum

10/04/2004

Amended

Meet and Discuss

12/01/2004

Reviewed

Council of Trustees

2/2/2005

Endorsed

University Forum

5/1/2005

Issued by James Matta

Interim Provost and VPAA

3/13/2014

Revised/Updated

General Administration Committee

4/8/2014

Revised/Updated

General Administration Committee

4/23/2014

PRP Revised

Forum

RATIONALE FOR POLICY

The rationale for this policy is to provide a procedure for nominating Bloomsburg University Faculty to emeritus status and for conferring such status upon them.

KEYWORDS

Faculty, emeritus

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The original policy was created in 1983. Revisions proposed in 2014 are intended to make the policy consistent with the service requirements established for the more recently created emeritus status designations: Executive, Manager, Administrator, Non-instructional, and Coach emeritus.

POLICY

To be eligible for emeritus status at Bloomsburg University, a faculty member must:

  • Have retired or resigned as a faculty member at Bloomsburg University.
  • Have served with distinction for a minimum of ten (10) years at Bloomsburg University.
  • Be nominated with a majority vote of the department concerned.

Procedures for Conferring Faculty Emeritus Status:

  1. After a faculty member has retired or resigned, 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 or resignation, the department of the eligible faculty member 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 or resigning 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.
  4. Privileges

    Emeritus faculty contact the university department listed below to receive benefits.

  • To be issued a University I.D. card. (Contact the BU Card Center)
  • To be granted a permanent community activities card with all the privileges pertaining thereto.  (Contact the Office of Community Activities)
  • To have name listed in the University Catalog and other appropriate directories. (Contact Office of Marketing and Communications)
  • To be provided office space and use of facilities when available and when continuing scholarly activities justify it.  (Contact Dean of appropriate college)
  • To be issued a free parking permit, if requested. (Contact University Police)
  • To receive campus publications, if requested.  (Contact Office of Marketing and Communications)
  • To be granted the privilege to attend shared governance meetings and the right to speak in such meetings.