APP 5-03: Emerita/Emeritus Titles

  1. Conferral of Emerita/Emeritus Titles
    The title suffix Emerita/Emeritus is conferred, upon retirement.
  2. Criteria for Conferral of Emerita/Emeritus Titles
    1. Professor and Associate Professor: The title suffix Emerita/Emeritus shall be conferred automatically upon retirement, on every Professor and Associate Professor.
    2. Other Senate Titles: The approval of the Chancellor, following recommendation of the Academic Senate, will be required for conferral of the title suffix Emerita/Emeritus for positions held at the time of retirement on those members of the Academic Senate who do not hold the title of Professor or Associate Professor at the time of retirement. This includes the title of Associate Professors and Professors of Teaching, Clinical X, and In Residence
    3. Non-Senate Titles: An academic appointee who holds a non-Senate position at the time of retirement and who is not a member of the Academic Senate may be nominated for conferral of the Emerita/Emeritus title suffix upon recommendation of the Academic Senate.
      1. The nominee will be judged by the following criteria:
        1. at least ten (10) years of University service;
        2. attainment of the highest rank in the individual’s title series; and
        3. evidence of noteworthy and meritorious contributions to the educational mission and programs of the University.
  3. Procedures for conferral of Emerita/Emeritus
    1. Professor and Associate Professor: Will be automatic upon retirement and updated in the payroll system.
    2. Other Senate Titles: Will require submission of the Emeritus Status Approval form and forwarded to the Office of Academic Personnel.  Once a decision has been made, the nominee will be informed in writing.
    3. Non-Senate Titles: The nomination should address evidence of noteworthy and meritorious contributions to the educational mission and programs of the University. The non-senate academic should have:
      1. at least ten (10) years of University service;
      2. attainment of the highest rank in the individual’s title series

      The nomination should be addressed to the Chancellor and forwarded to the Office of Academic Personnel.  Once a decision has been made, the nominee will be informed in writing.

  4. List of the Emerita/Emeritus Job Codes:
    Job Code Title Notes
    001132 Professor Emeritus (WOS) used for Professor and Associate Professor title
    001620 Lecturer SOE-Emeritus (WOS) used for Associate Professor of Teaching title who have been approved conferral of Emeritus title
    001621 Senior Lecturer SOE Emeritus (WOS) used for Professor of Teaching title who have been approved conferral of Emeritus title
    003249 ___ Senate Emeritus (WOS) used for Professor In-Residence and Clinical X who have been approved conferral of Emeritus title
    003800 Non-Senate Academic Emeritus (WOS) used for non-senate titles who have been approved conferral of Emeritus title

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