Agenda Item FA 13-15

Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee

Proposed Policy Changes for Emeritus Faculty for the Faculty Handbook

03/07/13: Passed

03/14/13: Approved

Proposed Policy Changes for Emeritus Faculty for the Faculty Handbook

 

8.6 Retired and Emeritus Faculty

 

Recommendation:  

The title "emeritus" is an honor that may be conferred upon a tenured professor or associate professor or associate or university librarian upon retirement, in recognition of a distinguished record at the University of North Florida. It is expected emeritus faculty will have made significant contributions in the areas of teaching, research, or service (including administrative service); or any combination thereof. Faculty who held a title in addition to professor or associate professor or associate or university librarian for at least five years at UNF (e.g., dean) shall be eligible to have that title included in their emeritus honor.

 

The process for receiving the honor is as follows:  A nomination is sent to the department chair (or equivalent) including the emeritus title requested; self-nominations are allowed. The tenured faculty of the department or library faculty at the rank of associate or above shall vote by secret ballot on the candidacy. If the majority of the department's  tenured faculty or library facultyapproves, the vote of the faculty, the candidate's vita, and recommendation letters from the department chair or equivalent and college or library dean shall be forwarded to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for final approval and action.  

 

Current Policy:

The title "emeritus" is an honor that may be conferred upon a tenured professor or associate professor upon retirement, in recognition of a distinguished record at the University of North Florida. It is expected emeritus faculty will have made significant contributions in the areas of teaching, research, or service (including administrative service); or any combination thereof. Faculty who held a title in addition to professor or associate professor for at least five years at UNF (e.g., dean) shall be eligible to have that title included in their emeritus honor.

 

The process for receiving the honor is as follows: A nomination is sent to the department chair (or equivalent) including the emeritus title requested; self-nominations are allowed. The tenured faculty of the department shall vote by secret ballot on the candidacy. If the majority of the department's tenured faculty approves, the vote of the faculty, the candidate's vita, and recommendation letters from the department chair and college dean shall be forwarded to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for final approval and action.