Revised Policy on Appointment of Professor Emeritus

PDAD&C #3, 2003-2004

M E M O R A N D U M

TO:   Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
FROM:   Shirley Neuman, Vice-President and Provost
DATE:   July 11, 2003
RE:   Revised Policy on Appointment of Professor Emeritus

This is to notify you that the Policy on Appointment of Professor Emeritus has been revised so that an individual appointed to this rank may elect to have the title of Professor Emerita:

The appointment to the rank of Professor Emeritus shall be given to Professors who have retired. An individual appointed to this rank may elect to have the title be Professor Emerita. Individuals who are reappointed to a post-retirement position, whether full-time or part-time, shall be eligible to hold the rank of Professor Emeritus or Emerita as well as the recommended rank for the teaching position. The award of Professor Emeritus or Emerita status shall be reported for information to the Academic Board of the Governing Council.

Where Professors have also held a named chair, as defined in the Policy on Endowed Chairs, Professorships, Lectureships and Programs, they will also be entitled to apply to be able to use the title of that named chair or professorship with the qualifier "emeritus" or "emerita". Such applications will require the approval of the Vice-President and Provost and will be reported for information to the Academic Board of the Governing Council.

Faculty members who retire early and who hold the rank of Professor at retirement are also eligible for appointment as Professor Emeritus.

Please use Professors Emeritus Request Form (pdf format) to report faculty members who elect to be appointed as Professor Emeritus or Emerita upon retirement.

Please remember that each appointment as Professor Emeritus or Emerita is made effective only after you update HRIS and change the individual's status on the system.