Policies Regarding Emeritus Faculty

Review the Standard Practice Guide Policy on Emeritus/Emerita Titles.

Retiring faculty who have had a significant role in departmental activities may be considered for emeritus status. The chair decides whether a retiring faculty member has earned emeritus status. If so, the chair must propose appointment to the emeritus rank by recommending emeritus appointment to the Dean.

For the department, the advantages of maintaining a group of emeritus faculty are: continuing contact for mentoring, teaching, research, or other departmental activities; maintaining faculty contact for personal donations and help with development; having emeritus faculty available for advice to students, residents, junior faculty as it may be appropriate.

The provision of office space, clerical assistance, or financial support is sometimes provided by departments, but is dependent upon the department's ability to provide these accommodations.

The Medical School Emeritus Faculty Program is organized under the medical school Office of Faculty Affairs. The program provides opportunities for participation in teaching, mentoring, research, and development for the medical school and hospital for emeritus faculty. In the future, emeritus faculty joining the program may have access to office space, clerical support, and university medical school systems (without relying on the parent department to provide these accommodations).

Observing, teaching or continuing to participate in a clinical setting may require certain clinical privileges. Consult with your Chair regarding the credentialing process.

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