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Employee Discounts

Policy:  PAc-3

Subject:  Emeritus Status for Faculty

Approval Date:  07/01/85
Revision Date:  10/04/91; 06/16/05

PURPOSE:    

To determine faculty eligibility for and the privileges of emeritus status upon or after retirement.

ELIGIBILITY:   

Emeritus status is granted to faculty in recognition of meritorious service to Morehead State University.

Emeritus status is granted upon or after retirement to those holding faculty rank if recommended by the President and approved by the Board of Regents.

To be eligible for consideration, individuals must have had at least 20 years of meritorious University service at Morehead State University and must be entering or have entered, retirement status in an approved Morehead State University retirement program.

Exceptions to the minimum years of service may be made if warranted based upon recommendations of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty and the President.

PROCEDURE FOR GRANTING EMERITUS STATUS:  

Department Chairs will request the tenured faculty members in the retiree's department to send their recommendation by March 15 directly to the University Promotion Committee for its consideration.  Department Chairs, College Deans, and the University Promotion Committee will then send their individual recommendations directly to the Provost by March 31.  The Provost will then submit a recommendation to the President who will make a recommendation to the Board of Regents at its next regular meeting.

PRIVILEGES OF EMERITUS STATUS:  

Faculty with emeritus status may be provided with an office if feasible, and arrangements may be made for part-time teaching, research, and/or service to the University pursuant to appropriate University policies.  The names of faculty emeriti will be listed in University catalogs and will be placed on University mailing lists for receipt of appropriate publications and announcements of functions and activities.