Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-2430

Emeritus Titles; Perquisites and Privileges of Emeritus Faculty, Emeritus Administrative Officials and Other Retired Faculty

The University of Texas at Austin

Executive Sponsor: Executive Vice President and Provost

August 1, 1992

 


 

  1. Emeritus Faculty

Rule 31001 (d) of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents delegates to the component institutions the responsibility for developing procedures for conferring emeritus titles. The regental guidelines state that emeritus titles may be given to a retired member of the faculty or in anticipation of the retirement of a faculty member, effective upon retirement. The conferring of these titles is not automatic upon retirement.

 

  1. The titles Professor Emeritus or Associate Professor Emeritus confer lifetime academic appointments and may only be conferred upon faculty members who held the rank of professor or, respectively, associate professor during their period of active service at The University of Texas at Austin. Recommendations for conferring these titles shall be based upon individual distinction and quality of contribution and service to The University. These emeritus titles may be conferred upon nomination by the appropriate budget council(s), endorsement by the department chairman and the academic dean, and approval by the President.
  1. The titles __________________________________ Professor Emeritus of__________________________ and _______________________ Chair Emeritus of _____________________________________ (description being the same as provided for the professorship or chair) may be conferred upon a faculty member who has been approved by the Board Regents to hold that named professorship or chair prior to retirement. This appointment shall be subject to the following conditions:
  1. These emeritus titles may be conferred upon nomination by the academic dean and approval by the President.
  1. The documentation supporting the establishment of the professorship or chair must not contain any conditions that prohibit a retired recipient from holding the professorship or chair in an emeritus capacity.
  1. Any retired faculty member awarded emeritus status in a named professorship or chair shall not receive a stipend from the endowment for the professorship or chair after retirement.
  1. Persons who hold an emeritus title at other institutions normally are not eligible for an emeritus title at The University of Texas at Austin.
  1. Holders of emeritus titles shall be accorded the following privileges and perquisites:
  1. Membership (without vote) in the General Faculty and in the college and department faculties in which membership was held at the time of retirement.
  1. Eligibility to serve on graduate committees, subject to the approval of the Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies.
  1. Listing in the faculty directory and in the appropriate college catalog.
  1. Use of the campus mail service.
  1. Office space, when available and with the approval of the chairman of the department, the dean of the college or school, and the President.
  1. In addition, holders of an emeritus title shall be accorded all privileges and perquisites of retired faculty as set forth in Section C. below.
  1. Emeritus Administrative Officials

Upon approval of the President, the title "emeritus..." may be given to a retired administrative official, or in anticipation of retirement of an administrative official, effective upon retirement, to recognize exceptional meritorious service. Privileges and perquisites to accompany the title shall be determined by the President. The conferring of this title is not automatic upon retirement. Persons given the title "chair emeritus" shall be accorded the privilege of membership (without) vote in the General Faculty and in the college and department faculties in which membership was held at the time of retirement.

 

  1. Retired Faculty

Faculty members who have retired from service in The University of Texas at Austin and who hold the title professor, associate professor, assistant professor, or instructor at the time of retirement shall be accorded the following privileges and perquisites:

 

  1. A faculty identification card denoting their previous academic rank and the designation "retired." In the case of holders of an emeritus title, the identification card shall denote the title.
  1. Faculty library privileges.
  1. Purchase of optional faculty activities fee on the same basis as active faculty members.
  1. Purchase of a parking permit on the basis of academic rank held at the time of retirement (or receipt without charge of a special permit for retired staff which allows parking in "A" areas after 5:45 p.m.).

 

Previously HOP 3.01