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October 29, 2015

Emeritus status extended to NTS faculty

Echoing the Faculty Assembly’s Oct. 6 action (see Oct. 15 University Times), Senate Council on Oct. 14 approved a plan to make longtime non-tenure-stream faculty members eligible for emeritus status upon retirement.

“In recognition of the long term service of faculty outside the tenure stream and their expanded roles in many units at the University, it is proposed that, upon recommendation of the academic unit and approval by the provost, professors, associate professors or faculty with similarly senior titles within the non-tenure-stream ranks who retire be granted emeritus/emerita status, provided that they have honorable service for the 10 years immediately prior to retirement.”

The proposal, which originated with Provost Patricia E. Beeson and was approved in September by the Council of Deans, will amend Policy 02-08-02 and the faculty handbook section on emeritus/emerita status. Currently, the honor is granted to tenured faculty, but limited to “exceptional cases” for non-tenure-stream faculty.

University Senate Vice President Irene Frieze said the proposal would return to Faculty Assembly for approval due to some minor changes in the original wording.

—Kimberly K. Barlow  

Filed under: Feature,Volume 48 Issue 5

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