SECTION 800 - HUMAN RESOURCES
803.1705 EMERITUS STATUS FOR FACULTY
Awarding Emeritus/Emerita Titles
The institution may confer, at its discretion, the title of “emeritus” on any retired and tenured professor, associate professor, or assistant professor, or Board-approved non-tenure track faculty of equivalent rank, who, at the time of retirement, had ten years or more of honorable and distinguished service in the University System. This title may be conferred upon the recommendation of the President of the institution in which the employee has served.
Section 803.17 Board of Regents Manual. Recommendation must be submitted by the President’s office to the Chancellor no later than 30 days prior to the effective date.
Emeritus status is an honor that includes the following privileges:
1. Name included in the faculty listing in the catalog
2. Name inscribed on a plaque at District Office
3. Certificate with name and emeritus/emerita status
4. Library privileges
5. Invitation to participate in College activities and functions
6. Possession of a College ID card
7. Provision for a parking permit
8. E-mail account
The following criteria and procedure will be used to recommend eligible faculty for emeritus status:
A. Any retired and tenured professor, associate professor, or assistant professor, or Board-approved non-tenure track faculty of equivalent rank, who, at the time of retirement had ten years or more of honorable and distinguished service at Georgia Perimeter College is eligible for Emeritus/Emerita status.
B. The criteria used in selecting retired faculty members for this honor shall include professional recognition in one or more of the following areas:
1. Instruction excellence or innovation
2. Institutional service recognition, awards, or honors
3. Professional association recognition, awards, or honors
4. Community service contributions, recognition, awards or honors
C. A narrative is attached to the Emeritus Form that explains how the candidate meets one or more of the selection criteria described in B above.
D. The process of awarding emeritus status shall originate with the nomination by a current
faculty member or by the faculty member’s department/discipline with the permission of the
nominee. The appropriate nomination forms and narrative to support the criteria will be
presented to the Faculty Senate Chair who will give these to the Faculty Senate Screening
Committee appointed by the Faculty Senate Chair. (The majority of the committee shall be
made up preferably of senior faculty most likely to have known the nominees.)
The committee will screen the application for qualifications of the candidate and the accuracy and completeness of the form. The chair of the screening committee will send the committee’s recommendation to the Faculty Senate Chair.
The Faculty Senate Chair will present the nominee’s recommendation, along with the screening committee’s recommendation, to the full Faculty Senate for a vote on the awarding of emeritus status to the candidate. A simple majority will prevail. If not approved, the Faculty Senate Chair will notify the candidate and the originator. Upon approval, the recommendation from the Faculty Senate shall be presented to the President for approval.
If the President does not approve the candidate, the President notifies the candidate and the Senate Chair. If approved by the President, the nomination is forwarded to the Board of Regents in accordance with Policy 803.17 of the University System of Georgia and with Georgia Perimeter College procedure. After action by the Board of Regents, the President notifies the Senate Chair and the candidate of approval or non-approval.
Revised and approved by the College Advisory Board 1/27/2000
Emeritus Routing Sheet available from Faculty Senate Chair.
Routing Sequence: Faculty Senate Chair; Faculty Senate Screening Committee; Full Faculty Senate; President;
(If President does not approve, nomination packet returned to Faculty Senate Chair) Human Resources Assistant
Director/Employment & Academics; Board of Regents. When approval or non-approval is received from the Board of
Regents by Human Resources, response sent to President’s Office; President sends letter to faculty nominee and notifies
Faculty Senate Chair.
Georgia Perimeter College
UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA
Name (first, m.i., last): ____________________________________________________________________
Social Security Number: ________ ________ ________ Emeritus (M) ________ Emerita (F) ________
Date of Birth:_____________________________ Date of retirement: ______________________________
Title at the time of retirement: ______________________________________________________________
Rank at time of retirement: _________________________________________________________________
Recommended emeritus title(s) ______________________________________________________________
*Recommended effective date: _______________________________________________________________
Service to the institution and/or the University System to Georgia:
Years of Service at GPC: ______
Title Operational area Dates
Education/degree(s) Institution Dates
Professional recognition was received in one or more of the following areas.
The attached narrative supports the criterion/criteria met by the candidate. [check appropriate area(s)]:
_____Instructional excellence or innovation
_____Institutional service recognition, awards, or honors
_____Professional association recognition, awards, or honors
_____Community service contributions, recognition, awards or honors
*Recommendation for appointment must be submitted by the President’s office to the Chancellor no later than 30 days
prior to the effective date.
Approved: ________________________ Date: ______________________