Emeritus Policy

 

 

Academic Staff

It shall be the policy of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse that the Chancellor may designate qualifying members of the academic staff as emeriti. Departments, units, and functional equivalents may nominate qualified members of the academic staff to the Chancellor for designation as emeriti. These nominations shall be forwarded to the appropriate dean or division head for endorsement prior to their submission to the Chancellor. The Chancellor may also initiate nominations for emeritus designation.

 

Members of the academic staff may be nominated and designated as emeriti only at the time of retirement and must be recognized by their distinguished records of service at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Nomination for and official designation as emeriti is dependent on the following measure of distinguished service:

  1. Those members of the academic staff having a record of 15 or more years of service at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse,

  2. and having attained the age of 55 or more, may be designated as Academic Staff Emeritus. 

 

Faculty

It shall be the policy of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse that the Chancellor may designate qualifying members of the faculty as emeriti. Departments and their functional equivalents may nominate qualified members of the faculty to the Chancellor for designation as emeriti. These nominations shall be forwarded to the appropriate dean for endorsement prior to their submission to the Chancellor. The Chancellor may also initiate nominations for emeritus designation.

 

Members of the faculty may be nominated and designated as emeriti only at the time of retirement and must be recognized by their distinguished records of service at institutions of higher education. Nomination for and official designation as emeritus is dependent on the following measures of distinguished service:

  1. Those members of the faculty having a record of 25 or more years of service at accredited institutions of higher education, including 10 or more years of service at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse may be designated by their rank and the title of emeritus. Thus, a faculty member may be designated as Faculty Emeritus with the appropriate rank held at the time of retirement.

  2. Those members of the faculty not meeting the criteria under (1) above, having a record of 15 or more years of service at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, regardless of rank, and having attained the age of 55 or more, may be designated as Faculty Emeritus.