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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 from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and must be recognized by their distinguished records of service. 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 accredited institutions of higher education with at least 10 or more years of service at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, may be awarded emeritus/emeriti status at the highest position title attained at UW-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 from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 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.

University Staff

Effective July 1, 2015. Approved by Chancellor Joe Gow on February 8, 2016.

It shall be the policy of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) that the Chancellor may designate qualifying members of the university staff as emeriti. Departments, units, and functional equivalents may nominate qualified members of the university 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 university staff may be nominated and designated as emeriti only at the time of retirement from UWL and must be recognized by their distinguished records of service. Nomination for and official designation as emeriti is dependent on the following measures:

  1. Those members of the university staff having a record of 15 or more years of service as an employee of the State of Wisconsin, with at least 10 or more years of service at UWL may be awarded emeritus/emeriti status at the highest position title attained at UWL, and,
  2. Those having attained the age of 55 or more at the time of retirement

Privileges of Emeritus Status*

All Emeriti

  • Invitation to attend the Emeriti events.
  • Ability to request a new UWL retiree email address.
  • UWL ID card with access to facilities. If applicable, facility fees will be the responsibility of the emeritus individual.
  • The use of Murphy Library including the interlibrary loan service and the general access computer labs located in that building.
  • The same privileges as current employees for placing ads in the Campus Connection.

*The privileges for emeritus status are determined by the university based upon the cost of the benefit and available funding resources.