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Emeritus Appointments

Contact(s)

  • Assistant to the Director - Christine Steggs: csteggs1@unl.edu,  908 HARH, EC 0989   Phone: 402-472-8120

Policy

Any faculty member who meets the minimum requirements is eligible to request emeritus status upon retirement. He/She may also make a request for office space.

Procedure

  1. A retiring faculty member in good standing (defined by having an evaluation rating of meets or above on the most recent evaluation), makes a request to the SNR Director for emeritus status.
  2. The Director confirms the evaluation rating for the time they were in SNR and may follow one of the two options below, at his/her discretion.
    • If the faculty member is in good standing, the director will initiate an email to SNR Faculty for a vote; email will include a summary of service and CV. No response to the email will be considered approval. The faculty will have no less than 10 business days to respond. If approved, the Director will notify the faculty member and initiate a letter of support to the Vice Chancellor of IANR or the College of Arts Sciences (CAS) Dean, as appropriate to the faculty appointment.
    • If the faculty member is not in good-standing (defined by an evaluation rating of "unsatisfactory" or "below expectations" on the most recent evaluation), the director will notify the requesting faculty member and give them 10 business days to provide a 1-page written document/justification and updated CV. The justification and CV will be forwarded to the Promotion and Tenure Committee for their consideration/majority vote. If denied, the Director will notify the requesting faculty member. If approved, the Director will notify the requesting faculty member and initiate an email to SNR Faculty for a vote; email will include a copy of the faculty member's justification and CV. No response will be considered approval. The SNR Faculty will have no less than 10 business days to respond. If denied, the Director will notify the requesting faculty member. If the retiring faculty has been a member of the graduate faculty and is on graduate committees, he/she will need to be replaced. If approved, the Director will notify the requesting faculty member and initiate a letter of support to the Vice Chancellor of IANR or the CAS Dean, as appropriate to the faculty appointment. The emeritus appointment will be reviewed by the Director in 1 year.
  3. Upon approval by the Board of Regents, the faculty member title will be the rank at the time of retirement followed by "emeritus," e.g., Kim Pagel, associate professor emeritus (if the title precedes the name, the first letter of the title will be capitalized, Associate Professor Emeritus Kim Pagel)

Office Space

  1. A retiring faculty member who has been granted emeritus status may request emeritus office space from the Director. The request is to include a description of need (office space, computer access, network access, etc.), how it would be used, expected frequency of use, how the assignment will benefit the School, and is to be sent to the School's director via email. Minimum frequency expected is 12 hours per week. The Director will consider the request. For a space request, the director may assign a shared inner office, access to a multi-user office, or access to other shared space. In special circumstances, an emeritus faculty may be assigned a private office.
  2. If space is assigned, the emeritus faculty will need to gain reapproval from the Director annually.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Emeriti Association will send a letter to any employee who is declared Emeriti or Retired Faculty (A-line, per the old A, B, and C-line designations, which includes Instructors and Lecturers). The Emeriti Association receives this information twice each year (September and February) from the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Visit the Academic Affairs website for additional information regarding Emeritus Status for Retired Faculty and note that it is replicated in the IANR policy.