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Policy Corporate Governance Emeritus Professor Policy

Emeritus Professor Policy


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Intent

To specify the eligibility criteria for the granting of the title of Emeritus Professor.

Scope

This policy applies to all University Staff involved in nomination for the granting of the prestigious title of Emeritus Professor to eligible candidates upon their retirement or resignation from the University.

Policy

1. Eligibility Criteria

The University Council (Council) will consider the granting of the title of Emeritus Professor to a Professor of the University who, upon their retirement or resignation from the University:

  • has occupied a Chair in the University or a position with the rank and title of Professor, for a minimum period of ten years;
  • has, during that period, given distinguished academic service, significantly above and beyond the level of service normally expected of a Professor, to the scholarly community and/or to the University community; and
  • is recommended for consideration by both the Vice Chancellor and the Awards and Ceremonies Committee:

except where, upon resignation rather than retirement, Council considers that the granting of the title would not be appropriate, having due regard to a candidate's likely future career.

2. Special Circumstances

Irrespective of 1 above, Council will consider the granting of the title of Emeritus Professor to any former Professor of the University in special circumstances, if recommended by the University Executive (UE), the Vice Chancellor’s Academic Group (VCAG) and the Awards and Ceremonies Committee.

3. Withdrawal of Title of Emeritus Professor

Council may, at any time and without giving any reason, withdraw the title of Emeritus Professor from any person to whom it has previously been granted. There is no appeal process to such a decision.

Related policy instruments

Emeritus Professor Procedure

Schedules/Appendices

Nil

Related documents and legislation

Nil


Administration

NOTE: Printed copies of this policy are uncontrolled, and currency can only be assured at the time of printing.

Approval Details

Policy Domain

Corporate Governance

Policy Sponsor

Vice Chancellor

Approval Authority

Council

Date for next review:

23/10/2025

Revision History

Version no.

Approval date

Approved by

Implementation date

Details

Author

22-121/10/2022Council06/12/2022Change of responsibility from the Vice Chancellor to the University Executive and Vice Chancellor’s Academic Group.Deputy University Secretary

20-01

23/10/2020

 

09/12/2020

Change of Title of Policy

Consolidation of Sections 1 and 2

Administrative amendments

Secretariat

17-01

29/11/2017

 

24/01/2018

Policy updated to take account of restructure of Council Committees and procedure separated

Secretariat

15-01

24/06/2015

  

Policy sponsor amended to reflect approved policy framework

QSP

08-1

14/08/2008

 

15/08/2008

  
Keywordsemeritus, professor,  retirement, distinguished, service
Contact personDeputy University Secretary