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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 nominations for the granting of the title of Emeritus Professor to eligible candidates upon their retirement or resignation from the University.

Definitions

Emeritus Professor is a prestigious title which may be accorded to Professors who, upon retirement or resignation, meet the eligibility criteria specified in this policy.

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 Vice Chancellor 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

Approval Details

Policy sponsor:

Vice Chancellor

Approval authority:

Council

Policy domain:

Corporate Governance

Date for next review:

23/10/2023

Modification History

Version no.

Approval date

Implementation date

Details

Author

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 personUniversity Secretary