Policies

4.21 Emeritus Status

Purpose:

To designate criteria for award of emeritus(a) status, establish procedures for nomination and approval process and recognize the University of Northern Iowa Emeritus Association.

Policy Statement:

Emeritus(a) is an honorary status, conferred upon those full-time or part-time members of the faculty, institutional officials, and professional-scientific staff at retirement or resignation who qualify for and are awarded the title. Eligibility requirements include a minimum of twenty years of creditable full-time or part-time service in higher education with a minimum accumulation of ten years of meritorious service at the University of Northern Iowa. Privileges of those holding Emeritus(a) status are established by the University in consultation with the Emeritus Association and are to be found at www.uni.edu/emeritus/Rights.htm.

Procedures:

Application process: Formal application or nomination is initiated with completion of the request for Emeritus(a) Status form (UNI Form 2), available from the Office of Academic Affairs or the Human Resource Services Department.  The form is also available on-line at the UNI Access Forms Repository.  The application is processed through normal administrative channels except that the University Faculty Senate also acts on all requests pertaining to faculty members. Posthumous nominations may be submitted.

Faculty Senate, Approved 5/00
President’s Cabinet, Approved 9/25/00