Thursday, August 03, 2017
Emeritus Status is awarded to full-time employees who retire or for other honorable reasons leave the employment of the College,
*and have completed at least 15 years of employment with the College;
*demonstrated that their job performance was uncommonly superior and that they made significant contributions to the College;
*and have shown evidence of exemplary service above and beyond what was expected of them in the performance of their assigned duties in areas illustrated by, but not limited to, the following: Scholarly publications; community service; innovative practices; prestigious awards(s); meaningful organizational or public office; state, regional, or national recognition; professional or personal activities beneficial to the College; service on college committees; service as advisor to student organizations; sponsorship of College or community-related workshops or conferences. The Aims Community College Board of Trustees confers Emeritus Status.
Emeritus status is automatically granted to tenured members of the Academic Senate at the time of retirement.
For those who held an academic position at the time of retirement and who are not members of the Academic Senate, the academic appointee may be nominated and reviewed for conferral of the Emeritus title. Criteria for Emeritus status include:
* at least ten years of University service;
* attainment of the highest rank in the individual's title series; and
* evidence of noteworthy and meritorious contributions to the educational mission and programs of the University.
Many are recalled for part-time work (filling in for one class a year, continuing research part time, or doing administrative tasks that no one wants), but there is no requirement to do so.
What you didn't ask for is what they get. No office, but they do get to maintain an active ID that gives access to the gated faculty/staff parking lots and keep their campus e-mail. In my department, they are also kept in an up-to-date phone list, so they get both e-mail and phone invites to all major department events. That is a big plus, especially for junior faculty that they might have mentored. I don't know if they get the faculty "extra class" rate or the senior adjunct rate for extra classes, but some of them continue to teach a class in retirement so they don't drive their spouse crazy.