RATIONALE: Most campuses provide for the title “emeritus” to recognize the
achievements and contributions of individuals upon retirement. In addition to
honoring the individual, this practice may promote ongoing
involvement/contributions of retired employees to the mission of the university.
Campuses vary with respect to the honors/privileges accorded emeriti faculty (e.g.,
identification cards, business cards, e-mail privileges, free library access,
complimentary parking permits, office/lab space, opportunity to serve on/supervise
student projects, campus committees, submit external grants, a seat for an emeritus
representative on the academic senate, discount/complimentary access to campus
athletic/arts events, invitations to campus events such as commencement, inclusion in
university’s faculty listing, bookstore or other faculty discount programs, etc.).
Emeriti faculty can be members of their emeriti/retired faculty associations. The
retirement associations are typically energetic sponsors of scholarships and/or grants
to students, and sometimes to active faculty. In the usual cases, the campus
retirement associations show high social energy and companionable interaction,
including group luncheons and excursions into and beyond the community.
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