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PAc-3 Emeritus Status for Faculty

Policy: PAc-3
Subject:  Emeritus Status for Faculty
Approval Date: 07/01/85
Revision Date: 10/04/91; 06/16/05; 08/08/19
Last Review Date: 08/08/19


To determine faculty eligibility for and the privileges of emeritus status upon or after retirement.


Emeritus status is granted to faculty in recognition of meritorious service to Morehead State University. 

Emeritus status is granted upon or after retirement to those holding faculty rank if recommended by the President and approved by the Board of Regents.

To be eligible for consideration, individuals must have had at least 20 years of meritorious University service at Morehead State University and must be entering or have entered, retirement status in an approved Morehead State University retirement program.

Exceptions to the minimum years of service may be made if warranted based upon recommendations of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President.


Associate Deans/Department Chairs will request the tenured faculty members in the retiree's department to send their recommendation by March 15 directly to the University Promotion Committee for its consideration. Associate Deans/Department Chairs, College Deans, and the University Promotion Committee will then send their individual recommendations directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs by March 31. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will then submit a recommendation to the President who will make a recommendation to the Board of Regents at its next regular meeting.


Faculty with emeritus status may be provided with an office if feasible, and arrangements may be made for part-time teaching, research, and/or service to the University pursuant to appropriate University policies. The names of faculty emeriti will be listed in University catalogs and will be placed on University mailing lists for receipt of appropriate publications and announcements of functions and activities.

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