Section 1. General
1.1 This rule delineates the procedures to be followed by the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors in the Awarding of Emeritus Status.
1.2 Authority. – WV Code §18B-1-6; §18B-2A-4; Council for Community and Technical College Education Series 9, Section 6.1; Higher Education Policy Commission Series 9, Section 6.1. See also BOG Policy B-2.
1.3 Effective Date. – June 2, 2006
(Transferred from WVU Board of Governors on July 1, 2008)
Section 2. Policy on the Awarding of Emeritus Status
2.1 Those faculty members whose retirement is announced and who met the requirements of meritorious contributions to the college shall be considered for Emeritus status. Emeritus appointments are normally considered for faculty members and administrators on their retirement. The faculty member or administrator must normally have served the college for at least 10 years. The review of faculty candidates begins in the departments or divisions and ends with the President.
2.2 The award of President Emeritus rests with the Board of Governors, and Emeritus awards to major administrators rest with the President.
2.3 Faculty members and administrators awarded Emeritus status retain their professional titles. In every case, the term “Emeritus” follows the rank and title.
2.4 Emeritus faculty members and administrators have library privileges; they have the same access as other faculty members and administrators to athletic events; and they enjoy privileges designated by their departments and the college.