3.27 / Emeritus Status
The purpose of this statement is to set forth University policy with
regard to emeritus appointments as required by Kansas Board of Regents
Emeritus status is an honorary title awarded to a retiring faculty member
or an unclassified professional employee for extended meritorious service
to Wichita State University. The purpose of this policy statement is to
set forth University criteria for awarding such status.
1. Emeritus status recognizes meritorious service to Wichita State
University by a retiring faculty member or unclassified professional
employee who has served the University for a minimum of ten continuous
years. Factors to be considered in the evaluation and determination of
meritorious service are contributions in the areas of teaching, scholarly
activity, service or leadership. Exceptions to these criteria may be
authorized and approved by the President.
2. Recommendations for the award of emeritus status to a faculty
member are initiated by the department. Upon review and concurrence by the
appropriate dean and the Provost and Senior Vice President, recommendations
are forwarded to the President for final review.
3. Recommendations for the award of emeritus status to an unclassified
professional employee can be initiated by a Dean, Director or higher level
University administrator and are forwarded to the President for final
4. There is no salary or emolument associated with the awarding of
This policy shall be included in the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual
and shared with appropriate constituencies of the University.
The Provost and Senior Vice President shall have primary responsibility
for publication, dissemination and implementation of this University
January 1, 2005
August 1, 2007