University Policy #5060
Section 1. General Statement of Policy
The University awards emeritus/emerita status as a special honor for system employees who have served with great distinction. Recognition as emeritus/emerita shall not be awarded as a matter of due course, and is granted only to those whose service has been exemplary.
Section 2. Procedures
This policy shall be implemented by University Procedure #506
Section 3. Scope
This policy shall not supersede other federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, other Board of Trustees’ and University policies and procedures, or bargaining unit agreements and plans.
Section 4. Authority
In accordance with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees policy 4.8, the president may confer emeritus/emerita status upon any faculty and staff member, and administrator who is retiring from employment at Metropolitan State University who meets the eligibility criteria set forth in Section 7.
Section 5. Effective Date
This policy shall become effective upon signature by the president and remains in effect until modified or expressly revoked.
Section 6. Responsibility
The responsibility for implementation of this regulation is assigned to the the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Chief Human Resource Officer.
Section 7. Eligibility Criteria
To be awarded emeritus/emerita status, a faculty member, staff member, or administrator must have:
- Separated, or be separating, from the position with the University;
- An established record of distinguished service while employed in the position;
- Completed employment in the position in good standing; and
- At least ten (10) years of service with the University
Section 8. Notification and Publication
The University shall inform employees of the established emeritus/emerita policy and procedure. The policy and procedure shall be available on the University portal and distributed by the employees’ immediate supervisor/manager.
Section 9. Review
This policy will be reviewed and modified as appropriate.
Section 10. Signature
Issued on this 16 day of November 2012.
Sue K. Hammersmith, Ph.D., President