rank of Professor Emeritus or Associate Professor Emeritus
is an honor, designating a retired faculty member as
having demonstrated a distinguished professional career
and as having made significant contributions to Drexel
candidates for consideration to the rank of Professor
Emeritus or Associate Professor Emeritus, determined
by the faculty rank at retirement, will have:
At least ten years of full-time employment
at Drexel University prior to retirement and be a
tenured Professor or Associate Professor at retirement.
A tenured Professor or Associate Professor with less
than ten years of employment at Drexel may be considered
for Emeritus status at the discretion of the Provost.
A consistent record of quality performance as demonstrated
by one or more of the following:
A substantive record of scholarly achievement commensurate
with national and international standards within
the specific discipline.
A recognized record of outstanding teaching and
Clear evidence of service to the University beyond
privileges associated with having been granted the rank
of [Associate] Professor Emeritus are as follows:
Lifetime listing indicating the rank of [Associate]
Professor Emeritus in University catalogues and directories.
Regular and on-line library privileges.
Lifetime e-mail address and support including listing
in Drexel directories.
One year continuation of phone number and voicemail.
Lifetime eligibility for membership to the Daskalakis
Athletic Center. Membership fees will be assessed
at the faculty rate.
Participation in University public ceremonies.
Based on availability and the recommendations of the
Department Head and the Dean, and with the concurrence
of the Provost, use of office and/or lab space, equipment,
and other campus facilities to support scholarly work
and/or educational activities.
With permission of the Department Head and Dean of
the College, authorization to serve on thesis and
dissertation committees or engage in other research
or educational activities within the University.
for Emeritus status is initiated by the candidate by
September 15th in the year of consideration with a letter
to the Department Head and supporting documentation
that includes a current, comprehensive Curriculum Vitae.
The Department Head then notifies the Vice Provost for
Academic Affairs in writing that the process has been
initiated. The Department Head forwards her/his recommendation,
with the necessary supporting materials, to the Dean
and the Dean forwards her/his recommendation, with the
necessary supporting materials, to the Vice Provost
for Academic Affairs by December 15th.
in Winter Quarter, the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
convenes the Emeritus Review Committee, which operates
under the jurisdiction of the Senate Committee on Faculty
Affairs in which recommendations are considered. The
Committee deliberates and delivers its recommendations
to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs by February
1st who then forwards the Committee’s recommendations
and his/her own to the Provost by February 15th. After
review, the Provost forwards his/her recommendations
as well as the recommendations of the various levels
of review to the President. Upon approval of the President,
the Provost will present the candidate to the Academic
Affairs Committee of the Board and, upon favorable review,
to the Board of Trustees for consideration at their
whose rank of Associate Professor or Professor Emeritus
has been approved by the Board of Trustees at their
May meeting are notified promptly and the rank is conferred
by the President during the June annual meeting of the
The Provost may, at his/her sole discretion, approve
the submission of a candidate’s application for Emeritus
status in accordance with the above procedures on a
modified or accelerated schedule.
Emeritus Review Committee Operations
Emeritus Review Committee has one representative from
each college or school having been appointed or elected
by each college or school for a term of three years.
The Emeritus Review Committee operates under the jurisdiction
of the Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs who will
appoint a representative from its membership to be Chair
of the Committee. The function of this Committee is
solely to provide recommendations to the Provost. After
its deliberations, the Chair will report briefly to
the Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs on the operations
and the recommendations of the Committee.
This Policy may be amended and the privileges changed
from time to time at the discretion of the University.
Such amendments shall be promptly communicated to all
Emeritus faculty. No provision of this policy may be
waived or modified by any officer, faculty member, employee
or agent of the College without the prior written approval
of the Provost.
6 April 2006