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Professor Emeritus Appointments of Teaching Faculty

Office of Origin: Board of Trustees
Date Adopted: 08-24-10
Date Reviewed: 05-11-12
Last Date Modified & Approved: 05-29-12

Policy Statement:
1. Purpose
This policy addresses the appointment of retired full-time teaching faculty of the College to the status of Professor Emeritus and the rights and privileges accompanying such appointments.

2. Policy
The College’s Emeritus status policy is intended to honor retired LMC faculty who have made extraordinary contributions through exemplary teaching, community outreach, and/or within their academic discipline. Reserved for those who have earned such a distinction over the course of many years of dedicated service, nominations must reflect especially meritorious and significant accomplishments. No more than one Professor Emeritus award can be conveyed in any given year; however, an exception may be granted by the Vice President of Instruction should scholarly access to collegiate resources be a factor in the nomination.

Responsibility: Vice President of Instruction, Faculty Association, College President