Procedure for Consideration of School of Art Emeritus Faculty Status

Full time faculty in good standing who retire from teaching service within the School of Art may apply for consideration of Emeritus Faculty status. They must first submit a letter of interest and current CV, or be nominated by another full time faculty member within the School of Art. Then, the governing body of the School of Art (FAC or currently the faculty of the whole) shall vote on the motion to approve Emeritus Faculty status, and a majority vote is needed. The process then moves to the College of the Arts Dean’s office for final approval.

Duties and Roles of Emeritus Faculty

The duties and roles of Emeriti Faculty are largely voluntary in nature and are limited in scope. Those duties may include:

  • The option to teach courses in the Emeritus Faculty’s specialty area as needed at a salary commensurate with other part-time faculty with similar credentials.
  • The option to serve on BFA/BA, MFA/MA or other thesis and/or review committees in a voluntary and supportive role for students.
  • The opportunity for service on Faculty Search Committees when needed, especially when resident full-time faculty in program areas do not yet exist.
  • As desired, the opportunity for continued mentorship of student careers through letters of reference, recommendations, studio visits, conference mentorship, etc.
  • Recognition, when appropriate, of Emeritus Faculty through promotional materials of the School of Art website, social media, etc.
  • An invitation to volunteer within the program area of the Emeritus Faculty’s specialty as determined by the program area’s current full-time faculty.

Emeritus Faculty status does not confer upon recipients:

  • The designation for use of private studio or office space within the facilities of the School of Art, however Emeriti Faculty may be offered consideration to use general facilities of the School of Art as space and time permits. The decisions of the current resident full-time faculty and/or Director of the School of Art in these matters will be final.
  • Emeriti Faculty who continue to teach may continue to use office support for their classes. Non-teaching Emeriti Faculty cannot expect personal use of School of Art office services to include secretarial support, mailing and photocopying privileges, consumption of office supplies, etc.
  • Emeriti Faculty will not be considered voting members of the School of Art’s governing body (FAC or faculty of the whole). This includes all matters of RTP, curriculum and policy of the School of Art, however they may offer written comments of an advisory nature to be presented at SoA governance proceedings.
  • All other potential duties and roles of Emeriti Faculty of the School of Art not listed above will be determined by the Director of the School as needed.