Criteria for Candidacy | Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Criteria for Candidacy

According to University Policy, emeritus status may be conferred to faculty, academic administrators with faculty rank, and unclassified (administrative-professional) and classified staff, following retirement, in recognition of exemplary service at Kent State University; and, implies demonstration of exemplary professional competence and university citizenship after service of at least ten years.

Within LDES, successful candidates for Emeritus status will demonstrate a substantive and contemporary active record of performance at the time of application. The candidate’s application should provide evidence of exemplary activity since their last promotion and/or during the last 10 years. Exemplary activity shall be demonstrated in one or more of the following:

  • Recent and active record of research, scholarship, and/or creative work;
  • Noteworthy teaching and educational contributions; and/or
  • Significant service to the School/College/University.