Limitations on Appointment: "The normal criteria for appointment with the emeritus title are at least ten years of prior service as a member of the faculty and achievement of the rank of professor or associate professor. Under certain circumstances the President may grant emeritus status to an administrator at the level of Dean or Vice President, or at other levels if deemed appropriate." See the Volume II Chapter 24 of the Handbook for further detail. Must be retired from the UW to hold this title.
Length of Appointment: This is a lifelong appointment
Eligible for tenure: No
Voting Rights: Persons of emeritus status, unless serving on a part-time basis, are not voting members of the faculty.
Letter to the Dean/Chancellor with a copy to Academic Human Resources stating the intention to retire.
Once the copy of the letter is received in Academic Human Resources the retirement can then be entered into OPUS. If a unit plans on appointing a faculty member as Emeritus for the following academic year, a vote should be taken during Spring quarter of the current year. The Emeritus title can then be entered on-line. The OPUS entry must include a WOS earn type distribution line to keep the appointment from falling out of OPUS.