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III. F. EMERITUS FACULTY

(Source: Rules of Procedure and Faculty Constitution)

Rules of Procedure, E

Section E-1. Faculty members whose appointment began prior to September 1, 2001 and who retire both after ten or more years as a member of the Faculty and at the age of fifty-five years or above attain, upon retirement, the title “emeritus” or “emerita” and become eligible for retiree benefits, as specified in written college policies concerning such benefits.  Faculty members whose appointment began  on or after September 1, 2001 and who retire both after twenty or more years as a member of the Faculty and at the age of fifty-five years or above attain, upon retirement, the title “emeritus” or “emerita” and become eligible for retiree benefits, as specified in written college policies concerning such benefits.

The following policy was approved by CAPP and CAT, February 2009.

CAPP welcomes proposals from departments for courses to be taught by emeritus faculty.  All such proposals will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in the light of established curricular needs and expected curricular benefits.  It is unlikely that more than four such courses will be approved in any given academic year; approval of more than four courses would require extraordinary curricular justifications. Proposals should be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty no later than the last day of classes before Spring break of the academic year prior to the year in which the courses would be taught.  All proposals must also be approved by CAT.  In each case, they must be accompanied by a self-evaluation from the emeritus faculty member.  Such evaluations should address the three standard areas of faculty evaluation: teaching, scholarship and service.  (The College recognizes that opportunities for emeritus faculty formally to serve the Reed community may be extremely limited.  But as always, the College is also interested in broader areas of service, e.g., involving scholarly societies or other relevant professional groups.)  It is expected that emeritus faculty who teach courses will distribute to students the standard evaluation forms and, as with any other course, provide students an opportunity to complete those forms.


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