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Policy Manual – Emeritus Status

Section 406 Emeritus Status

Effective: 6/24/74
Last Revised: 11/13/00
Responsible Office: Human Resources

Policy Statement:

The awarding of emeritus titles is an administrative responsibility, with the exception of President-emeritus and Chancellor-emeritus. The President approves nominations for emeritus status based upon local unit criteria and procedures. Emeritus titles should generally be reserved for persons retiring after at least 15 years of service to the University of Maine System. The award is not restricted to faculty members, although faculty members are the most frequent recipients.

The designation of President-emeritus shall be recommended by the Chancellor to the Board of Trustees and the designation of Chancellor-emeritus shall be approved by the Board of Trustees.