C305: Emeriti Status
The status and title of Emerita/Emeritus are conferred upon faculty described below who retire after having served the University in good standing. Emerita/Emeritus status is considered for voting faculty (including members’ ex-officio) of the University. Eligible faculty seeking Emerita/Emeritus status must receive a majority recommendation of their department through a vote of the senior faculty. The conferred title will be their rank at separation with Emerita/Emeritus added. The title of Emerita/Emeritus is honorary and without obligation to the recipient. In addition to the right to use the title, the recipient is encouraged to continue to participate in the academic activities of the University. The recipient also receives a standing invitation to participate in formal academic processions including Convocations.
The Mesarya Technical University (MTU) recognizes the loyalty and the continuing scholarly contributions of its Emerita/Emeritus faculty. In order to continue and facilitate these contributions, departmental chairs and deans should endeavor to provide office, laboratory or studio space for Emerita/Emeritus faculty. This should be decided on a space-available basis, with priority given to non-retired faculty. Emerita/Emeritus faculty shall also be entitled to full computer privileges, letters of introduction, institutional identification and other non-financial privileges enjoyed by non-retired faculty.
Emerita/Emeritus faculty may be invited to serve as:
- a guest lecturer in areas of scholarly expertise
- a member of a Doctoral or Masters committee
- an academic advisor to undergraduate honors program
- a member of University or Faculty/School advisory committee, unless prohibited by the Faculty Handbook
- a participant in academic department meetings to the extent permitted by Faculty/School/Department policies
in addition to other responsibilities as deemed appropriate.
Eligible faculty seeking Emerita/Emeritus status who have been denied may seek recourse through the AF&T committee as in cases of tenure and promotion (section B.6).
Emerita/Emeritus faculty may have their title terminated for reasons outlined in the Faculty Handbook for the University-initiated termination of services of faculty members with tenure following procedures specified in section B.6.
C320: Enrollment of Faculty in University Courses
The continued professional growth of the individual faculty member is of active concern to the University administration. Subject to the restrictions of space and class enrollment and the approval of the instructor, faculty members should feel free to attend on an informal basis any course in which they have an interest. Such attendance does not require any formal registration procedure, and no record will be kept. In the case that a faculty member wants a formal record of enrollment, the regulations in the “Tuition Remission Program” Policy 3700, University Business Policies and Procedures Manual apply.
Any regular (i.e., not temporary) faculty member, full-time or employed part-time on at least a half-time basis, may enroll for courses, through the tuition remission program. Emeritus faculty members have the same privileges but may take more than one course. Refer to “Tuition Remission Program” Policy 3700 for full policy and procedures.
As a general rule, full-time faculty members may not enroll for more than two courses (6 credit hours) per semester nor one course (3 credit hours) in summer session, including hours for which waiver of tuition is granted. An exception may be made in rare instances if the faculty member and the department chairperson specifically agree in advance, with approval by the dean and the Associate ViceRector for Academic Affairs, that enrollment in more than two courses will not adversely affect the faculty member’s performance in regularly assigned duties.
Emeritus faculty members may obtain the necessary forms and approval from the Faculty Contracts/Services Office.
C335: Faculty Exchanges
The Mesarya Technical University (MTU) has a well established precedent of paying the salary of a faculty member who exchanges positions with a faculty member in another institution for a semester or academic year, provided the other professor comes to MTU with his salary paid by his own institution and the exchange is approved by the MTU dean and department chairperson concerned.