Volume 7 Faculty Affairs
Chapter 13.8 Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, & Tenure Policy: Emeritus Appointment
Responsible Office: University Faculty Senate
Originally issued: 10/25/91 FADPT Committee, Academic Council
Revised: 11/5/91 Executive Committee; 12/12/91 Academic Council; 5/24/93 Approved by President; 12/16/2006 based on BOR policy change; 11/06/09 administrative changes
At the time of their retirement from Georgia Health Sceinces University, members of the Corps of Instruction and Board-approved administrative officers may be considered for Emeritus status if they have served a minimum of ten years of continuous full-time service as a faculty member in the University System of Georgia, provided they fulfill the criteria described in this policy.
Reason For Policy
This policy provides criteria and procedures for the appointment of members of the Corps of Instruction and Board-approved administrative officers at Georgia Health Sciences University to Emeritus status.
Entities Affected By This Policy
This policy applies to all full-time faculty at Georgia Health Sciences University.
Who Should Read This Policy
All faculty of Georgia Health Sciences University should be aware of this policy.
|President of Medical College of Georgia||706-721-2301||http://www.georgiahealth.edu//about/leadership/president/|
|Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost||706-721-4014||http://www.georgiahealth.edu/aaffairs/|
|Vice Chair, University Faculty Senate||706-721-2334||http://www.georgiahealth.edu//faculty/senate/vicechair.html|
|Chair, FADPT Subcommittee of University Faculty Senate||706-721-2334||http://www.georgiahealth.edu/faculty/senate/committee-gov.html|
|FADPT Chair & Department Chairs in each college||Medical College of Georgia:
College of Dentistry:
College of Nursing:
College of Allied Health Sciences:
Board of Regents Policy Manual, Section 8.3.13 Emeritus Title:
These definitions apply to these terms as they are used in this policy:
|Emeritus faculty||Emeritus is a faculty status that confers an honorary title upon the bearer, awarded for distinguished service that reflects the core values of Georgia Health Sciences University.|
|Corps of Instruction||Full-time professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, lecturers, senior lecturers, and other teaching personnel.|
At the time of their retirement from Georgia Health Sciences University members of the Corps of Instruction and Board-approved administrative officers may be considered for Emeritus status according to the criteria and procedures described below.
1.0 Positions Eligible for Consideration
At the time of their retirement from Georgia Health Sciences University, members of the Corps of Instruction in the following categories shall be considered eligible for emeritus appointment: tenured professor, associate professor, or assistant professor, or Board-approved non-tenure track faculty of equivalent rank. Additionally, Board-approved administrative officers may be considered.
2.0 Length of Service Criterion
Board of Regents policy requires a minimum of ten years of continuous full-time service (not equivalent) as a faculty member in the University System in order to be considered eligible for emeritus status.
3.0 Distinguished Service Criteria
The following criteria for recommendation for emeritus status shall be used in the determination of eligible Corps of Instruction candidates. Documentation of consistent and continuing achievement at Georgia Health Sciences University will be required for consideration. Successful candidates must meet at least one of these criteria.
Documentation of consistent and continuing dedication to management of learning in the research, academic, didactic, and clinical settings shall be used to justify excellence in teaching. Examples may include but are not restricted to:
- Citations of professional growth and development as a teacher including but not limited to advanced degrees obtained since appointment; publications that show evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as textbooks, chapters in books, review papers, position papers, or editorials; and appointment to state, regional or national boards, or accreditation site visit teams.
- Citations of teaching load, including but not limited to number of courses taught; level of responsibility in course development, management, evaluation, and revision; development of teaching materials or aids; and the number and level of students and fellows directed.
- Citations of the effectiveness of teaching/learning activities, including but not limited to teaching awards; performance of students on external examinations or evaluations; and development of teaching protocols and aids that have been adopted by other institutions. The primary focus shall be upon the demonstrated quality of teaching as evidenced by teaching effectiveness.
- Service to the Public: As the health sciences university of the State of Georgia, the principal public service activity of the faculty should be in health care delivery, disease prevention, health promotion, and health education. However, other forms and types of public service should not be excluded, if germane to the mission and purpose of the institution, college, and discipline in which the faculty member holds appointment. Demonstrated quality of service should include the level of activity, such as numbers and types of patients served and the number of students, house officers, and fellows supervised in patient evaluation and health care delivery. Evidence of professional development could include publications, certifications, licensures, boards, and citations of merit as well as evidence of special expertise such as intramural and extramural consultantships, and the development of innovative approaches to health care delivery, disease prevention, health promotion, and health education.
- Service to the Institution: As members of the Corps of Instruction of Georgia Health Sciences University, faculty are expected to be participants in the collegial functions of higher education. These include, but are not limited to, participation in departmental, college, and institutional faculty governing bodies; service on departmental, college, and institutional academic committees, including those concerned with student recruitment, admissions, and counseling; the development of or participation as a teacher in continuing education programs; and service on governmental and agency boards and commissions.
Documentation of consistent and continuing research/scholarly achievement should include evidence of original research and scholarship leading to significant advances in the discipline and to publications in refereed journals, textbooks, or chapters in books.
Seniority of authorship or degree of participation/contribution should be included in any consideration of achievement. Scholarly recognition is also reflected in the type, level, and extent of extramural grant support, as well as by awards and citations of merit in the recognition of contributions to the field or discipline. Evidence of professional growth and development as a scholar may include but shall not be limited to appointment to review panels, to project review site visit teams, to committees or officership of academic societies, or to journal editorial boards, and consultantship to research institutions and agencies. The quality and significance of scholarship and research shall be supported by written evaluations by outside recognized experts in the field.
Documentation of consistent and continuing service should include two elements: service to the public and service to the institution. (Service commitments should be beyond institutional committee service.)
Competence in all three areas (teaching, scholarship, and service) with outstanding achievement in one of the three areas is expected.
Recommendations of eligible candidates for emeritus status may be initiated by the immediate supervisor or the department head or the Dean 90 days prior to date of retirement. A letter of recommendation should include a summary of distinguished service criteria for the faculty member. Candidates may apply directly to the Dean, who then may appoint an appropriate peer review committee. Administrative officers may be reviewed by a committee appointed by the President. All recommendations shall be made to the President through the appropriate Dean or Vice President.
The responsibilities each party has in connection with Academic, Research, and Student Affairs Policy 7.13.8, Faculty Appointment, Development, Promotion, & Tenure Policy: Emeritus Appointment, are:
|Supervisor, Department Head, or Dean||Makes recommendation along line of command or to the President for appointment of faculty to Emeritus status 90 days before date of retirement|