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Excerpt from the Senate By-Laws

B. Professor Emeritus--Criteria, Procedures

1. The Committee on Honorary Degrees and Ceremonial shall receive suggestions for and shall present to the Senate nominations for the title of Professor Emeritus for eventual approval by the Board of Regents.

2. The title of Professor Emeritus is open only to highly distinguished retired members of the faculty of Memorial University of Newfoundland whose contributions to the University were substantially above the norm for their discipline. To be eligible, a person must have served at least ten years as a regular full-time faculty member at this University and must have held the rank of Professor upon retirement.

3. The prime criteria for nomination shall be a sustained and superlative record as a scholar, as a teacher, or as an academic administrator or any combination of these. In determining which candidates within a Department, School or Faculty are suitable for nomination to this category, comparison should be made with Professores Emeriti who have been appointed during the previous five years and with members of the faculty who are retired or are due to retire within the next five years.

4. Suggestions for nominations including both the rationale and the candidate's curriculum vitae should be forwarded to the Head, Director or Dean of the academic unit in which the nominee served. The nominee's candidacy must be approved by the administrative Head of the academic unit. The Dean in the case of departmentalized units and the Vice-President (Academic) will add their recommendations to the nomination and forward it to the Committee on Honorary Degrees and Ceremonial. The Committee shall present to Senate only those nominations which it endorses. The Committee on Honorary Degrees and Ceremonial shall also receive nominations from any member of the University Community.

5. The Senate procedure shall be the same as for the election of candidates for honorary degrees. However, since this is an appointment, albeit honorary, the Board of Regents must also approve each candidate elected by the Senate before the appointment can be made.

6. Public recognition of a Professor Emeritus or Professores Emeriti shall be given at a Convocation to which the Professor Emeritus or Professores Emeriti shall be invited and a certificate shall be presented to each of those appointed.

7. All faculty members holding the title "Professor Emeritus" will:
(a) have the right to participate in academic processions at Convocation.
(b) have their names listed in the University Calendar;
(c) be entitled to use their former departmental, school or faculty general office as a mailing address for academic mail;
(d) receive notices of and invitations to departmental, school or faculty seminars.

8. While the allocation to Professores Emeriti of office space, laboratory space and secretarial assistance in support of scholarly work are not to be considered automatic privileges, such support may be granted by the Department Head, Director or Dean subject to the exigencies of the academic unit. Such privileges will normally be granted on a yearly basis and shall be subject to annual review.


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