Emeritus Policy — Academic Staff

Definition
Emeritus status is an honor bestowed upon Academic Staff members in recognition of excellence of past contributions to UW-Platteville. Appontments to emeritus status provide Academic Staff members with support necessary to remain active contributors to UW-Platteville after retirement. Emeritus appointments generally are for the lifetime of the Academic Staff member and are terminated only for cause.

Eligibility
Emeritus status can be conferred only on retiring employees who have activated a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Annuity. Candidates should meet these criteria:
  1. The Academic Staff member must have at least 20 years of relevant experience:
    1. in an accredited higher educational institution with at least the last 10 years at UW-Platteville, or
    2. in an educational institution (any level) with at least the last 15 years at UW-Platteville.
  2. The Academic Staff member must be officially retiring from the University of Wisconsin System.
  3. The Academic Staff member must have provided extensive service to UW-Platteville and/or UW System through such activities as committee service, Academic Staff governance, study groups or task force participation.
  4. The Academic Staff member will be granted emeritus status at the title held by the Academic Staff member at the time of retirement.
  5. Exceptions to these guidelines may be made if recommended by the department chair/supervisor and approved by the Provost and Chancellor after consultation with the UW-Platteville Personnel Commission.

Emeritus Recommendation Process:
  1. The Provost’s office must inform department/division chairs/supervisors of impending retirements.
  2. The supervisor/department chair recommendation will be forwarded to the UW-Platteville Academic Staff Senate Personnel Commission for its recommendation.
  3. The UW-Platteville Academic Staff Senate Personnel Commission will forward its recommendations to the Provost for her/his recommendations.
  4. The Chancellor will review the recommendations from the Provost and take action.

Privileges of Emeritus Status
Individuals with emeritus status may retain their UW-Platteville identification cards for use in Karrmann library, the Pioneer Activity Center, Bookstore, Brigham Coffee Shop and other campus facilities. They are also eligible for parking privileges. They will automatically retain their computer account(s), which includes E-mail and Internet access. Those wishing to obtain a parking permit can do so by completing a form with the University Police. The University Police will then verify the emeritus status with the Chancellor’s Office and issue a non-expiring parking permit which can only be used by that individual. The parking permit is valid in any staff parking lot.

Approved by the Academic Staff Senate Personnel Commission, October 18, 2001
Approved by the Academic Staff Senate, November 14, 2001
Approved by Chancellor David Markee, November 16, 2001