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ERIC Number: ED382135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 25
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Institutional Planning for Emeritus Faculty.
Mauch, James E.; And Others
This paper reports on significant developments in the meaning and function of emeritus rank in college faculties and discusses related issues in college planning affected by these changes. History and use of the term "emeritus," concepts on aging, and faculty views on emeritus status are examined; and the development of emeritus status as a basis for a new working professional rank is explored. Illustrations from legislative and professional body actions to document administrative and faculty problems and benefits with this rank are included. Suggestions are offered to help institutions of higher education plan for possible growth in numbers of emeritus faculty, by providing for the needs of these individuals, to the benefit of both the institution and the individual faculty member. Also explored is the relationship of emeritus status with collective bargaining agreements, maintenance of the tenure system, retirement incentives, economic and academic benefits to higher education, and the need for faculty development and evaluation. The paper ends with a series of conclusions from the literature and recommendations, chief of which is that institutions should change the previous "emeritus professor" image from a rank of retired faculty to a new form of working rank, which, though part-time, is equally distinguished and productive. (Contains 87 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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