ERIC Number: ED438870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
A Survey of Faculty and Administrator Emeritus Programs at Community Colleges: Eligibility, Coverage, and Benefits.
Petrowsky, Michael C.
This report discusses the results of a survey that examined the emeritus status of faculty and administrators at 24 community colleges across the country, with particular reference to such issues as emeritus eligibility, benefits, and coverage. It discusses the definition of emeritus in the second section. In the third segment, the rationale of the study is discussed with particular reference to the current personnel practices of the Maricopa County Community College District. The fourth section provides a brief commentary on the method and scope behind the survey material. The fifth part begins a review of the survey results with emphasis on eligibility, coverage, and processing factors (including the role of the Governing Board) related to emeritus status. In the sixth segment, the benefits associated with the emeritus designation are examined in a comprehensive manner, with such coverage focusing on both monetary and non-monetary fringes. The seventh section summarizes the findings, which include: (1) emeritus status is granted commonly to faculty and much less often to administrators; (2) years of service is the most common eligibility requirement, with 15 being the average; and (3) governing board approval is almost universally required for granting emeritus status. Recommendations are made for creating an emeritus program that is both inexpensive and administratively simple to administer. Appendices list the colleges participating in the study, and 9 tables illustrating different data elements of the study. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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