Howard Community College (HCC) has established the professor emeritus status to recognize faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of instruction, growth of the college, the community, and their disciplines.
The following criteria shall be used as the basis for recommendation to professor emeritus rank:
- The faculty member will have served a minimum of twenty years as a member of the full-time faculty of HCC.
- The faculty member shall be recognized by peers and supervisors as having made an outstanding contribution to the quality of instruction at HCC.
- The faculty member shall be recognized as having contributed significantly to the quality and growth of HCC as a whole.
- The faculty member shall have made substantial contributions to the community, profession, or discipline of the faculty member.
- The faculty member shall have earned the rank of professor at HCC.
- A division chairperson nominates an individual for the rank of professor emeritus to the vice president of academic affairs.
- The vice president of academic affairs carries the nomination to the faculty forum for consideration.
- The faculty forum forwards the recommendation on the nomination to the vice president of academic affairs.
- The vice president of academic affairs considers the nomination and supportive material. If the vice president supports the nomination, the vice president will forward the nomination and recommendation to the president.
- If the president supports the nomination, the nomination will be forwarded to the board of trustees for consideration. The board of trustees bestows the rank of professor emeritus.
A faculty member who has been approved as professor emeritus by the board of trustees of HCC will have the privileges listed below in addition to the privileges afforded to all retirees. Approval of the privileges will be by the college president upon request.
- Continued faculty listing in the catalog with rank of professor emeritus.
- Tuition waiver for any credit and credit-free courses.
- Standing invitation to participate in institutional functions, such as commencement, dedications, etc.
- Faculty rates for institutionally sponsored events such as plays, film series, and trips.
- Reasonable access to institutional resources such as the library and computer services.
Policy Manual Review/Revision: 10/11/13