Emeritus status is an honorary title awarded for distinguished service to the academic community. The title may be bestowed on a faculty member who is entering permanent retirement and who has served the University and academic community with distinction. The bestowal of Emeritus status is a distinctive honor, not a right.
Criteria for Nomination
1. In order for the retiring faculty member to be considered for Emeritus/Emerita status, he/she must be nominated by the appropriate College/School Dean, chairperson of department, or a tenured member of the University.
2. Upon nomination, the candidate must submit to the Emeritus Committee an application for such status which includes an updated CV, three letters of recommendation (two of which must be from currently employed faculty members at Marywood) that discuss the individual’s contributions in outstanding teaching, service, scholarship, or creative work throughout her/his career at Marywood University.
3. After review of the application, the Emeritus Committee submits its recommendations for such status to the Vice President for Academic Affairs who reviews the application and submits a recommendation, along with the Emeritus Committee’s recommendation, to the University President.
The University President will review the applications for Emeritus/Emerita status and render a final decision.