The Community College of Rhode Island shall grant Professor Emeritus status to retired CCRI faculty who meet the qualifications agreed upon by the CCRI Emeritus Review Board and the President’s Council. Emeritus status recognizes a faculty member’s extraordinary service to the college and encourages a continuing relationship to the institution; emeritus status is not automatic upon retirement. Emeritus faculty benefit from selected privileges associated with this honor, and in return understand their ongoing responsibility to support CCRI in appropriate and reasonable ways.
Faculty may be considered for emeritus status at the time of their retirement. The department chair will prepare a written recommendation based on the above “minimum qualifications for consideration” and submit the recommendation to the appropriate Dean by December 1st of each academic year. The recommendation is reviewed by the Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs to assure that it meets the selection criteria. It is then forwarded to the Emeritus Review Board. (The Review Board is comprised of: Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of Human Resources, President of the Faculty Association (or his designee), and five members from the Retiree Association. The Review Board will meet annually in December to review all recommendations. Applications approved by the Emeritus Review Board will be forwarded to the President’s office for further review and final approval by the President’s Council. If the recommendation is approved, a letter will be sent to the faculty member from CCRI’s President.