Tenure reduction retirement and emeriti

The following information is taken from Motion US00/01-6 which revises the charges to the standing University Committees.



The Tenure Reduction, Retirement and Emeriti Committee shall advise the University faculty and the Administration on matters of policy and practice concerning all aspects of tenure reduction programs, conditions of retirement, and rights of the emeriti.


Membership of the Tenure Reduction, Retirement and Emeriti Committee is fixed and consists of 3 faculty, at least one of which must be an emeritus/emerita professor, and at least one faculty member who has signed up for the tenure reduction program, plus the University Benefits Officer (ex officio, non-voting) and the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (ex officio, non-voting).


The Tenure Reduction, Retirement and Emeriti Committee shall report to the University Senate. At a minimum this report shall be in the form of an annual written report submitted by the Committee Chair to the Secretary of the University Senate no later than the final University Senate meeting in May. The committee shall also make additional written or oral reports to the Senate as necessary.

See also US01/02-4 which is a process for filling vacancies on elected committees:

7.1 Since 1991-92, all non-elected committees established by faculty legislation are appointed by the Committee on Committees, a committee appointed by the University Senate. The Secretary of the Faculty shall coordinate the elections of faculty to elective committees. The secretary shall arrange for the filling of vacancies on elected committees and councils by notifying the next eligible candidate, determined in descending order of the number of votes received in the most recent election for the relevant committee or council. If no eligible candidate is available to fill the vacancy, the Senate Executive Committee, with advice and recommendations from the Committee on Committees, shall appoint an eligible faculty member to fill the vacancy until the next regular election cycle. Filling a vacancy shall not preclude the appointee from standing for election to the same committee or council during the next election cycle if eligible.