The following By-Laws were approved by the University of Hartford Emeriti Association membership on May 22, 2014
Emeriti Association Bylaws
The name of the organization shall be "The University of Hartford Emeriti Association".
The roles of the Association shall be (a) to provide a continuing social outlet for the membership, (b) to assist the University in achieving its academic and professional goals by utilizing the individual expertise of members to the best advantage of the institution, and specifically in areas where members are requested to help, and (c) to advocate the support of the University in assisting the membership to continue professional, educational, and scholarly activities.
- Any faculty member or administrator awarded emeritus status by the University shall be invited by the Emeriti Association to become a member of the Association.
- Others may be nominated by a current member of the Association to become members. Such nominations shall be reviewed by the Executive Committee. Those who are recommended for membership by the Executive Committee shall be submitted for consideration to the membership at a regular meeting. A two-thirds majority vote of those present is required for approval. Individuals elected under this section shall have retired from the University and have made important contributions to the University for no fewer than ten years
- The officers of the Association shall be a Chairperson (Chairman, Chairwoman, or Chair, if a different title is preferred by the individual in office), a Vice Chairperson (or other title as with the latter position), a Recording Secretary, a Treasurer and no fewer than eight (8) additional persons who will form the “Executive Committee.
- Elections will take place at the fall meeting. Officers shall serve for one year, taking office at the conclusion of the fall semester meeting.
- The Executive Secretary of the Association shall be appointed by the President of the University. He/she shall also serve as Treasurer of the Association unless the membership shall elect a Treasurer as provided in Section IV.2.
- The officers shall be responsible for the control and management of the affairs, property, and interests of the Association.
- The Chairperson shall prepare the agenda and preside over all meetings, with the Assistant Chairperson as back-up in the event of the chairperson's absence or incapacity.
- The Secretary shall record the actions of the Executive Committee and the full membership whenever it meets, and maintain an up-to-date membership roster. The Treasurer shall report the financial condition of the Association at meetings of the Executive Committee.
- Executive Committee vacancies may be filled at the discretion of the Committee.
- Upon relinquishing office, an officer shall surrender all records to his or her successor.
The entire group of emeriti shall normally meet once during the fall semester and once during the spring semester. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
Modest annual dues shall be paid by the membership to cover operating expenses.
These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of those present at a regular meeting of the full membership.
Amended April 17, 1996:
Privileges of Emeritus Status at the University of Hartford
Excerpts from the 1996-97 Faculty Policy Manual regarding Emeritus Status:
Paragraph 11.2 Emeritus Status . . . . . . An appointment to emeritus status carries with it the right to continued use of all University facilities, including the library, campus stores, and office space where available, and the right to participate in official University functions.
Paragraph 13.8 Tuition Remission - Full-time active faculty members, those with emeritus status, and retired full-time faculty members with at least ten or more years of service at the University of Hartford, their spouses, and their dependent children have the privilege of attending college-level courses offered at the University in any session without payment of tuition, provided they meet the requirements for admission. The term "spouse" is defined as husband or wife of a full-time faculty member having the same domicile as that faculty member; the term "dependent child" is defined as one meeting the U.S. Internal Revenue Support Test.
The privilege of tuition remission does not apply to application, registration, laboratory, graduation or student activity fees, nor for private instruction in music, fine arts, dance or similar activities.
Parking - The campus Public Safety Department will provide a free parking tag entitling the emeritus faculty member or administrator the privilege of parking in any unrestricted campus parking area.
Identification Card - The Registrar will provide an "Emeritus" photo identification card entitling the emeritus faculty member or administrator access to University facilities as described in paragraph 11.2 of the Faculty Policy Manual.
Excerpted from the 2014-15 University of Hartford Faculty Policy Manual
11.2 Emeritus Status
Emeritus status may be conferred by the Board of Regents of the University in recognition of outstanding service over a period of years. It is not automatically assigned to a faculty member upon retirement regardless of length of service.
Normally, the emeritus status will be awarded only to those who have held the rank of associate professor or higher and who have held tenure.
Persons about to retire may be recommended for emeritus status by their department chair, academic dean, the Provost, or a group of colleagues. A recommendation for emeritus status will be reviewed and endorsed in the same manner as tenure and promotion recommendations. An appointment to emeritus status carries with it the right to continued use of all University facilities including library, campus stores, and office space where available, and the right to participate in official University functions.