January 29, 1991
On October 12, 1954, then President Sproul issued a policy statement on the allocation of space to emeritus professors (copy attached). Consultation with the Academic Senate and the Council of Chancellors has led to a decision to replace that statement with the following principles.
Some of the University's most eminent scholars have retired recently, and many more will in the near future. Despite formal retirement, many are still among our most creative colleagues and continue to make major contributions in their fields. They, of course, continue to be members of the Academic Senate, their departments, and their disciplinary communities. Some are recalled to the University to teach, while many continue their scholarly or creative activities and their active service to the University. The University is eager to support their activities and to help assure that they continue to contribute actively to the intellectual enrichment of-their campuses.
Unfortunately, the University has been unable to respond adequately to the increasing requirements for office and laboratory space generated by the growth of the University and the current wave of retirements. The recently approved Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program will place even further demands on limited space. While we are striving to alleviate these space shortages, current budgetary constraints and the lead time required to construct new buildings severely limit our ability to resolve this pressing problem in the immediate future.
Accordingly, I request that you consider carefully the needs of productive emeritus professors in the allocation of available resources on your campus, and I urge you to encourage theircontinued participation in the affairs of their departments. We collectively must resolve to search for ways to assure that the University continues to benefit from the intellectual contributions of these valued colleagues.
David Pierpont Gardner
Office of the President
October 12, 1954
CHIEF LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:
A state-wide policy for the allocation of space to emeritus professors having been requested, the following are established as the considerations which shall govern in the allocation of such space:
Robert G. Sproul