Offices and Labs for Retired Faculty
Policy on Offices and Labs for Retired Faculty
- Each year,
or newly retiring faculty members who want continuing office and/or lab
beyond the current academic year must submit a request to their
department/program chairs by December 1. Similarly, retired or newly
faculty members should inform their chairs by this same date of their
to give up their offices and/or labs for the following academic year.
requests or notifications from retired faculty and prospective retired
the department/program chairs will consult with their academic dean on
allocation of office and lab space (chairs of the PAC departments should
through the Director of the PAC). If a chair and the dean agree that a
faculty should have an office and/or lab for the next academic year,
determine which office and/or lab the retired faculty member can use.
chair and the dean cannot locate an appropriate space for the retired
member, they will forward a request for such an office and/or lab with a
recommendation to the University Space Committee, which will consider
and act on
chairs, the deans, and the University Space Committee will abide by the
a retiring faculty member who requests to do so may have full use of his
office at the time of retirement for at least a further year. Please
this may not always be possible.
- A retired
member who continues to pursue professional activities in a campus
office on a
regular basis may continue to have a campus office beyond the first year
retirement. This may be the office occupied prior to retirement, but it
necessary to ask a retiree to move to a different office, to a different
building, or to share an office with other retired faculty.
- In the case
shared offices with other retired faculty, the existing occupant(s) of
to be shared will clear space on shelves and in drawers and filing
the office's fellow occupants. An appropriate desk, as well as
computer connections, will be provided, the cost to be borne by Academic
- A retired
member who does not use his or her office on a regular basis may be
forego having an office on the campus.
apply to the continued use of laboratory space by retired faculty.
will be made and considered according to the same procedures and
those that govern the allocation of retired faculty office space.
staff will assist with the boxing and removal of books and papers from
They will deliver the materials to another assigned office or put them
temporary storage; they may be willing to deliver them to a home within a
mile radius of campus. In some cases the Wesleyan University Archives
interested in holding the papers of retired faculty members but retired
should not count on this. The Office of
Academic Affairs will provide a reimbursement of up to $500 for the cost
- This policy
only to faculty who are fully retired, and not to partially retired