University of California, San Diego
October 14, 2004
ALL ACADEMICS AT UCSD
Consistent with our goal of recognizing outstanding Senate faculty, it is proposed that the title of "Distinguished Professor" be established for faculty in the professorial series who have achieved the highest level of scholarship (e.g., Above Scale status). These are scholars whose work has been internationally recognized and whose teaching performance is excellent.
The title of Distinguished Professor will be conferred on faculty in the Professorial series at the time of advancement to Above Scale. Use of Distinguished Professor is an honorary title without a payroll title code.
Faculty who hold this title at the time they retire from UCSD will be eligible to use the title "Distinguished Professor, emeritus/emerita."
Use of this title should also help to clarify what Above Scale status means at UCSD when soliciting external letters for personnel reviews. Please note that at least two other University of California campuses already use the "Distinguished Professor" title to recognize Above Scale faculty. This proposal also has the endorsement of the Senate's Committee on Academic Personnel (CAP).
I would appreciate comments on this proposal. Please respond to AVC Jennefer Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or x43133 by November 5, 2004.