Board of Trustees Policy 470.1
The original PDF version of this policy is linked from the revised date below.
The rank of distinguished professor is to be reserved for those individuals who are recognized nationally and internationally as intellectual leaders in their academic disciplines for extraordinary accomplishments in teaching; published works, research, or creative accomplishments in the performing arts; or other endeavors, and who have gained such recognition for distinction at this or another university prior to appointment as distinguished professors.
Appointments to this rank shall be made only when clear indication exists that individuals so appointed will provide exemplary academic and intellectual leadership and continue their professional activities in such a way as to maintain national and international recognition and a commensurate level of accomplishment.
September 19, 1980 (Revised)
May 7, 1955