Memorial Resolutions

The Office of the Secretary of the Faculty will work with the deceased faculty member’s department chair to identify a memorial resolution committee. The memorial will be presented at a Faculty Senate meeting and the document kept as a historical record of the professor’s contributions to the university. Please contact Jane Richard in advance to schedule your presentation. Faculty Senate meets on the first Monday of the month at 3:30 pm in 272 Bascom Hall. Meetings are held February-May and October-December.

The memorial resolution committee should provide the following information to the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty. Materials should be submitted to Jane Richard approximately two weeks in advance of the Faculty Senate meeting presentation.

  • Memorial resolution (two page maximum single-spaced)
  • One hundred word abstract (one minute presentation to be read by one of the committee members)
  • Photograph of faculty member
  • Names of faculty member’s next of kin who may be invited to attend the Faculty Senate meeting

Past memorial resolutions:
Memorial resolutions presented to the Faculty Senate, 1999 February-2016 March
Memorial resolutions presented to the Faculty Senate, 1946 January-1988 May

Eligibility to have a Memorial Resolution presented to the Faculty Senate:

  • Granted emeritus status and who held a faculty title at the time of retirement such as professor, associate professor, assistant professor
  • Passed away while in an active appointment with one of those titles

New Memorial Resolutions