The UW-Madison Faculty Senate, at its 6 December 2021 meeting, voted to end the program for honorific research professor working titles created by the Faculty Senate, effective immediately. Individuals who received an honorific title may continue to use it as their business title until they leave their current UW-Madison position.
In February 2001, the Faculty Senate approved the use of honorific working titles associate research professor and research professor (Faculty document 1489e). This program is no longer necessary due to the Faculty Senate approval of a Research Professor title series in April 2019 (Faculty document 2777). These new titles have been integrated in the human resource system, a campus policy is in place, and schools and colleges have adopted their own policies.