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Support for Emeritus Faculty Members

Policy regarding the types and levels of support available to emeritus faculty members.

DSS IT is happy to provide support for emeritus faculty members in the departments, programs and centers in the division. However, based on University policy, contracts, and resource constraints, the following limitations are placed on such support:


  1. DSS IT can only support University-owned equipment and University-provided services. This means, for instance, that DSS IT cannot support personally owned computers, home network connections, 3rd-party software and peripherals, etc.
  2. Most UC Davis and DSS software licensing contracts and the DSS computer replacement program do not cover emeritus faculty members. Departments are responsible for the costs of any computers AND costs for software licensing. This may add $100-$500+ to the cost of a computer, depending on the software required. Departments may choose to provide additional funds to the computer replacement program ($250/year) to cover emeritus faculty, with the understanding that participation in the program requires a minimum 5-year commitment.
  3. If emeritus faculty will be using other department or division resources, such as uConnect Exchange accounts, file servers, network printers, etc., the departments are be responsible for those costs. As we transition the "funding streams" financial model, this may have a more noticeable impact on departments.  Departments should budget $200+/year/emeritus for these services.
  4. Emeritus faculty members receive support based on the availability of resources. For instance, we may defer providing support to emeritus faculty during the beginning of any quarter, and support requests from emeritus faculty members are prioritized below requests from active employees.