Other HARC Responsibilities
Commencement Speaker Selection
The HARC will recommend honorary candidates for the role of Commencement speaker based on a favorable review of the application materials from honorary degree candidates. Recipients of the honorary degree are often asked to serve as speaker in conjunction with the awarding of the honorary degree at Commencement, but it is not a requirement for the granting of the honorary degree. The president may also consult with HARC on the selection of graduation speakers in cases where the speaker is not receiving an honorary award.
Advancement forwards proposals to the HARC for review involving "in honor of" naming rights. Philanthropic-based naming rights remain under the purview of Advancement. Although this approval process may be similar to other forms of personal recognition, the levels of review and confirmation serve to protect the institution.
Details for reviewing UWF Naming Rights Requests.
Emeritus Designation for Faculty
The honorary title of "Emeritus" is reserved only for retired UWF employees who have terminated full-time employment. As such, the University Personnel Committee serves as the reviewing body for these honorary decisions rather than the HARC.
Additional details for Emeritus Designation for UWF Faculty.