23.1 Distinguished Professors shall be nominated by a college in accordance with the procedures in the College P & B Committee and Board Bylaws for appointments. The number of such positions shall not exceed 175.
23.2 Faculty members holding the rank of professor at the college and other distinguished scholars in the academic world shall be eligible for consideration as a Distinguished Professor. A member of the administration holding the rank of professor also may be considered for a Distinguished Professorship provided that he or she returns to his or her non‑administrative duties for the acceptance of the Distinguished Professorship.
23.3 The appointment of a Distinguished Professor ordinarily shall be for a specific period. Tenure in the title of Distinguished Professor shall not be granted, but with no prejudice towards tenure of a Distinguished Professor in the title of Professor.
23.4 Compensation for employees in this title shall consist of the salary in the base title plus $25,878 per annum, which shall increase to $26,693 effective September 20, 2007, to $27,761 effective October 6, 2008 and to $28,594 effective October 20, 2009.