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 prior to the start of the 2016-2017 academic year; thereafter the number of such positions shall not exceed 250. Effective with the 2019-2020 academic year, the number of positions shall not exceed 300. A side letter concerning appointments to the Distinguished Professor title is attached as Appendix I.
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 $28,594 per annum.