Emeritus/Emerita Status

Standard Practice

Upon retirement, faculty members who have held the rank of Professor for five or more years are automatically eligible for emeritus status under Policy number 02.02.10, Faculty: Rights and Privileges of Emeritus Faculty. To effect that status the department should prepare an Unpaid Appointment Form (see UAF below) using position BUOXEM and leave the job "End Date" blank.

Exceptions

In some instances, at retirement, an individual who does not automatically qualify for emeritus status may be nominated for such status by the department head or dean. Nominations are normally made not more than six weeks before the faculty member’s retirement date.  Please review Policy number 02.02.10, Faculty: Rights and Privileges of Emeritus Faculty for further information about awarding emeritus/emerita status to faculty.

In order to nominate an individual, the department head should send a letter to the dean requesting the emeritus or emerita status accompanied by the UAF and the faculty member’s curriculum vita. The dean then attaches a letter of support to the request and forwards it to the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

If approved, Academic Affairs will issue a letter awarding the status to the faculty member and Human Resources will send the approved UAF to the Payroll office and updates the Emeritus mailing list.