Emerit Status

Standard Practice

Upon retirement, faculty members who have held the rank of Professor for five or more years are automatically eligible for emerit status under Policy number 02.02.10, Faculty: Rights and Privileges of Emerit 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.


In some instances, at retirement, an individual who does not automatically qualify for emerit 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 Emerit Faculty for further information about awarding emerit/emerita status to faculty.

In order to nominate an individual, the department head should send a letter to the dean requesting the emerit, 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, the Office of the Provost 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 Emerit mailing list.