College of Liberal Arts

Emeritus Requests

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Emeritus titles may be given to a retired member of the faculty or in anticipation of the retirement of a faculty member, effective upon retirement.

How It Works

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  1. Budget Council or EC vote to give emeritus status to faculty member.
  2. The department chair sends the dean a brief request letter nominating the candidate for emeritus status plus an updated vitae.  The recommendation letter should include the departmental vote and should briefly explain the qualifications for an emeritus title.  If the department is nominating the faculty member as emeritus on their chair or professorship, that should be explicitly included in the recommendation letter as well.
  3. Dean writes a college nomination and forwards requests to Provost for approval.
  4. Once Provost's Office has reviewed, they will submit emeritus recommendation to be included on the next agenda for the UT System Board of Regents.
  5. Final approval will occur after review and approval by the Board of Regents.
  6. Departments will be notified once the emeritus request has been approved.


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Tips or FAQs

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  • Emeritus nomination letters should be done as early as possible. The Provost’s Office appreciates knowing who has been nominated as emeritus prior to the provost’s annual faculty retirement dinner, held in May, so that all retirees designated emeritus can be recognized.

Last Modified: 10 September 2014