College of Liberal Arts

Emeritus Requests

Emeritus Reqests are due in the dean's office May 31

How It Works | Links | Contact | Tips

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

Back to Top

  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.

Links

Back to Top


Contact

Back to Top

Please direct comments on the Procedures Guide to cola_comments@utlists.utexas.edu.

Tips or FAQs

Back to Top

  • 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.
  • In addition, UT System, via the President’s Office, has notified us of consent agenda guidelines with regard to the timing of approvals.  These guidelines are listed below to assist you and your department’s planning.

 - Emeritus appointments effective September 1 will be on the consent agenda of the August board meeting of the same calendar year during which the appointments are effective

 - Emeritus appointments effective January 16 will be on the consent agenda of the February board meeting of the same year, which means approval will always be retroactive

 - Emeritus appointments effective June 1 will be on the consent agenda of the August board meeting of the same year, which means approval will always be retroactive



Last Modified: 10 September 2014