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Appointment to Emeritus/Emerita Status

Process and Procedure

Emeritus/Emerita requests are initiated by the chair of a department or the dean's office through Interfolio. The request should be initiated two (2) months prior to the faculty member's retirement date to ensure timely review and approval.

Required Documents for Interfolio Case:

If the department is initiating, you will need:

  • the candidate's CV
  • the candidate's resignation letter
  • the dean's letter of approval (added during dean's review)

If the dean's office is initiating (only for Schools that do not have departments), you will need:

  • the candidate's CV
  • the candidate's resignation letter
  • the dean's letter of approval
Provost and Tulane Board Approval Process:

To learn more on how to initiate an emeritus/emerita request, check out Interfolio Quick Tips.

Benefits

Because Emeritus/Emerita faculty can make important contributions to the University in research, teaching, and service, the University should make it possible for them to remain as participating members of the academic community. Accordingly, the University should provide Emeritus faculty with such amenities as a mail address, e-mail, listing in divisional and university-wide directories, library privileges, receipt of university publications, faculty dining room and parking privileges, and participation in convocations, and academic ceremonies and processions. Where possible, research facilities, office space, administration of grants, secretarial help, and other services should be made available to Emeritus faculty. (Excerpted from the Faculty Handbook)

For more information on Emeritus/Emerita guidelines, see the Faculty Handbook.