Emeritus titles are granted to eligible faculty via a retirement memoir submitted to the Regents for adoption. SPG 201.80 and Academic Human Resources provide detailed information about emeritus status, faculty eligibility and the internal unit approval process that needs to be complete prior to the submission of the memoir to the Office of the Vice President and Secretary. Since emeritus status cannot be granted prior to the date of full retirement (Regents’ Bylaw 5.19), we encourage units to submit retirement memoirs at the Regents’ meeting that is closest to the final retirement date. The submitted draft version of the memoir will be reviewed for length, style, accuracy and clarity. If a faculty member dies during their active service to the university, a memorial statement will be adopted by the Regents in lieu of a retirement memoir.
Retirement memoir and memorial statement submission checklist:
- The faculty member’s retirement/termination PAR must be in place and approved prior to the memoir submission.
- The retirement memoir template and the memorial statement template have 1” margins (top, bottom, left and right) and use 12 point Times New Roman font.
- Sample memoirs (PDF) and memorial statements (PDF).
- The MS Word draft version of the memoir, the faculty member’s most recent C.V., and a copy of the retirement agreement letter must be submitted to email@example.com by the deadlines listed below.
|Regents’ Meeting Date||Memoir/Memorial Deadline|
|No Jan 2020 meeting||No Jan 2020 meeting|
|February 20, 2020||January 17, 2020|
|March 26, 2020||February 21, 2020|
|No April 2020 meeting||No April 2020 meeting|
|May 21, 2020||April 10, 2020|
|June 18, 2020||May 15, 2020|
|July 16, 2019||June 12, 2020|
|No August 2020 meeting||No August 2020 meeting|
|September 17, 2020||August 14, 2020|
|October 22, 2020||September 11, 2020|
|No November 2020 meeting||No November 2020 meeting|
|December 3, 2020||October 23, 2020|