Last Revised: June 2010
Emeritus status is a rank afforded to university faculty members and is attained by a promotion taking place after retirement. The qualifications for this rank are measured in terms of the individual's total contribution to the University, based upon both achievement and service. Any member of the faculty retiring after at least 10 years of full-time service shall be eligible to be recommended by their supervisor to the relevant dean and/or vice president for emeritus status upon retirement. Any member of the university faculty who retires after serving the University for less than 10 years may also be considered for promotion to emeritus status. However, conferral of the emeritus status in this case is regarded as exceptional. Recommendations for emeritus status are submitted on the Recommendation for Emeritus Appointment form, which is routed to the executive vice president & provost by the dean or administrative officer. The executive vice president & provost then acts upon the recommendation and informs the faculty member and transmits the appointment to the president.
Faculty who attain the rank of emeritus faculty are afforded certain privileges as outlined below:
University Directory - Emeritus faculty members may be listed in the university's online Campus Directory if they choose. Contact information may also be listed if provided by the emeritus faculty.
University Catalog Listing - Emeritus faculty names and official emeritus titles are listed in the university's catalog.
Campus ID Card (WolfCard) - Emeritus faculty are entitled to receive a faculty identification card (WolfCard), which can be obtained at the WolfCard Office in the Joe Crowley Student Union. Emeritus faculty with WolfCards are entitled to receive Faculty/Staff admission rates, if applicable, for many university events.
Library Cards - Library cards or WolfCards are required for all transactions. Emeritus faculty can obtain a library card by showing a letter of affiliation and presenting a photo ID at the library services desk in the Knowledge Center or at the branch libraries.
Email - Emeritus faculty may elect to maintain their university email account.
Adjunct or Volunteer Status - Emeritus faculty may continue to serve the University in an adjunct or volunteer capacity, including but not limited to serving on university committees.
Parking - Emeritus faculty may receive free parking and the option to purchase a parking permit for a closer zone, pending availability.
Office Space - Emeritus faculty may be assigned office space, where available, if the emeritus faculty member's planned university activities require the use of office space.
Grants-in-Aid - Emeritus faculty and professional staff, their spouses and financially dependent children are eligible for grant-in-aid privileges equivalent to those provided in the Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 40.
Lombardi Recreation Pass - UNR campus recreation facilities are available to all emeritus faculty and retired NSHE employees. Passes must be purchased at the membership desk in the Lombardi Recreation Center.
Academic Events and Ceremonies - Emeritus faculty are invited to participate in many academic events and ceremonies.
Lowered Flag - The flags may be lowered upon the death of an emeritus faculty member, at the discretion of the president.