Appointment of Emeriti Faculty Policy


The title of professor emeritus recognizes meritorious service to Limestone University by a member of the faculty retiring from the University. Individuals must meet the eligibility criteria for the award.


The individual is retiring (as opposed to leaving for a position with another employer) and has completed 10 or more years of full-time service as a faculty member at Limestone University.


Evidence of a strong teaching record and community service within the University. The designation also reflects a high level of commitment to Limestone University and its mission.


  1. The Provost may initiate the recommendation for the award of emeritus status of faculty members upon notification of retirement (see form below)
  2. The Provost recommends to the President.
  3. The President recommends to the Instruction, Academic Policy & Enrollment Services Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  4. The Instruction, Academic Policy & Enrollment Services Committee recommends to the full Board of Trustees.
  5. Emeritus status is awarded to the retiring faculty member by the Board of Trustees.
  6. Emeritus status is awarded with the title held at the time of retirement.

Privileges of the Status of Professor Emeritus

  1. Recognition at commencement following designation of emeritus status.
  2. Marching with faculty at commencement exercises and other formal academic occasions.
  3. Inclusion in official listings of Limestone faculty.
  4. Continuing library privileges.
  5. Free Admission to Limestone’s cultural events and athletic contests.

Note: Granting of emeritus status does not preclude teaching part-time for Limestone University as an adjunct faculty member.

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