Emeritus Status

NMSU Policy on Emeritus Status
NMSU: RULE 5.55: Emeritus Status
[Amendment (FS Proposition 15-09/10) passed04.29.10 and also recommended by the Administrative Council 05.11.10; approved by the Board of Regents07.20.10]

A. Emeritus Status: The University provides for the emeritus faculty member the privileges and services available to all other faculty members. In furthering this objective, the following policies pertain: Emeritus status for faculty is based upon two conditions:
1. That the faculty member is eligible for retirement under the New Mexico 
Educational Retirement Act or the Federal Civil Service;
2. That the faculty member is tenured by the university; or is a college faculty who 
has been promoted (as per College Faculty promotion policies) to the rank of college professor.

Process for Emeritus Status
If you meet the criteria outlined in policy 5.55 and are planning retirement:
Current: Contact your primary department head and notify him/her that you are requesting emeritus status. Your department head should submit a memorandumon your behalf to the college dean stating you are eligible and outlining your request for benefits. If approved, the dean’s office must submit the final approved copy to the office of the executive vice president and provost and to benefit services.

College of Education Emeritus Application Procedures and Process:
1. Contact the primary department head and notify him/her that you are requesting emeritus status. The department head will notify the departmental faculty affairs committee chair and the chair will call a meeting with the department’s faculty affairs committee to review the emeritus status application with the members of department’s faculty affairs committee, and make a recommendation to the department head.

Application for Emeritus Status
1. Submit current Curriculum Vitae, which must include recent accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, and service since last promotion.
2. Annual Performance since the last review or promotion.
3. In the letter of application, include a narrative addressing how the retiree qualifies for emeritus status, refer to specific evidence of the retiree’s qualifications, and retiree’s contribution to the department/college. The letter of application need not include the materials themselves, evidence such as publications, awards, and acknowledgements of outstanding service should be cited in sufficient detail.
4. The departmental Faculty Affairs Committee or reserves the right to obtain additional materials from the candidate.

The Process for Emeritus Status
1. Department Committee of the Tenured Faculty will make a recommendation to the Department Head, who will then send a recommendation to the Dean. Both recommendations will be included in the Emeritus Application portfolio.
2. The Dean will follow the NMSU Policy for emeritus status.


NMSU Administrative Rules and Procedures (ARP) Chapter 8 | HR-Benefits

8.65 – Emeritus Status