Emeritus Emerita Status Policy
Office of the Provost
Criteria for consideration:
Requirements for retired faculty to be considered for emeritus/emerita status include the following:
Liberty University seeks to honor those who have contributed their lives, knowledge and ministry to training young champions for Christ and who then retire from Liberty University. Historically, universities have bestowed the rank of emeritus/emerita on distinguished faculty for their years of outstanding service. Retired faculty members on whom the University has conferred the designation of emeritus or emerita may continue to be active members of the university community, depending on the needs of their school and the faculty member's preferences.
Definition of Glossary Terms
Individuals considered for emeritus/emerita status will be nominated by faculty or administrators of the department where the nominee served or other appropriate administrative unit if the department structure does not exist. Nominees will be approved by a majority of faculty in their department or administrative unit. Once approved, qualifications of those being recommended for emeritus/emerita status must be reviewed and approved by appropriate administrators. Administrators in the approval chain will include the college or school Dean, the Vice Provost, and the Provost.
Honors and privileges:
To foster this continued role and an on-going relationship with the University:
The Board of Trustees, President, or Provost may grant emeritus/emerita status outside of the prescribed procedure.