I. Criteria (APM 120-10)
As stated in APM 120-0 (Policy 1) the title suffix Emerita/Emeritus shall be conferred, upon retirement, on every Professor and Associate Professor. At UCLA Senate members with titles of Professor and Associate Professor-in-Residence and Professor and Associate Professor of Clinical (X) shall be conferred the Emerita/us suffix upon retirement.
As stated in APM 120-10 academics who are not Senate members (e.g. Adjuncts, Clinical Professors) can apply for conferral of the “Emerita/us” suffix to use with their non-Senate titles. The criteria and procedures are summarized below.
- at least ten years of University service;
- attainment of the highest rank in the individual’s title; and
- evidence of noteworthy and meritorious contributions to the educational mission and programs of the University.
*For the purpose of this policy, “retirement” includes regular basic retirement under the University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP), Lump Sum Cashouts from UCRP, and separation from service while receiving disability income from UCRP. The title suffix Emerita/Emeritus shall be granted automatically to Professors and Associate Professors when the effective date of any of these actions is within 120 days of separation from the University.
The title suffix Emeritus attached to the title of the individual at retirement may be conferred by the Chancellor after consultation with the Academic Senate.
- A recommendation for Emeritus status shall be made to the Chancellor by the Chair of the department of the retiree. The recommendation, which should normally be made shortly before the date of retirement, shall be accompanied by a brief history of the individual’s University employment and how the criteria set forth above have been fulfilled. The date of retirement shall be indicated in each case.
- An endorsement from the Dean shall also accompany the request.
- A minimum of three letters of recommendation attesting to the meritorious contribution of the individual are to be included.
- An up-to-date C.V.
- Submit the request with supporting documentation to the Academic Affairs and Personnel Office.
- The Council on Academic Personnel (CAP) will review, vote, and make a recommendation to the Chancellor regarding the request for Emeritus status.