Faculty Emeritus Status
The Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs invites nominations for faculty to be considered for emeritus/emerita status.
About Emeritus Status
Emeritus status is an honorary designation conferred upon retirees to recognize their contributions and accomplishments over their university careers. Per State Board of Higher Education Policy 430.2, criteria for emeritus status may include, but are not limited to, length of service to the institution, significant contributions to the institution and the State of North Dakota, or particularly distinguished service to an academic discipline.
- We accept nominations for emeritus status at any time of the year. Please be mindful of upcoming retirements as this should initiate consideration for emeritus status.
- If you would like to nominate a faculty member, nominations should first be sent to
college/school dean’s office for their review and signature. College/school dean’s office will forward
name to Office of the Provost & VPAA.
The granting of Emeritus status is an honorary designation which entails no assigned duties, responsibilities, office space, or use of clerical staff.
Faculty granted Emeritus faculty shall:
- Maintain a UND email address; and
- Have library privileges, including borrowing material, walk-in access to all databases, and remote access to databases with the use of an NDUS network account.
- Emeritus faculty also receive the benefits offered to all UND retirees.
Parking Office – Retirees may purchase a discounted permit annually to visit campus.
One Stop Student Services – Anyone over the age of 65 may audit courses and receive a waiver of the audit fee.
Wellness Center – Retirees may purchase a membership at the same rate as faculty/staff.
A documented nomination should include the following:
- A paragraph describing why the individual merits this distinction (i.e. significant contributions to the institution, the state, and/or service to the faculty member's academic discipline)
- Date of initial appointment
- Length of service
- Date of retirement
- Each nominee should be recommended for emeritus status by the appropriate faculty body and dean of the college
Please indicate if the individual being nominated is a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor so that it can be included in the emeritus title.
If you have any questions, please contact:
State Board of Higher Education Policy
- The Board may in its discretion confer emeritus status upon retirement or after retirement to a chancellor or president, based upon significant contributions or length of service to the state, university system or institution.
- Institutions may confer emeritus status upon retirement or after retirement to faculty or senior administrators or professionals (excluding meritus status for presidents), pursuant to institution policies and procedures. Criteria for emeritus status may include, but are not limited to, length of service to the institution, significant contributions to the institution and the State of North Dakota, or particularly distinguished service to an academic discipline.
- Emeritus status shall not include salary or other compensation or other rights, except privileges specified in institution policies or procedures.