The title of Professor Emeritus/a is a special designation given to retired faculty with distinguished and meritorious service to the University. It is granted after a positive recommendation of the department faculty, Chair, Dean, and the Provost. Faculty achieving Professor Emeritus/a status should be aware of special benefits associated with the title.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provides an allocation of $2,000 per year for up to five years for active Emeriti faculty. These funds are meant to be allocated during the first five years of Emeriti status. The faculty member should be active in department and/or university programs and committees. To request this funding, the Professor Emeritus/a should confer with the Department Chair. The Chair should then send a request to the Senior Associate Dean each year outlining the faculty member’s proposed activities. Requests for annual funding should be made once the existing funding has been expended, unless there are extenuating circumstances.
The University is interested in collecting materials from Cornell faculty to add to the University Archives maintained at Kroch Library. For more information on contributing materials to the University Archives, please contact Eileen Keating at firstname.lastname@example.org or 255-3530.
Cornell Association of Professors Emeriti (CAPE)
CAPE has many helpful resources for Professors Emeriti, including a list of benefits, newsletter, events and activities. For more information, please check their website at emeritus.cornell.edu. CAPE maintains an office in 431 Day Hall with office hours 8:30am – 4:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Their phone is 255-6608.