Information for CALS Professor Emeritus Faculty

March 2011

The title of Professor Emeritus 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 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 Emeritus faculty. The faculty member should be active in department and/or university programs and committees. To request this funding, the Professor Emeritus should confer with the Department Chair. The Chair should send a request to the Senior Associate Dean outlining the Emeritus faculty member’s proposed activities and the time period for which this allocation is desired.

University Archivist

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 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 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.