By action of the Faculty Senate, the title "Professor Emerita/Emeritus" may be assigned to a retired, tenured member of the faculty upon due consideration of service to Florida State University and upon recommendation by the academic dean, support by the department and college, and approval by the President. Recommendation for emeritus status should be transmitted by the dean of the appropriate unit through the Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President of the University.
Upon approval of the President of the University, the title "Dean Emerita/Emeritus" may be assigned to a faculty member who is completing service as the dean of a college or in one of the university-wide deanships in the Division of Academic Affairs. "Dean Emerita/Emeritus" is an honorific title which recognizes outstanding service to Florida State University and its academic programs. The title is awarded upon completion of the deanship and is retained upon retirement of the faculty member from the University. Under separate procedures established by the Faculty Senate (see above), faculty members holding the "Dean Emerita/Emeritus" title are also eligible for designation as "Professor Emeritus" upon retirement.
Recommendations for designation as "Dean Emerita/Emeritus" of a college originate with the faculty of the college and are transmitted through the Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President for approval. For the university-wide deanships in the Division of Academic Affairs, recommendations are originated by the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs with the advice and consent of the Faculty Senate Committee most closely related to the function of the deanship and transmitted through the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement to the President for approval.
The "Professor Emerita/Emeritus" and "Dean Emerita/Emeritus" titles will be appropriately indicated in the catalog listing of faculty members.