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Faculty members become faculty emeritus upon their retirement as a tenured faculty members and the Board of Trustees action regarding the retirement. No action is needed on the part of a retiring faculty member. See AR 2:1-1, pp. 3-4, for additional information.
Members of the Association of UK Emeriti Faculty should be in touch with newly retired faculty members regarding membership in the association. For more information about the association, see http://www.uky.edu/UKAEF/index.htm.
To be a professor emeritus of UK, one must retire from UK as a tenured faculty member. Faculty teaching at UK, moving to another institution, then retiring are professor emeriti of those other institutions. Use emeritus when referring to men, and emerita for women. Emeritae is the plural feminine form; emeriti is plural for a group of men, or a group of men and women. This is an honorary title that corresponds to that held last during active service.