Welcome to the Emeriti website! The Graduate School updates the Emeriti Faculty website to provide current news and information to SIUE retirees. If you would like to share any information with your fellow retirees, please direct them to:
Jerry B. Weinberg, Associate Provost for Research
Attn: Emeriti News
Let us know what activities that you have been involved with or where you have traveled. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you a continued relaxing and healthy retirement.
The Graduate School
Rendleman Hall, Room 2202
Campus Box 1046
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: 618-650-3010 or (877) 650-9842
The Graduate School hosted approximately 50 emeriti faculty its Annual Emeriti Faculty Reception and Luncheon on September 19, 2012.
According to the SIUE Faculty Handbook, a member of the faculty who qualifies for retirement may be granted emeritus or emerita status upon retirement. The granting of such status originates with the faculty.
Emeritus (pronounced /ɨˈmɛrɨtəs/) (plural Emeriti) is an adjective that is used in the title of a retired professor, bishop, or other professional. Emerita (/ɨˈmɛrɨtə/) is often used as the female equivalent, although avoided by purists, since phrases such as professor emerita are ungrammatical in Latin. The term is used when a person of importance in a given profession retires, so that his former rank can still be used in his title. This is particularly useful when establishing the authority of a person who might comment, lecture or write on a particular subject. The word is typically used as a postpositional adjective but can also be used as a preposition adjective. It is frequently capitalized when it forms part of a title. The word originated in the mid-18th century from Latin as the past participle of emereri meaning to "earn one's discharge by service". Emereri itself is a compound of the prefix e- (a variant of ex-) meaning "out of or from" and merēre meaning "earn".
Emeritus neither implies nor denies that the person is retired from all the duties of his previous title; he may continue to exercise some of them.