Incentivizing Faculty Retirement

Topics: Faculty Retirement, Faculty Affairs, Academic Affairs

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Research Questions

What financial incentives are offered to encourage retirement? What academic privileges are continued for emeriti? How do universities determine which faculty members receive emeriti privileges?


The report summarizes a sampling of university practices with a specific focus on three areas: financial incentives offered toward retirement, academic privileges afforded to emeriti faculty, and eligibility criteria for emeriti status.

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