The Emeritus Academy supports its members' research and creative activities with (limited) funds to help defray the expenses of travel to professional conferences and meetings and to archives and other sites for research or field-work. It also has some awards for graduate or undergraduate research assistants to assist members' research and creative activities.
Regularly during the academic year, the Emeritus Academy schedules colloquium presentations by academy members in the Tierney Alumni House's first-floor conference room. These talks are designed for an interdisciplinary audienceone consisting primarily of colleagues in the academy, but, space permitting, also open to current active faculty, students, and guests.
Visiting Lectures, Mini-conferences, and Annual Conference
The Emeritus Academy sponsors or co-sponsors invited lectures as well as on-campus conferences. It also schedules an annual conference on a topic of interest to a broad interdisciplinary audience.
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Mentoring
In conjunction with the Honors College, the High Program, and other campus units and programs, the Emeritus Academy provides mentors to undergraduate and graduate/professional students. This mentoring in particular disciplines includes giving advice about preparation for graduate and professional schools, and career-planning.
Emeritus Academy members mentor faculty, especially non-tenured junior faculty, in the early stages of their career. This help includes assistance in grant and book proposal writing, article (and book) preparation, and professional advancement.
Continuing Service to the University
Emeritus Academy members offer their professional services to their home departments, colleges or schools, and the university at large through membership on committees, judging undergraduate and graduate student competitions, offering grant-writing workshops, lecturing courses or seminars, and teaching courses on a part-time basis.
Community Outreach Through Consulting and Speakers' Bureau
Emeritus Academy members engage in community outreach through lectures, consultancies, and service in community organizations.