I know of a recently retired professor who has taught over 35 years, and has published over 100 papers, and has filed multiple patents as well.
His college dean does not agree that he should get the Emeritus title.
The main reason he wants to obtain this title is to retain his office, in which he has a large library of books and materials
Is there anything he can do here? How would he challenge the decision of his college dean? Do universities usually have a system to granting the Emeritus title?