Retirement

Study: Older faculty members feel financially ready for retirement, but don't have detailed plans

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Professors approaching the end of their careers say that they are ready financially, survey finds, but relatively few have figured out their needs. And younger faculty know they don't have it figured out.

New study shows difficulty of encouraging professors to retire

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A new study backs idea that the end of mandatory retirement significantly changed the way professors finish (or don't finish) their careers.

Nursing schools face faculty shortages

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With retirements looming, vacancies unfilled and accreditors cracking down, many colleges search for strategies to hire professors in fast-growing field.

 

Data suggest baby boomer faculty are putting off retirement

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New study shows that professors are delaying retirement or not planning to retire at all, due to both professional and economic reasons.

Retirements spike at Illinois universities due to pension changes

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A change in the way the state calculates future pension payments for those in public universities prompted many to retire before July 2, months and years before they planned to do so.

College presidents are older, whiter, more likely to come from outside academe

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Study shows sharp upturn in proportion of campus leaders older than 61 and those coming from outside higher ed -- and continued dominance of white men.

 

Carleton offers retiring professors opportunity to teach 'dream course'

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At one small liberal arts college, retiring professors get one last chance to teach that course they've always wanted to.

Colleges must work to retain and document institutional knowledge (essay)

The transitory nature of Gen X and millennial employees puts colleges at risk of losing significant amounts of business and operational knowledge, unless they do something to document it, writes Andrew M. Peña.

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A class of thousands of professors suing retirement provider

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Suit charges retirement giant with holding on to gains made as professors were shutting down accounts.

How senior professors can finish their careers vibrantly (essay)

Whether senior professors have a vibrant end to the later stages of their academic careers is largely in their own hands. Roger Baldwin and Michael Zeig offer guidance for how they can do so.

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