Retirement Issues

Retirement Issues
Sep 09, 2016
A new president fights to juggle a budget crunch with other major initiatives while faculty members worry about institutional direction and spending on big-ticket items.


Sept. 29, 2014: Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of College and University Human Resources Officers explored the views of these key campus leaders on issues such as adjunct pay, retirement, and

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Oct. 13, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik led a free webinar analyzing the survey's findings and answering readers' questions. View the webinar here.

The survey was made possible in part by financial support from SkillSurvey and Workday.


April 1, 2009
TIAA-CREF will challenge Emeriti for an increasingly important market as colleges seek incentives to encourage employee retirements.
March 26, 2009
In podcast interview, TIAA-CREF investment guru shares perspectives on the economic mess -- and how it may change (or not change) the strategies of academics at all stages of their careers.
September 18, 2008
Plenty are seeing their funds shrink amid Wall Street's woes. While that's not unique to higher ed, academe may face particular challenges if more faculty hold off on going emeritus.
July 21, 2008
Philosophers offer views -- ethical and practical -- on whether older scholars should be making room for new Ph.D.'s.
November 13, 2007
Provosts at state university meeting consider why some faculty members leave when others don't, and the role of incentives.
March 13, 2007
More colleges offer incentives for tenured professors to end careers -- sometimes through gradual shift away from full-time work, report finds.
April 18, 2006
Calif. community college district is using bonds to provide retiree benefits -- and to free up money for current faculty members.
May 25, 2005
A consortium of colleges is experimenting with a new way to provide benefits to retired academics.


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