Retirement

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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Essay on the responsibility of academics to think about retirement

Faculty members and administrators have a responsibility to move toward retirement, and to make sure new talent can find its place in academe, writes Thomas R. Kepple.

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Survey documents retirement worries of higher ed employees

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Survey finds many higher education employees feel overwhelmed and underprepared when it comes to planning for retirement, with almost half reporting they will never retire.

Collaboration on Retiree Health Benefits

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Once competitors, TIAA-CREF and Emeriti team up to promote their products and persuade colleges that a major liability is looming.

Don't Call Them Fuddy Duddies

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A predicted wave of retirements of tenured faculty is presenting colleges with opportunities and practical and programmatic concerns -- as well as legal considerations, according to a report released today by the American Council on Education.

The Gray Wave

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An onrush of aging professors will force colleges to find ways to shepherd faculty into retirement while keeping them part of the university community, experts say.

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