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Voices of Expertise & Experience: Insights to Inform Responses to COVID-19’s Impact on Financial Security and Higher Education

The TIAA Institute is publishing informed perspectives that may serve to guide strategic planning and decisions arising from the pandemic. The authors–who are Institute Fellows, leading scholars and subject matter experts–draw from existing Institute research and subject matter expertise to share ideas and insights that inform innovative thinking and decision making as people around the nation focus on a path to both personal and institutional recovery.

Covered topics include the effects on recent graduates, retirement savers, faculty retirement decisions, and how institutional leaders are confronting intensified operational and strategic challenges. New perspectives will be added throughout the year.

Read the briefs linked below for insights on what higher education institutions and individuals need to consider when navigating responses to COVID-19’s risks and opportunities, and ways to promote financial security in the midst of increased market volatility and financial shocks.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The following briefs reflect on how the COVID-19 crisis might influence faculty retirement decisions and what institutions can do in response.

Can strategic alliances move higher education beyond its “Digital Dunkirk Moment” to build our next-generation learning infrastructure?

Michael K. Thomas, New England Board of Higher Education

How might faculty roles & engagements evolve in light of the global pandemic?

Adrianna J. Kezar, University of Southern California

What key considerations should guide redesigning the academic workforce?

Gregg Kvistad, University of Denver

How will COVID-19 affect faculty retirements?

Paul Yakoboski, TIAA Institute

Can the reluctant retiree phenomena be addressed?

Paul Yakoboski, TIAA Institute

How do faculty decide whether and when to retire?

Paul Yakoboski, TIAA Institute

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

These briefs will consider how individuals prepare for, and navigate, financial shocks.

How will the pandemic affect Gen Y financial planning?

Conrad Ciccotello, University of Denver

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

- Are Americans financially resilient to weather COVID-19?