Interactive Webinar – Trends in Managing Faculty Retirements in a Turbulent Economy
December 2, 2011
For colleges and universities, faculty retirement is a delicate but critical issue as leaders focus on institutional productivity while simultaneously respecting the needs and wishes of some of their most accomplished faculty members.
Financial considerations, especially exacerbated in the current economy, will keep some faculty from retiring. But personal and social considerations are major factors in the retirement decision, as well. Faculty members often remain in academe even when they have the financial resources to retire comfortably. To be effective, programs that encourage faculty retirement must address social as well as financial considerations.
In this webinar, presented by the TIAA Institute and the American Council on Education (ACE), a panel of experts discussed the implications of new research exploring the mindset of older faculty and innovative strategies to encourage their retirement.
Moderated by Dr. Diana Cordova, Assistant Vice President of Leadership Programs, American Council on Education, this special presentation was offered through the TIAA Institute’s TIAA University, an initiative designed to provide relevant education to senior-level decision makers in higher education and the broader charitable sector.
Featured guests included TIAA Chairman and CEO, Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. and TIAA Institute Principle Research Fellow, Paul Yakoboski, Ph.D., as well as distinguished colleagues from the University of Minnesota and ACE.
Access the archived version of the webinar.