In June, 15 colleges and universities were recognized by the American Council on Education and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for innovative practices in supporting faculty before, during, and after their retirement transitions. The awards focused on efforts to support the development of a legacy for retiring faculty, help them transition into retirement, and keep faculty involved in the academic community during their retirement years.
Examples of the measures recognized include:
- Transition grants faculty can use to complete a specific project before retirement
- A life-planning seminar
- An online tool for evaluating financial plans
- A mentoring program partnering retired and new faculty
- An emeriti center
The winning institutions are: Albright College (Pa.); Carleton College (Minn.); Mount Holyoke College (Mass.); Skidmore College (N.Y.); Wellesley College (Mass.); Bentley University (Mass.); San Jose State University (Calif.); the University of Baltimore; Xavier University (Ohio); George Mason University (Va.); Georgia Institute of Technology; Princeton University; University of California, Davis; University of Southern California; and the University of Washington. Read their stories here.
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