- The Human Resources Department coordinates individual pre-retirement financial counseling. They can be contacted at 408-554-4392.
- For phased retirement consultations, contact the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Kitty Murphy at 408-551-7041 or the Faculty Personnel Specialist, Laurene Skinner, at 408-554-4774.
- Don't know what you don't know about retirement? And thinking about it makes you anxious? (But what will I do all day? Who am I without my work and my colleagues? What nest egg? Medicare? What are my TIAA resources?) Try the New York Times "Seven Days to a Better Retirement Challenge." This structured, bite-sized topic approach is useful, informative, and easy.
- Want some more easy reading on retirement? Check out these collections of articles about retirement-related topics from the NY Times, The New Retirement, and this collection of columns on financial aspects of retirement from Your Money.
- Additional articles:
- "Supporting Faculty Transitions to Retirement: Moving beyond Basics, Acknowledging Faculty Legacy, and Fostering Well-being" by Diane Jonte-Pace and Amy Strage
- From The Chronicle of Higher Education:
- "A Professor’s Last Crucial Decision: When to Retire" by Deborah K. Fitzgerald
- "The Forever Professors" by Laurie Fendrich
- Special report: Retirement Incentives
- "After a Career in Higher Education, an Encore" by Julia Piper
- The Faculty-Retirement Conundrum
- "College Retirement Plans Often Better Than Those in Private Sector" by Larry Edward Penley
- From Inside Higher Ed:
- Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations about Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles, and Regret by Martha C. Nussbaum and Saul Levmore
- Retirement and Its Discontents: Why We Won't Stop Working, Even if We Can by Michelle Pannor Silver
- The Faculty Development Program maintains a small library of books and articles on retirement. They also offer information sessions about retirement and phased retirement, as well as a luncheon for retired faculty.
- HR offers a variety of workshops on financial planning, medicare, Social Security, and more
- The Alumni Center offers information about taking classes, volunteer opportunities, second act careers, and more.
- Faculty are invited to donate their papers to Archives and Special Collections in the University Library. For more information about how the library handles faculty donations, follow the links below:
- The "Approaching Retirement" group will meet to read some recent research about faculty life after retirement and some think-pieces by retiring or recently retired faculty, as well as spend time together discerning and imagining transitioning to this next chapter. All faculty, including retired faculty, are welcome. For more information, contact Eileen Elroda (Mail to: email@example.com).