Taking the "Taboo" out of Retirement: Reimagining Later Academic Life

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Wednesday, March 22, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Henry Center, B106/107

3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910
(Registration at 8:00 a.m.; program begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Dr. Roger Baldwin, Erickson Distinguished Chair of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education,
Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, Michigan State University

Dr. Fernando Torres-Gil, Professor, Social Welfare and Public Policy,
Director for the Center for Policy Research on Aging at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA

Dr. Carole Goldberg, Vice Chancellor of Academic Personnel,
Advisor to the Pathways to Retirement Program at UCLA

A panel of Deans, Directors, Chairs and Academic Administrators from Michigan State University 

This symposium will reimagine later academic life. Our goal is to identify strategies to support senior and retired faculty members and administrators and utilize more effectively their experience, skill, and wisdom.  The symposium will review the forces driving this issue on university campuses and introduce model programs and policies peer institutions have implemented. Participants will consider innovative approaches MSU can employ to enhance the later academic career as a thoughtfully-planned, productive, and fulfilling stage of professional life---a stage that benefits the university community as well as the individual. We invite participation from faculty and academic staff members, academic leaders, such as deans and department chairs, human resource professionals, and others with an interest in work and careers.