Thursday, August 02, 2012

What do YOU want higher ed leaders to consider when changing faculty retirement policies? #silvercloudtltg

"Silver Cloud" Online Symposium 1pmET Aug8 ABOUT&FOR higher ed. retirees help colleagues/undergrads online 

What do YOU want your president, board, legislators, ... to consider when changing faculty retirement policies? See below for other questions we'll explore together.
Join us for the 1st of 3 online symposium sessions next Wed. 8/8 1pm ET.  Our guest will be Valerie Martin Conley, Associate Professor & Director, Center for Higher Education, Ohio University.

"Her research interests focus on faculty retirement, part-time faculty, academic labor market and management issues. "Some of her recent publications include ...New Ways to Phase into Retirement: Options for Faculty and Institutions (a co-edited volume of New Directions for Higher Education with David W. Leslie)."- above excerpt is from Aug 2, 2012

Silver Cloud - TLT Group's Annual Online Summer Symposium
Who are Silver Cloudians? What can they offer? What do they want, need? August 8, 14, and 16 at 1:00 - 2:00pm ET + optional 30 mins "afterthoughts". Free to TLT Group Individual Members; Fee for non-member registration $250.

Questions we'll consider:

  • What resources, support would enable you to take better advantage of higher-education-related online options as a retiree?
  • What resources, support would enable retirees to use online options to continue helping colleagues and students in higher education?
  • How are the answers to these questions different, complementary, conflicting from the perspectives of   full-time faculty?  part-time faculty?  online faculty?  professional support staff?  hybrids?  administrators?
  • What roles do you want to have available to you and your colleagues during retirement?  Shortly before?  
  • What are the biggest challenges you see as retirement approaches? Or that you have already found?
  • What issues should be researched further vis a vis retirement in higher ed?

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