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2018 Faculty Retirement Planning - Path Forward Workshops

January 23, 2018

Academic Senate Faculty


Dear Colleagues:

At this time of enrollment growth and resource constraints, UCLA recognizes that emeriti faculty bring tremendous value to the campus. In my fall quarter letter to you I indicated the many possibilities and opportunities available to retired faculty, such as mentoring, teaching, serving as PI on a research grant and otherwise maintaining an active research program, chairing a dissertation committee and serving on an Academic Senate committee.

My letter also mentioned the faculty retirement workshop, Path Forward: Planning for Retirement and Active Engagement as Emeriti, which consists of three sessions. All Senate faculty, regardless of age, years of University service or title may participate. Whether you intend to retire this academic year, or in the near future, I urge you to attend.

The three-workshop series will be offered on consecutive Fridays, March 9, March 16 and March 23, at the Faculty Center. Details and registration information are available on the ERRC website.


Session I: March 9, 2018 – the path to UCLA retirement involves the parallel processes of crafting a retirement agreement with your department chair and completing the formal UC retirement system process. This workshop provides a road map to both processes. Topics include your rights and privileges as an emeritus/a professor; effective use of a Pathways to Retirement contract; opportunities to continue research, teaching and service; and, an outline of the formal retirement process as well as working with a retirement counselor.


Session II: March 16, 2018 – a panel of emeriti professors will share their experiences and answer questions about continuing research, scholarly involvement, teaching and service. Topics will include the process of obtaining the Research Professor title; managing extramural funding; continuing involvement in your discipline; and teaching/service opportunities.


Session III: March 23, 2018 – representatives from the Campus Human Resources Office will discuss planning for retirement and navigating the UC Retirement System. Topics will include the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) benefit payment options; survivor benefits; continuation of health and welfare benefits into retirement; and timelines for completing the retirement process.

Registration is required by February 23, 2018. Enroll via the Path Forward faculty retirement workshops registration web page, or call (310) 825-7456.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Barnes, Director, Emeriti/Retirees Relations Center, at or (310) 825-0234.

Best Regards,

Michael S. Levine
Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel