Faculty Retirement Resources

Temporary Policy for Faculty Retiring in 2021

Upcoming Seminars

Planning for Your Retirement Transition: 2 Part Seminar Series for Faculty

Retirement can indeed be the beginning of something new or a chance to refocus on what you love most in your career and life.   This 2‐part seminar, facilitated by Professors Emeritus/a Phil and Carolyn Cowan, and Sheldon Zedeck, Department of Psychology, will provide professors an opportunity to explore lifestyle issues (vs. nuts‐and-bolts) as one transitions to emeritus/a status.

The Emeriti Association (UCBEA), the Retirement Center (UCBRC), and the Office of the Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty are hosting this two‐part seminar to share research and support a conversation on the retirement transition as it relates to continuing academic interests (first seminar) and to family relationships (second seminar).

Seminar 1: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:00 am to Noon

Will review retirement transition related to academic interests, your relationships with your non-retiring colleagues; includes an overview on the Pathway Agreement and the Temporary Policy for Faculty Retiring in 2021. Lessons learned from professors who have transitioned in retirement will be shared and expectations and challenges for planning the transition, making the transition, and being emeritus/a will be explored.

Seminar 2: Tuesday, October 13, 10 am to Noon
Will review retirement transition related to family (Significant family member/partners strongly encouraged to attend).

Online Registration

Thinking About Retirement

Thinking about Retirement: Policies for late-career and retired faculty.
By Karie Frasch, Marc Goulden, Angelica Stacy, and Janet Broughton, UC Berkeley 

An article published by faculty in the Office of Faculty Equity and Welfare, in Academe


Book Donations

Better World Books 

Better World Books collects and sell books in order to help support and fund literacy initiatives worldwide.
They operate through a network of over 2,300 college campuses and partnerships with over 3,000 libraries nationwide. 

Sales from books support literacy organizations changing the world through teaching kids, supporting families, building schools and filling libraries. In fact, a percentage of the net sale price of every book goes to these causes. Any books they can’t sell are either donated directly to one of their non-profit partners or recycled.

Large donations: 
Please contact us at clientservices@betterworldbooks.com

Dropbox locations closest to campus: 
Powell Street Plaza: BDB
5795 Christie Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608

El Cerrito Plaza: BDB
6050 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Ygnacio Plaza: BDB
1881 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

To find other bay area locations, go to: http://www.betterworldbooks.com/go/donate  

Office of Faculty Equity and Welfare

Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare  website has a comprehensive list of retirement resources tailored for Faculty to plan their transition into retirement.  Find out about first stepsemeriti privilegesProfessor of the Graduate School appointments, and more.

Faculty Retirement Liaison - Professor Emeritus Sam Davis serves as Faculty Retirement Liaison and is available to meet one-on-one with ladder-rank faculty who are considering retirement . Sam is available to help identify common issues and ways for the campus to address them, as well as offers assistance in negotiating pre- and post-retirement arrangements with chairs and deans, including Pathway to Retirement agreements.

Pathway to Retirement Option -  UC Berkeley offers a special option to faculty who intend to retire and would like to make a smooth transition from everyday expectations in research, teaching, and service to an engagement with the University that is tailored to their special circumstances.  A Pathway to Retirement agreement can create a multi-year period of transition that includes special provisions before retirement as well as additional provisions after retirement.