About the Emeriti Association
G Steven Martin, UCBEA President
The UC Berkeley Emeriti Association (UCBEA) is an official support group of UC Berkeley. We serve as an active advocate of Emeriti interests, acting through campus and systemwide organizations, such as the Council of University of California Emeriti Associations (CUCEA), and the UCB Academic Senate Faculty Welfare Committee, giving emeriti a voice in many decisions made on Campus and at the Office of the President. The Berkeley Emeriti also have a national and international voice as members of the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (www.arohe.org)
The activities of UCBEA include:
- About 5 gatherings per year at the Women's Faculty Club where you can enjoy the company of other emeriti in a social hour with lunch and interesting guest speakers. Click here to find out more about UCBEA Luncheons. Click here for a history of speakers and topics by year.
- UCBEA publishes news about emeriti in a special column, Emeriti Times, which is part of the UCBRC's CenterExpress. The column provides information about meetings, UCBEA Board actions, and pertinent campus policies, along with interviews and items of general interest.
- Participate in the nomination of awards for emeriti such as the campus’ Distinguished Emerita/us (yearly) as well as the academic senate’s Dickson Emerita/us awards and the systemwide Panunzio award.
- Works with Departmental Emeriti Representatives to provide a means of communication between emeriti in each department for emeriti issues to be discussed with the associations and the departments.
- Sponsors a mentoring program for faculty and students.
- UCBEA also collaborates with UCBRC in offering a "Thriving in Retirement" workshop for faculty considering retirement. Topics include: How to continue your academic interests, your relationships with your non‐retiring colleagues, and what will this transition be like for your family.
Overall, UCBEA is a strong association that serves emeriti individual and collective interests and those of the whole campus community. It is also a fine way of keeping in touch with those colleagues with whom you have shared your professional life.