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ERIC Number: ED054752
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Status of Phased Retirement in Higher Education.
Walker, George H., Jr.
This paper reports a study of phased retirement--an arrangement whereby a teacher moves from full-time teaching through successive stages of part-time work to ultimate full-time retirement. The 140 questionnaires mailed were sent in each state to a major university, a smaller state institution, and an established private college or university. The 114 responses represent 48 states and the District of Columbia. It was found that 8 institutions have phased retirement programs--no 2 in the same state. The programs seem about equally divided between public and private institutions, and have operated from 5 to 44 years. The administrative officer of the program varies, but the program seems to apply to both the administrative and instructional staff. There were few formal activities used to prepare staff members for participation in the phased retirement program and little agreement concerning phases of the program. Evaluations of the program and suggestions for institutions planning such programs were made by respondents. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant.