ERIC Number: EJ1036822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Emeritus Colleges: Enriching Academic Communities by Extending Academic Life
Baldwin, Roger G.; Zeig, Michael J.
Innovative Higher Education, v38 n5 p355-368 Nov 2013
The emeritus college, a recent higher education innovation, provides retired professors with a means to stay intellectually engaged and continue to contribute professionally in retirement. The emeritus college can also help institutions maintain a steady flow of professional talent by making retirement more attractive for senior academics. This article introduces the emeritus college concept; discusses its implementation at four universities; assesses its benefits for individuals, institutions, and the community; and offers guidelines for institutions wishing to implement their own emeritus college. The emeritus college can provide a bridge from an academic career to a fulfilling retirement while also helping to enrich academic communities.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, College Faculty, Teacher Retirement, Colleges, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Guidelines
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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