Academic Career Paths

Late Career Symposium

  • "Taking the 'Taboo' out of Retirement: Reimagining Later Academic Life" This one-day symposium on March 22, 2017 will reimagine later academic life. Our goal is to identify strategies to support senior and retired faculty members and administrators and utilize more effectively their experience, skills, and wisdom. The symposium will review the forces driving this issue on university campuses and introduce model programs and policies peer institutions have implemented. Participants will consider innovative approaches MSU can employ to enhance the later academic career as a thoughtfully-planned, productive, and fulfilling stage of professional life---a stage that benefits the university community as well as the individual.