Preparing for and Engaging in an Intellectually Active Retirement

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Preparing for and Engaging in an Intellectually Active Retirement

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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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UMEEA Event: Preparing for and Engaging in an Intellectually Active Retirement

To assist faculty in planning an intellectually satisfying retirement, UMEEA (University of Maryland Emeritus/Emerita Association) will offer the perspectives, ideas, experiences, and suggestions of faculty and administrators from different disciplines who have retired recently from the University.

Our panel includes Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs John Bertot and Benefits Coordinator Stacy Sims who will provide an overview of the retirement process. The panel also includes active retired faculty members who will discuss how they have stayed engaged and review the kinds of support that have enabled them to carry on their intellectual work. They will discuss their tips for negotiating this major life transition, share thoughts about what they wish they had known beforehand, and suggest resources from the University and its academic units that can help to sustain intellectual engagement--in ongoing research projects, in teaching, and in new directions of inquiry on and beyond the campus.


Stacy Sims, Benefits Coordinator, University Human Resources; John Bertot, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor and co-director of the Information Policy & Access Center in the iSchool; Arthur N. Popper, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, former Associate Dean of The Graduate School, and former chair of the University Senate; Elaine A. Anderson, Professor Emerita, Department of Family Science and former Department Chair of Family Science; David R. Segal, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology;


Jane E. Clark, Professor Emerita, Department of Kinesiology, former Department Chair of Kinesiology, former Dean of the School of Public Health and in the first ADVANCE professor cohort.

The University of Maryland Emeritus/Emerita Association (UMEEA) presents programs of particular interest to retired faculty and those faculty who are nearing retirement; however, our programs are open to the whole campus community (UMD faculty, staff, students and their guests). Please add guests in your RSVP.

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