The Path Forward: Planning for Retirement and Active Engagement as Emeriti

Exclusively for UCLA faculty, this three-workshop series examines opportunities for continued involvement after retirement in your department, the Senate and the campus and delves into the nuts and bolts of the retirement process. 

Winter 2018: Fridays; March 9, 16, 23; UCLA Faculty Center; Sequoia Room

Click here to register for any of these workshops.


Session I: Navigating the Path toward Retirement

Friday, March 9, 9 – 11 a.m.

The path to UCLA retirement involves the parallel processes of crafting a retirement agreement with your department chair and completing the formal UC retirement system process. This workshop provides a road map to both processes. Topics include your rights and privileges as an emeritus/a professor; effective use of a Pathways to Retirement contract; opportunities to continue research, teaching and service and an outline of the formal retirement process and working with a retirement counselor.

Professor Emeritus David Lopez is UCLA’s first Faculty Retirement Liaison. Please consult his website prior to the workshop.

 Session II, Continuing Professional Involvement (Panel Discussion)

Friday, March 16, 9 – 11 a.m.

A panel of emeriti professors will share their experiences and answer questions about continuing research, scholarly involvement, teaching and service. Topics will include the obtaining the Research Professor title, managing extramural funding, continuing involvement in your discipline and teaching/service opportunities.

 Session III:  The UC Retirement Process & Benefits in Retirement

Friday, March 23, 9 a.m. - noon

Staff from the UCLA Campus Human Resources Office (CHR) will discuss planning for and navigating the UC Retirement System.  Topics will include the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) benefit payment options, survivor benefits, continuation of health and welfare benefits into retirement and timelines for completing the retirement process.