"Faculty Thriving in Retirement" Workshop

Group of diverse mature adults


Sheila McCormick, Adjunct Professor Emerita, Plant & Microbial Biology 

John Swartzberg, MD, Clinical Professor Emeritus, Public Health 

Ken Polse, Professor Emeritus, Optometry, and Joyce Polse, BS, RDH, retired dental hygienist 

Location: Golden Gate Conference Room (530H) on the 5th Floor 

Golden Bear Conference Center, 1995 University Ave, Berkeley 

On-site parking available 

Please RSVP! 

Monday, April 8, 2024, 2pm - 3:30 pm (in person) 

Please RSVP for the workshop! 

Facilitated by Professors Emeritus/a Phil Cowan, Carolyn Cowan, and Sheldon Zedeck, all members of the Department of Psychology, this workshop is designed for faculty who are contemplating all the opportunities that retirement may offer. As part of the first panel, two emeriti will share their experiences with transitioning from active to retired faculty. As part of the second panel, one emeritus/a, joined by his/her partner, will talk about how they experienced the transition as a family. Faculty family members/partners are strongly encouraged to attend. Recently retired faculty are welcome to join. 

Topics include: How to continue your academic interests, your relationships with your non‐retiring colleagues, and what will this transition be like for your family. 

This workshop is held in partnership with the Emeriti Association (UCBEA), the Retirement Center (UCBRC), and the Office of the Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty.

Questions? Email Sigrid Mueller at emeritiacademy@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)

What was most beneficial about the workshop was framing of retirement as a process. The honesty and openness of the faculty participants. Hearing about their successes was inspiring and about their challenges so useful.
Workshop Participant