Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty
The mission of PASEF is to initiate, conduct and coordinate activities that encourage retired faculty members to continue to be active, contributing participants in the intellectual and social life of the University and to maintain connections among themselves and with their colleagues who are not retired. Such activities include organizing lectures, discussion groups, and social functions that provide fellowship and interaction among members and with the scholarly community on campus; familiarizing members, especially those planning retirement, with issues relating to retirement benefits and retired life; and promoting opportunities for members to render service to the University and its surrounding community.
Paul Shaman, Statistics
2016-2017 PASEF President
PASEF Launches Speakers Bureau
PASEF is pleased to announce a new service to members and community organizations in the Philadelphia area. Our Speakers Bureau is designed to connect groups that regularly sponsor talks with retired Penn faculty (and faculty nearing retirement) who are glad to share their expertise with local audiences. To learn more about the Speakers Bureau, please click here.
Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color
The Past, Present and Future of One Historically Black College
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 12 PM
A large bell hangs in the clock tower overlooking the now quiet campus of Morris Brown College. Its inscription reads, in part, Dedicated to the Education of Youth, Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color. Founded by African Americans in 1881, Morris Brown lost its accreditation to financial pressures and scandal in 2002. Today its campus is largely abandoned. Andrew Feiler is a 1984 Penn Graduate who was granted unique access to Morris Brown’s hauntingly silent campus. A book of his work was recently published by the University of Georgia Press.
Feiler, whose photographs will be on display in the University Club's Burrison Gallery, will speak about the proud past, challenging present and uncertain future for Morris Brown and for all of America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). His work offers a new way into the debate raging in our society about the essential role education has played as the foundation of the American Dream. That tradition and legacy are now at risk. Too many Americans cannot afford to go to college. Too many Americans are being crushed by college debt. Too many of these American dreams cannot be fully realized.
Feiler's talk is sponsored by PASEF, The Department of Africana Studies, The Center for Africana Studies, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.
The lecture will be held from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Hourglass Room in the University Club in the Inn at Penn and is open to the public. Lunch is available for a modest cost.
Signed copies of his book will be available for purchase following the talk.
Road to Retirement Essays by Colleagues
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Faculty Retirement
We are proud to announce the release of the Ninth Edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to Faculty Retirement, our annually revised handbook highlighting the policy and process governing the transition from full-time faculty to emeritus.
Please refer to the official release notes for a review of the updates to this year's edition.
From time to time links to articles and reports deemed to be of interest to the PASEF membership will be posted. PASEF does not endorse any positions taken or views expressed in the items cited. The two listed below address Social Security and the choice of a retirement community. Both are from The New York Times.
New Summary of Information on Retirement Communities
Howard Goldfine, Jim Saunders and Heidi George have recently assembled a set of tables providing important information for those considering the move to a retirement community. You can find this information by clicking on the Retirement Communities link under Spotlights in the right column of this web page or simply clicking here.
Do you have questions about health care, including bills?
We suggest that you contact Health Advocate,offered through the Penn Division of Human Resources (HR) to help Penn employees and their families resolve healthcare-related issues.
Check out their website.
Members of PASEF Council
Name: Sarah Barr
Council Meetings 2016-2017
|September 21, 2016||Wednesday|
|October 19, 2016||Wednesday|
|November 16, 2016||Wednesday|
|December 14, 2016||Wednesday|
|January 17, 2017||Tuesday|
|February 21, 2017||Tuesday|
|March 21, 2017||Tuesday|
|April 18, 2017||Tuesday|
|May 16, 2017||Tuesday|
All meetings are from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in the Hourglass Room, University Club, Inn at Penn.