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June 16, 2020
The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) held a brown bag virtual discussion Tuesday, June 16, 2020 on the topic of faculty retirement. This virtual session included recently retired emeriti faculty sharing their experiences and Dr. Toni Woolfork-Barnes, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at WMU, who discussed options to teach and take classes through OLLI. Additional topics that were explored included personal and professional questions faculty may be struggling with as they ponder the decision about retirement, how retired faculty can stay engaged in teaching and research fields, and how to remain connected with colleagues at the University.
Note on Instructor II status applications
Although there are no virtual workshops currently planned on applying for Instructor II Status, if you are a part-time instructor with an interest in learning more about it, you can either email Part-time Faculty Fellow, Elise DeCamp or visit the Instructor II Status page. The video attached below, "Teaching Portfolio: Documenting Effectiveness" was part of the Part-time Faculty Seminar series and could also be useful in preparing an Instructor II Application.