Retired Faculty Association honors 2016-2017 Caldwell Scholars

For many years, the RFA has sponsored (along with USC’s Office of Financial Aid) the Caldwell Neighborhood Scholarship Program. The program is thriving, and on May 5, RFA honored the current cohort of Caldwell Scholars at a noontime luncheon. The … Continue reading

RFA Board approves 2016-2017 priorities

During 2015-2016, the Retired Faculty Association Board has explored ways in which its programs will be aligned with the large changes currently being experienced by the USC Emeriti Center. The Board has approved three priorities for  2016-2017: I. RFA’s Advocacy … Continue reading

RFA inaugurates “Household Membership”

Starting July 1, 2016, the RFA is offering a new form of membership–“Household Memberships.” Retired (and pre-retired) members of the USC faculty activate their RFA membership by contributing $25 each year to the RFA General Fund. The General Fund is used to … Continue reading

Retired Faculty Association programs proceed without interruption.

Members of the Retired Faculty Association have sometimes been unclear about the relationship of RFA and the USC Emeriti Center. In light of transitions currently being experienced by the USC Emeriti Center, it is very important to recognize that, although the two … Continue reading

Emeriti Center Relocates to Office of the Provost of Faculty and Academic Affairs

Retired Faculty Association and Staff Retirement Association members have received a communication from Martin Levine, Vice Provost and Senior Advisor to the Provost, which describes changes in the status and location of the USC Emeriti Center, beginning July 1. The … Continue reading

RFA publishes its new Strategic Vision–“Imagining the RFA of 2022”

After over a year’s labors, the Board of the Retired Faculty Association has published its new strategic vision–“Imaging the RFA in 2022.” Phoebe Liebig, who convened and moderated the strategic vision committee, says that this document is intended to guide RFA’s … Continue reading

When being “bad at retiring” can be good. Retirees seek new roles in serving their colleges and universities

Retired Faculty Association member Victor Webb and USC Emeriti Center’s Executive Director Janette Brown and  were prominently featured in the April, 2014 edition of Case University’s Casecurrents magazine, which described  a growing number of retired faculty members who are involved in … Continue reading

USC urges aggressive approach in addressing security issues

It’s no news that the discovery of the Heartbleed bug has caused a great deal of concern among persons who require security in their Internet communications. According to Peter Siegal at USC Information Services, USC has taken an aggressive approach to … Continue reading

RFA Board minutes now posted as archives in RFA Governance Section

Robert Stallings, RFA’s 2012-2013 secretary, has created an archive of RFA minutes that go back to 2008. He has posted these on his own website, and we are happy to link with this impressive product of his labor. Stallings even … Continue reading

Assisted hearing devices are available at retiree community events

A substantial percentage of the American public experiences hearing difficulties, especially in public venues. Sound systems vary in quality. Program sponsors often choose not  to amplify speakers’ voices. Presenters often speak so quickly that it is difficult to process what … Continue reading