A department chair should not discuss the issue of retirement with an individual faculty member unless and until the faculty member raises it first. However, once a faculty member seeks counsel concerning a decision to retire, it is important to provide support and clear and accurate information.
Currently, all available options for tenured faculty are covered in the Faculty Retirement Transition Program. Details of the Program, together with sample forms, are set out on the Provost's website. From this page, netid login information must be provided to access the retirement documents located under the “Administrative Resources” tab. Faculty who would like to discuss any issues concerning their retirement should meet with their Department Chair and/or the appropriate divisional Associate Dean. Such meetings are strictly confidential.
Information about retirement programs is also available on the Human Resources website.