A “Revisited” blog post indicates that I reread the original and used AI-assisted tools (e.g., Grammarly) to improve grammar and word choice.
This blog was initially published on September 11, 2019.
Retiring from academia Is not as easy as I thought it would be. Perhaps it is because, according to the announcement by our HR department, I was given an additional thousand years before officially leaving on June 30, 3019!
I am more amused than confused. I still have a university email account which I enter as an employee. But I am not listed as an employee. Indeed, I seem not to have appeared as an emeritus professor of psychology – at least; I am not so listed on the 2019 – 2020 catalog listing. Maybe that is just as well since some listed individuals are dead.
There is a lot of confusion about what emeritus status means. Here is a thoughtful article I came across that attempts an explanation.
I am proud to be included in our emeriti- an excellent but undervalued resource. It was odd not to know that I had been awarded the designation until I saw it in the commencement program!
I am delighted to still be in touch with present students (I’ve already written two requested letters of recommendation this week), Colleagues (especially on Facebook!), and Campus Friends. I was flattered to be entrusted with reading a draft of Dr. Michelle Braun‘s forthcoming book. With amusement but enthusiasm, I have agreed to attend some Homecoming Celebration of my leaving:).
I found this map on a link from a Carroll office to help me return for a visit on October 12. Carroll College forever.
Time to return to my reading and writing.