The Academy for Retired Faculty
of the Stanford School of Medicine
Enriching the Next Chapter
Stanford School of Medicine and the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) are excited to announce the launch of The Academy for Retired Faculty this fall. Together with our Advisory Committee and you, our Senior and Retired Faculty, we aim to design an Academy whose mission, vision, programs, and policies reflect our deep appreciation for our faculty and fulfill their current needs for intellectual stimulation, community, and new purpose, as well as support for decision-making.
To ensure continuity and innovation, we would like to actively engage our retired faculty in ways that benefit our trainees, patients, and institution, and that support senior and retired faculty's ongoing professional fulfillment. Our Academy has been inspired by those at other institutions of higher learning and is being designed to incorporate best practices, as well as to address the findings from our own recent surveys about unmet needs of our faculty.
Our SoM retired faculty are an untapped resource for our school, a group of teachers and mentors for faculty (especially new junior faculty and those at the other end of the spectrum who are considering retirement), trainees and staff. Our goal is to connect retired SoM faculty with opportunities for continued learning, teaching, mentoring, and service with the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University, and community at large and help retired SoM faculty maintain their social and professional connections within Stanford. Academy membership will be open to all senior and retired faculty, regardless of line without cost.
We look forward to sharing more information about The Academy this fall with our School of Medicine community.
Iris F. Litt, M.D.
Marron and Mary Elizabeth Kendrick Professor in Pediatrics (Emerita)
Office of Academic Affairs
Stanford University School of Medicine
Sara J. Singer, MBA, PhD
Advisory Committee Chair, The Academy for Retired Faculty
Professor of Medicine and, by courtesy, Organizational Behavior
Stanford University School of Medicine and Graduate School of Business