With ten years of retired life behind them, the authors review their 2008 article on retirement to see what they got right, what they got wrong, and what they have learned since.
BiographyCarole Barone joined EDUCAUSE in 1998 as the Vice President responsible for the National Learning Infrastructure Initiative (NLII) after seven years as Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology at the University of California at Davis. Prior to joining UC Davis in 1991, Barone served as vice president for Information Systems and Computing at Syracuse University. She is widely known and respected for her contributions to information technology in higher education at the national level. Barone has served as chair of the CAUSE Board of Directors and the CAUSE Professional Development Committee. She also served on the Educom Board of Trustees where she chaired the Teaching and Learning Committee and was on the Strategic Planning Committee. More recently, she was on the Board of the IMS Global Learning Consortium and on the Advisory Board of MERLOT. She received the 1995 CAUSE ELITE Award. Carole Barone retired from EDUCAUSE at the end of 2006. She assumed the title of EDUCAUSE Senior Fellow when she began the transition to retirement in 2004.
Whether you welcome or resist retirement, planning helps you navigate the process successfully and adjust to your new position and status.