The Erickson Legacy
The Erickson Chair is an endowed position that supports the work and scholarship of CHAE faculty.
The Center for Higher and Adult Education (CHAE) is fortunate to have an endowed chair established in the name of Dr. Mildred Erickson. This distinguished chair position supports the work and scholarship of faculty members. Erickson Chairs have used revenue from the $1.5 million investment to deepen and expand their own research and also to hold major conferences and host national experts on campus. They have created new student internships, research assistantships and trips to explore higher education policy in Washington, D.C. and other countries. To read more about the Erickson legacy, visit the New Educator story entitled " Continuing the Erickson Legacy".
Professor Roger Baldwin is the current Erickson Chair, having assumed the position in 2015. Dr. Baldwin's most recent work focuses on evolving faculty roles and professional activities, appointment patterns and the later stages of academic careers. He is currently studying the potential of retired faculty organizations (RFOs) and emeritus colleges to extend the academic impact of professors and provide valuable contributions to higher education institutions. To learn more, visit the Erickson Outcomes page that showcases Dr. Baldwin's project on faculty retirement.
Special CHAE report released about "Transforming Academic Retirement"
This 2017 CHAE Report summarizes the findings of a 2016 nationwide survey of higher education retirement organizations.
CHAE Speaker Series presents "Black Lives Matter at MSU: History, Issues, and Social Change"
The Spring 2017 Speaker Series, presented by CHAE, features key topics and issues of importance in the higher education landscape.