In 2013, the Office of the Provost initiated a program to connect faculty who have retired from Texas A&M University to encourage engagement with each other, with colleagues on campus, and with the ongoing research and cultural activities in the academy.
About the Programs
The Community of Faculty Retirees hosts seven programs per year on or near the Texas A&M University campus. Each program features a speaker who is an expert in his or her field. Program topics cover the entire spectrum of the university and in the past have included archaeology, astronomy, architecture, biology, chemistry, literature, philosophy, and more. Programs often have coffee and conversation before the presentation and a light lunch afterwards.
The Community of Faculty Retirees (CFR) is a forum established to strengthen, sustain and renew the relationship of retired faculty of Texas A&M University through events and programs of special intellectual and cultural quality, involving engagement of retired faculty with each other, with colleagues still active on the campus, and with the academy. The CFR is a community engagement of the Office of the Provost – Public Partnership and Outreach that provides oversight, staff and financial support.
Membership in the CFR is open to all faculty who have retired from Texas A&M University. The Community is also open to, and welcoming of, spouses and partners of retired faculty, as independent persons, that is, whether or not they are accompanied by a faculty retiree.