Emeriti associations from each UC campus have distributed surveys to more than 6,000 retired faculty to gather information about their postretirement activity and service.

The survey may be completed online or by paper, and emeriti faculty are reminded to return the surveys by the November deadline noted by their local association.

The information is for the Council of UC Emeriti Associations (CUCEA) Survey of Emeriti Activity, 2012–2015. Every three years, CUCEA conducts the survey to develop an overall inventory of the ways in which UC emeriti are staying involved in their fields and professions. The survey also helps CUCEA learn more about where and how emeriti contribute to their communities.

The previous CUCEA survey, which covered 2009–12, found that more than 800 emeriti survey respondents continued to teach — 519 at UC campuses. They also wrote nearly 600 books and several thousand research articles, book chapters, professional reports and other publications. Many also continued to serve on campus committees and advisory boards. Hundreds of other emeriti contributed to their communities by their volunteer work, consulting and service on local boards and committees.

CUCEA leaders are hoping for a high participation rate in the survey. They believe it has been helpful in their advocacy efforts.