Please use the menus above to discover more about the SJSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (ERFA). 

Under the membership heading you will find information on how to apply for emeritus status, how to apply for membership in ERFA, and how to apply for membership in the statewide organization that represents retired faculty, CSU-ERFSA (California State University Emeritus & Retired Faculty & Staff Association).  The SJSU ERFA constitution, newsletters, and list of members are documents that you are welcome to download to your computer and read at your leisure .

Below is information about SJSU faculty awards offered by ERFA and the calendar of events for the academic year.

SJSU_ERFA Supports SJSU Faculty with

Faculty Research and Creative Activity Awards

Inaugurated in AY 2014-2015, the ERFA Faculty Research and Creative Activity Awards of $2500 have supported two faculty members yearly in order to advance the careers of the awardees by funding their scholarly and creative activities.

Current winners are:

Melinda Simon – Department of Biomedical Engineering (2019-2020)

Gilles Muller – Department of Chemistry (2019-2020)

Wes Maciejewski – Department of Mathematics & Statistics (2019-2020)

For more information about these awards and a list of past winners you can download a brief fact sheet (pdf) or visit the Center for Faculty Development or read about the awards in the Provost’s newsletter.

You can make a tax deductable donation (unlike your dues) to support SJSU_ERFA Faculty Research and Creative Activity Awards fund.  Send a check made out to the “Tower Foundation” (in the “memo” or “notes” line write: “ERFA Faculty Award”) to the ERFA Treasurer:

Abdel El-Shaieb
5023 Wilma Way
San Jose, CA 95124-5331


We thank you for your support of this most worthy initiative of your SJSU ERFA organization.


2020-2021 Calendar

 Note: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and Shelter in Place Orders,  board meetings are to be held using Zoom.  The Board is working on developing activities that are interesting and safe to keep members connected until we can once again gather in large numbers, such as Webinars and College Reunions on Zoom.  Watch for more information in SJSU ERFA Newsletters and on the calendar on this website. 

August 2020

September 2020

9/14   Executive Board Meeting, 1000 to 1130

October 2020

10/5  Executive Board Meeting, 
1000 to 1130

10/16 Fall Webinar, 1300 to 1430 (click link below for YouTube video of event) 

    Everything Old is New Again: Crime Politics and the 2020 Presidential Election      

     Speaker: Garrick Percival, Chair SJSU Political Science Department  

November 2020

11/2   Executive Board Meeting, 
DH 249, 1000 to 1130

11/11 Election follow-up Webinar, (click link below for YouTube video of event)

          Analyzing the Results of the 2020 Elections

           Speakers:  Dr. Garrick Percival and Dr. Mary Currin-Percival 

December  2020

12/7   Executive Board Meeting, 
DH 249, 1000 to 1130

12/9   Virtual Holiday Celebration, starting at 4 pm (click here to register)

          Guest presenter:  Jeffrey Benson, Director of the SJSU Choraliers,  his presentation               will include a recorded performance by the SJSU Choraliers and insight into the                     challenges to directing a choir during  pandemic

January 2021

February 2021

2/1   Executive Board Meeting, 
DH 249, 1000 to 1130

2/9   Webinar: Be a Smart Traveler.  Speaker: Christopher Elliott, travel troubleshooter and columnist.    Click here to view a recording of the session and get valuable travel tips.

March 2021

3/1   Executive Board Meeting, 
DH 249, 1000 to 1130 

April 2021

4/5   Executive Board Meeting, 
Zoom, 1000 to 1130

May 2021

5/3   Executive Board Meeting, 
Zoom, 1000 to 1130

5/14 Annual Business Meeting, Zoom, 1200 to 1315

        Vote on officers and ammendment to constitution.

        Speaker: Romey Sabalius, CSU Board of Trustee, will speak about the work of the                  CSU Board.  

June 2021

July 2021