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.
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:
1776 Lexington St.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
We thank you for your support of this most worthy initiative of your SJSU ERFA organization.
Note: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and Shelter in Place Orders, board meetings are to be held using Zoom and in person. 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.
8/18 Webinar about CalPERS Long Term Care Insurance Program, 1100 to 1230
Speaker was Dr. Dave Wagner, Chair of CSU ERFSA’s Healthcare Benefits Committee
Click on the link above for the CSU ERFSA webpage where the two files are now posted (PDF of presentation slides and EXCEL spreadsheet of Q&A prepared by CalPERS after the webinar).
9/13 Executive Board Meeting, 1000 to 1130
10/4 Executive Board Meeting, 1000 to 1130
An opportunity to explore the park, visit to the Chinese American Museum, the One-Room School House and the Markham House, and enjoy a picnic lunch in the company of former colleagues.
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00pm; Cost: $20 per person;
Deadline for reservations: September 27, 2021
11/1 Executive Board Meeting, 1000 to 1130
11/5 Fall General Meeting, Friday, November 5th
Modality Virtual Meeting; Time and Speaker: TBD
12/6 Executive Board Meeting, 1000 to 1130
12/3 In Person Holiday Celebration, 11:30 am
Venue and food to be determined. More information will come in November.
2/7 Executive Board Meeting, 1000 to 1130
3/7 Executive Board Meeting, 1000 to 1130
4/4 Executive Board Meeting, 1000 to 1130
5/2 Executive Board Meeting, 1000 to 1130
Links to programs from 2020-2021:
Speaker: Garrick Percival, Chair SJSU Political Science Department
Speakers: Dr. Garrick Percival and Dr. Mary Currin-Percival
Feb. Be A Smart Traveler. By: Christopher Elliott, travel troubleshooter and columnist.