Curriculum Subcommittee

What We Do

The Curriculum Subcommittee creates and develops courses that meet the quality standards of the Lifetime Learning Institute and Bard College.

Key Tasks

Maintain a rich, vibrant, quality-filled assortment of single and multi-presenter courses for the LLI community.

  • Produce and deliver approximately 25 Friday courses and three to five off-Friday courses for the fall and spring semesters.
  • For the June SummerFest, produce four to eight Friday courses.
  • Recruit presenters.
  • Work with producers to develop high-quality courses that will appeal to LLI members.
  • Meet monthly to plan and evaluate courses and ensure the quality of the overall program.
  • Recruit and mentor course producers and committee members.
  • Balance course content and style.

Required Coordination

The Curriculum Committee coordinates with the Communications, Class Support, AV/Tech, and Catalog Committees and with the LLI Registrar, Treasurer, and Council President.

Time Commitment / Duration

Monthly 90-minute meetings at least 10 months of the year.

Producers work with presenters prior to the semester to develop quality courses and course descriptions. They continue to work with presenters throughout the semester to ensure that presenter and class participant needs are met. Producers also followup  with presenters and discuss class evaluations at the conclusion of classes.

Special Skills

  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Planning and organizing
  • Ability to work constructively in a team setting
  • Basic computer skills and email access

LLI courses are in many areas

LLI courses include architecture, art, dance, economics, education, history, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, poetry, political science, religion, and theater, among others

Description

The Curriculum Committee creates and develops courses that meet the quality standards of the Lifetime Learning Institute and Bard College, including the production and delivery of approximately 25 Friday courses and 3 to 5 off-Friday courses for the fall and spring semesters. For June SummerFest, we produce 4 to 8 Friday courses and, beginning in fall 2017, we will produce several Saturday courses.

Committee members act as content chairs in some of the following areas: architecture, art, dance, economics, education, history, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, poetry, political science, religion, theater, etc.

Key Tasks

Maintain a rich, vibrant, quality-filled assortment of single and multi-presenter courses for the LLI community by:

  • Recruiting presenters;
  • Working with producers to develop high-quality courses that will appeal to LLI members;
  • Meeting monthly to plan and evaluate courses and ensure the quality of the overall program;
  • Recruiting and mentoring course producers and committee members;
  • Balancing course content and style.

Required Coordination

The Curriculum Committee coordinates with the Communications, Class Support, AV/Tech, and Catalog Committees and with the LLI Registrar, Treasurer, and Council President.

Time Commitment

Monthly 90-minute meetings at least 10 months of the year.

Producers work with presenters prior to the semester to develop quality courses. They continue to work with presenters throughout the semester to ensure that presenter and class participant needs are met. Producers also follow with presenters and discuss class evaluations at the conclusion of classes.


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