Washington College’s Academy of Lifelong Learning (WC-ALL) has been offering an exciting array of courses to the community for 20 plus years. Currently the fall semester is in full swing with 370 enrolled students, but the curriculum committee is a step ahead, preparing the course lineup for the spring 2017 semester. Members of the general community are invited to submit proposals for classes they would like to teach. The spring semester has two sessions; session one runs from Sunday, January 29 to Friday, March 10; session two, from Sunday, March 19 to Friday, April 28. Classes generally meet once a week on campus in the late afternoon, four to six times during a session and take a variety of forms—lectures, discussions, demonstrations, even off-campus excursions.
Instructors are volunteers as well as members of WC-ALL. Some are retired professors and teachers; others have been involved in interesting or unusual careers and enjoy sharing their accumulated knowledge and insights. Lifelong hobbies and avocations also make great backgrounds for developing a WC-ALL course that will appeal to like-minded enthusiasts. The field is wide open and the curriculum committee looks forward to hearing about new course ideas from the community.
Proposals for courses for WC-ALL’s spring semester should be received no later than Monday, October 17. They may be submitted online, by email or regular mail to WC-ALL, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620. For a proposal form or more information, please contact curriculum chair Dick Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-282-1160 or WC-ALL administrator Sue Calloway at email@example.com or 410-778-7221 during business hours (M, T, Th – 9 to 12).