2014-04-02 / Other News

FGCU’s Renaissance Academy seeks new topics, lecturers and volunteers

The Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University seeks new lecture topics and instructors for its lifelong learning program for summer/fall 2014 and winter/spring 2015 sessions at any of the university’s nine Renaissance Academy locations in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. The academy is also seeking volunteers to assist with future program planning and growth.

The Renaissance Academy is the university’s lifelong learning program for adults, seniors and retirees. It is based on the premise that learning should never cease, that keeping the mind intellectually, creatively and culturally active fundamentally enriches and invigorates lives. Single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment and travel abroad are some of the programs offered at the Renaissance Academy. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers.

Lecturers may offer single lectures and/or short courses in art, business, computer instruction, ecology, environment, government, history, law, life enrichment, literature, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, sociology, medicine and U.S. and world affairs. There are no advanced degree requirements for lecturers. Prior lecture experience is preferred. The academy pays an honorarium of $75 per lecture.

Lectures are offered weekdays, evenings and weekends. Each lecture is usually 60-90 minutes long, with additional time allotted for question and answer sessions.

Those interested in lecturing for the academy may download a course proposal form at www.fgcu.edu/racademy. Forms are also available via mail by calling 425-3272.

For more information, contact John Guerra, director of continuing education and The Renaissance Academy at 434-4838 or jguerra@fgcu.edu. ¦

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