Curriculum Committee

The ENCORE By-laws state:
“The Curriculum Committee shall plan appropriate courses for each program term to support and advance the educational goals of ENCORE.”

How exactly is that task accomplished? How does an idea become a class?

Ideas for classes come from individual ENCORE members, committee members and potential instructors. To make a request or propose a class, please submit a Class Proposal Form. This form can also be obtained from Curriculum Committee members. These forms are used by potential instructors to submit ideas to the Curriculum Committee. Class proposals are submitted via email to a committee member. Proposals can be for fall, winter or spring terms. Some classes are ongoing for more than one term; Science Exchange is an example.

After review of the proposals by the curriculum committee, the process of scheduling days, times, and venues is begun. Instructors’ preferences are considered and an effort is made to meet their requests.

Anyone interested in presenting a class is urged to submit a proposal or to contact a Committee member. Committee members are:

Reta Lindstrom, Chair
Anne Gant, Secretary
Alan Batchelder
Erhard Gross
John Markham
Michael McGonigle
John Ryan
Frank Spence
Tish Tarver
Sue Zerangue

Until further notice, the Curriculum Committee will meet at 11:00 AM in the pool room of the Senior Center.

Calendar of deadlines for class schedules and newsletter for 2017-2018.


Click here for a list of courses that ENCORE presented to members in past years. What would YOU like to see in an ENCORE course in the future?

Minutes of past Committee meetings are here.