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1 k.g.t. Montgomery College If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

2 k.g.t. Montgomery College What is an Institute for Learning in Retirement? A formal organization of older adults A non-residential study program affiliated with a college or university Furthering education & intellectual needs/desires Members are responsible for learning opportunities Affiliated with the Elderhostel Institute Network If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

3 k.g.t. Montgomery College New School for Social Research in New York City Elderhostel Institute Network formed affiliated ILRs with 48 in development involving over 66,000 people Over 300 ILRs in the United States Institute for Learning in Retirement - History If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

4 k.g.t. Montgomery College Characteristics of ILRs Independent entities Created by a unique group of people Sponsored by a host institution Has its own special character and mission Learners develop their own college level educational programs An educational community of older learners If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

5 k.g.t. Montgomery College Educational Purpose - College level, continuing education Member organization - Learners join ILRs Open membership - No educational pre-requisite Dues - Members pay dues Member lead decision-making Determine curriculum Recruit members Finance the ILR Develop social programs Common Goals and Characteristics Common Goals and Characteristics If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

6 k.g.t. Montgomery College A goal should be…, to live your full life potential in good health, learning how to handle and shed stress, devoting time to exercise and proper nutrition and, most of all for those over 50, seeking a new infusion of ideas. Dr. Margery H. Silver Harvard University Medical School Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College The Other Retirement Choice Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College The Other Retirement Choice If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

7 k.g.t. Montgomery College Preliminary meeting (Butler, Deretehin, Law, & Turner) Warren Butler conducts study Focus Group meetings: May 14, 1999 June 4, 1999 July 8, 1999 August 6, 1999 (Expanded Group) th Elderhostel Institute Network Conference Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College History Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College History If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

8 k.g.t. Montgomery College Provide environments in which active older adults will enjoy opportunities for continued intellectual and personal growth. Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Mission Statement Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Mission Statement If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

9 k.g.t. Montgomery College Intellectual growth Personal growth Social outlet - people having similar interests Opportunity to give A coming together of people with likenesses and differences The power of a collective voice of active adults in the community Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Benefits to Members Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Benefits to Members If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

10 k.g.t. Montgomery College To bring diversity to the campus To expand community services To share facilities and environment To be a part of a valuable movement in higher education To development new networks and partnerships Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Benefits to Montgomery College Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Benefits to Montgomery College If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

11 k.g.t. Montgomery College Facilities for classes, offices & social activities An established identify in the community Staff support Access to existing college services Curriculum & instructional support Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College What can Montgomery College offer the Academy? Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College What can Montgomery College offer the Academy? If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

12 k.g.t. Montgomery College Affiliation with the Elderhostal Institute Network Affiliation with community organizations Ability to research, market and reach the adult learner Convenience of location and parking Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College What can Montgomery College offer the Academy? Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College What can Montgomery College offer the Academy? If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

13 k.g.t. Montgomery College Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Organizational Structure Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Organizational Structure If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience. Curriculum Committee Financial Development Committee Marketing Committee Membership Committee Steering Committee

14 k.g.t. Montgomery College Eleven to thirteen members Dean of CCE serves on the committee Authority for organizational decision making and leadership Each member will serve on at least one other committee Members represent the interest of the college and the community in its diversity of gender, ethnic group and backgrounds Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Steering Committee Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Steering Committee If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

15 k.g.t. Montgomery College Responsible for courses & programs offered Conduct needs assessments Work with subject matter person to develop curriculum Identify and recruit instructors Evaluate curriculum and instruction Plan course schedules Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Curriculum Committee Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Curriculum Committee If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

16 k.g.t. Montgomery College Develop funding sources and sponsors Set and monitor fee formulas Prepare and recommend a budget Review the budget during the fiscal year Consider other financial issues as the Steering Committee may direct Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Financial Development Committee Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Financial Development Committee If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

17 k.g.t. Montgomery College Developing and projecting the public image of the Academy Plan, write, and edit the newsletter Develop news releases Director of College relations will serve on this committee Create public relation events Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Marketing Committee Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Marketing Committee If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.

18 k.g.t. Montgomery College Recruitment and retention of members Develop and maintain a speakers bureau Disseminate marketing materials Conduct needs assessments Active in related community organizations Provide orientation for new members Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Membership Committee Academy for Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College Membership Committee If wisdom comes with age, we should work at embracing the experience.


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