UAF to debut adult learning program

Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2001

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The University of Alaska Fairbanks will debut its adult learning program in March.

The program, called Adventures in Lifelong Learning, will be held at the old University Park school and will consist of four-week mini-sessions that cover a variety of topics.

''This is something that's done throughout the country,'' said organizer Barbara Lando, who runs UAF's Interhostel program in the College of Liberal Arts. ''There's probably several hundred of these, usually associated with a university.''

The courses will draw on former and current UAF faculty who will offer courses on topics such as music, computers, poetry, foreign policy and more. As time goes on and the group gains membership, those members will decide what courses will be taught.

There are no tests or grades, but no college credit either. Classes will typically last about an hour and a half once a week. A fall session also is planned.

UAF will likely offer a special charter membership this year for $60 or $35 per session. Starting in 2002, the dues will likely be $100 a year.

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