Fall 2014 Catalogue


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Admissions and Course Selection: Who Gets In and Who Gets What? 

That’s the question that comes up every summer when application and registration forms go to the Registration Committee. Here’s the answer: most decisions are the luck of the draw.  For new members, preference goes to past presenters, presenters scheduled for the fall and people with critical skills.  For class registration, past and current presenters, LLI Council and very active volunteers receive preference for all classes, while producers, class managers and A/V techies receive preference for their assigned class only.  All other decisions are by lottery.

How to Join

New Members have been selected for 2014.
New Member applications will be available in 
July, 2015.

 

Newsletter
November 2014

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Contact Us

For more information contact the Lifetime Learning Institute at
845-758-7314 or lli@bard.edu.
  • Lifetime Learning Institute, Bard College, PO Box 22, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-0022 

The Bard College
Center for
Civic Engagement

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Lifetime Learning Institute

The Lifetime Learning Institute at Bard College is an all-volunteer organization of about 250 members that sponsors two seven-week semesters, intersession events in January, and special events throughout the year.  Our presenters volunteer from our membership, the community and the Bard faculty.

Organization and Membership

LLI is a vibrant organization of people devoted to lifetime learning.  The institute is part of a network of similar organizations, the Elderhostel Institute Network, at college campuses throughout the country.  Members are encouraged to actively participate in study, discussion and the operation of the institute.

Class Offerings

The LLI membership year begins in the fall and ends in the spring.  Core classes meet on Fridays from late March to mid-May and from late September to mid-November, in five periods of one hour and twenty minutes on the campus of Bard College.  LLI also offers four off-Friday each semester.  Intersession 2015 will run for five weeks, extending through January and ending after the first Wednesday in February.  This 2015  Intersession will be comprised of ten separate presentations.

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Council and Committees

The LLI Council is the governing body of LLI and manages the overall functioning of the organization. The Council meets monthly; members are welcome to attend. A number of committees, including Curriculum, Class Support, Member Services, and Special Events,also welcome new volunteers.

The Bard College LLI Council Meets on the third Monday of every month excepting January and February when the meeting moves to the third Tuesday. Meetings are held in Bertelsmann Campus Center Room 214 at 9:30 a.m. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Bard College LLI Curriculum Committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings are held in Bertelsmann Campus Center Room 214 at 10:00 a.m. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you have a suggestion for a course or would like to teach a course please write to lli@bard.edu or call (845) 758-7314.

Donations, Grants and Incentives

  • The Bard College Conservatory of Music - In 2012 LLI pledged $25,000 to the Bard Conservatory to be paid out over a five-year period.  This donation was matched by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant.
  • Seniors to Seniors- Five graduating students receive grants to help them complete their senior projects. They are competitively chosen by a committee from the college and may use the grant in any way they deem necessary. Prior to graduation the recipients make a presentation at a High Tea hosted by the members of LLI.
  • The Bard High School/Early College Summer Intern Incentive- Bard's high school in NYC offers selected students the opportunity to graduate high school with two years of college credit. In the summer before their senior year many of the students participate in unpaid internships. LLI provides a small stipend to four students to pay their expenses during this time.
  • The Bard Center for Civic Engagement Community Action Awards - In 2013 and 2014,  LLI donated $3,500 to CCE to support student internships, travel, and other costs associated with student research projects related to civic engagement.