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Posted on February 10th, 2010 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center OLLI National Resource Center
Marty Kaplan, OLLI at California State University Channel Islands Asks OLLI:
Many of us deal with senior Centers - at OLLI-CSUCI most of our off-campus classes are at Senior Centers around the county. I am working with a couple on projects to attract people (especially boomers) to their facilities, and at the same time increase OLLI enrollments. They are in agreement that the term “Senior Center” is forbidding, and want to rename their facilities. In your areas, have Senior Centers rebranded, and what are the new labels? How are they attracting younger and more active people formerly put off by SC stereotypes?
Posted on February 9th, 2010 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center OLLI National Resource Center
Anne Cardale at the OLLI National Resource Center Asks OLLI:
What are your thoughts about the use of class evaluations? Do you use them? How do you manage the results? Are they useful to your Institute? Do your instructors use them as as a tool to help them manage their class design and delivery? Or, perhaps you feel they are not very useful in the grand scheme as they are only filled in by those who finish the classes anyway?
Do you have a standard form which you use for course evaluations? Would you like to share this evaluation form with other Institutes? If so, please send a copy of your form to the National Resource Center for inclusion on the web site.