Do you ever wonder how our diverse schedule of personal development courses comes into being each spring and fall? Whether focused on U. S. or world history, a country or culture, one of the performing arts, a religion, a philosopher or an area of science, one key facet is essential in creating these courses — collaboration.
The courses that you find appealing and that eventually provide you with a new branch of knowledge or fresh perspective are the result of a great deal of behind-the-scenes collaboration — both in-house and with our community co-sponsors. Over the years, Continuing Studies has offered classes with help from dozens if not hundreds of collaborative co-sponsors. They may help in a variety of ways, from providing the initial idea for a course to offering instructors or classroom locations or just helping with course marketing. We believe our collaborative efforts pay off in better, more thorough educational experiences for our participants.
This spring alone, we’ve worked with 21 groups to create many of our personal development courses. The list is below (with links to the courses they helped create). Whether they are from within the Rice community or friends from “outside the hedges,” these entities are invaluable to our success, and we are honored to have their collaboration and co-sponsorship.