FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Teaching at LLS Jupiter

Thank you for your interest in teaching at FAU's Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society. We are now accepting proposals for the following semesters:

Semester Classes Start Proposal Submission Deadline
Fall 2014 Early October, 2014 March 31, 2014
Winter 2015 Early January, 2015 May 30, 2014
Spring/Summer 2015 Mid March/Mid May, 2015 September 19, 2014
LLS Jupiter classes About the Program   The FAU Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) is dedicated to enriching the lives of mature students by offering non-credit, university-level liberal arts courses for learners of all ages, backgrounds and interests. The program began in 1997 and currently has over 7,100 registered students.

Each year more than 70 courses are taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers. Course topics include foreign policy, music, art, history, science, literature, philosophy, current events, films and many others, along with concerts and entertainment.

About the Students   LLS students are men and women of all ages, some married and some single, some working but many retired, from virtually every part of the country. Many are college or post-college graduates.
 
LLS Jupiter Building About the Campus   Classes are held at the Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Lifelong Learning Complex, located on FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, FL (Click here for directions and contact information.). The facility includes the 500-seat Tamar and Milton Maltz auditorium, and classrooms which seat 60 – 100 students.

All rooms feature state-of-the-art audio visual systems for large-screen projection of videos and computer-based presentations. Click here for details about the auditorium and classrooms.

Offices   The LLS Jupiter offices are located at:
    5353 Parkside Drive
    Jupiter, FL 33458
    (561) 799 8667 (telephone)
    (561) 799 8563 (fax)
    Open 8:00 am  –  5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

For more information about teaching at LLS Jupiter please contact:
 
  René Friedman, Executive Director Josette Valenza, Director  
  (561) 799 8529 (telephone) (561) 799 8122 (telephone)  
  (561) 799 8815 (fax) (561) 799 8815 (fax)  
  E-mail: rsfriedm@fau.edu E-mail: jvalenza@fau.edu  

Academic Calendar
The LLS academic calendar consists of four semesters:

Semester Classes Scheduled From Class Durations and Times
 
Fall Early October  —  Early December One-time Lectures
4–, 6– or 8–week Courses
Morning, Afternoon or Evening
 
Winter Early January  —  Mid March One-time Lectures
4– or 8–week Courses
Morning, Afternoon or Evening
 
Spring Mid March  —  End of May One-time Lectures
4– or 6–week Courses
Morning, Afternoon or Evening
 
Summer Early June  —  Early July 4–, 6– or 8–week Courses
Afternoon

Class Details
LLS Classes run 1 hour and 30 minutes with a 10 - 15 minute break and a 15 minute question and answer period at the end of class. Instructors should plan to lecture for about one hour. Most instructors augment their presentations with audio/visual media, including PowerPoint presentations, Web content, CD's and DVD's.

Role of the Faculty
LLS instructors are passionate, and articulate lecturers, capable of instructing and inspring an audience of adult learners. The instructor must create a course proposal, suitable for the LLS catalog and web site, that accurately and concisely describes the course, and then take responsibility for leading that class.

It is important to remember that LLS classes have no tests, grades or homework. Students appreciate handouts and reading lists, where applicable, and most instructors augment their presentations with audio/visual media, including PowerPoint presentations, Web content, CD's and DVD's.

Click here to view tips on making your audio and visual aids more effective for our students.

Compensation
Instructors are compensated based on the length of the course and/or the number of students who attend a given course. LLS does not compensate dor development time or costs. Compensation is as follows:

Course Duration Payment  –  The Greater Of:
Eight-week Course $1000 minimum or $17 per registered student
Six-week Course $750 minimum or $12.75 per registered student
Four-week Course $500 minimum or $8.50 per registered student
One-Time Lecture or Performance $300 minimum or $5 per registered student

Program Incentive Grants
LLS Jupiter can offer grants of up to $1000 to cover research and travel costs. To pursue a grant:

  • Qualify for a grant by teaching one course for LLS Jupiter;
  • Apply for a grant by writing one paragraph explaining how you would use the funding;
  • Make a short presentation to the LLS Jupiter Advisory board.

For more information about LLS Jupiter Program Incentive Grants please contact:

  René Friedman, Executive Director Josette Valenza, Director  
  (561) 799 8541 (telephone) (561) 799 8122 (telephone)  
  (561) 799 8815 (fax) (561) 799 8815 (fax)  
  E-mail: rsfriedm@fau.edu E-mail: jvalenza@fau.edu  

Submitting a Proposal
Beginning this semester we are asking for proposals to be submitted online, through this web site.
Submitting online offers you the following benefits:

  • Immediate transmittal of your proposal to LLS Jupiter staff;
  • Ability to store, review and modify any of your proposals during the submission process;
  • E-mail confirmations for you and LLS Jupiter staff as proposals are received, reviewed, approved and scheduled.

New instructors must create a user name, password and a profile with contact information and CV.
A proposal should include the following:

  • Course Description – A brief description of 150-200 words, suitable for publication in the LLS catalog. The description should accurately reflect the course content, the goals of the course and how those goals will be reached (for examples click here to view the current catalog);
  • Detail of Individual Lectures – For multi-week courses, a title and a 20-40 word description of each lecture;
  • Facilities and A/V Requests – Microphone, computer and A/V requirements, tables, chairs, etc.

Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to learning about your course ideas. After your proposal has been reviewed by the Curriculum Committee one of our Lifelong Learning staff will contact you.

For questions about proposals contact:
Josette Valenza, Director
(561) 799 8122
E-mail: jvalenza@fau.edu