The Newberry Library’s Public Programs Department is now taking proposals for seminar courses for the winter/spring 2012 term. The Newberry’s Seminars program offers a stimulating series of non-credit, adult education classes that encourage conversation on subjects in the humanities, and the on-going use of the Newberry’s vast collections. Seminar participants are generally well-read and engaged in the classes they have chosen. Courses are non-credit, so instructors have minimal administrative duties and can focus their energies on the content and the classroom. The winter/spring 2012 term will begin February 21, 2012 and classes start on a rolling schedule. The term will end in early May. The deadline to propose a class or classes is October 4.
Instructions on submitting a proposal are available at http://www.newberry.org/programs/seminarsteach.html. Please consider past offerings as simply a general guide.The Newberry is always looking for new topics, approaches, and formats that fit within a humanities-oriented program like ours. If you submit electronically, please combine all of the pieces of the application into one, single document (a Word doc or pdf). If you submit by paper, send the application without any clips or bindings of any kind.