Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fall KickOff Isn't Just for Football

If you’ve ever attended a football game, then you know what happens immediately after the singing of the national anthem. All of the pregame, anticipation and preparation culminates in that one glorious act: the kickoff! Fans cheer and gaze in unison as that small object soars through the air and breaths are held as the receiver catches the ball with a thud and takes off running. In that one moment anything can happen, both sides have an equal chance of a winning outcome and hopes are high, both on and off the field. It’s electric and exciting!

We are feeling the same way about our new fall term! We’ve been pregaming and preparing all summer to bring you an exciting fall season of lifelong learning opportunities to enhance your personal and professional journeys. Just as your favorite football team might be unveiling new uniforms, new coaches and kickoff events to make your participation more enjoyable, we have new things to share with you too. 

Here are five things to look forward to as our fall term kicks off on September 1:

1. New Classes and Programs

We’ve brought back your favorite courses and added some exciting new learning opportunities for  you this fall! Choose from 11 new LEARN Jacksonville courses, 3 new Professional Development courses and 70 new OLLI courses!

2. New Instructors

We take great pride in selecting only the best instructors for our classes. In keeping with that principle we are introducing 6 new LEARN Jacksonville instructors, 2 new professional development instructors and 16 new OLLI instructors.

3. Enhanced Customer Service

Our goal is to always provide you with excellent customer service. We know that phone calls and emails aren’t always convenient, so we are bringing our customer service team to you on social media. We are ready to answer your questions, provide assistance and even register you for classes providing you already have an account with us. Here’s how to contact us on social media: (go ahead and bookmark these!)

On Twitter: Tweet or DM us @unfce
On Facebook: Message our Facebook page: facebook.com/unfce
On Google+: share a post to our Google+ page: UNF Continuing Education (only we can see it!)

4. Extended Learning Communities

We think that learning shouldn’t be confined to the walls of the classroom, so we’ve created Google+ Extended Learning Communities to keep you connected to your classmates and instructors and to provide meaningful discussion and resources to enrich your classroom experience beyond the last class.. All communities are private so just click on the community name below and then “Ask to Join” button.

If you enjoy personal enrichment classes and are a past or current student or instructor of our LEARN Jacksonville classes, then this is the community for you.

This community is for students and instructors of our Professional Development classes and programs. This includes all certification programs, skill builders, leadership development, paralegal studies and online learning classes.

5. Special Events

  • Welcome to You!

Whether you are a returning student or this is your first class with us, look for a special welcome surprise when you arrive for class in September.

  • OLLI Fall Kickoff Events

We proudly promote our UNF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) as one of the premiere OLLI organizations in the country. If you are 50 or better, join OLLI for a season of lifelong learning opportunities. Click here for a list of OLLI fall special events.

All that’s Missing is You!

See you in September! As always, we welcome your questions, comments and feedback.

~Your Friends at UNF Continuing Education