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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU's Renaissance Academy Seeks New Instructors and Volunteer Committee Members

FORT MYERS, FL - The Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University seeks instructors to teach courses in its lifelong learning program for fall 2010 and winter/spring 2011 sessions at any of the University's 12 Renaissance Academy locations in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. The Academy also seeks volunteers for curriculum planning committees to assist with future program planning and growth.

Instructors will offer single lectures and/or short courses in art, business, computer instruction, ecology, environment, government, history, law, life enrichment, literature, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, sociology, medicine, and U.S. and world affairs. There are no advanced degree requirements for instructors. The Academy pays an honorarium of $75 per lecture.

Lectures are offered Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Each lecture is usually 60-90 minutes long, with additional time allotted for question and answer sessions.

To download a course proposal form, visit website at Forms are also available via mail by calling (239) 425-3276.

The Renaissance Academy is the University's and region's premier lifelong learning program for adults, senior and retirees. It is based on the premise that learning should never cease, that keeping the mind intellectually, creatively and culturally active fundamentally enriches and invigorates lives. Single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment, and travel abroad are some of the programs offered at the Renaissance Academy. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers.

For more information contact John Guerra, interim executive director for Continuing Education and The Renaissance Academy at (239) 434-4838, or

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