WELCOME TO THE UCONN ADULT LEARNING PROGRAM
June 1, 2020
DEAR FELLOW ALP MEMBERS:
Due to the continuing uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic, the ALP Board of Directors has decided to conduct the September 17th Annual Meeting and the fall Preview Meeting online using the Zoom teleconferencing platform. General concern for our members as well as the likely unavailability of our usual host facilities has prompted this decision. In early September you will receive the slate of proposed new officers, the proposed budget for the next fiscal year and other materials which will need to be voted on by the membership.
In lieu of our usual face-to-face classes, the Board decided to concentrate their efforts, for now, on providing ALP Courses through use of Zoom. Many of our members are already familiar with Zoom, but for those who are not, ALP will be providing written instructions to you in mid-August as well as online practice sessions to help you along. An invitation and schedule of Zoom practice sessions will be provided to all ALP members in mid-August. The next ALP-Horn will also be published in August and it will list the fall Zoom Courses available.
The recent survey conducted by ALP regarding the use of Zoom was well received and we are now in the process of completing the development of courses for the fall semester. Everyone will get an opportunity to sign up for Zoom Classes, whether or not you completed the recent survey. The Preview Meeting of fall courses will be held in early September using Zoom which will serve as an additional practice session in advance of the classes.
Remember, those members who registered for spring semester courses will not be charged for the fall courses. Also, you will now be able to register for fall courses online and a review of the new online system will be provided in the ALP-Horn as well as at the Preview Meeting. You will, of course, still have the option of registering using our conventional method.
The Board of Director’s will continue to provide updates to you in order to keep you informed of developments during this trying period. Also, please check the ALP Website (alp.uconn.edu) periodically for updates. We all look forward to having face-to-face meetings again. In the meantime, be assured that ALP volunteers will do the very best they can to keep interesting programs available to you. If you have any questions, please contact the ALP Office at (860) 785-5609. Thank you.
Seabury is pleased to offer parking for all ALP classes and events at the convenient Hilltop Parking Lot at the north end of our campus (near the raised garden beds and pickleball court). Please park in unnumbered spaces only. After parking, ALP members may enter door #15 located tunder the large awning across from the parking lot. The door will open automatically when you press the intercom button. Once inside, there will be signs to direct you to your destination.
If you have a temporary or permanent disability that makes it difficult for you to get to your class or special event from the Hilltop parking lot, use the parking lot by the new chapel on your right as you enter Seabury. Then take the short walk to the main entrance. Valet parking is no longer available.
There is NO PARKING along the curb across from the main entrance. You will be ticketed!
We could use more help. If you would like to
"give something back" to our Adult Learning Program in return for
all that you've received (or are about to receive), please let an ALP board member know! At your next ALP session, let the registrar know that you are interested, and someone will get in touch to see how you can be of service.