Emeritus Institute at IVC
The Emeritus Institute program affirms the importance of intellectual activity, critical thinking and creative expression for older adults. The curriculum challenges participants to formulate relationships between past experiences and new ideas and to keep current in all academic areas. Courses are developed to stimulate participants' intellectual and personal growth and to benefit their daily lives – personally, socially, culturally, economically and environmentally. And, while these courses meet the college's academic standards, they are not degree applicable.
The Emeritus Institute serves around 5,000 students and offers over 200 classes yearly at various community sites (see Maps and Parking). Classes are selected in response to student input and in collaboration with faculty, college administration and on-site staff.