A Coordinator’s Perspective
For several years now, I have been coordinating a second section of Women’s Journeys: A Writing Workshop developed by Grethe Brix-Leer. Grethe’s class is very popular. Class members often continue from semester to semester, leaving little room for new participants and a growing wait list. I had the privilege of participating in Grethe’s class for several years.
As a curriculum committee member, I was well aware of the challenge being faced by the minimal participant turnover in the class. With assistance from Grethe, I planned and have been coordinating a second section of this course in the Spring semester. Prior to each class meeting, I put out a prompt for the day which participants can use to start their writing to share with the class. If the prompt does not suit a class member, they are always free to choose their own subject.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the enthusiasm and creativity of women who have joined my section of this course. As we share our writing about the topic for the day, we each learn about the other members of the class and grow in appreciation. I am regularly surprised by the variety of responses to a given topic. I am grateful to the women who have joined me on this exploration of various dimensions of our lives.
If you have a particular interest you would like to share with others, please contact the Curriculum Committee to learn how you can become a course coordinator. Being a course coordinator is well worth the effort!