Message from the President of New Adventures in Learning

Bill Haskell, president of New Adventures' Governing Council

Bill Haskell, president of New Adventures’ Governing Council

Bill Haskell

In our 21 years of existence, our traditional goal has been to provide quality courses for our members—courses that are thought provoking, entertaining, challenging, and rewarding. As a result of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Adventures has been forced to make several difficult decisions about our classes. The first, in March, was to cancel the remainder of our spring semester classes.

At this time, due to the uncertain future of the growth of COVID-19 and in an abundance of caution, I’m sad to report that New Adventures’ Governing Council has decided to also cancel all summer semester classes. In part, this decision was based on the risk to our members and presenters of meeting in a classroom environment. Also, Maricopa Community College’s decision to limit courses to an online format throughout the summer forced our decision. We lack the technology to conduct such online classes.

It is both our hope and our plan to conduct fall classes beginning Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The normal schedule for signing up presenters and scheduling of member registration will be followed, subject to the decline of the pandemic, the relaxing of large group meeting restrictions, and all decisions from the college’s administration.

Questions can be directed to 480-857-5500 or [email protected]

We send continued good wishes to stay safe and healthy.