University wants public input on classes


Vincennes University Jasper is hoping to learn more about the kinds of life enrichment classes people would be interested in taking.

University officials have an online survey they hope people throughout the county will fill out.

“We thought this would be a good way to get in touch with community members,” said Jesse Underwood, business and industry coordinator at Vincennes University. “We want to get them involved and we want to hear from them and know what they are interested in.”

The survey can be found here.

The short survey asks five questions relating to class preferences.

The first question asks what type of classes would the survey taker find most beneficial and gives a list of ideas under six categories: arts and crafts, how-to classes, skill development, life skills, movement type classes and other classes not under the listed categories.

People are asked how much would they be willing to pay for a class, if they would be most comfortable with in-person or online classes, the best time for them to take a class and what other kinds of classes they would be interested in.

The survey also asks if a person is interested in teaching a class, and gives space for the person to add contact information.

While there is no deadline on the survey, officials hope to have a substantial number of responses by next Friday, Feb. 26.

VUJ does have a few noncredit life enrichment classes available that the public can sign up for now, including classes on fishing, golf, beginning Microsoft Excel, lawnmower service repair and yoga. Underwood mentioned that the university had a cookie decorating class last week, “that went over well.”

VUJ hopes to learn what other topics and activities the public would like to try and learn.

“We want to find out the best way to serve the community,” Underwood said.

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