Category: News

by Susanne M. Alexander, Marriage and Family Department Chair  We are growing again! Healthy, happy, and unified marriages and families is the vision of the Relationships, Marriage, Parenting, and Family Department of the Wilmette Institute. Our goal is to have …

New Courses for Challenged Marriages Read More »

Update published September 30, 2019 In September the Institute launched a new Student Satisfaction survey. It also changed the way it presents its Course Evaluation survey to students. Read on to learn why surveys are important to the Institute at …

How Are We Doing? Update on Student Satisfaction Read More »

The Wilmette institute has published its 2020 Course List in a slightly new format. The list is still tentative, but courses are now organized with a numbering system so you can see at a glance which courses fall under which …

2020 Courses Featured in New Online Catalog Read More »

In August, the Wilmette Institute upgraded its Moodle software to the latest version (Moodle 3.7). The update allows students to log in using their Google or Facebook accounts. Read on to learn how this works, and to discover the new …

Moodle Update: New Log In and Forum Functionalities Read More »

In August the Wilmette Institute asked students to say how they manage their time. The Time Management survey is still open, for any former or current students who think they may have tips to contribute. All respondents will be eligible …

Time Management 101: Advice from WI Students Read More »

The Wilmette Institute has recently published updated faculty bios for some forty-five individuals (about half the total cohort). Its diverse faculty includes young scholars, seasoned professionals, academics and self-trained experts. Faculty contributions are vital to the Wilmette Institute’s mission of …

Faculty Update: A Fresh Look at WI Faculty Read More »

Dr. Jean Parker, Wilmette Institute faculty in education, business, and economics courses, has just published her doctoral dissertation as a book, Emergency Preparedness through Community Cohesion: An Integral Approach to Resilience. A revision of her doctoral thesis, it looks at …

Jean Parker Publishes “Emergency Preparedness through Community Cohesion: An Integral Approach to Resilience” Read More »

In June, the Wilmette Institute sent a survey invitation to nearly 2,000 learners who had either not taken a course in four or more years, or who had never logged in. The purpose was to help the Institute improve its …

2019 Community Outreach Survey: Preliminary Results are Encouraging Read More »

By Robert H. Stockman The last two months have seen two important milestones in the development of the Wilmette Institute. One involves the matter of accreditation. The other, upgrading the Institute’s staff. Pursuing Accreditation. In mid-April, while exploring information about …

Significant Progress for the Wilmette Institute Read More »

by Niki Daniels A new automated system for creating Certificates of Completion for qualified learners in Wilmette Institute courses will now ensure that Certificates will be emailed to learners on a weekly basis. An Antiquated Certificate System. The old system …

Course Certificates of Completion: Now There’s an App for That! Read More »