Institute for Adult Learning At Chesapeake College

General Information

You may register for as many classes as you like using the IAL membership form and the course registration forms ( First Session / Second Session). Membership and registration forms, including membership dues and any course fees, may be submitted together for the current semester. Your membership must be current in order to register for classes.

Due to the increase in membership it will not be possible to call students who do not get into every class for which they register. However, if all classes you wish to take are filled you will be notified and your membership fees will be returned to you without being processed. It may be necessary to limit certain class sizes due to available seating or equipment (e.g. computers), or at the request of the instructor. Members who do not receive a class of choice due to over-subscription will have priority IF a second section is offered.

The IAL Membership Chair will be provided with members' names and addresses for the purposes of determining the number of new members we have each semester, how many members do not renew, and the geographic locations of the membership. This information will be used to improve our curriculum offering. If a member prefers this information not be disclosed, contact Anne Slater at 410-827-5810.

Class Attendance

If you register for a class, the IAL expects that you will attend that class. In deference to the instructor and other students who may wish to take the class, please let Anne Slater know if, for any reason, you cannot attend.


Institute classes are held at the Wye Mills campus of Chesapeake College, at the intersection of Routes 50 and 213. The IAL classroom, HEC 210 in the Higher Education Building, will be used for most classes unless otherwise specified.


Members are encouraged to serve on the Council, offer new course ideas, serve as instructors, and join committees such as membership, curriculum, special events and publicity. Expand your horizons through active participation in Institute affairs, develop new friendships and become part of a growing organization.


Continue your discussions or chat and become better acquainted between classes at lunchtime. You may use the College cafeteria in the Learning Resource Center to purchase lunch or bring your own brown bag lunch..

Lively presentations and discussions are planned for our Brown Bag Luncheons when class is in session, so come with lots of ideas for new and exciting subjects.

We will be using e-mail to announce these types of activities. If you have not done so in the past, please enter your e-mail address on your new membership form so that we may then notify you about these informal gatherings. Also please keep us informed of any changes of your e-mail address If you would be interested in leading a discussion group at one of the Brown Bag Luncheons please let us know.

Contact Anne Slater with questions about classes or to register. A PDF file with the current semester's classes is also available, as is a membership form is available in PDF format.

For more information, call 410-827-5810.

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