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Propose to Teach a Course for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at Humboldt)

Summer 2022: Growth and Change

OLLI brings together experienced and interesting professionals with a motivated group of learners. Classes have no homework or tests, and the most successful classes are those which are interactive and which respect and include the life experience of the members.

OLLI at Humboldt is now accepting course proposals for Summer 2022. The deadline for submission is April 30, but we encourage early application. 

We are looking ahead to summer and all the possibilities for lifelong learning opportunities we can now offer. We are accepting proposals for in-person or online classes and field trips. We have decided to offer two short summer programs this year, and hope you will consider proposing a class to teach during one or both summer programs.

Summer School: July 19-29

OLLI summer classes will be offered during the last two weeks of July. Classes can meet one or more times, be in-person or online, and be offered during the time frame beginning Tuesday, July 19 and ending Friday, July 29 (no classes can be held on Mondays between 11 a.m.-2 p.m.). Available time slots are: 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. or your class can be a full day between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. We anticipate offering a limited number of classes during each time slot.

Back to Camp: Lifelong Learning in the Redwoods: August

During the first week of August, OLLI will be hosting camp classes at or nearby the Wolf Creek Outdoor Education Center and Redwoods National and State Parks setting. Instructors and volunteers who would like to teach, lead or help with classes or group activities during all or some of this 5-day/4-night outdoor education experience are encouraged to propose a course. The classes will be open to all OLLI members, not just the campers, and we will have a variety of transportation options. It's still a work in progress, but we hope to finalize details soon. Learn more about Back to Camp: Learning in the Redwoods.

You can teach in both the regular session and at camp if you would like, but it will require separate applications. Please see more information below about teaching with OLLI. 

Propose a Summer School class

Propose a Back to Camp Course

About course proposals

Once your proposal is submitted, it will be reviewed by the OLLI Coordinator and shared with the OLLI Curriculum Committee and the OLLI Director for approval. If you would like to discuss your ideas or have any questions before you submit your proposal, please contact the OLLI Coordinator.

  • You propose a course, including a brief description, and your preferred meeting dates and times. 

  • Once the course is accepted, OLLI arranges facilities and marketing, registers students, and collects payment.

  • You teach your course to a fabulous community of lifelong learners.

  • You are paid 50% of the income generated from the course, or you can donate your fees back to OLLI.

  • All OLLI instructors must be a current member of OLLI, and should have taken at least one OLLI class prior to submitting a course proposal.