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

Thank you for your interest in proposing to teach a course for OLLI at HSU. OLLI welcomes dynamic and engaging instructors to teach classes. Classes in various disciplines will be considered.

As we prepare for Summer 2019, we are excited to again offer the Destination Humboldt summer program. Sharing the diverse and rich aspects of our region with our OLLI community has proven to be successful with our members, instructors and the local business leaders.

Each week we will be celebrating Humboldt County culture with classes designed to spotlight one of four themes: History, Arts, Environment and Industry.

We are currently accepting course proposals for Summer 2019.

Classes will each be held in a 2 1/2-hour, one class meeting format. We will not be holding classes that meet over multiple weeks, but rather we are soliciting courses which can stand alone in a three hour block. OLLI summer classes will be held on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays. Classes will meet from either 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-4:30 p.m. Field trips can be part or full day on Saturdays.

OLLI Summer 2019 Program

  • Humboldt History - July 17-20
    To celebrate the rich past of our region. Courses focused on places, people, structures, and stories.
  • Humboldt Arts - July 24-27
    To provide understanding and access to the vast north coast arts scene. Courses which make art, celebrate art and share art.
  • Humboldt Environment - July 31-August 3
    To provide access and understanding of the natural world around us. Courses in natural resources, climate issues and ocean/redwood region
  • Humboldt Industries - August 7-10
    To explore the many resources, business industries and products which originate from and support our region. Courses focused on resource and extraction industries, tourism, locally made products and businesses.

About Summer Classes

We are looking for courses in any category, as long as the course material fits within one of the four themes. See the complete list of categories below. If you are interested in proposing a course for our new summer program, please submit your course proposal no later than April 5.

OLLI Summer courses will be priced at $70 for the general public and $35 for OLLI members. As always, OLLI faculty will be compensated at 50% of class fees after course expenses. If the class you wish to propose requires additional materials or course fees, please make certain to inform us on the proposal form.

Go to the Course Proposal Form