• Propose an OLLI Course

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.

OLLI brings together experienced and interesting professionals with a motivated group of learners in 4-to 6-week classes or shorter workshops. 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. 

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.

How it works:

  • You propose a course, including a brief description, your preferred meeting dates and times. 
  • Once the course is accepted, OLLI arranges facilities & 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.

If you have not previously taught for OLLI at HSU or the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement, please send a résumé or curriculum vitae to Sheila Rocker Heppe, OLLI Director: olli@humboldt.edu or to Humboldt State University, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521.
Course proposals are collected and reviewed by the OLLI director and members of the OLLI Curriculum Committee. 

Course selection criteria are based upon the following standards. Ideally the course will:

  • include an academic/intellectual component;
  • offer new skills/ideas to enhance life;
  • explore a topic(s) of interest to OLLI membership;
  • highlight feature aspects of our community (artistic, economic, environmental);
  • allow OLLI members access to University level research and instructors from HSU and beyond.

Winter 2020 Term: Jan. 11-Feb. 15

Please ensure your class start date is within the term dates listed above.

If you are interested in proposing a course for our Winter 2020 term, please submit your course proposal no later than Sept. 6.