• 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 with OLLI at HSU.  
We are now accepting proposals for the winter 2021 term. The deadline for proposals for the winter term is Fri., Oct. 23.

All OLLI Winter classes will be offered online between Tues., Jan. 19 through Sat., Feb. 13, 2021. 

This winter, up to three classes per day will be offered at 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., and 5-7 p.m.
If you would like your class outside of these times, please make a note in the comments on the proposal form.

OLLI will set up and host classes using Zoom Online Communication. We will provide orientation and training to all instructors and students as needed.

We will once again offer $15 online classes to celebrate OLLI's 15 year anniversary.  

Go to the Winter 2021 Course Proposal Form

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. 

How it works:

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

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

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

  • You are paid 50% of the income generated from the course.

Once your proposal is submitted it will be reviewed by the OLLI Coordinator and shared with the OLLI Curriculum Committee and the OLLI Director.

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.

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.

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 Kim Laney, OLLI Coordinator, olli@humboldt.edu or mail to Humboldt State University, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521. 

If you would like to discuss your ideas or have any questions, please contact the OLLI office.

Please use the link below to submit your proposal:

Go to the Winter 2021 Course Proposal Form