The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Course Proposals

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 20 March 2018

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute courses are taught by an outstanding array of current and retired faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and surrounding colleges, as well as experts from the local community. Courses typically meet weekly for five weeks, with two five-week sessions scheduled each academic term (fall, spring, and summer).


How to Become an Osher Course Instructor


Do you have a desire to enrich the lives of adult learners and to nurture their passion for learning? Do you have an area of expertise that you would like to share with members? OLLI encourages interested instructors to submit a course proposal following the guidelines detailed in the Course Proposal Instructions document. Course proposals are reviewed and selected by the OLLI Curriculum Committee and can be submitted at any time.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Pitt is seeking course proposals for its Fall 2018 Term. OLLI courses are typically 1x a week for 5 weeks. Each term offers 2 sessions of courses. We seek course proposals in a variety of areas including: literature, history, political science and government, the arts, sciences, languages and more. Most OLLI designed courses are similar to actual college courses (but no tests or grades, abbreviated content, and shortened to run for 5 weeks).

OLLI Instructors are often university professors and instructors, visiting lecturers, Postdoctoral fellows, and others with content and teaching expertise. Instructors in the program are paid. Course proposals for Fall term are due by April 27.

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