Prospective Instructors


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 (see below). Course proposals can be submitted at any time.

OLLI at Pitt courses are taught by University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff, Emeritus professors, instructors from other colleges and universities, educational leaders, community scholars, and experts. In our program, there are no tests, grades, office hours or educational requirements!  Instructors in the OLLI at Pitt program do receive compensation for instructional hours.

In selecting courses, our Curriculum Committee assess the topic and content, course organization, the instructor's teaching experience and content expertise, and the suitability, variety, and balance of the proposed offering. The instructor's availability, previous class evaluations (when applicable), recommendations, and level of professional and educational achievement in the particular subject area are all considered.

Instructors may not promote any product or service, solicit donations for causes or personal expenses, nor proselytize for a particular religion or cause.

Finally our OLLI program supports courses and activities that not only are intellectually stimulating but contribute to a forum for friendship, socialization, and community.

If you are interested in submitting a course proposal, CLICK HERE.

All instructors interested in teaching an OLLI course will also complete an availability form online. The link will be sent to potential instructors shortly after the deadline for proposals.

Dates for 2019

  1st session 2nd session
Fall 2019 (proposals due by 04/26/19) August 26 - September 27  October 14 - November 15