If you're passionate about a topic, you are invited to share your talents by leading an OLLI-UA class (or study group, as we call them).
OLLI members are a group of curious, engaged, and thoughtful individuals.
Our SGL ranks include active and retired academics, graduate students, business leaders, doctors, lawyers, teachers, social workers, psychologists, and more - all with an amazing range of experience and backgrounds.
Subject areas include history, arts, culture, crafts, cooking, health, self help, current events, literature, philosophy, religion, technology, science, math, social sciences, travel, entertainment and more.
In memorial to SGL Dan Gilmore with the wishes of Dan and his family.
Our study groups tend to be highly interactive and discussion-oriented, rather than lecture-based.
Although many study groups are led by members, OLLI-UA membership is not required to teach at OLLI-UA.
All of our SGLs volunteer their time and there is no monetary payment.
Teaching an OLLI-UA class is also not a "sales" opportunity. Classes must be educational and are not for commercial purposes or personal financial benefit.
Class formats are flexible. You can teach anything from a single session to a full 12-week guided lecture/ discussion curriculum.
If you have knowledge, skills, or a passion for a topic, you can submit a proposal to teach! Complete your course proposal by clicking the "Submit a Study Group Proposal" button below.
Classes are 1.5 hours each with standardized start times of 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm or 3 pm.
We use our own Zoom accounts and offer Zoom training and class technical host support.
No in-person classes, events, or field trips are being considered at this time for the health and safety of members.
The sooner you apply, the better chance your requested schedule will be approved.
“OLLI provides a superb link between outreach-minded academics and a refreshingly motivated audience. We learned from that first course to prepare differently... In particular, most of us were surprised by the number and type of questions asked. Guided discussion turned out to be a better format than a lecture series.” - Insights by SGLs from the Linguistics Department at the University of Arizona