College of General Studies
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Teaching Opportunities

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.  Click here for the summer/fall 2018 letter to potential instructors.

OLLI at Pitt Course Proposal Instructions

OLLI at Pitt Course Proposal Form (fillable PDF)

Proposals for the Fall 2018 term are due April 27, 2018 to

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 2018 (tentative)

 1st session
2nd session
Spring 2018January 29 - March 3March 12 - April 14 (no class on March 30, Friday courses end April 20)
Summer 2018May 14 - June 16 (no classes May 28, Monday courses end June 18)June 25 - July 28 (no class on July 4, Wednesday courses end August 1)
Fall 2018August 27 - September 29 (no classes September 3, 10, or 19)October 15 - November 17