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 (see links above) following the guidelines detailed in the course proposal outline. Course proposals are reviewed by the OLLI Curriculum Committee and can be submitted at any time.  Click here for the spring/summer/fall 2018 letter to potential instructors.

Course proposals for the can be found here:   Course Proposal Word version    Course Proposal PDF Version 

Proposals for the spring 2018 term are due September 27, 2017 to engeljl@pitt.edu.

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 2017 (tentative)

 1st session
2nd session
Fall 2017
August 28 - September 30 (Mon, Thurs and Fri courses end week of October 4)
October 16 - November 18
Spring 2018February 5 - March 3March 12 - April 14
Summer 2018May 14 - June 16June 25 - July 28
Fall 2018August 27 - September 29October 15 - November 17