|Faculty sought for Lifelong Learning Institute|
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the Division of Continuing Education are seeking faculty to teach various courses for individuals ages 55 and better. These are fun and informal classes that can be taken on the UND campus. Courses will typically last two hours per session and run four to five sessions in length.
OLLI is a membership-based community of mature adults who love learning and enjoy spending time with like-minded individuals. OLLI’s mission is to foster accessible lifelong learning and individual growth for mature learners by creating intellectually stimulating learning opportunities that will enrich their lives. The University of North Dakota launched OLLI in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota to extend lifelong learning opportunities to our mature community members.
OLLI is funded in part by the Bernard Osher Foundation, which was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected community leader in San Francisco. The philanthropic organization improves the quality of life for mature residents through post-secondary student scholarships, as well as art, cultural, and educational grants. At present, the Foundation is supporting 101 Osher Institutes on university and college campuses in 46 states.
OLLI provides courses and other opportunities for mature individuals who want to continue learning in a relaxed atmosphere. There are a variety of courses ranging from arts and humanities, literature, computers, and wellness. OLLI is not about grades or tests; it is about exploring new topics, indulging in personal interests, and making new friends.
If you would like to become involved or are interested in teaching a course, please contact Jennifer Aamodt at 777-4204.
-- Jennifer Aamodt, Certificate Programs Coordinator, Continuing Education/Outreach Support, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4204