|Faculty sought for Osher 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 50 and older. These courses are to be academic in nature but fun and informal. Classes may be held on the UND campus or perhaps other venues, depending upon the subject matter. The summer 2008 semester will run two hours per session, twice a week for three weeks, from June 2-20.
OLLI is a membership-based community of mature adults who love learning and enjoy spending time with like-minded individuals. Teach a variety of courses ranging from arts and humanities, literature, computers, and wellness. OLLI is not about grades, tests or credits. OLLI is about exploring new topics, indulging in and sharing personal interests, and making new friends. 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 119 Osher Institutes on university and college campuses in 48 states. UND is the only campus in the state of North Dakota awarded an OLLI grant. Just this past January we learned the grant has been renewed for another year! We went from 76 members in June 2007 to 264 members Jan. 30, 2008.
You will be compensated for your teaching time. If you would like to become involved or are interested in teaching a course, proposals are due March 7. Please contact Connie Hodgson at 777-4840 or email@example.com.
-- Connie Hodgson, OLLI Program Specialist, Division of Continuing Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4840