We are currently accepting proposals for Winter and Spring 2018
Share your Expertise, Teach for OLLI!

  • To teach a course for OLLI, complete this https://olli.gmu.edu/olli-course-proposal-form/ or download and print the form and submit it to the OLLI office, attention Program Associate. Class ideas, questions about teaching or preliminary proposals should be emailed to tchOLLI@gmu.edu.
  • OLLI member volunteers on the Program Committee, and in site and subject area Program Planning Groups review and select course offerings for each term from proposals submitted by past and prospective instructors.  Please contact a Program Associate at program@gmu.edu if you would like information on joining a program planning group.

About Our Teachers

  • OLLI Mason welcomes dynamic and engaging volunteer instructors to share their knowledge, passions and hobbies with our community of lifelong learners. 
  • OLLI Mason faculty includes all types of instructors, those who have taught in a university or other educational institution, as well as those who have not taught before but have a particular art, hobby or interest to share.  OLLI faculty and students enjoy exploring intellectual issues together without the pressure of exams or grades.

About Our Classes

  • Offered during daytime hours in our four-week winter term, eight-week spring term, 6-week summer term and eight-week fall term. For term dates, click here.
  • Held at locations in Fairfax, Reston and Loudoun. For directions to our sites, click here.
  • Two categories: Once-a-week courses lasting 2 to 8 weeks and onetime presentations. All of our class sessions are generally 85 minutes long.

Instructor Benefits

  • A classroom with engaged and appreciative lifelong learners.
  • Instructors who are not OLLI members and were not for the previous term may attend a maximum of two courses during each term they teach on a space-available basis, with members who register having priority.
  • Enjoy invitations to special events and receptions hosted by OLLI Mason.

Deadlines for submitting course proposals

  • Winter 2018, January 22–February 16, proposal must be received by July 28, 2017
  • Spring 2018, March 26-May 18, proposals must be received by October 13, 2017


Online Course Proposal Form

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