by Strohmann Breeding

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Arkansas, is seeking instructors and course proposals for the impending Fall 2019 term.


Established at the U of A in 2007, OLLI provides an avenue for adults to convene for a variety of stimulating courses, special events and social activities. It is based in the College of Education and Health Professions.


With nearly 100 course offerings each semester, OLLI instructors can be as diverse as the courses themselves. If you are an expert in your field or simply a hobbyist, then OLLI is the place for you! Instructors in clude current or retired University of Arkansas faculty as well as distinguished community members and other experts. Ideal candidates also include graduate students and doctoral candidates actively pursuing independent research ventures they would like to share.


Teaching with OLLI is a rewarding experience unlike any other.

“Great, excellent staff, excellent students.  The students want to be there,” said OLLI instructor Malcolm Cleaveland, “They ask great questions, keep you on your toes. The other volunteers are a joy to work with.”


It is common for OLLI instructors to donate their instructional time to OLLI and have the option to use OLI courses as community service toward tenure. Teaching for OLLI provides instructors a unique opportunity to present and engage adults in an ideal learning environment, poised for in-depth discussions.


Course proposals are reviewed twice a year, the deadlines are April 30 for fall courses and Oct. 31 for spring courses. If you enjoy teaching and sharing your knowledge with others, contact OLLI at 479-575-4545 or email for more information.