Thank you for your interest in teaching for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI).

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Who are OLLI instructors?

Instructors have special knowledge, background, and skill in the topics they teach. They are carefully screened, and their course proposals are closely examined by the OLLI program director and the members of the OLLI Curriculum Committee. More than half of our instructors have terminal degrees in their areas of expertise and may be current or former university professors.

How are OLLI courses chosen?

Courses are selected in collaboration between the OLLI Curriculum Committe and the OLLI program staff. Each session, members evaluate their courses and instructors, and evaluations are used to determine future course offerings.

How much are instructors compensated for each class?

An instructor teaching a 4-week course is paid $800, and an instructor teaching an 8-week course is paid $1,600. For TASTE of OLLI, instructors are compensated $200 per class.

How are OLLI courses different than typical undergraduate or graduate courses?

The OLLI program embraces the idea of learning for the love of learning. Our membership is composed of adults (50 or older) who are taking clases out of sheer intellectual curiousity. There are no tests, no grades, no homework, and no prior degree requirements required. Members bring a wealth of experience and knowlege to the classroom.

Other Information for Prospective Instructors


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