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Prospective Instructors

Prospective OLLI Instructors

OLLI instructors, staff and the Dean of the School of Extended Ed. at the spring 2023 OLLI course preview 
OLLI spring 2023 instructors, Dean Karen Schneider and The School of Extended Education staff at the
OLLI Spring 2023 Course Preview


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Sonoma State University is inviting course proposals for the 2024-2025 academic year. We are seeking course proposals in the following subject areas:

  • Arts
  • Contemporary Issues/Popular Culture
  • Food and Wine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social and Political History
  • World Cultures
  • Technology and AI

Please submit your proposal using our online Course Proposal Form

OLLI at SSU Instructor Information:

  • OLLI offers four sessions a year. Six week, three week, and single 2 hour (OLLI á la carte) classes are offered during fall, winter, and spring sessions.
  • The OLLI Summer session offers short á la carte classes, June through August. 
  • Compensation is as follows: $2,200 for a six-week class, $1,100 for a three-week class and $350 for à la carte lectures.
  • OLLI instructors are to complete required Sonoma State University Human Resources paperwork, including an I-9 form.
  • The OLLI Faculty Agreement from the SSU School of Extended and International Education (SEIE) is emailed to Instructors at least one month before the start of class.  The agreement outlines the expectations of instructors teaching for OLLI, which includes class dates and times, the OLLI Course Preview Open House date, instructor pay rate, and if there are any SSU/CSU compliance training requirements.
  • OLLI Instructors are asked to participate in the OLLI Course Preview, where each instructor provides a class presentation to OLLI members. The Course Preview is an opportunity to promote the classes offered.  If an instructor is unable to attend the Course Preview or lives out of the area, a video presentation can be provided in advance of the event.