Teach for OLLI
OLLI at WVU depends on the generosity of our volunteer instructors to teach the quality courses and learning experiences offered throughout the year. Drawn from all walks of life, many OLLI instructors are current and retired teachers, university professors and administrators, business and civic leaders, and other professionals from the community who wish to share their knowledge and passion.
Free from tests or grades, instructors experience the joy of teaching students who are enthusiastic, engaged and eager to learn.
OLLI at WVU is currently seeking instructors to teach a wide variety of courses, including the arts, literature, history, philosophy and religion, current events, political affairs, science, math, health and wellness, and more for our campuses in Morgantown and Charleston.
Courses are held during four terms: summer (July-August), fall (late September – mid-November), winter (January-February), and spring (April-May). Special interest groups may meet year round.
Although scheduling is flexible, courses typically meet from one to six classes in the summer, fall, and spring, and one to four classes in the winter. Class periods are 100 minutes, beginning at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. on Fridays; and 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
New instructors are asked to limit their first course offering to one class session.
Propose a Course
Course proposals are accepted throughout the year, although deadlines are established for each term annually. Submission deadlines can be found on the Course Proposal Form page.
To submit a proposal, complete the online form for the appropriate location (Morgantown or Charleston) or contact the OLLI office for a paper copy. You will receive an email confirmation when you proposal is received.
The OLLI curriculum committee meets within two weeks of the term submission deadline to review proposals. You will receive an email indicating your course acceptance status and proposed schedule, if applicable. OLLI reserves the right to select or reject courses based on the needs of the program and the availability of space.
OLLI Non-Solicitation Policy
As a volunteer organization, OLLI at WVU greatly appreciates the generous donation of time and talent by our instructors and respects their right to academic freedom in preparing their courses. OLLI courses are intended to be learning experiences for our members, offered for the sake of expanding their horizons. Courses are not intended to be commercial or client recruiting opportunities for business products and services.
Instructors will receive a list of OLLI members enrolled in their course prior to the first class. The list includes email addresses and phone numbers. It is provided to facilitate the exchange of information between the instructor and class members outside of the classroom directly related to the OLLI course. It is not to be used for purposes outside of OLLI without the expressed consent of the individual members.