Teach for OLLI

OLLI at WVU depends on the generosity of our volunteer instructors to teach the quality classes 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 offers a wide variety of classes, 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 Kanawha Valley.

Classrooms

Most classes in Morgantown are held in our space at the Mountaineer Mall at 5000 Green Bag. Most Kanawha Valley classes are held at the Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center at 1701 5th Ave. Other locations can be arranged upon request.

Schedule

Classes are held during four eight-week terms for one to eight sessions. Special interest groups may meet year-round. Although scheduling is flexible, classes generally meet for 60 minutes to 2 hours, Monday through Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend classes can be arranged as well.

In the spirit of inclusion, OLLI has chosen to honor and observe the following holidays addition to traditional Christian and national holidays on which WVU is closed. Although the office will be open, we will not try not to schedule classes or other events on these days.

  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Juneteenth (this is now a federal holiday)
  • Diwali
  • Vesak

FY 2023-2024 Schedule

  • Spring term: Monday, April 8, 2024 to Friday, May 31, 2024

FY 2024-2025 Schedule

  • Summer term: July 15 - August 24, 2024
  • Fall term: September 16 - November 23, 2024
  • Winter term: January 20 - March 15, 2025
  • Spring term: April 7 - May 30, 2025

Course proposals are accepted throughout the year, although deadlines are established for each term annually. Deadlines are as follows:

  • Summer 2024 Course Proposals Due: April 8, 2024
  • Fall 2024 Course Proposals Due: June 9, 2024
  • Winter 2025 Course Proposals Due: September 30, 2024
  • Spring 2025 Course Proposals Due: December 29, 2024

To submit a proposal, go to our Teach of OLLI proposal form.

Instructor Policies and Procedures

Instructors are asked to read the policies and procedures document prior to teaching their first class. Returning instructors are encouraged to periodically review the document for changes and updates.  

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.

Classroom and Presentation Information

Tips for a Good PowerPoint Presentation (2022-09)
Teaching an Hybrid OLLI Class (2022-10)
The OLLI Class Portal (2023-09)
Using the Document Camera (2021)
Using the External DVD Player (2021)
AV Instructions for Classroom A (2021)
AV Instructions for Classroom B (2021)
Using the OLLI Microphone System (2021)
Using Microsoft PowerPoint (2020)