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.
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.
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)
FY 2023-2024 Schedule
- Fall term: Monday, October 2, 2023 to Saturday, December 2, 2023
- Winter term: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 to Monday, March 11, 2024
- Spring term: Monday, April 8, 2024 to Friday, May 31, 2024
FY 2024-2025 Schedule
- Summer term: Monday, July 29, 2024 to Saturday, September 7, 2024
Course proposals are accepted throughout the year, although deadlines are established for each term annually. Deadlines are as follows:
- Spring (2024) Course Proposals Due: 1/2/2024
- Summer (2024) Course Proposals Due: 4/15/2024
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.
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)