Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is Offering an Honorarium

The U of M's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in an effort to encourage CLA graduate student involvement is offering a $1000 honorarium to CLA graduate students. OLLI is a membership-based learning community of older adults who attend seminars, talks, and other events. Application deadline for teaching a six week course in the winter: Oct. 20, 2008. Deadline for the eight week spring 2009 course: Jan. 5, 2009. Deadline for the eight week fall 2009 term: June 24, 2009.

The U of M's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in a effort to encourage CLA graduate student involvement with OLLI, is this year offering a $1000 honorarium to CLA graduate students selected as OLLI course leaders. OLLI is a membership-based learning community of older adulty who attend seminars, talks, and other events organized by the institute throughout the year. Most OLLI instructors are volunteers chosen from academics to retired CEOs, writers or community organizers.

OLLI classes meet once a week for six or eight weeks and typically consist of a mix of lecture and discussion format. There are no tests and required readings are minimal. OLLI participants are typically highly motivated and well-educated older adults, and instructors should expect a high level of engagement from OLLI participants. Please visit the website at http://www.cce.umn.edu/olli/ for more information.

The application deadline for teaching a six week course in the winter is October 20, 2008.
The deadline for the eight week sprin 2009 term is January 5, 2009.
The deadline for the eight week Fall 2009 term is June 24, 2009.

I believe that leading an OLLI course can provide a unique learning and professional development opportunity for our graduate students that is distinctly different from what they encounter as graduate instructors in the undergraduate classroom. It is, of course, important that teaching in the OLLI program does not unduly impede students' academic progress and interested students will therefore need the endorsement of their advisor to participate in the program.

Contact Steve Benson, the institute's director at benso006@umn.edu or (612) 624-7847 if you have any questions.

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