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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers the opportunity to teach adult learners who are curious and have a passion for learning. At OLLI there are no grades, no tests, no credit – just the pleasure of sharing your knowledge and experience with those who greatly appreciate that gift. These unique students truly appreciate their courses and the expertise of those that teach them.

OLLI seeks instructors to teach a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Art
  • Foreign language
  • History
  • Current events
  • International affairs
  • Government and politics
  • Philosophy and the social sciences
  • Literature and writing
  • Many other mind expanding topics

Instructors are welcome in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Vermillion, Chamberlain, Pierre and De Smet. Preference is strongly given to those who have had significant teaching experience.

Class scheduling is flexible, but typically a class meets once per week for two to four weeks, sixty minutes to two hours per class. You may also choose to offer a single lecture on a compelling topic. Classes are offered days, evenings and Saturday mornings. OLLI has two semesters per academic year: Fall (September - November) and Spring (March - May).

Instructors are paid a contact-hour fee, although some generously donate all or a portion of their compensation back to OLLI. Learn more about instructor compensation.

If you are interested in teaching an OLLI class, please download, complete and submit the course proposal form, along with a current résumé, to the address below. OLLI's Curriculum Committee meets once every month or two and someone will be in touch with you about your proposal within a month after you submit it. Please feel free to contact us directly with questions or to follow up on the status of your course proposal. OLLI reserves the right to select or reject courses proposals based on the needs of the program and interests of our members. On behalf of OLLI, thanks for sharing your knowledge and promoting lifelong learning throughout South Dakota. We look forward to working together.

Before you develop your class curriculum, please download our OLLI Instructor Handbook. You’ll find special instructions for teaching adult learners, important info about course materials and more. 

Send course proposals to:

Program Director
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at USD
4801 N Career Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57107-1304
OLLI@usd.edu
605-274-9529 or 605-274-9528