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OLLI at Duke Instructor Website 

This is the central location for OLLI instructor information on the web

Latest News Updated 12-15-20

  • Winter Term Registration - Jan. 26 & 27 
  • Virtual Instructors’ Celebration 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3: This structured event will highlight our successes involving instructors and everyone else directly linked to presenting classes.  It will feature the announcement of the Bill Wright Awards or outstanding volunteers for 2019 and 2020
  •  Virtual Volunteers’ Celebration from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 4.   This companion event is designed for persons involved with Community Engagement; Social Activities; Member Engagement; Space Committee; Legacy;   Special Interest Group (SIG) Leaders; Information Technology.
  • Winter Term Classes Begin Feb. 15
  • Instructors' Coffee and Conversation  9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Friday, March 5. (This substitutes for C&C in February.)

Teaching Best Practices

The Instructor Relations Committee is documenting Teaching Best Practices used in OLLI courses. "Tip Sheets” for specific teaching areas capture the practices of OLLI’s best instructors, ranging from pre-course topics (e.g., Using a Course Outline or Syllabus) to helpful practices used during OLLI courses (e.g., Inviting Student Participation). Links to examples are posted below:


More to come over the next few months!


Online Resources & Events

  • An Orientation for instructors who are considering teaching in the 2021 Winter Term was held on Jan. 6, 2021. Click  here for the PowerPoint presentation... 
  • Recordings of Instructor Zoom training sessions prior to the Fall 2020 Term are available here.  
  • The OLLI Online Learning website is available here.   
  • "Coffee & Conversation" events for instructors were recently held. 
    • The video for the  Nov. 13, 2020 C&C is here
    • Click here to access a recording of the October 2 event.  
    • Click here to see links related to the June 26 event.
  • An online Instructor Town Hall was held on May 27 on Zoom. Click here to see links related to this meeting.  
  • Video recordings of OLLI's free Online Learning Sessions offered in April and May, 2020 are available here. 


Key Dates, Contacts & Maps






Video - "Teaching & Learning at OLLI"


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


OLLI at Duke Course Catalogs  


Duke Websites


Other Useful Websites   



The Instructor Relations Committee is working to document Teaching Best Practices for OLLI courses. These “Tip Sheets” capture the practices of OLLI’s best instructors, ranging from pre-course topics (e.g., Using a Course Outline or Syllabus) to helpful practices during your course (e.g., Inviting Student Participation).

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