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Teaching for OLLI

Provocative topics, outstanding instructors, engaged peers, and a hunger for learning. This is the OLLI@CSUMB experience. When you step in front of an OLLI class, you engage with learners insatiably curious about the world.

If you are interested in sharing your expertise and time with us, we'd love to hear from you. We are seeking proposals in the following subject areas:

  • Art History
  • Economics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Mindfulness 
  • Music
  • Nature
  • Philosophy
  • Political and Social Science
  • Science 
  • World Cultures

OLLI@CSUMB Academic Terms

  • Fall (Aug. - Dec.)
  • Spring (Jan. - May)
  • Summer (June) 
Courses Are Most Often Shaped as Follows:
  • Single lecture (1.5 - 2 hours)
  • Course (two to four weeks in length, 1.5 - 2 hours per session)
  • Course (six weeks in length | current instructors only)
  • Lecture or course combined with a local field trip
Criteria for Course Selection 

Courses have no homework or tests, and the most successful courses are those which are interactive, unique and offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the subject matter.  Course selection is based upon the following criteria:

  • The offering is academic in nature
  • The course is not already well-served in the community 
  • The course explores a topic that is of interest to OLLI membership
  • The offering complements and/or ties into current Cal State Monterey Bay university curriculum and/or research projects
  • The course highlights feature aspects of our community
  • Preference is strongly given to those who have had significant teaching experience. 
Teaching Stipend/Honorarium
Instructors will receive compensation for instructional time starting at $100 per course hour.

Please submit Course Proposal to: