Fall 2022 proposals are due by Monday, June 13.

Our Fall 2022 semester will take place in September, October, and November, with non-credit courses being offered in person at each of our classroom locations as well as virtually through Zoom. You can propose to teach in person, online, or both. All proposals received prior to the deadline will be reviewed by our Curriculum Committee (made up of OLLI at UNT members) and considered for inclusion in our upcoming semester. If your course is accepted, our Faculty Support staff will contact you to confirm a schedule and arrange logistics for your presentation.

We offer virtual courses on Zoom in addition to face-to-face courses at our eight classroom locations in Denton, Lantana, Flower Mound, Keller, Dallas, and Frisco. The time slots available at each location are listed below. Courses will not be held on dates when the University of North Texas is closed for a holiday.

Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Zoom 10:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:30pm
2:45pm - 4:15pm
10:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:30pm
2:45pm - 4:15pm
10:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:30pm
2:45pm - 4:15pm
10:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:30pm
2:45pm - 4:15pm
10:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:30pm
2:45pm - 4:15pm
OLLI at UNT Classroom 10:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:30pm
  10:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:30pm
   
Robson Ranch Clubhouse   10:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:30pm
2:45pm - 4:15pm
  10:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:30pm
2:45pm - 4:15pm
 
Good Sam. Society
Lake Forest Village
        10:00am - 11:30am
Lantana Community Event Center         10:00am - 11:30am
Keller Senior Activities Center   1:30pm - 3:00pm      
Flower Mound Senior Center 2:30pm - 4:00pm   2:30pm - 4:00pm    
The Grove at Frisco Commons         10:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 2:30pm
CC Young Senior Living   10:00am - 11:30am      

Faculty Benefits

  • An OLLI at UNT instructor may attend courses during the semester they teach at no cost. To claim a complimentary membership, contact olli@unt.edu.
  • Anyone who teaches for OLLI at UNT will receive a letter of appreciation from our Director, Dr. Stephanie Reinke. For current UNT professors, staff members, or graduate students, the letter will also be sent to their corresponding Dean and Chair.
  • Teaching for OLLI at UNT is a unique volunteer opportunity that is very valuable on a resume or CV.
  • Those who teach for OLLI at UNT are invited to our annual Faculty Appreciation events, including one reception with UNT President Neal Smatresk.

CC Young Stipend
Thanks to a generous financial contribution from CC Young, we are able to offer a $250 stipend to instructors who are selected to teach at their senior living facility in Dallas.

UNT Provost's OLLI Faculty Award
Interim Provost Michael McPherson, who served as an early member of our program's advisory board, recently announced the start of a new initiative to recognize OLLI instructors who go above and beyond in offering dynamic learning experiences for our members. Beginning in 2023, the Provost's office will award $500 to one UNT faculty member per year in recognition of their exceptional service to OLLI at UNT members.


About OLLI at UNT Courses

How long do OLLI at UNT courses last? 
A single course session lasts for 90 minutes. Instructors should use that time to give a detailed and engaging lecture, saving 5-10 minutes for member questions. A course can consist of as many as four 90-minute sessions, with the presentation continuing from one session to the next. We aim to provide our members with educational activities that allow them to engage in a substantive way with important ideas and subject matter. Keeping in line with that mission, we encourage our instructors to consider teaching a multi-session course.

Who can teach an OLLI course?
Many who teach for OLLI at UNT are retired professors, but others are active faculty, subject matter experts, or area professionals who are interested in sharing their knowledge and experience with a community of senior learners. You can teach in your area of academic expertise, or you can offer courses in subjects of personal interest to you. Teaching for OLLI at UNT is done on a volunteer basis.

How do I know if my course is appropriate for OLLI? 
An ideal OLLI course is rigorously prepared, well organized, and presented by an expert on the subject. Our members are lifelong learners age 50 and better who enjoy deeply researched, engaging presentations that feed their curiosity. Instructors should provide definitions for key terms and jargon as members may not have a background in the subject being taught. OLLI courses should be solely intended to educate our members, not to facilitate financial gain of the instructor or of any other individuals or organizations, either directly or by increasing business or contribution opportunities. We also ask that all those who teach for OLLI at UNT observe our Faculty Guidelines.

Click here to view more frequently asked questions.

If you have additional questions, please contact OLLI@unt.edu or 940-369-7293.
 


Sample OLLI at UNT Courses

  

The video clips above offer examples of the high quality, informative, and well-organized lectures our members have come to expect from OLLI at UNT faculty.
However, these examples represent only a sample of subjects that are popular with our members. Our members are interested in all topics!