Our proposal deadline has been extended to Wednesday, October 6.

Our Spring 2022 semester will take place in February through April, 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.

Where and when are OLLI courses offered?
Beginning this spring, we will offer virtual courses on Zoom in addition to face-to-face courses at our seven classroom locations in Denton, Lantana, Flower Mound, Keller, 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 or Spring Break.

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   1:00pm - 2:30pm      
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

How long do OLLI 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 ask that all those who teach for OLLI at UNT observe our Faculty Guidelines.

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 with UNT President Neal Smatresk.

Questions? Consult our Faculty FAQ Page or 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!