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Propose a Course

Have a great idea for a new study group? We would love to hear from you!

Lead a Course With Tufts OLLI!

Have you recently read a new book that you would like to discuss with others? Or traveled to a new destination that inspired you to learn more about the culture and history of that location? Share those interests and passions with Tufts OLLI members by leading a course! Our members enjoy learning about topics in history, literature, current events, film, STEM - the list goes on!

Don't worry if you've never led a class before. Our Curriculum Committee will happily talk you through the process or help you formulate your ideas, so your course will be as enjoyable an experience for you as it will be for the participants. The Tufts OLLI office provides training and materials for new study group leaders, and support for courses taking place virtually on Zoom or in person. 

  Member instructors are eligible for a free course as a thank-you for being a course instructor. Tufts OLLI is open to proposals from OLLI members, Tufts Faculty, Staff, and Students, as well as other outside experts and instructors. Non-member instructors are eligible to be paid $25 per teaching hour.

Need More Information About Leading OLLI Courses?

Please do not hesitate to contact our office,, or the Curriculum Committee directly at

Additional information about designing and proposing a course can be found here



Upcoming Terms and Proposal Due Dates




What Will I Need to Propose a Tufts OLLI Course?


Prepare a short course description

In 200 words or less, please briefly describe the content that will be covered in the course and the expectations of those participating (how members will participate in the course, any required readings, etc).

Develop a brief syllabus of the course content

Please provide a high-level syllabus of what content you'll be covering in each session of the course.

Tell us about yourself

Prospective learners like to know about the background, interests, and accomplishments of their potential course leaders! We'll include this short biography in our course catalog.



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