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Propose a Study Group

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

Thank you for your interest in leading a Study Group with Tufts OLLI!

Have you recently read a new book that you would like to discuss with others? Or travelled 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 study group! 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 study group will be as enjoyable an experience for you as it will be for the participants. The Tufts OLLI office provides trainings 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 class as a thank you for being a study group leader. 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.

Would you like more information?

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 prepare?


Prepare a short course description

In 200 words or less, please briefly describe the content that will be covered in the course and 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 study group.

Tell us about yourself

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



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