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For OLLI Instructors

If you are interested in teaching a course or providing a lecture for OLLI, we welcome your participation. The first step in this process is to submit a Course Proposal form. Our preferred means is for you to complete the Online Course Proposal Form. Please click this link and follow the directions on the screen, completing separate forms for each class you propose. If you cannot access the online form, call 843-349-5002 between 9 a.m. and noon M-F and our staff will assist you.

If you would like to lead a club, please fill out the Club proposal form located at this link. Club leaders are not paid for their service, but do receive a complimentary membership for the semester. If you are proposing a new club, please consult with an OLLI director first so that you are fully aware of the differences between classes and clubs.

Submission of a course or club proposal does not guarantee that a course or club will go forward. The Curriculum Committee will consult past enrollment records, evaluations, and other data to determine what courses and clubs to offer each semester. 

Substitute W-9 and Vendor Application Form
Technology Request
Acknowledgement of Status
Online Proposal Form

A Taste of OLLI will not be held in the fall of 2020 to insure the safety of staff, instructors and students.

Instructors are encouraged to advertise on their own through social media, email, and other means.

Zoom training will be available in late August or early September for any instructors wishing to teach online in the fall.

Instructor Volunteerism and OLLI Membership Requirements

The Osher Foundation expects institutes to rely heavily on volunteers. All of the club leaders are volunteers, and a number of our instructors donate their teaching skills for one or more courses, workshops or interest groups. 

All instructors must be members of OLLI during the semester they teach, either by paying for an OLLI membership ($25) or receiving a complimentary one (with all benefits) by waiving compensation for at least one course taught. Note: CCU faculty and staff are exempt from this requirement since they already receive the benefits of membership as an employee of CCU. However, we encourage CCU faculty and staff to participate in both marketing endeavors if their schedules permit.

Instructor Pay Paperwork

Lisa Williams is your contact for all payment concerns. Please submit your W-9/vendor application and acknowledgement form by the first day of class at any of our centers. Your invoice should be submitted on or immediately prior to the last day of class and on an appropriate form. Payment typically takes two to four weeks to cycle through all the approval steps. If there are problems or if information is missing, the process takes longer. Note: CCU’s accounts payable office has up to 30 days to pay on an invoice. You can contact Lisa at or 843-349-2025.

Once we have scheduled your class(es), you will receive a packet that contains a revised vendor and W-9 form, an acknowledgment form as an independent contractor, an instructor agreement, guidelines for teaching adult learners, a technology request form and a sample invoice. You may use your Social Security number or provide a federal ID number on the required W-9. The link to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) online is An invoice should be submitted just prior to the last class of your course; you may submit a separate invoice as each course you teach is completed – invoices must be typed or computer generated (not submitted in pen or pencil).

The course proposal form for the Fall 2020 term is available online by clicking this link or visiting our website ( and going to the “For OLLI Instructors” page under “OLLI” on the main menu. You need to supply your biographical information only once, but otherwise complete one form for each course and club you are proposing. Since we are entering data into a new registration system, we are asking you to update all information on the form, writing carefully and concisely. Incomplete forms will not be reviewed. We are requiring that all instructors submit their proposals through this online form. If you need assistance, call 843-349-5002 9 a.m. to noon, M-F. You will get an email confirming and providing you with a copy of each submission.

We look forward to your participation in our program this fall.