About the Program: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Jupiter is dedicated to enriching the lives of mature students by offering non-credit, university-level liberal arts courses for learners of all ages, backgrounds and interests. The program began in 1997 and currently has over 8,000 registered students.
Each year, more than 70 courses are taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers. Course topics include foreign policy, music, art, history, science, literature, philosophy, current events, films and many others, along with concerts and entertainment.
About the Students: Osher Lifelong Learning Jupiter students are individuals of all ages, some married and some single, some working but many retired, from virtually every part of the country. Many are college or post-college graduates.
About the Campus: Classes are held at the Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Lifelong Learning Complex, located on FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, FL. The facility includes the 500-seat Tamar and Milton Maltz auditorium, and classrooms which seat 60 – 100 students.
All rooms feature state-of-the-art audio visual systems for large-screen projection of videos and computer-based presentations. Click here for details about the auditorium and classrooms.
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Offices: The OLLI Jupiter office is located at:(561) 799-8547
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 799 8667 (telephone)
Open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
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Classes run one hour and 30 minutes with a 10 - 15-minute break and a 15-minute question and answer period at the end of class. Instructors should plan to lecture for about one hour. Most instructors augment their presentations with audio/visual media, including PowerPoint presentations, Web content, CD's and DVDs.
Instructors are compensated based on the length of the course and/or the number of students who attend a given course. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Jupiter does not compensate for development time or costs. Compensation is as follows:
Payment – The Greater Of:
|Eight-week Course||$1000 minimum or $21 per registered student over 48 students|
|Six-week Course||$750 minimum or $15.75 per registered student over 48 students|
|Four-week Course||$500 minimum or $10.50 per registered student over 48 students|
|One-Time Lecture or Performance||$300 minimum or $5 per registered student over 60 students|
Program Incentive Grants
Osher Lifelong Learning at FAU, Jupiter can offer grants of up to $1000 to cover research and travel costs. To pursue a grant: