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Do you have a formal relationship with your institution’s retired fac/staff group?

Posted on November 12th, 2009 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Sarah Schutt, OLLI at UW-Madison Asks OLLI:

If your institution has a retired fac/staff group, does any OLLI out there have a formal relationship with their institution’s retired fac/staff group? What is the nature of that relationship? Does your OLLI provide any special services or adminstrative functions on behalf of the campus to support that retired fac/staff group, such as Web site, marketing? If yes, what administrative, political, etc. concerns have you faced in doing so? Does your OLLI cooperate with a retired fac/staff body in a formal, programmatic (rather than individual basis) way to solicit volunteers, teachers, discussion leaders, etc.?