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How do you deal with class “gate-crashers?”

Posted on October 25th, 2011 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Susan H. Poole, NC Center for Creative Retirement at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, Asks OLLI:

How do you deal with people who are not registered for a class, but see an empty seat and take it? This is unfair to people who have paid for the class and those on a class waiting list.

How does your OLLI handle ADA compliance?

Posted on October 24th, 2011 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Susan Morrow, OLLI at the University of Southern Maine, Asks OLLI:

How does your OLLI handle ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) compliance? What sort of support do you receive from your University? Does your OLLI offer enhanced listening or enhanced viewing equipment in your classrooms?

Does your OLLI have a volunteer historian or archivist?

Posted on October 6th, 2011 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Doug Fairbanks, OLLI at University of South Florida, Asks OLLI:

Does your OLLI have a volunteer historian or archivist who keeps track of the history of your OLLI? If so, and if you have a job description for that role that you are willing to share, please email it to Kyle Allen, kallen@usm.maine.edu.

What records are you keeping? Does the historian/archivist produce a periodic historical summary kept in the OLLI’s permanent files?

Does your OLLI offer classes using “The Great Courses” as an accompaniment”?

Posted on October 4th, 2011 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Connie Hodgson, OLLI at the University of North Dakota, Asks OLLI:

Does your OLLI offer classes using “The Great Courses” as an accompaniment? If so, what did you charge as a fee?