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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.?

2 Responses to “Do you have a formal relationship with your institution’s retired fac/staff group?”


  1. Sarah or anyone:
    Do you have them sign a “letter of agreement” when using retired fac/staff if going to teach for OLLI?


  2. We have worked with our college’s Human Resources office to be made aware of Furman staff and faculty when they retire. We send the retirees a congrats letter along with a gift certificate for a free OLLI class to welcome them to retirement. When budgets are not being constrained our university usually has an Annual Luncheon for retirees of the University. We are always at that lunch and make sure we get our brochures to everyone in attendance.

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