The Ask OLLI blog is a resource for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute administrators to facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to the creation and management of OLLI institutes nationwide.

Entries to the blog are called "posts" and can only be submitted by blog editors. Please contact Anne Cardale at the OLLI National Resource Center if you have an article suggestion for the AskOLLI editors.

Each post has a "comment" section where blog subscribers can submit their own remarks and responses to the post. A subscriber must be logged in to comment on a post. A login link is available at the bottom of the right-hand column, as well as at the end of each posting page.

Although the Ask OLLI blog is publicly viewable, commenting is closed to non-subscribers. For more information on Ask OLLI, or if you wish to create a subscriber account please contact Anne Cardale.

Question about ‘The Great Decisions’ program.

Posted on December 11th, 2009 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Emma Carrasco, OLLI at Texas Tech University Asks OLLI:
Who has offered ‘Great Decisions’ as an OLLI class and what did you charge as a fee?

2 Responses to “Question about ‘The Great Decisions’ program.”


  1. Emma,

    We had one experience with a Great Decisions class. It wasn’t great BUT I would do it again in a heartbeat with a better course leader/facilitator.

    I think these courses are fabulous resources for all of us.

    Fee structure at OLLI at Brandeis is different - don’t pay for one course at a time.


  2. We offer Great Decisions every term and it is always a packed class. We ask the members to pay a $21 fee (above the cost of the class) to cover the book. This cost is published in the description of the class so the fee does not come unexpectantly. (And there have never been any complaints). Married couples and friends share copies alot of times to save money. We have the members pay the instructor at the first class who in turn gives us a check for all who bought the books so we stay out of the fee gathering business. We order about 8-10 fewer books than a class will hold (knowing people share or return them after they take the class) and buy them all at once in the beginning of the year to get the lowest cost.

Leave a Reply…

You must be logged in to post a comment.