OLLI Committees & Task Forces
This committee reviews the structure and activities of the Board of Advisors seeking ways to improve the Board’s operations. Reviews and suggests changes to the Bylaws. Advises the Nominating Task Force on criteria for candidates for open positions.
This committee provides information by and for OLLI members via the member website (www.olliatduke.org; PW: OLLI) and the Spotlight, which is emailed every 2-3 weeks on Sunday. We assist the Director, the Board, and the standing and ad hoc committees with communications to OLLI members. We also help the Board and Director develop communications aimed at OLLI National and Duke. If you'd like to help us spread the word about OLLI and contribute articles to the website, please join us! Learn more about the committee here. If you would like to volunteer for this committee, see current openings here or contact the chair for more detail.
This committee provides and develops a broad array of interesting, stimulating and attractive courses to be offered in each of the OLLI at Duke terms. Recruits potential instructors, assists them in all aspects of developing classes, and works with the Director in scheduling classes. Learn about volunteer opportunities here or contact the chair for more details.
This committee enhances OLLI at Duke’s relationship with existing and potential instructors. Key activities include instructor appreciation / recognition, instructor resources / faculty development, instructor communications, instructor advocacy and new instructor integration.
Membership and Activities
This committee develops and carries out activities to integrate new members into the organization (e.g., new member orientation sessions). Selects, schedules and coordinates a wide variety of activities for OLLI at Duke members throughout the year.Coordinates the distribution of catalogs at various locations in the Triangle. This includes recruiting the Catalog Distribution Team and training them regarding the most effective means of placing our catalogs in the best locations.
Nominating Task Force
This task force works with the President and the Director, to prepare a slate of nominees for the positions to be elected at the annual meeting: the President, Vice President and two At-Large Advisors. Conducts the election at the annual meeting (Nominating Committee Chair). Works with the incoming President and the Director, to identify candidates to fill open committee chair and At-Large Advisor positions if they occur during the year. Designs and produces materials and programs for the orientation and education of both returning and new board members.
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This committee identifies and investigates possible facilities that may be needed to accommodate OLLI at Duke's growth in the future. Works closely with the Director to secure new space. The committee maintains a database of spaces considered with their pros and cons.
Strategic Planning Task Force
Prepares and updates the OLLI at Duke Strategic Plan. Major revisions to the Strategic Plan are expected every three years; minor revisions are made as needed to keep the plan fresh and relevant