Drawing on a lifetime of teaching experience, the Fromm Institute faculty is primarily composed of retired professors from colleges and universities across the Bay Area and around the nation as well as some recognized experts in their given field. All are age peers with our students.

Free from assigning grades and reading papers, these professors find great satisfaction in teaching people interested in learning just for learning’s sake. Furthermore, because they are encouraged to develop new courses that are of personal interest to them, the curriculum experience becomes dynamically stimulating for both the teachers and their students.

Curriculum Planning & Faculty Recruitment

Faculty are hired to offer individual eight-week courses. Each course meets one and a half hours, once a week, for eight weeks or a total of twelve contact hours. All instructors are independent contractors and a generous honorarium is paid midway through each session.

If you are an age peer with our students and interested in teaching a college level course in the fine arts, humanities or sciences, please complete this Course Proposal Form. We are accepting submissions until March 14, 2023 for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. The Fromm Institute Curriculum Committee first reviews all course proposals from returning professors. After offers of employment are finalized by returning professors, new proposals are considered from uninitiated instructors.

Click Here for the Academic Calendar.

Click Here for the Faculty Guidelines

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Director Carla Hall at hallc@usfca.edu or call 415-422-6805. Thank you