Adult Learning Institute

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Adult Learning Institute
at OCC
The Adult Learning Institute (ALI) ALI, at the Orchard Ridge Campus of Oakland Community College, was established in 1991 as a forum for retired and semi-retired people to share the joys of learning and friendship. Currently, it consists of about 100 men and women, ages 55 and older, living in southeast Michigan.

ALI is a member-run organization responsible for its own financial, clerical, and programming functions. We use facilities generously provided by Oakland Community College at the Orchard Ridge Campus, but the college gives no other operational support.

ALIís program is based solely on the efforts of its members. Some serve as program facilitators, while others run audiovisual equipment, serve on committees, write letters, prepare material for mailing, develop curriculum, contact potential speakers, and keep membership records and mailing lists. Our current members provide timely and creative leadership and assistance. Everyone is encouraged to participate and contribute to our organization.

This booklet describes the fall 2016 ALI lectures. Schedule or program changes will be announced and sent as email alerts as needed throughout the semester. For additional information use our website,, or email us at with your questions.