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Study Leaders - Guidelines and Information on Course Proposals and Teaching

The popularity and growth of Osher at Carnegie Mellon are because of the commitment, enthusiasm and talents of our Study Leaders. Study Leaders volunteer their time in preparing and educating an engaged group of lifelong learners.

Course Proposals

If you are interested in teaching for us and are new to Osher at Carnegie Mellon University, please contact the Curriculum Committee Co-Chairs, Byron Gottfried, bsg129@gmail.com or Circe Curley, circecurley@comcast.net, or contact the Registrar, Lyn Decker, ldecker@andrew.cmu.edu.

The popularity and growth of Osher at Carnegie Mellon University are because of the commitment, enthusiasm and talents of our Study Leaders. Study Leaders volunteer their time in preparing and educating an engaged group of lifelong learners.


If you are interested in teaching a course for the Winter/Spring 2018 term, please complete a course proposal form. 

Follow these directions for either the PDF (Adobe Reader) or DOC (MS-Word) proposals:

Click on either PDF (Adobe Reader) or DOC (MS-Doc):
Winter/Spring 2018 Proposal and Instructions [PDF] or [DOC]
 
      1. Download the proposal
      2. Save the file
      3. Open the [PDF] in Adobe Reader or open the [DOC] in MS-Word
      4. Edit the proposal
      5. Save the file
      6. Return via email.
      7. Some directions may vary depending on which browser you are using.
Completed forms are due to the Osher office by Tuesday, September 19, 2017. We will send an email acknowledgement when we receive your course proposal form. Study leaders who are not members and their significant other will be invited to membership upon completion of their first, 5 or 6-session course.

Dates for the Winter/Spring 2018 term classes:

     First session:     January 8 - March 2 (no class on January 15)
     Second session: March 5 - April 27 (no class on March 30)


Who are our Study Leaders?

Study Leaders are volunteers who come from various walks of life. They bring many different talents based upon their life experience. Some present classes based upon many years of professional or business experience; others from upon hobbies or avocations that have provided them with memorable skills over the years. A few Study Leaders simply coordinate their classes and have different speakers each week.

Our students are extremely interested in continuing their education. They have a lot of intellectual and physical energy, and participate in classes enthusiastically. Study Leaders find teaching at Osher at CMU a very rewarding experience.