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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.

If you are interested in teaching for us and are new to Osher at CMU, please contact the Curriculum Committee Co-Chairs, Byron Gottfried, or Sally Cohen,, or contact the Registrar, Lyn Decker,

Course Proposals

If you are interested in teaching a class for the Winter/Spring 2017 term, please complete a course proposal form. Download and print the Winter/Spring 2017 Proposal and Instructions [PDF]. An editable MS-Word document may be downloaded and returned by email: Winter/Spring 2017 Proposal and Instructions [DOC]. NOTE: If you choose to email the MS-Word document, save the file on your computer before clicking on "Save & Send".

Completed forms are due to the Osher office by Tuesday, August 2, 2016. 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 2017 term classes:

     First session: January 9 - March 3 (no class on Jan 16)
     Second session: March 6 - April 28 (no class Apr 10 & 14)

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.