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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 of 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, bsg129@gmail.com or Sally Cohen, sallybcohen@verizon.net, or contact the Registrar, Lyn Decker, ldecker@andrew.cmu.edu.

The Summer 2015 course proposal downloaded and returned by email or surface mail: S15 Editable Proposal [pdf].  The instructions may be downloaded and viewd: Summer 15 Proposal Instructions [doc].

Completed forms are due to the Osher office by December 15, 2014. 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 after teaching a full-length, 5 to 6 week course.

Dates for the Winter/Spring 2015 term classes:

  • First session:     May 11 - June 19 (No class on May 25)
  • Second session: July 6 - August 14

Who are our Study Leaders?

Study Leaders are volunteers who come from various ways 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 them a very rewarding experience.