Carnegie Mellon University
November 12, 2021

The Curriculum Committee and the Human Resources Committee are looking for new members!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prospects are not Osher Members. Committee participation is limited to Osher Members only. 

Complete a short VOLUNTEER application to be considered.

Osher at CMU Mission and Vision

The mission of Osher at CMU is to provide its members with learning and social enrichment opportunities that increase their knowledge, enhance skills and interactions with peers, and increase cultural and social awareness, complementing CMU's leading role in educational, intellectual, and cultural life in the Pittsburgh region.

Osher at CMU's vision is to be a premier quality source of lifelong learning for its members through cost effective, short-term, non-credit courses, lectures, field trips, special interest groups, and other events supporting its mission.

Curriculum Committee - Committee member

The Curriculum Committee is in need of a few new committee members. The Curriculum Committee recruits new Study Leaders for course offerings to keep the curriculum vibrant and responsive to member needs and interests and communicate regularly with Study Leaders to encourage continued participation and development of new course offerings. Deadline: Friday, December 3rd, 2021.

Membership

  1. The President appoints the Committee Chair for a term of one year with no limit on reappointment.

  2. The Registrar and the appointed Chair of the Lecture Sub-Committee are voting Committee members.  

  3. The Committee Chair appoints additional Committee members from applicants following the Osher Committee Member Selection Procedure.

  4. All Committee members must be active members of Osher at CMU.  

  5. The Chair may drop Committee members for cause.

  6. The President and Executive Director are ex-officio, non-voting members of the Committee.

  7. If the appointed Committee Chair is not an elected Director, the Chair shall serve as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board.

Operations

  1. The Committee shall meet with such frequency as it may determine, typically at least four meetings per year.

  2. The Chair presides over Committee meetings and works closely with the Registrar for development of each term’s course catalog contents.

  3. Committee approvals require the presence of a quorum and affirmative votes of a majority of members present.

  4. The Committee shall report its activities to the Board on a regular basis  

  5. The Chair is responsible for keeping and maintaining records of Committee actions and shall submit written input for the Osher annual report no later than 30 days after the end of the fiscal year.

  6. The Committee may invite any Director, Officer, outside advisor, or other individual who to attend meetings, but such persons shall not have voting power.

  7. The Committee may not contractually obligate Osher at CMU in any manner unless authorized by documented approval by the Board.  

  8. The Committee shall review this charter periodically and may recommend changes to the Board for review and approval.

  9. Any action of the Committee is subject to review by the Board and may be overturned by majority vote of the Board.

Responsibilities

  1. Recruit new Study Leaders for course offerings to keep the curriculum vibrant and responsive to member needs and interests.

  2. Develop a rapport and communicate regularly with Study Leaders to encourage continued participation and development of new course offerings.

  3. Follow up with and support Study Leaders as they prepare their on-line course proposal submissions.

Human Resources Committee - Committee member

The Human Resources Committee is in need of a few new committee members. The Human Resources Committee serves as a resource for the Executive Director regarding employment and benefits issues, and maintains awareness of human resource developments to ensure that Osher at CMU is in compliance with all requirements. Deadline: Friday, December 3rd, 2021.

Membership

  1. The President appoints the Committee Chair for a term of one year with no limit on reappointment. The Chair must not be an Officer of Osher at CMU.

  2. The Committee shall have three or more additional members including at least one Director.

  3. The Committee Chair appoints Committee members from applicants following the Osher Committee Member Selection Procedure.

  4. At least one committee member must have Human Resources experience, preferably with a non-profit organization.

  5. If the Committee Chair is not an elected Director, the Chair shall serve as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board.

  6. All committee members must be active members of Osher at CMU. The Chair may drop committee members for cause.

  7. The President is an ex officio and non-voting member of the Committee.

  8. The Executive Director is a voting member of the Committee.

Operations

  1. The Committee shall meet as needed, typically at least four times per year.

  2. The Chair of the Committee presides over Committee meetings.

  3. A majority of Committee members constitutes a quorum.

  4. Committee approvals require the presence of a quorum and affirmative votes of a majority of members present.

  5. The Committee shall report its activities to the Board on a regular basis.

  6. The Chair is responsible for keeping and maintaining records of committee actions and submitting written input for the Osher annual report no later than 30 days after the end of the fiscal year.

  7. The Committee may invite any Director, Officer, outside advisor, or other individual to attend Committee meetings, but such persons shall not have voting power.  

  8. The Committee shall not contractually obligate Osher at CMU in any manner unless authorized by documented approval from the Board.

  9. The Committee shall review this charter periodically and may recommend changes to the Board for review.  

  10. Any action of the Committee is subject to review by the Board and may be overturned by majority vote of the Board.

Responsibilities

  1. Serve as a resource for the Executive Director regarding employment and benefits issues.

  2. Make recommendations regarding employment policies and procedures.

  3. Review staff compensation and benefits to ensure that they are competitive and make recommendations to the Executive Committee for any changes.

  4. Designate a Committee member to serve as an on-call member of the Study Leader Support Sub-Committee to ensure fair, equitable and timely review of Study Leader performance.

  5. Maintain awareness of human resource developments to ensure that Osher at CMU is in compliance with all requirements.