Carnegie Mellon University

Teach for Us

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. Become part of the Osher team and teach for us!

Winter/Spring 2019 Proposals

Proposal Instructions

  1. Download and save the proposal to your hard drive.
  2. Open the DOC in Microsoft Word or the PDF in Adobe Reader.
  3. Fill out the proposal. Note that there are limits on course title, course description, and biography and the spaces are included in the count.
  4. Save the file and return via email to

Course Proposal Form

Winter/Spring 2019 proposal forms will be posted here by June 30, 2018.

Trouble Submitting? Some directions may vary depending on your computer, browser, and editing software (don't use Apple Preview.) The proposal as a MS-Word document may be write-protected on your computer. Try to click on View and Edit Document. Click on File and Save As, and enter a name for your proposal. Fill out the proposal and Save the file again.

First Session
January 8 - March 1
(no class Monday, January 15)

Second Session
March 4 - April 27
(no class Friday, April 19)

Course Proposals

If you are interested in teaching for us and are new to Osher at Carnegie Mellon University, please contact the Curriculum Committee Chair, Circe Curley or the Registrar Lyn Decker via email at

Study leaders who are not members and their spouse/legal domestic partner may request an invitation to membership upon completion of their first 5 or 6-session course.

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 have the intellectual and physical energy to and participate in classes enthusiastically. Study Leaders find teaching at Osher at CMU a very rewarding experience.