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!

Fall 2018 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.
  4. Save the file and return via email to
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Course Proposal Form

View and download the Fall 2018 Course Proposal & Instructions as a PDF or DOC:

     Adobe Reader [PDF]

     Microsoft Word Document [DOC]


Fall 2018 Term Dates

First Session
September 3 - October 26
(no class Labor Day, Sept. 3, Rosh Hashana, Sept. 10, Yom Kippur, Sept. 19)

Second Session
October 29 - December 21
(no class Thanksgiving Break, Nov. 21 - Nov. 23)

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

Completed forms are due to the Osher office by Tuesday, May 22, 2018. We will send an email acknowledgement when we receive your course proposal form. 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.