Study Leader Information

Maynard Goldman's Class

Submit a Course Proposal

In order to help you prepare your course proposal, please reference the blank course proposal form (located below in 'Document and Guides'). This will give you an understanding of all the information that will needed to be provided.

Submit a course proposal here.

Winter 2020: January 13 - March 13, 2020
Course proposals due: September 9, 2019

Spring 2020: March 23 - May 29, 2020
Course proposals due: November 1, 2019

Meet Our Study Leaders

This page is being updated periodically to include all of our Study Leaders.

Tips & Tricks

Advice from veteran Study Leaders about all the questions you may have about your course.

Study Leader Feedback Form

Please reflect on your experience teaching. Share your comments and suggestions for the benefit of future Study Leaders and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth course improvements.

Documents and Guides for Study Leaders

Blank Course Proposal Form - view the blank form before submitting your course so you know all the information to provide.

Creating Course Content - a guide to creating and submitting your course proposal.

Guide to Equipment - a visual guide to equipment available for use in class.

Sample Course Descriptions - two examples of course descriptions and study leader biographies.

Short Checklist for Proposals - a great resource to help you prepare to submit a course proposal!

Study Leader Handbook - an overview of all the OSHER@Dartmouth procedures and how you, as a Study Leader, can prepare and lead a course.

Condensed Study Leader Handbook - a brief overview of OSHER@Dartmouth procedures.

Discover Your OSHER@Dartmouth Teaching Style Course - a brief intro to teaching an OSHER@Dartmouth course. Check our course catalog for our official "Discover Your Teach Style" class!

We're Looking for Study Leaders

OSHER@Dartmouth courses are led by dedicated volunteers who have passion for and knowledge of a subject and want to share that passion with others. Without our dedicated instructors, OSHER@Dartmouth would not exist. Please consider offering a course during any of our four terms, either on your favorite subject, or one of the subjects listed below.

We have a team of volunteers serving on our Study Leader Support committee who offer training, advice, and guidance. You are never alone, from the first steps of assembling your course proposal to the final class session. Mentors are available for new leaders, and experienced leaders can discuss ideas with their peers.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa King or call (603) 646-0154.

Benefits of Being an OSHER@Dartmouth Study Leader:

  • Access to all Dartmouth College libraries and borrowing privileges
  • Receiving a voucher to take a free course with OSHER@Dartmouth for leading a course
  • Free training exclusively for Study Leaders various times throughout the year
  • Work with a supportive staff that will assist during preparation of your course and throughout the course
  • Mentors and seasoned Study Leaders available to assist offer advice
  • Curriculum Committee available to assist with designing course descriptions for catalog
  • Special recognition

OSHER@Dartmouth members have requested courses on the following subjects:

  • Anthropology
  • Android
  • Archeology
  • Art History
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Canine Psychology
  • China
  • Chorus
  • Conversational Spanish, German, Chinese, etc.
  • Creating Collages
  • Crocheting
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Doing Business in China
  • European Union - Brexit challenges
  • Famous Art Forgeries/Art Theft
  • First Aid
  • Fly Fishing (best for spring or summer terms)
  • Geology
  • Guns- NRA- Arming Teachers, Police, Public
  • Health
  • History of Korea
  • How to Play Bridge, Chess, Guitar
  • Human Psychology
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Iran
  • Irving Berlin's Music
  • Journalism - It's Not Fake News
  • Life and Music of Leonard Cohen
  • Mental Illness - Current Trends and Practices
  • Movies Based on Grand Thefts
  • Music of Broadway Theatre
  • Native American Studies
  • NH/VT Geology, Wildlife
  • North Korea
  • One Term Presidents - How did the become so.
  • Outer Space Exploration
  • Photoshop
  • "Prairie Fires" by Caroline Fraser
  • Putin and Russia
  • Presidential Impeachment
  • Reading the Constitution
  • Regional Authors
  • Review of Updike
  • Russian "Greats"
  • Science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology)
  • South African Literature
  • Spanish Literature
  • Supreme Court "Blunders" and Outcomes
  • T.S. Eliot
  • The Case for Single Payer Health Insurance
  • The Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, & Joey Bishop
  • Thorny Conversations
  • Upper Valley Hiking
  • U.S. Politics 1930s and 1940s
  • Vietnam War
  • Walking Group


7 Lebanon Street, Suite 107, Hanover, NH 03755-2112
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM • Fridays: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM • (603) 646-0154