Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Northwestern University

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OLLI ADVISORY COUNCIL

The OLLI Advisory Council advises the director with respect to establishing policies, practices and guidelines for the program, and coordinates the plans and activities of OLLI. The council is composed of 28 members, 14 from Chicago and 14 from Evanston, who each serve as chairs or vice-chairs of committees on their respective campuses: Campus chair, Campus vice-chair, Study Group Committee chair and vice-chair, Coordinator Development Committee chair, Academic Enrichment Committee chair and vice-chair, Membership Committee chair and vice-chair, Diversity and Inclusion chair and vice-chair, and Development Committee chair. Council members are elected for a two-year term, and vice-chairs succeed to chair in their second year.

We are currently in the process of slating the OLLI Advisory Council open positions for 2017–19. If you would like to be considered for a position please review the documents linked below and submit your Candidate Form by Monday, May 8.

Nomination Process and Open Positions for 2017–19 Term

Candidate Form

Organizational Rules

OLLI ADVISORY COUNCIL 2016–17

CAMPUS NAME POSITION
Chicago

Martha Bills

Joe Hinkel

Chicago Campus Chair

Chicago Campus Vice-Chair

Evanston

Susan Gaud

Jerry Bernstein

Evanston Campus Chair

Evanston Campus Vice-Chair

Evanston Michael Singer Study Group, Chair
Evanston

Dov Boros

Elizabeth Forbrich

Study Group, Vice-Chair
Chicago David Anderson Study Group, Chair
Chicago Michael Goodkind Study Group, Vice-Chair
Chicago Belinda Silber Membership, Chair
Chicago Susan Ataman Membership, Vice-Chair
Evanston Steve Fisher Membership, Chair
Evanston Membership, Vice-Chair
Chicago Marion Derringer Academic Enrichment, Chair
Chicago Angela D'Aversa Academic Enrichment, Vice-Chair
Evanston Jerry Bernstein Academic Enrichment, Chair
Evanston Suzanne Farrand Academic Enrichment, Vice-Chair
Chicago Evelyn Shaevel Development, Chair
Evanston Development, Chair
Chicago

Dixie Johnson

Pat Stankard

Coordinator Development, Chair

Coordinator Development, Vice-Chair

Evanston

Bruce Marx

John Drodow

Coordinator Development, Chair

Coordinator Development, Vice-Chair



ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE, 2016-2017:
OLLI members are encouraged to observe Advisory Council meetings. Time is allocated at the end of each meeting for observer comments.

LOCATION DATE TIME
Evanston Friday, September 23, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Chicago Friday, October 28, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Evanston Friday, December 9, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Evanston - local Friday, February 3, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Chicago - local Friday, February 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Chicago Friday, March 17, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm

Evanston

Chicago

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

10:00am - 12:00pm

10:00am - 12:00pm

Advisory Council Campus Chairs

The campus chairs facilitate and coordinate the work of committees operating on their respective campuses, may appoint committees to fulfill campus-specific plans and goals, and identify and communicate recommended actions to the Advisory Council. The campus chairs alternate each year in serving as presiding chair of the Advisory Council. To contact the OLLI Advisory Council campus chairs, click here.

Study Group Committee

The Study Group Committee chairs and vice-chairs organize and lead committees on their respective campuses to oversee the curriculum and assure appropriate quality, diversity, and number of study groups. These committees solicit proposals, offer assistance to members in preparing proposals, review all proposals submitted, and recommend appropriate action. The SGC chairs work with the Coordinator Development Committee chairs to conduct programs to stimulate new curriculum ideas and strengthen study group design and implementation. To contact the Study Group Committee on either campus, click here.

Coordinator Development Committee

The Coordinator Development Committee chairs and vice-chairs organize and lead committees on their respective campuses to recruit members to serve as study group coordinators, provide training for new coordinators, and provide all coordinators with tools, support, assistance and skills enhancement. The CDC chairs work with the Study Group Committee chairs to conduct programs to stimulate new curriculum ideas and strengthen study group design and implementation. To contact the Coordinator Development Committee on either campus, click here.

Academic Enrichment Committee

The Academic Enrichment Committee chairs and vice-chairs organize and lead committees on their respective campuses to establish and implement programs that provide extracurricular cultural, intellectual, and creative activities. To contact the Academic Enrichment Committee on either campus, click here.

Membership Development Committee

The Membership Development Committee chairs and vice-chairs organize and lead committees on their respective campuses to foster and strengthen the OLLI community through membership development and extracurricular social activities, including activities related to welcoming new members to OLLI and orienting them to the peer learning and classroom discussion process. To contact the Membership Development Committee on either campus, click here.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee chairs and vice-chairs assist the director and all other committee chairs in creating appropriate and effective means to convey important information to and from OLLI members, and to gather content for the OLLI E-News. To contact the Communications Committee on either campus, click here.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee chairs and vice-chairs will work with all existing committees to encourage diversity in membership, event planning and programming, study group subjects, guest speakers and community outreach and support. They will lead the effort to make OLLI an inclusive organization. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is new for the 2017–19 term.

Ad-Hoc Committees

A number of ad-hoc committees play a vital role in advising and supporting OLLI's director. Current ad-hoc committees include: the Technology Committee,which organizes and implements technology training for members, providing members with the tools, support, and assistance they need to navigate‚ at OLLI‚ the Hearing Committee, which is working with Northwestern faculty to identify hearing issues that OLLI members experience in the classroom, and‚ is investigating educational and technological remedies‚ and the Development Committee, which is working to implement a robust, ongoing fundraising campaign to secure OLLI's future. All three committees are comprised of volunteers.