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 current council is composed of 29 members, 14 from Chicago and 15 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 Enrichment 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.

OLLI ADVISORY COUNCIL 2017–18

CAMPUS NAME POSITION

Chicago

Joe Hinkel

David Anderson

Chicago Campus Chair

Chicago Campus Vice-Chair

Evanston

Jerry Bernstein

Gloria Gleave

Evanston Campus Chair

Evanston Campus Vice-Chair

Chicago

Martha Bills

Past Chicago Campus Chair

Evanston

Susan Gaud

Past Evanston Campus Chair

Chicago

Michael Goodkind

Carol Dietz

Study Group, Chair

Study Group, Vice-Chair

Evanston

Dov Boros

Ron Denham

Janet Jablon

Study Group, Chair

Study Group, Vice-Chair

Study Group, Vice-Chair

Chicago

Susan Ataman

Nancy Worthington

Membership Enrichment, Chair

Membership Enrichment, Vice-Chair

Evanston

Steve Fisher

Gail Miller

Membership Enrichment, Chair

Membership Enrichment, Vice-Chair

Chicago

Evelyn Shaevel

Development, Chair

Evanston

Susan Gaud

Development, Chair

Chicago

Angela D'Aversa

Laura Mongello

Academic Enrichment, Chair

Academic Enrichment, Vice-Chair

Evanston

Suzanne Farrand

Candice Dalrymple

Academic Enrichment, Chair

Academic Enrichment, Vice-Chair

Chicago

Pat Stankard

Tom Buckley

Coordinator Development Committee, Chair

Coordinator Development Committee, Vice-Chair

Evanston

Bruce Marx

John Drodow

Coordinator Development Committee, Chair

Coordinator Development Committee, Vice-Chair

Chicago

Andrea Fain

Cindi Holland

Diversity and Inclusion, Chair

Diversity and Inclusion, Vice-Chair

Evanston

Paul Groundwater

Carole Bass

Diversity and Inclusion, Chair

Diversity and Inclusion, Vice-Chair



ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE, 2017-2018:
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 15, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Chicago Friday, October 20, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Evanston Friday, December 1, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Chicago Friday, February 9, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Evanston Friday, March 16, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Chicago Friday, April 13, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Evanston Friday, May 11, 2018 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 Enrichment Committee

The Membership Enrichment Committee chairs and vice-chairs organize and lead committees on their respective campuses to foster and strengthen the OLLI community through membership enrichment 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 Enrichment Committee on either campus, click here.

Development Committee

The Development Committee chairs and vice-chairs lead the efforts of the Member Fund with the purpose of raising funds to strengthen and enhance the OLLI program. To learn more about the Member Fund and how donations to OLLI are used to enhance the program, click here. To contact the Development 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.