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Undergraduate Course Facilitator Training & Resources (UCFTR)

What We Do

​​The Undergraduate Course Facilitator Training & Resources (UCFTR) Program provides support and training to Cal undergraduates who are interested in or currently facilitating a DeCal course. We serve as a campus liaison to students, staff, and faculty with questions regarding student-initiated courses.

Formats of Service

Start-up Workshops

Wondering how to start a student-facilitated course of your own? Start-Up Workshops address important deadlines, requirements, and policies for undergraduates interested in starting a student-initiated 98/198 course. IMPORTANT: All students seeking to faciliate a student-initiated course for the first time starting in Spring 2018 must complete training as required by the Academic Senate. Attending a StartUp Workshop counts toward training and fulfills this requirement. 

How to Sign-Up

Workshops are offered several times thoughout the semester. Registration is required. 

Spring 2018 Offerings

Tuesday, 1/30, 2:30-3:30PM | RSVP to receive location

Tuesday, 2/6, 2:30-3:30PM | RSVP to receive location

Tuesday, 2/13, 2:30-3:30PM | RSVP to receive location

Tuesday, 2/20, 2:30-3:30PM | RSVP to receive location

 

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Questions? Contact slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu

Craft of Facilitating Workshops 

IMPORTANT: All students seeking to faciliate a student-initiated course for the first time starting in Spring 2018 must complete training as required by the Academic Senate. Attending a workshop from the Craft of Facilitating series counts toward training and fulfills this requirement. 

How to Sign-Up

Workshops are offered several times thoughout the semester. Registration is required. 

Spring 2018 Offerings (New sessions added weekly)

Cultivating Teaching Habits that Enhance Student Learning: This workshop examines teaching behaviors that hinder student learning and explores strategies for cultivating alternative habits to optimize student success. In preparation for this training, please arrive having read Sondra Napell's brief article "Teaching Tips: Six Common Non-Facilitating Teaching Behaviors" and be ready to discuss!

Friday, 1/26, 3-4PM | RSVP to receive location

Wednesday, 1/31, 1:30-2:30PM | RSVP to receive location

Wednesday, 2/7, 1:30-2:30PM | RSVP to receive location

Wednesday, 2/14, 1:30-2:30PM | RSVP to receive location

Wednesday, 2/21, 1:30-2:30PM | RSVP to receive location

 

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Questions? Contact slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu

Drop-In & Appointment

Appointments available to undergraduates interested in or currently facilitating a student-initiated course. For those exploring the possibility of starting a 98/198 course, individual or group appointments are recommended as follow-up after attending a Start-Up Workshop, or for those who cannot make a scheduled StartUp Workshop. 

Drop-In

Spring 2018 Drop-In starts the week of January 29.

Tuesdays | 4-5pm | 147 Chavez 

Appointment 

To make an appointment, please contact slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu

Craft of Facilitating Seminar (Not Offered SP '18)

Designed specifically to prepare and support undergraduates leading DeCals or similar peer-facilitated classes, The Craft of Facilitating provides undergraduates opportunities to explore and practice course design, lesson planning, and classroom facilitation. Participants develop their teaching philosophy and pedagogical style within a supportive community of fellow peer-educators. Students receive either 2 or 3 units (p/np), depending upon whether they are planning or concurrently facilitating a peer-facilitated (DeCal or similar) course.  This course is approved for the Undergraduate Minor in Education. 

Note: This seminar has been cancelled for Spring 2018. 

Campus Liaison Questions

Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to call or e-mail the UCFTR office with any questions or concerns. Individual or group appointments are available in person as well as by phone or web-based platforms. 

Classroom observations are available to undergraduates seeking support or feedback with their facilitation techniques and a constructive perspective on classroom dynamics.

How to Sign-Up

To learn more about this service or setup a classroom observation, contact slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu