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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 filfills this requirement. 

How to Sign-Up

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

Upcoming Workshop Dates

Friday, 11/3 | 3:30pm– 4:30pm | 160 Barrows | Sign up

Tuesday, 11/7 | 2pm– 3pm | 151 Barrows | Sign up

Tuesday, 11/7 | 5:30pm– 6:30pm | 110 Chavez | Sign up

Wednesday, 11/8 | 2:30pm– 3:30pm | 110 Chavez | Sign up

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Drop-in Hours

Mondays | 2:30-3:30pm | 147 Chavez 

Wednesdays | 2:30-3:30pm | 147 Chavez  (Note: drop-in hours on 11/22 are cancelled)

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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 Hours

Mondays | 2:30-3:30pm | 147 Chavez 

Wednesdays | 2:30-3:30pm | 147 Chavez (Note: drop-in hours on 11/22 are cancelled)



Craft of Facilitating Seminar

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 Fall 2017. Check back again for an update regarding Spring 2018 offerings. 

Classroom Observations

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

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.