Formats of Service

Information Workshops

Wondering how to start a student-facilitated course of your own? Our Information Workshops can help guide you through the process! Workshops are offered several times throughout the semester. Check out our current workshop offerings below. Important: Starting Spring 2018, all students seeking to facilitate a student-initiated course for the first time must complete training as required by the Academic Senate. Attending an Information Workshop does not fulfill this training requirement. For training offerings, please see our Training Workshops section below.

Fall 2021 UCFTR workshops will be hosted either in-person or via Zoom. To learn more about how to join our virtual workshops, view our Zoom Guide!

"Getting Started: The A to Z of Proposing a DeCal"

This workshop covers important deadlines, requirements, and policies for undergraduates interested in starting a student-initiated 98/198 course. Sign up to discover best practices for crafting a winning DeCal proposal! 

Fall 2021 Schedule

Use this Google Form to register for the "Getting Started: The A to Z of Proposing a DeCal" workshop.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 II 4:00 - 5:00 PM II Via Zoom 

If you would like to know more about the DeCal proposal process before the Spring 2022 Proposal Deadline of Wednesday, November 10th, please consult with the UCFTR Coordinator through Zoom Drop-Ins or by scheduling a 1:1 meeting.

Questions? Contact slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu.

Training Workshops

Looking to sharpen your skills as a facilitator? To discover new ways to effectively manage your classroom? Our facilitation and collaborative learning training workshops will help you do just that! Workshops are offered several times throughout the semester; check out our current offerings below. Important: Starting Spring 2018, all students seeking to facilitate a student-initiated course for the first time must complete training as required by the Academic Senate. Attending any one of our facilitation and collaborative learning workshops before the course proposal deadline counts toward training and fulfills this requirement. The deadline to submit a DeCal proposal and to complete the mandatory training requirement for Spring 2022 is Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

Fall 2021 workshops will be hosted in-person or via Zoom. To learn more about how to join our virtual workshops, view our Zoom guide!

"Three Pillars of a Student-Centered Syllabus"

Discover the three key characteristics of an impactful and effective syllabusand the resources to help you embody these qualities in your own course "blueprint"! Facilitators at all stages of the syllabus-crafting process welcome. Note: In preparation for this training, please arrive having completed the following by 9 AM of the day of your training: Mano Singham's "Death to the Syllabus!"; Jill Lane's "The Two-Purpose Syllabus: A Blueprint for Faculty and Students"; and the Three Pillars Reflection Activity that accompanies these brief articles. Failure to complete and submit this reflection activity means you will not be able to participate in training.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Use this Google Form to register for the "Three Pillars of a Student-Centered Syllabus" workshop.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 II 4:00 - 5:30 PM II Via Zoom

"Facilitation 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. Note: In preparation for this training, please arrive having commpleted the following by 9 AM of the day of your training: Sondra Napell's brief article "Teaching Tips: Six Common Non-Facilitating Teaching Behaviors," and its accompanying Facilitation Habits Reflection Activity on your own. Failure to complete and submit this reflection activity means you will not be able to participate in training. 

Fall 2021 Schedule

Use this Google Form to register for the "Cultivating Facilitation Habits to Enhance Student Learning" workshop.

Monday, November 1, 2021 II 2:00 - 3:00 PM II Via Zoom

Monday, November 8, 2021 II 4:00 - 5:00 PM II Via Zoom

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 II 2:00 - 3:00 PM II Via Zoom

Questions? Contact slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu.

Consultations

For Student Facilitators

Drop-In consultations are available to undergraduates interested in or currently facilitating a student-initiated 98/198 course. Students are welcome to take advantage of these services to ask questions about the course proposal process, to seek feedback on their proposal materials, and more. Individual or group Appointments can also be made for those who cannot make our Drop-In times.

Drop-In 

Virtual Drop-In hours for Fall 2021 will be hosted on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM via Zoom

Appointment

Please utilize this Calendly to schedule an appointment for an UCFTR consultation. 

For Faculty & Staff

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

Classroom observations are available to undergraduates seeking support or feedback with their facilitation techniques and a constructive perspective on classroom dynamics. To learn more about this service or set up a classroom observation, please contact slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu.