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.

Spring 2022 UCFTR workshops will be hosted either in-person or via Zoom

"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! 

Our schedule of "Getting Started" Information Workshops has concluded for Spring 2022. We encourage you to sign up for a consultation appointment with the UCFTR coordinator to get started on the DeCal proposal process. 

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 Fall 2022 is Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

Spring 2022 workshops will be hosted in-person or via Zoom

"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 are 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.

Our schedule of "Three Pillars of a Student-Centered Syllabus" Workshops has concluded for Spring 2022. We will be offering training during Summer 2022 until July 12, 2022. The Summer 2022 schedule will be released in mid-May 2022. Please sign up for UCFTR's listserv to receive email updates when new dates are announced. 

Questions? Contact slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu.

"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. 

Spring 2022 Schedule

Register via Google Form

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 II 2 - 3 PM II Via Zoom

Thursday, May 12, 2022 II 3 - 4 PM II Via Zoom

We will be offering training during Summer 2022 until July 12, 2022. The Summer 2022 schedule will be released in mid-May 2022. If none of the above dates work for you, please sign up for UCFTR's listserv to receive email updates when new dates are announced. 

Questions? Contact slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu

Consultations

For Student Facilitators

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. Consultations do not fulfill the pedagogical training requirement described above. For training offerings, please see our Training Workshops section.

Please utilize this Calendly to schedule a consultation appointment. 

For Faculty & Staff

Staff and faculty are welcome to 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.