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.

Starting Monday, 3/16, UCFTR's workshops will be hosted via Zoom. To learn more about how to join our virtual workshops, click here!

"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!

Summer 2020 Schedule

This offering will return in Fall 2020; please check back at that time for a list of workshop dates. If you have any questions about the DeCal proposal process and would like to speak with a member of the UCFTR team in the meantime, please email us to schedule an Appointment Consultation.

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 of our facilitation and collaborative learning workshops counts toward training and fulfills this requirement.

Starting Monday, 3/16, UCFTR's workshops will be hosted via Zoom. To learn more about how to join our virtual workshops, click here!

"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: Mano Singham's "Death to the Syllabus!"; Jill Lane's "The Two-Purpose Syllabus: A Blueprint for Faculty and Students"; and the 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.

Summer 2020 Schedule

This offering will return in Fall 2020; please check back at that time for a list of workshop dates. For Summer training opportunities, see our "Cultivating Facilitation Habits" workshop below.

"Cultivating Facilitation Habits to 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 read Sondra Napell's brief article "Teaching Tips: Six Common Non-Facilitating Teaching Behaviors," and having completed its accompanying Reflection Activity on your own. Failure to complete and submit this reflection activity means you will not be able to participate in training.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Please note that the Academic Senate's course proposal and training deadline for Fall 2020 DeCals is July 13th. If you are unable to attend any of the final workshop dates below, please email slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu by 4pm, July 10th for information about alternative training opportunities.

7/13 (Monday), 3:30-4:30pm

7/10 (Friday), 1-2pm

7/9 (Thursday), 3-4pm

6/23 (Tuesday), 4-5pm

6/22 (Monday), 12-1pm

"Take CARE: Cultivating Effective Communication Skills"

Bears That CARE and Undergraduate Course Facilitator Training & Resources have teamed up to bring you an additional offering for training! In this workshop, we will explore ways to navigate different communication styles in order to expand our facilitation 'toolkits.' Do something, not nothing—sign up to join the discussion today! Note: In preparation for this training, pelase arrive having completed its accompanying Reflection Activity. Failure to complete and bring in this reflection activity means you will not be able to participate in training.

Summer 2020 Schedule

This offering will return in Fall 2020. Please check back at that time for a list of workshop dates. For Summer training opportunities, see our "Cultivating Facilitation Habits" workshop above.

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 separately for those who cannot make our Drop-In times.

Drop-In 

Drop-In services will return in Fall 2020. If you would like to speak with our team in the meantime, please email slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu to schedule an appointment.

Appointment

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

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.