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.
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. Workshops are offered several times thoughout the semester. 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.
Note: In preparation for this workshop, please 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.
Spring 2018 Offerings (New sessions added weekly)
Tuesday, 1/30, 2:30-3:30PM
Tuesday, 2/6, 2:30-3:30PM
Tuesday, 2/13, 2:30-3:30PM
Tuesday, 2/20, 2:30-3:30PM
Tuesday, 2/27, 2:30-3:30PM
Tuesday, 3/6, 2:30-3:30PM
Tuesday, 3/13, 2:30-3:30PM
Tuesday, 3/20, 2:30-3:30PM
Tuesday, 4/3, 2:30-3:30PM
Tuesday, 4/10, 2:30-3:30PM
Tuesday, 4/17, 2:30-3:30PM
Tuesday, 4/24, 2:30-3:30PM
Looking to sharpen your skills as a facilitator and discover new ways to really engage your students? Our Craft of Facilitating workshop series will help you do just that! Check out our current Craft workshop offerings below. Workshops are offered several times thoughout the semester. 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.
"Take Action: Thoughtful & Identity-Conscious Facilitation": 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 the unique position DeCal facilitators occupy as both peers and educators in order to create an inclusive learning environment in your DeCal classroom. Do something, not nothing—sign up to join the discussion today!
Spring 2018 Offerings
Monday, 4/23, 10:30-11:30AM | (Registration Closed)
"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. 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! Failure to complete and bring in this reflection activity means you will not be able to participate in training.
Spring 2018 Offerings (New sessions added weekly)
Friday, 1/26, 3-4PM
Wednesday, 1/31, 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, 2/7, 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, 2/14, 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, 2/21, 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, 2/28, 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, 3/7, 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, 3/14, 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, 3/21, 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, 4/4, 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, 4/11, 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, 4/18, 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, 4/25, 1:30-2:30PM
Drop-In & Appointment
Drop-In and Appointments are available to undergraduates interested in or currently facilitating a student-initiated course. For those exploring the possibility of starting a 98/198 course, checking in during our Drop-In hours are recommended as follow-up after attending a StartUp Workshop, or for those who cannot make a scheduled StartUp Workshop. For those who cannot make our Drop-In hours either, individual or group appointments can be made separately. Note: Drop-In and Appointment services for Spring 2018 end on the last day of instruction, and are not offered during RRR or Finals weeks.
Tuesdays, 4-5pm, 147 Chavez
Note: Drop-In hours for 3/27 are canceled due to Spring Break.
To make an appointment, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. To learn more about this service or setup a classroom observation, please email@example.com.