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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 for students, staff, and faculty with questions regarding student-initiated courses.

Formats of Service

Information Workshops

Wondering how to start a student-facilitated course of your own? Informational Workshops address important deadlines, requirements, and policies for undergraduates interested in starting a student-initiated 98/198 course. Workshops are offered several times throughout the semester. Important: Starting in 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 Informational Workshop does not fulfill this training requirement.

Note: In preparation for this workshop, please arrive having completed its accompanying Reflection ActivityFailure to complete and bring in this reflection activity means you will not be able to participate in the workshop.

Fall 2018 Offerings (New sessions added weekly)

Informational Workshops will return mid-semester. Please check back at that time for sign-up dates. For training offerings, please see our Facilitation & Collaborative Learning Workshops section below.

Questions? Contact slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu.

Facilitation & Collaborative Learning Workshops 

Looking to sharpen your skills as a facilitator? To discover new ways to really engage your students? Our Facilitation & Collaborative Learning Workshops will help you do just that! Check out our current workshop offerings below. Workshops are offered several times throughout the semester. ImportantStarting in 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 a Facilitation & Collaborative Learning Workshop counts toward training and fulfills this requirement. 

"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.

Fall 2018 Offerings (New sessions added weekly)

Monday, 8/20, 2-3PM | RSVP for Location

"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!

Fall 2018 Offerings (New sessions added weekly)

Thursday, 8/23, 3-4PM | RSVP for Location

Friday, 8/24, 1:30-2:30PM | RSVP for Location

Questions? Contact slc-ucftr@berkeley.edu.

For Student Facilitators

Drop-In and Appointment consultations are available to undergraduates interested in or currently facilitating a student-initiated 98/198 course. For those exploring the possibility of starting a 98/198 course, checking in during our Drop-In hours as a follow-up after attending a workshop is recommended. For those who cannot attend any scheduled StartUp or Training Workshops, Drop-In hours may also be utilized for make-up sessions. Individual or group Appointments can be made separately for those who cannot make our Drop-In hours.

Drop-In 

Drop-In hours are held weekly on Tuesdays from 2-3PM in 136 Chavez.

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.