First-Year Aggie Connections (FYAC) facilitators are matched with a group of around 25 first-year students in a “Connection.” Each Connection is different—some are associated with for-credit seminars, others are affiliated with on-campus groups and others are based on a common academic or co-curricular interest.
As a facilitator you:
- Oversee a Connection made up of around 25 students that share a common interest for one academic quarter
- Communicate FYAC purpose and goals to students
- Serve as an immediate connection with university faculty/staff for students
- Commit to facilitating a minimum of 6 sessions during the quarter with your Connection (unless you are instructing a for-credit seminar requiring more meeting times)
- Have the option of having a peer mentor assigned to your Connection to provide support to students within the Connection, plan activities and determine programming
- UC Davis faculty, staff, or graduate students
- Higher education professionals who are knowledgeable about campus resources and passionate about connecting with students
Why be a facilitator?
- Share a personal passion
- Impact a student's life
- Provide mentorship to diverse student populations
- Develop a new program or try out creative ideas
- Acquire additional support to grow existing programs
- Demonstrate professional skills
- Gain campus knowledge
- Become a part of the FYAC network across campus
How can I become a facilitator?
- Facilitators must submit a Connection proposal that clearly states an academic or co-curricular theme
- Winter 2020 facilitator proposal applications are now open
- Want to join but not sure how to start? FYAC staff are here to help, just email us!
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org