Become a Facilitator

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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

Facilitators are:

  • 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
  • Fall 2019 facilitator proposal applications are now open. Click here to access the proposal form.
  • Want to join but not sure how to start? Attend our theme proposal workshop on Wednesday, April 17th (12-1 pm; 114 South Hall).

Questions?

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