Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1st Year Undergraduates/Transfers (Freshman):

When is Frosh 101 offered?

This upcoming year, Frosh/Transfer 101 will be offered in Fall 2020. 

Is Frosh 101 required?

No. Frosh/Transfer 101 is an optional program/course that interested students can opt into during the Fall quarter.

Can I take it for credit? 

Participants will enroll in a two-unit course, specific to the dormitory that they are living in. Courses are listed as UAR101 for Frosh 101 and UAR201 for Transfer 101. 

Can I audit? 

We do not allow audits because the nature of the Frosh 101 sections is very community based and involves vulnerable conversations that require trust building. Regular attendance and participation help facilitate this trust building. This means that students who are enrolled are expected to participate actively in their sections and auditing may change the group dynamic.

Can I take it for a grade?

The class is currently only being offered on a C/NC grading basis.

Do I have to take a section in my dorm?

Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in a section within the dorm that they are living in. 

Can I select the section I’m in?

Students will be able to choose which section within their dorm that they would like to enroll in. We encourage students to select a section time that they can fully commit to attending the entire quarter, given that Frosh/Transfer 101 sections only meet once a week. 

Do I have to be an incoming student?

Yes, only first-year students may enroll. That means incoming Frosh and Transfer students.

How much work is involved? 

Students will attend a weekly 80-minute section led by two co-leads. Students will primarily be graded on their attendance and active participation during the class, but will also be expected to complete four survey-style reflection assignments after the completion of every module. 

 

Prospective Co-Leads (Sophomore/Juniors):

Do I need to have taken Frosh/Transfer 101 to be a co-lead?

No, but it is highly recommended. Only in rare circumstances will exceptions be made.

What is required to become a co-lead?

We will open the application process during the Winter quarter. Please see the application process here.

When is the application deadline to apply to be a co-lead?

Co-lead applications for the 2021-22 cohort are not yet open. We expect the application process to span the month of February. 

When will I know if I’ve been accepted to be a co-lead?

Selected students will be informed of their application decision in mid to late February before Spring enrollment opens. 

What are the benefits of being a co-lead?

Being a co-lead is an opportunity to learn and practice leadership and group facilitation skills. Many co-leads find value in giving back through building community and mentoring new students. There is also a stipend.

Do I need to take both EDUC194A and B?

Yes, co-leads are required to take both courses in order to lead a section in the Fall.

How is EDUC194A/B graded?

The class is currently only being offered on a C/NC grading basis.

Do I get to pick my co-lead?

No, co-lead pairings will be assigned by the Frosh/Transfer 101 leadership team during the summer before the program begins. Co-leads will be informed of their pairings in August. 

Do I get to pick the dorm I lead in?

No, final dorm assignments will be handled by the Frosh/Transfer 101 leadership team during the summer before the program begins. However, co-leads will be able to indicate their preferences in a form that the Frosh/Transfer 101 leadership team will send out mid-summer, which will be taken into consideration during the matching process. Co-leads will be informed of their dorm assignments in August. 

How will we lead remotely?

Fall quarter will operate entirely through Zoom and Canvas. Students will attend sections via video chat and activities and additional information will be accessed through the Canvas site. Co-leads are trained in how to lead discussion online. 

Is it a paid position?

All co-leads will receive stipends during the quarter in which they lead.

 

Prospective Co-Leads (Dorm RA’s)

Do I get to pick my co-lead?

No, co-lead pairings will be assigned by the Frosh/Transfer 101 leadership team during the summer before the program begins. Co-leads will be informed of their pairings in August. 

Will I only have residents from my dorm?

Dorm RAs can expect that most, if not all, of the students in their section will be residents from their dorm.

How will we lead remotely?

The fall retreat will provide co-leads training on how to lead online. RAs are also encouraged to access the EDUC194A/B course materials if they would like additional support and information. The course can be audited or taken for credit.

Do dorm RAs need to take EDUC194A and B? 

It is not required, but they may audit or enroll in the course for additional support and training.

 

Prospective TAs (Sophomore/Junior):

How can I apply to be a TA?

We will open the application process during the winter quarter. Please see the application process here.

When is the application process?

Applications will be sent out early winter quarter and decisions will be made before spring enrollment opens. 

How much work is involved with being a TA?

TAs attend brief weekly leadership meetings to prepare for EDUC194A/B. TAs are expected to attend all 10 class sessions as they will be assigned a group of co-leads to guide through discussions and activities. 

Do I need to have taken Frosh/Transfer 101 to be a TA?

It is preferred that TAs have experience with the program and that includes having taken Frosh 101 as well as having been a sophomore co-lead.

Do TAs get paid?

Yes, TAs receive a stipend similar to co-leads.

Do TAs receive special training?

Yes, TAs are trained during orientation and are provided professional development opportunities with the Center for Teaching and Learning.