The UGBA 198 numbers are reserved for directed group study and require a room assignment. Directed Group Study courses need a faculty sponsor and the approval of the Director for Academic Affairs of the Haas Undergraduate Program. It is the students’ responsibility to find a faculty sponsor. One resource is the Haas Faculty directory.
Faculty may not sponsor more than one UGBA 198 in any semester. More than one student facilitator is allowed; however, one student facilitator must be the primary contact person for the Undergraduate Program Office. In addition, students are not allowed to be the facilitator for more than one UGBA 198 per semester.
There are new procedures for Spring 2019 198 courses. Please read the web site at https://academic-senate.berkeley.edu/committees/coci/sfc before submitting your proposals. Incomplete UGBA 198 proposals will be denied.
UGBA 198 proposals must be submitted to the Haas Undergraduate Program Office by April 16th for the Fall Semester and October 15th for the Spring Semester and must include a syllabus (see example here http://teaching.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/syllabus_components.pdf). The syllabus must include the type of study, the semester work plan, the reading list and the criteria for evaluation. The UGBA 198 proposal must list a minimum of 13 class meetings. In addition, please submit the “Worksheet to Calculate Workload and Resultant Unit Value” Form (.pdf). The student facilitator must also secure the signature of the sponsoring faculty member on both the UGBA 198 form as well as the Course Proposal Form for Student-Facilitated Courses. In addition, NEW FOR SPRING 2019 the faculty sponsor must write a “Faculty Sponsor Letter of Support” which must be included with the UGBA 198 proposal. Also, all first-time student faciltators must undergo training – see the web site at: http://slc.berkeley.edu/undergraduate-course-facilitator-training-resources-ucftr
The proposal should then be submitted to the Haas Undergraduate Program Office in Haas S450 for review. If approved, the Undergraduate Program Office will request a classroom, course numbers, and the Permission Numbers to be assigned by the student facilitator to students approved to enroll in the 198 course. The facilitator will also be granted access to limited Haas Computer Center services.
Important Note: Student facilitators are NOT instructors and do not replace the faculty members who are sponsoring their courses. Any questions regarding course content, syllabus, grading policy, and any disputes MUST be directed to the sponsoring faculty member and department and not to the course facilitator or the DeCal office. In addition, the student facilitator must be a registered UC Berkeley student in the term they are teaching the UGBA 198.
A student facilitator may not be enrolled in the UGBA 198 course. The faculty sponsor should enroll the student facilitator in a UGBA 199 (.pdf) course that he/she will supervise. The UGBA 199 proposal should state that the student is the facilitator for a specific UGBA 198 course and should have the 198 course description attached. The UGBA 199 form needs to be submitted to the Haas Undergraduate Office no later than the last day of third week of the semester that the UGBA 198 is being taught. The Undergraduate Office will enroll the student in the UGBA 199.
UGBA 198 Directed Group Study Form (PDF format)
If a UGBA 198 has a student facilitator, the UGBA 198 form needs to be filled out as well as the Course Proposal Form for Student-Facilitated Courses. The form can be downloaded from: https://academic-senate.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/course_proposal_form_packet_2017.pdf
The Haas Undergraduate Program Office will submit the original of the Course Proposal Form to the Academic Senate. The student facilitator will be sent a copy of the approved Course Proposal Form. In addition, please submit the “Worksheet to Calculate Workload and Resultant Unit Value” Form (.pdf).