R'Courses - Teach a Course
Why should I teach my own R'Course?
Creating and teaching your own R’Course is easier than you think, and we’ll help you every step of the way
Some benefits to teaching a R'Course are:
- Overcome your fear of public speaking
- Distinguish yourself on your resume and during interviews (employers want to hear how an undergraduate was able to teach!)
- If you want to go to Grad School, teaching a R'Course can help you get funding to become a graduate assistant!
- If you want to be a Teacher, this is GREAT experience for you in designing and teaching your own course from beginning to end.
- ANY of the skills you learn in teaching a R'Course are transferrable to any industry and will help you build leadership skills, communication skills, teamwork skills, technology/research skills, and equity and inclusion skills. ALL skills that employers NOW are looking for in students, and also are coincidentally part of our EXCEL+ Career Readiness plus Leadership program (excel.ucr.edu)
The process is conducted in three phases: think/apply, develop/learn, and facilitate.
- The Think/Apply phase (Quarter 1) requires students to think of a course topic, identify a faculty mentor, develop the idea, and submit a proposal.
- The Develop/Learn phase (Quarter 2) requires future facilitators to enroll in 1-unit of 190 with their faculty mentor to develop the course, and enroll in 1-unit of EDUC 102 to learn about facilitation.
- Students lead the course for their peers in The Facilitate Phase (Quarter 3).