Information for Proposing a New Community Education (CE) Course
CE courses reflect the diverse interests of the Berkeley community. They are fully funded by student fees. BAS accepts course proposals year round and reviews them twice a year.
Weekday (Monday-Friday morning/afternoon) and evening (Monday-Thursday) courses may be taught once or twice a week during the 9-week term. Saturday classes are usually the first Saturday of the month and may be on-going or may meet just once a semester. Courses may be shorter than 9 weeks if that is appropriate to the topic, or if you wish to have a lower price for the class. Student fees are based on hours of instruction.
Fall 2013 Term Dates
Early Fall term: Tue/Sep 3 - Sat/Nov 2
Late Fall term: Mon/Nov 4 - Thu/Jan 24
Saturday classes: Sep 7 • Oct 5 • Nov 2 • Dec 7 • Jan 11
How to Submit a Proposal for a CE Course
New or returning teachers may submit a maximum of 2 new proposals per semester. Please follow the course proposal requirements carefully.
• If you are a current BAS teacher, a new or continuing course proposal is all you need to submit.
• If you are new to BAS please submit a letter of interest, a résumé, names and contact information of two references, and a new course proposal form.
Course Proposal Forms
• Download a .doc or .PDF for a NEW course proposal
• Download a .doc or .PDF for a CONTINUING course proposal
Proposal Submission Deadlines
BAS Course Outline Template: Download .dot or .pdf
Course Outline Notes
• Need to update each year.
• Outlines that are not submitted will be created by the CTE Coordinator and Administration. Thus, a textbook maybe decided for courses.
• Teachers can team together or submit for the classes they teach. It is suggested that teachers in similar areas collaborate on their outlines.
• Click the link above to download either .dot or .pdf copies
• Only complete the areas that you can answer. (You do need to complete the coding at the top.)
• All courses should use a standard textbook or reader. Supplement the textbook with your own materials as needed.
• Courses need to meet the objectives for an industry. Textbooks usually teach the skills toward industry standards.
Offers very robust tutorials for all applications and for most situations (this link is for Excel, but they have them for all applications)
The textbook company our Microsoft classes have used for years, has a host of resources for teachers and for students. You probably know that you can request review copies from them (as a teacher) but you might not know about all of the exercises and tutorials that they have available for students (and for you) for free.
Navigate to the Student Resources page and select a subject area. Look for books that have Web Resources (this example is using Welcome to the Internet) http://www.lablearning.com/Students, then click on Internet
You will then be taken to a page with all of the web resources available for the topic/book.