Adult Learners In Higher Education
EDUC 198: One Unit - Pass/Not Pass
Instructor and Course Coordinator: Ron Williams

Students participate in this discussion-based forum to address specific issues re-entry adult learners often face during the transitional first semester at Cal. Course discussions and assignments are designed to coach students through the process of adjusting to academic life at Berkeley and all the complexities it entails. Through this class, students expand strategies for managing the demanding workload of this research university and build approaches for maximizing the opportunities available throughout campus that directly shape the quality of the re-entry student experience. This class affords the opportunity to network with other re-entry learners to build community and belonging. Many re-entry students note that this course was essential to their success at Cal.

Sec. 28  Mondays Noon-1 PM     101 Wheeler Hall     CCN: 23923
Sec. 29  Mondays 1-2 PM            206 Wheeler Hall     CCN: 23926
Sec. 30  Mondays 4-5 PM            100 César Chávez     CCN: 23929
Sec. 31  Tuesdays 11-Noon          100 César Chávez     CCN: 23932
Sec. 32  Tuesdays Noon-1 PM     247 Dwinelle Hall    CCN: 23935
Sec. 33 Wednesdays 4-5 PM        100 César Chávez     CCN: 23938
Sec. 34 Fridays 11-Noon              104 Barrows Hall     CCN: 23941


Peer Leadership and Mentoring in the Classroom
EDUC 198: Two Units - Pass/Not Pass
Instructor and Course Coordinator: Ron Williams

This course, designed for students who already navigated through their first semester at Berkeley, prepares students to concurrently serve as student co-facilitators in CE3 transition courses. Topics covered include group dynamics, the "problem-posing" method of instruction, creating an atmosphere of trust and support, and teaching through positive feedback.

Sec. 26  Mondays 3-4 PM            100 César Chávez     CCN: 23917


The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program funds several Osher Reentry Scholars with awards up to $5,000 for the academic year. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an undergraduate re-entry student at UC Berkeley who has experienced a considerable gap in the pursuit of her or his education and who can look forward to significant years of workforce participation
  • Must have completed at least one regular term (fall or spring) at UC Berkeley
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 from all colleges attended
  • All applicants must have completed a FAFSA and be eligible to receive financial aid

Deadline: October 31, 2014


The Re-entry Transfer Student Association (RTSA) plays a critical role in advocacy of re-entry and transfer students at Cal, and promotes community engagement, recruitment, and retention within this student community.