Psych 325 Placement Form
Thank you for your interest in peer facilitation at Occidental!
Facilitation offers students a truly unique opportunity to further develop, hone and practice dialogue skills and engage in social justice action. The experience benefits all, but is a particularly powerful community-building model for emerging educators, practitioners, professionals, and activists. And of course, it is something you can always list on any type of application/resume.
A Three-Part Process
Our process involves three stages: application, group meeting, small group interviews.
Application: Please give the application appropriate forethought. Facilitation is demanding, creative, and extraordinary! It requires at least 15 hours per week, as co-facilitators are able to tailor many sessions to the group’s needs and interests. Selecting readings, designing activities, and debriefing occur alongside ongoing facilitator training and team development. The group work is intense and supportive. Therefore we ask that you apply only if you feel that you can commit fully to this role and to your cohort of co-facilitators.
Application deadline for spring 2015 facilitation: October 11, 2014
Group Meeting: Required. Includes introductions and goals, and initial formation of possible co-facilitation teams by personality and theme.
Small Group Interviews: Discussion and fun role-play scenarios.
Some Additional Factors to Consider
Interviews will be scheduled shortly after the application deadline. Final decisions will be made by November 1, 2014 for Spring 2015.
Pre-Semester Retreat Participation: Retreats are scheduled for early January (week prior to start of school) for spring facilitators. All selected facilitators must attend a group retreat scheduled before the facilitation semester begins. Please consider this as you make your travel arrangements to return to campus!
Psychology 110 course meeting times are set. To enhance flexibility in your facilitation options please consider keeping both time slots open.
Enrollment in Psychology 325. The 2-unit practicum course draws on traditional (reading, writing) as well as innovative (experiential, dialogue) learning techniques. We offer two possible (likely) slots and are interested in your availability during both times during the spring semester of co-facilitation.
Continue to the application! (You must be logged into your Oxyconnect account to access the form.)
- Director: Dr. Jaclyn Rodríguez Swan 337 (323) 259-2747 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistant Director: Kenjus Watson, M.Ed. Swan 332 (323)259-4687 email@example.com
- Social Psych Lab: Swan B203 (323)341-4887 firstname.lastname@example.org
- FAX: 323-341-4887