Teach a Class

Everyone can teach, everyone can learn. This slogan is the central theme at UFM. We are always looking for new class ideas and new instructors. The age range of instructors has been from 6 to 98 years old. If you would like to share a skill, have some fun, and meet new people, UFM is the place for you!

Teaching at UFM

Below are answers to many of the frequently asked questions about teaching classes at UFM. Please let us know if you have additional questions about setting up or teaching a class.

No, classes at UFM are generally introductory classes – very concrete and generally short in length. You don’t have to be an “expert” to share your skills in a class, as long as you have experience and knowledge in the subject area.
This really depends on the class that you are teaching. Most classes work best if they meet somewhere between 1 and 6 times. Some classes meet only one time, and a few run for the entire semester. As long as classes fall within the date range for a particular semester, you can decide how many times your class will meet.
That depends on you. When we set up your class, we will ask you how many people would need to sign-up in order to proceed with the class. We will also ask you the maximum number of people you can accommodate. If the minimum number of participants is not met, we can cancel the class. We will contact you before doing so.
UFM encourages instructors to volunteer their time to share their skills and passion with others in the community. However, many times classes have expenses that need to be covered to offer the class. There are also certain circumstances when we can give some compensation for instruction. Generally, we pay instructors on a per-student basis. For more information about payment, contact Kayla Savage.
UFM has to generate income in order to keep our programs going! We have to print the catalog, take registrations, keep our lights on, etc… In order to do so, we have “base fees” that we charge people who enroll in our classes. Generally we charge $12 per student for the first time a class meets, and $2 for each additional class. If there are additional expenses for the class, (facility rent, copies, expenses to be paid to the instructor, etc.) those fees are added to our “base fee” to determine the total amount that is listed in the catalog.

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