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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!

 

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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 at 539-8763 or info@tryufm.org. We look forward to considering offering your 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, if you have experience and knowledge in the subject area.

This 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 meet 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 for the minimum number of enrollments needed to proceed with the class. We will determine the maximum number of enrollments together. If the minimum number of participants is not met, we can cancel the class. We will contact you before doing so.

Generally, we pay instructors on a per-student basis. Instructors can choose the amount they would like to be paid per student, though they are welcome to volunteer their time. We are also able to account for expenses of class supplies or materials in the student fee and reimburse the instructor for those in addition to their per-student payment. UFM strives to keep classes affordable for our patrons.

UFM must generate revenue to keep our programs going. We print the catalog, take registrations, pay utilities for classrooms, etc. To cover our expenses, 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, supplies/materials, expenses to be paid to the instructor, etc.) those fees are added to our “base fee” to determine the total class fee listed in the catalog.

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