In these times of crisis— the COVID-19 pandemic, our national reckoning on racial injustice and structural racism, and accelerating climate change— universities and communities across the international UC Links network have come together to radically imagine and explore opportunities for making change. UC Links programs throughout California and around the world have moved online and transformed practices and pedagogies for engaging P-12 and university students in expanded learning opportunities.

Responding to these crises has provided an opportunity to deepen our partnerships, both in the communities we work with and across the broader UC Links network to work together to support students, families, and communities. 

The collection of resources below, developed collaboratively by UC Links programs, community partners, and the UC Links Statewide Office, are offered as tools to re-think and re-imagine how these programs engage in their work and to build the strategies that will carry us into the future.

Please contact us with additional ideas and resources:

Teaching & Program Resources

Undergraduate Teaching Resources

Synchronous Instruction, Student Engagement, and Community Building - 45 minute presentation by Glynda Hull on balancing a/synchronous learning and promoting a sense of belonging and community in the UC Links course she teaches. Excellent resources and examples included.

Presentation slides

  • Developed by Glynda Hull for the Graduate Remote Instruction Innovation Fellows Program (July 2020).

UC Links Fieldwork Series - Brief videos focused on specific topics related to UC Links fieldwork

  1. Four ways to improve your fieldwork research
  2. Teacher-researcher as observer-participant
  3. How to write an effective field note
  4. Reflective and reflexive practice
  • Developed collaboratively by Charles Underwood, Glynda Hull, John Scott, and Rian Whittle for Education 140: The Art of Making Meaning 

Youth Development Program Mentoring Resources - Videos and related downloadable tip sheets that address common youth development program concerns such as community building and culturally responsive practices.

Beyond the Fifth Dimension: University-Community Partnerships in Learning - One hour video describing the establishment of the first school-based Fifth Dimension in San Diego (first 30 minutes) and the establishment of the Democracy Lab at the Town and Country Learning Center (31 minutes to end).

  • Produced in collaboration with UC San Diego, the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition, and UC Links (2013).

Program Resources & Activities

BetaLab Maker Activities - Fourteen brief instructional videos for maker-projects created by undergraduates in the UC Links course at UC Davis.

Story Time - Five videos of children's stories created by the St. George Youth Center in Isla Vista.