Ace is a community of people and ACE classes are taught primarily by ACE Volunteers and Contractors for whom this is a side gig. Starting in Spring 2022 we have begun taking on Staff Instructors. Scheduling classes is based on instructor availability and the appetite of the community for the class focus.
ACE volunteer and contract instructors offer a lot of classes. Not all of them will be on the calendar. Both volunteers and contract teachers need a minimum number of students for a class or workshop to be sustainable. That is why most classes are scheduled based on instructor availability and student interest.
If you are interested in a class (see Course Catalog) that is not on the schedule there is a path to requesting a class.
The most important part of the work you can do is coordinate the logistics on the front end. ACE Staff and Instructors simply don’t have the time to do this for all requests. Tips for coordinating logistics:
- Find at least 3 people including your self who want the class. (tips and etiquette for posting on Slack)
- Work among yourselves to identify 3 dates all three of you can make.
- Post on the relevant slack channel requesting the class. Include the dates you can all make. Please respect that even if you do the logistics work an instructor might be maxed out.