Comparative Literature instructor Karina Palau, who teaches the popular summer online 60AC course, has joined the Berkeley AC Adobe Fellows Program.  

Opportunity

In many AC courses, creative projects are central to “lifting” the analytical work of the classroom into broader circulation. The Adobe Fellows Program is a two-year pilot project to support faculty and students in utilizing digital design tools to deepen and enhance the academic experience and to explore new avenues for public dissemination of research and teaching centered on social impact issues.

Participation in the Adobe Fellows program will nurture interdisciplinary connections, creative collaborations, and directly support faculty to develop rich, multi-modal course assignments which foster critical digital literacy skills in our student body.

The Adobe Fellows Program is a two-year pilot project to support faculty and students in utilizing digital design tools to deepen and enhance the academic experience and to explore new avenues for public dissemination of research and teaching centered on social impact issues.

Participation in the Adobe Fellows program will nurture interdisciplinary connections, creative collaborations, and directly support faculty to develop rich, multi-modal course assignments which foster critical digital literacy skills in our student body.

Eligibility and Requirements

The Adobe Fellows program is an opportunity for select faculty to develop Adobe-based assignments in their AC courses, with the support of a staff-and-student team over a one-year period. Fellows will receive specialized training, consult with certified staff and students on developing and piloting their assignment, and have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with other faculty from across campus. No previous experience with Adobe products required!

To be eligible for the program, Adobe Fellows must:

  • Teach an AC course in either Fall 2018 or Spring 2019

  • Attend required meetings

  • Develop and pilot at least one assignment using the Adobe Creative Suite in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019

  • Participate in end-of-year showcase events and debriefs

  • Participate in the program evaluation

Upon completion of the program, Fellows will receive a certificate, a letter for their merit/promotion file, and a $2,000 course improvement grant.

Ten AC faculty from various disciplines will be chosen for the first cohort. Another ten faculty will be chosen in Spring 2019 for the second cohort. Additional cohorts may be formed depending on funding availability.