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Creative Discovery Fellows Program

Amplifying diverse voices, enhancing teaching and learning, and fostering public understanding

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Student created image from Kate Medina used with permission

The Creative Discovery Fellows (CDF) program supports instructors and students to exercise their creativity in ways that challenge existing assumptions, beliefs, and power structures; that propel discovery and meaningful self-reflection; and that contribute to and strengthen Berkeley's mission as a public institution.

Stories reflect and reveal what we value as a society. They allow us to connect across diverse experiences; create space for reflections about our personal, political, and collective identities; and shape the possibilities we imagine for the future.

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The Creative Discovery Fellows Program - Advancing the University's Public Mission

Creating a purpose-driven intersectional space for faculty to develop undergraduate courses that incorporate Digital Literacy, Social Justice, and Innovative Pedagogy.

A photo of students in Seth Lunine's geography class.

Case Studies

Take a deep dive into each of the courses taught by our faculty cohort members.

"Veena" album art cover as an example student project

Student Projects

With ample support, faculty are able to help foster creative discovery in the classroom, resulting in remarkable student work.

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Need help? Learn about the resources provided by the Creative Discovery Fellows Program.

Interactive map of Treasure Island

Example Student Project: Environmental Justice for Treasure Island Interactive Map

Out of partnership with Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, students developed this interactive map that highlights the environmental disparities and cumulative hazards occurring on Treasure Island.

The [creative] projects allowed me to think about the class content more in depth. Instead of just reading from a book and writing a paper, thinking of creative ways to display my newfound knowledge was powerful and unlike any classroom experience I've had.
Student in Chicano Studies 159AC