Support for Both Instructors and Students
The Creative Discovery Fellows program starts from the understanding that instructors and students need support to experiment and be innovative, and that providing this support not only leads to impactful learning but helps level the playing field in terms of who gets to be creative and whose stories get told.
Our model involves working closely with faculty cohorts to help them design effective creative assignments and providing near-peer support for students to complete those assignments.
Faculty apply to join, and they participate in a year-long program, which includes a 3-day Summer Institute, followed by monthly check-in meetings, pedagogy discussions, and optional workshops/hands-on training. Each fellow works individually with a consulting team to develop a plan that incorporates elements of feedback, reflection, practice, and training into their course and that integrates the software and support offerings provided by our student consultants and staff. Faculty in each cohort have ample opportunity to learn from one another, share resources and ideas, give feedback, and build connections across disciplines.
On the student side, our Adobe peer consultants provide support for individual courses and the campus at large by hosting workshops, drop-in office hours, scheduled consultations, and in-class trainings. They also develop instructional resources and maintain our Adobe Student Hub (requires Calnet authentication), the central repository for information and helpful links.