Creative Discovery Fellows Program

Creative Discovery Fellows Program pages

Introducing: "Digna Rabia, A Digital Journal in Chicana/o/x Studies"

professor pablo gonzalez, ethnic studiesMessage from Dr. Pablo Gonzalez, Lead Editor of Digna Rabia and Instructor for Ethnic Studies 10AC:

Creative Project Support

The Creative Discovery Design Team is excited to start consultations again this semester! Sign up to meet with one of our peer consultants who can help you with your creative projects. You do not have to be in one of the classes we are supporting to sign up – we are open to all students.

Our consultants can help with design principles, Adobe application questions, thinking through your projects with a social justice-centered lens, and more!

Community-Engaged Student Projects


The American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program offers students and faculty the opportunity to work with community organizations to develop cutting edge research projects associated with some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

The following are a collection of our growing ACES course offerings and previous student projects from these community-learning classes.

Case Studies

Every year, a cohort of faculty fellows are drawn from multiple disciplines who design and implement an assignment in their course with support from the program. This page includes case studies of courses that have been a part of the fellowship. 

The Creative Discovery Fellows Program - Featured Student Projects

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.

Research and Evaluation

How can the real conditions of the classroom inform the implementation and design of campus curriculum initiatives? How do we design supports for faculty and students in ways that are adaptive, equity oriented, and foster anti-racism? 

About the Program

Launched in 2018, the UC Berkeley Creative Discovery Fellows Program (formerly Adobe Fellows) began as a collaboration between the American Cultures (AC) Center and the Academic Innovation Studio, with strong support from Digital Learning Services, Educational Technology Services,

Get Involved

The Creative Discovery Fellows program supports faculty who want to develop creative assignments in their AC courses. No previous experience required!

At the moment, we do not have funding for faculty to participate in the full cohort-based version of the program, but staff are available to provide consultations and answer questions. Our student consultants are also available for in-class demonstrations, one-on-one design consultations, and support for individual students.

SUMMER Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies W20AC - "Asian American Communities and Race Relations"

This course surveys contemporary issues affecting the Asian American community. Students of the course looked at the different theories that explain the current status of Asian Americans and the interrelationship between the Asian American community, nation, and world. The course focuses on the issue of race relations, the commonalities and differences between Asian Americans and other race and ethnic groups.