Connect. Create. Inspire.

Visit us in Dwinelle 117 (Level D), Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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We catalyze innovation by bringing together faculty, researchers, graduate students, and service providers to share ideas, connect across disciplines, and inspire advances in teaching, learning, and research.

Featured Programs

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Join us on April 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for our third annual AIS-palooza! Come learn about campus resources, get inspired, and connect with colleagues and experts around all your teaching and research needs.  

Learn more

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STIR 2019: Call for Proposals Open!

Our annual Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR) is coming up! Join us to celebrate teaching at Berkeley.

Got something to share? Our call for proposals is now open. Deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m., April 14. It's easier and cheaper than filing your taxes!

And don't miss our first-ever Festival of Teaching Failure immediately afterwards!

Designing for Discovery: Assignment Showcase (December 6, 2018)

Ben Spanbock at the AIS

Squeezed on All Sides: Economic Pressures Facing Berkeley Students (October 26, 2018)

Kiyoko Thomas and other panelists

Accessible Course Content Workshops

Check out upcoming workshops on how to make your course content accessible (offered by Digital Learning Services).

Over the summer, the Disabled Students Program hosted three open faculty forums on topics related to course accessibility, including proctoring exams, universal design, and general accommodations. Stay tuned for more events from DSP.

Here are additional resources for making your course accessible:

Check out our Stories section for event recaps, photos, links to resources, and occasional blog posts.

Watch recorded programs on the Berkeley Teaching & Learning YouTube channel. Subscribe to get updates whenever new videos are posted.

See below for featured programs.

How to Have Political Conversations in the Classroom (October 29, 2018)

panelists for "How to Have Political Conversations in the Classroom"

Less Is More: Shifting Your Teaching Goal from Comprehensiveness to Comprehension (October 10, 2018)

Panelists for "Less Is More" teaching dialogue
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Our DIY Media Studio, fully equipped with professional video production equipment, is free for instructors to use. Learn more.

As part of Educational Technology Services (ETS), we also have cameras, voice recorders, microphones, projectors, and other equipment for instructors to check out. See a list of what's available (on the ETS website) and find out how to submit requests.

Online Trainings & Software

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Under a campus-wide license, Adobe Creative Cloud for Enterprise is available for all faculty, students, and staff. Learn more and follow step-by-step instructions for installation and getting started.

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U.C. Berkeley faculty, staff, and students have free access to thousands of online coursese and videos covering software, technology, business, and creative skills through the Lynda.com online learning platform. 

Come for a tour (Fridays, 10:00 a.m.) and get oriented to our programs and services.

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117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D), UC Berkeley

DIRECTIONS:  The Academic Innovation Studio is located in Dwinelle Hall on Level D. We're at the south end of the building; turn left as you enter using the main (Dwinelle Plaza) entrance.