The Academic Innovation Studio brings together UC Berkeley instructors, researchers and academic support staff to foster innovation in teaching, learning and research.

Come to the Academic Innovation Studio to:

  • Inspire and get inspired by sharing stories with peers across departmental boundaries

  • Experiment in a safe space before taking innovations out into the world

  • Connect with peers on campus who are working on similar innovative ideas in order to learn from and with each other

  • Find integrated support from service providers from across campus 


A core value of the AIS is to create and nurture partnerships and communities that connect visitors to each other and to a seamless support experience across a variety of campus service providers.  Partners bringing their services together to provide integrated guidance include:


They provide online services to help you easily collaborate and share information across campus and around the world. The bConnected Collaboration Services includes Google Apps for Education (bMail, bCal, bDrive), Box, CalShare, bCourses Project Sites and CalMail Mailing Lists. We can help you choose a service to meet your needs.

Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education

The Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE) partners with schools and departments throughout the university to build online education courses and programs of exceptional quality. As members of the Berkeley community who care deeply about serving the university, we meld our expertise in online learning with broader institutional goals and values.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning partners with faculty to inspire, enrich, and innovate UC Berkeley’s collective practice and pursuit of teaching excellence.


D-Lab helps Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students move forward with world-class research in data intensive social science. D-Lab provides cross-disciplinary resources for in-depth consulting and advising, access to staff support, and training and provisioning for software and other infrastructure needs.

Digital Humanities@Berkeley

Digital Humanities at Berkeley builds capacity in teaching and research among faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, librarians, curators, and postdoctoral scholars. The project is designed to integrate the digital humanities into the central academic enterprise of the university while also taking advantage of opportunities to expose digital scholars to contexts that lie outside the academy. Centered in the Division of Arts and Humanities, the project also benefits from partnerships with a broad range of Berkeley entities, including a long-standing partnership with Research IT (RIT).

Educational Technology Services

ETS enhances and supports the UC Berkeley academic experience by providing essential, responsive and innovative technology services.


The UC Berkeley Library connects students and scholars to the world of information and ideas. The Library supports the teaching, research, and instructional needs of UCB faculty and students, holds over 12 million volumes, and includes 24 subject specialty libraries.

Research IT

Research IT provides research computing technologies, consulting, and community for the Berkeley campus. Our goal is to advance research through IT innovation. Berkeley Research Computing provides services and consulting related to high performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, and analytical environments on demand.  The Research Data Management program, a partnership with the UC Berkeley Library, provides services and consulting in support of the diverse research data needs across campus.  Research IT partners with campus museums to support the CollectionSpace collection management system.  Research IT is also an active partner in the Digital Humanities program.




UC Berkeley Faculty (Professors, Lecturers & Researchers)
Graduate Student Instructors
Graduate Student Researchers
Academic Support Staff

Hosting Events & Workshops

Interested in hosting a workshop or event in the Academic Innovation Studio? 

We welcome all events that promote academic innovation to instructors, researchers, and/or academic support staff. Scheduling priority is given to AIS Partners. 

Events not appropriate for the AIS include classroom instruction (i.e., teaching your undergraduate class in the AIS) and closed administrative/planning meetings.

To learn more, contact ais@berkeley.edu.