Glass door in AIS that reads Connect. Create. Inspire.

The Academic Innovation Studio (AIS) brings together faculty, researchers, graduate students, and service providers to inspire and support experimentation, connect people, and share ideas. Part of Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) in the Division of the Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, the AIS serves instructors and researchers across the entire campus community.

Come to the AIS to:

  • Connect to peers, particularly across disciplines
  • Connect to campus resources and services
  • Learn about and share novel and interesting ideas/approaches/tools
  • Engage with campus-wide initiatives

We also work to foster collaboration among academic support staff, and partner with service providers, centers, and academic programs from all over campus. 

Learn more about AIS key partners and program partners. 

Location and Hours

The Academic Innovation Studio is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

DIRECTIONS:  We are located in 117 Dwinelle Hall on Level D. We're at the south end of the building; turn left as you enter from the main (Dwinelle Plaza) entrance.


  • UC Berkeley Faculty (Professors, Lecturers & Researchers)
  • Graduate Student Instructors & Researchers
  • Academic Support Staff
Brandi Catanese and other panelists at teaching showcase, May 2, 2018

Each semester, the AIS hosts dozens of workshops, lightning talks, panel discussions, dialogues, research presentations, meetups, and other events for faculty, researchers, and academic staff.

Some defining aspects of our programs are that they are interdisciplinary, no previous experience is required, and they offer opportunities for people to share and learn from one another.

Learn about our signature programs and see a listing of all upcoming events.

Participants at 2018 Teaching and Research Resource Fair

Through our campus partners, we provide integrated support for your research and academic needs:

We also offer facilities for multimedia production, equipment checkout services, and spaces for collaboration and quiet work.

Impact UX Workshop, Spring 2017

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

We welcome all faculty-oriented events that foster innovation in teaching, learning, and research. 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.

Please review our eligibility requirements and event policies.