Why is this important?
"As humanities students, we haven’t had the same opportunities as STEM students with regard to cutting-edge learning technologies. But with access to Adobe Creative Cloud, we’re leveling the playing field."
-Katie Flessas, former Undergraduate Student in the Department of English
"Now, we can tell prospective students that Adobe Creative Cloud comes free as part of the benefit of attending Clemson. This is a real value for all Clemson students."
-Dr. Peter Laurence, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture
"Everyone expects creativity from people in the arts, but at Clemson University, we recognize that all of us, regardless of discipline, can express ourselves creatively across media."
-Dr. Barbara Speziale, Associate Director for Academics in the Watt Family Innovation Center
"I'm a senior at Clemson, and in my first three years I've had a great educational experience - but I didn't have a good sense of what I would have to offer to potential employers after I graduate. With my experience as a result of the Adobe partnership, I now see what I can offer."
-Maria Poulos, Senior Communications Major
"Learning new Adobe tools was an especially helpful skill for me to have during my time in undergrad, but also in my work after college. I am managing the social media accounts for a luxury lighting business, and I can’t wait to use Adobe post to create some original content. Adding a tangible and proven creative capability to my resume helped me to market myself to potential employers and to land interviews and receive job offers."
-Fiona Sykes, 2016 Communications, Management, and Spanish Major
What are we doing to ensure that the skills demanded by our knowledge economy are being produced by our institutions?
86.1% of entering freshmen in Fall 2014 cited "to be able to get a better job" as the top reason they are going to college.
-The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2014, CIRP at UCLA
Enabling Meaningful Student, Faculty, and Staff Outcomes
Clemson is creating a pipeline of students armed with training in next-generation tools to equip them to compete in today's knowledge economy.
Clemson recognizes the need for creative thinkers in all disciplines - and Adobe's tools help faculty, staff, and students at all levels of their academic careers to become more effective communicators of their research, teaching, and learning.
Percentage of Clemson Faculty and Staff actively using Creative Cloud
Percentage of Clemson Students actively using Creative Cloud
Faculty, Staff, and Students attending Adobe Creative Cloud training sessions
Clemson's Center of Excellence in Next Generation Computing and Creativity
Clemson's groundbreaking Center of Excellence, led by faculty, is recoupling IT to the university's mission of education, research, and public service.
The Center has three distinct areas, all led by top faculty:
- Next Generation Computing, led by Dr. Kuang-Ching Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Next Generation Creativity, co-led by Dr. Jan Holmevik, English and Jonathan Gantt, Clemson Athletics
- Geospatial Technologies, co-led by Dr. Stephen Moysey, Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, and Patricia Carbajales-Dale, Computing & Information Technology