UA Adobe Creative Cloud Campus and the Centralization of AEM University of arizona and adobe Partnership


  • Melody Buckner, PhD., Director of Digital Learning
  • Jennifer Nichols, Digital Scholarship Librarian
  • Maggie Melo, Applied Humanities Coordinator of the Innovation Space (iSpace) and RCTE graduate student

University of Arizona Overview

  • Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with about 43,000 students and over 3,000 faculty. There are 366 degrees available throughout 20 colleges at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • UA produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement Initiative.
  • It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.
  • Campuses include: Main Campus, UA South, UA Online, Phoenix-BioMedical and several distance locations including China, Cambodia and Vietnam!

The Challenges and The Solutions

iSpace is a collaborative co-working and makerspace in the Science-Engineering Library, open and accessible to ALL. Featuring 3D modeling and printing, virtual reality, diy electronics and most importantly, people

  • Women Techmakers Hackathon
  • AZ Makers WTF Night
  • Friday Tech Talks
  • Integration with courses

Adobe Experience Manager

My Dream for AEM - (

Show and Tell on AEM integration with D2L

Future of AEM

  • Faculty to share assets in AEM and integrate into D2L
  • ODL and OIA ability to update and share an asset globally in D2L
  • Design Set Catalog for faculty to browse and select for D2L course development
  • Students to access AEM assets for purposes of creation, review and distribution to the UA Community

Adobe Creative Cloud Initiative

  • Faculty and staff got access to Creative Cloud in fall 2016
  • Students just got access in spring 2017
  • Hired a Creative Cloud Evangelist in spring 2017

Events on campus to promote Creative Cloud include:

Yik Yak comments after less than 12 hours of releasing Creative Cloud to students
More comments (the PG ones)!

Integrating Adobe Creative Cloud into iSpace

  • Hosting Drop-in Hours with Adobe Evangelist
  • Frequent project-based programs (i.e. laser cut and screen print designs; exceptional presentations; fun with adobe apps)

Goals for the Future

  • Faculty - show ways to integrate Adobe into the curriculum
  • Faculty - participate in 100% Engagement
  • Students - events to engage Adobe in campus and everyday life
  • Students - internship opportunities (AEM programmers)
  • Create a culture of sharing with AEM

Mobile Matters - how can we use mobile in curriculum and outreach with Adobe?

Next Steps

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