CSU + Adobe Advisory council, Spring 2021


  1. Faculty grant program
  2. CSU Entertainment Alliance Summit
  3. SJSU Adobe Day Event
  4. Creative Jams
  5. CSU Recent Hires at Adobe
  6. Partnership Highlights
  7. Behance/Adobe Portfolio
  8. Additional Resources

CSU Adobe Grant Program

  • 14 grants awarded for 2020-2021
  • Ranging from $2k - $5k
  • 8 campuses
  • 23 faculty members
Awarded Projects, 2020-2021

Multi-campus Virtual Arts Concert

Heather Castillo, Asst. Professor of Performing Arts | CSU Channel Islands

  • Students in film, dance, art, theatre, music, and more came together to answer the question, What is Resilience?
  • Class produced a system-wide dance collective event that embraced the pivot to online learning.
  • 20 students from 6 campuses participated.

Science Experiments

Dr. Safa Khan, Chemistry Lecturer & Sustainability Leader | CSU Channel Islands

  • CSUCI students created an open learning database of science experiment lesson plans, videos, educational projects and webpages using Creative Cloud.
  • Students can experiment in their own homes using household products
  • Fostering collaboration and pipeline between college students and K-8.

Adobe partnered with the CSU Entertainment Alliance on a full-day summit

Over 1300 registrants including faculty and students

Adobe Mainstage:

Co-writer and editor of Netflix's "Stowaway" detailed his use of Premiere Pro

Co-founder of Territory Studio illustrated use of After Effects for the Marvel movies

Technical Director of Late Night Cartoon detailed his journey with Character Animator to create Showtime's "Our Cartoon President"

Margot Nack presented on the future of remote video editing cloud workflows

Adobe Booth:

Adobe Education Leaders Prof. Susan Bloom (Cal State Long Beach) and Prof. John Delacruz (SJSU) presented on their Adobe Rush Creative Jam

Professor Delacruz gave an additional talk on his integration of Creative Cloud into his creative advertising curriculum

SJSU Adobe Day

  • Provost Del Casino¬†keynoted with live recorded an episode of his podcast
  • 150 participants from throughout the system

Adobe Education Leader Presentations

  • Professors Susan Bloom and John Delacruz presented on "Adventures in Moviemaking with Rush"
  • Professors Tina Korani and Kim Blisniuk presented on geological storytelling using Illustrator and ArcGIS
  • SDSU Adobe Fellow Dr. Nate Rodriguez presented on Spark integration and Canvas modules

Faculty Grant Winner Presentations

  • Safa Khan, "CSUCI Student Generated Experiments to Engage the Community
  • Cindy Sherman and Ekin Pehlivan "Micro Internship Program" at CSUCI"
  • Sweety Law "Digital Storytelling for Enhancing Health Communication" at CSU East Bay

San Jose State awarded $25k grant for campus-wide podcasting project.

HBO Creative Jam

Jan 21 - Feb 4, 2021

MTV Creative Jam

Nov 11-18, 2020

Adobe Interns + Recent Grad Hires

  • Cal Poly SLO, 14
  • CSU East Bay, 1
  • CSU Chico, 1
  • Cal State Fullerton, 1
  • Sac State, 1
  • San Diego State, 1
  • San Francisco State, 1
  • San Jose State, 17

37 Total

Partnership Highlights

Spring 2021

  • SJSU Provost hosted executive event with Adobe Chief Human Resources Officer
  • CSU Fullerton story featured on Adobe Blog
  • Students from CSU Fullerton, SDSU and SJSU piloting new student ambassador program
  • Adobe presented at Cal State Long Beach Tech Day
  • CSU Fullerton CIO featured in event Adobe produced with Chronicle of Higher Ed on remote teaching
  • SJSU Student Ambassador featured on Adobe Office Hours, presented on personal branding
  • SDSU planning summer institute and developing creative campus landing page

Adobe Portfolio/Behance Workflow

  • Encourage students to upload and showcase work
  • Departments can use for accreditation
  • Working with Chancellor's Office to develop curated moodboards for grant projects
  • Way for students to take work with them after graduation, land internships and jobs
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