CREATE Fellows

CREATE Fellows

What is CREATE?

CEE’s mission is to promote and support effective learning for all UC Davis students. In fulfillment of its mission, CEE is offering the Course REdesign And Teaching Effectiveness (CREATE) Fellows Program, a year-long program designed to support faculty engagement in course (re)design/innovation and promote learner-centered, evidence-based teaching practices that foster success for all students on the UC Davis campus. 

Who can apply?

The CREATE Fellows program is open to all Academic Senate faculty members and instructors.


Application Information

CREATE Applications for the 2019-2020 cohort are now closed.  

What does a CREATE Fellow do?

  • Redesign your course and receive individualized feedback from CEE consultants
  • Collaborate with colleagues in a seven-session workshop series (workshops held during Winter & Spring 2020)
  • Teach the redesigned course in Fall 2020
  • Share your project with the campus community


2019-2020 CREATE Sessions


Friday, January 17, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friday, January 31, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friday, February 14, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friday, March 6, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friday, April 10, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friday, April 24, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friday, May 8, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

What are the benefits of being a CREATE Fellow?

  • Intensive professional development in learner-centered pedagogies, instructional strategies, and reflective practice
  • Individualized support from CEE consultants 
  • Funding to support each Fellow’s course and teaching effectiveness redesign

2019-2020 CREATE Fellows Timeline

Fall 2019                 Application period
Winter 2020           CREATE workshops
Spring 2020           CREATE workshops
Summer 2020        Course (re)design period
Fall 2020                 Implementation of (re)designed course

What kinds of proposals are eligible for CREATE?

The CREATE program seeks to fund proposals that:

  • Develop or enhance teaching practices in large-enrollment courses for improved learning and increased student engagement;
  • Develop or enhance a course and teaching practice to engage students in significant learning emphasizing higher-level cognitive processes (e.g., critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, metacognition);
  • Redevelop and enhance active learning course components to increase student engagement (e.g., collaborative learning, project-based learning or team instructional strategies);
  • Develop or enhance alignment between desired outcomes, activities, and assessments, including activities that actively engage students and scaffold the learning process;
  • Develop or enhance learning experiences for diverse student populations (e.g. international, first-generation, underprepared, transfer, students with disabilities, language learners and others.)

What activities should I expect to participate in?

CREATE Fellows will be expected to:

  • Commit to spending approximately 3-5 hours per week on the program over 4 quarters (~ 120 - 200 hours over the course of the year-long program) 
  • Participate in a seven-part workshop series engaging fellows with foundational concepts related to learner-centered teaching 
  • Collaborate with CEE consultants throughout the term of the program 
  • Participate in a Mid-Quarter Inquiry (MQI) during the Fall 2020 term
  • Video record a class session during the first offering of the redesigned course 
  • Submit all program deliverables by their due dates 
  • Share their projects with the campus community in a CREATE Fellows showcase or similar event (e.g., SoTL Conference
  • Teach the redesigned course in Fall 2020

Where can I get more information? 

For more information please contact Dr. Patricia Turner, Education Specialist

2019-2020 CREATE Fellows

Joe Anistranski (Human Ecology)
Gail Bornhorst (Biological and Agricultural Engineering)
Sabbie Miller (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Mona Monfared (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Jennifer Mullin (Biological and Agricultural Engineering)


2018-2019 CREATE Fellows

Heather Bischel (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Jeanette Ruiz (Communication)
Katia Vega (Design)


2017-2018 CREATE Fellows

Colleen Bronner (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Natalia Caporale (Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior)
Agustina Carando (Spanish and Portuguese)
Laci Gerhart-Barley (Evolution and Ecology)
Jason White (Chemical Engineering)