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 Senate Faculty.

Applications open: October 9, 2017
Applications close: November 27, 2017

Please note: The CREATE Fellows application requires letters of support from the applicant’s Department Chair and Management Services Officer (MSO).

What does a CREATE Fellow do?

  • Redesign your course and receive individualized feedback from CEE consultants
  • Collaborate with colleagues in a seven-part workshop series (workshops held during Winter & Spring 2018)
  • Teach the redesigned course in Fall 2018
  • Share your project with the campus community (e.g., CEE’s 2018 SoTL Conference)

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. Funds are to be disbursed in the form of an Academic Enrichment Fund (AEF), to be used as indicated in the table above, consistent with the office of Academic Affairs Advisory, AA2015-06, accessible at

Where can I get more information?

  • Please email and include “CREATE Fellows” in your email’s subject line.

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 teaching and learning elements in an online or hybrid/blended course;
  • 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, 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 at least once throughout the term of the program
  • Participate in a Mid-Quarter Inquiry (MQI) during the Fall 2018 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 2018

Application guidelines can be found here.