Seton Hall named first Adobe Creative Campus in New Jersey


We empower our faculty with the tools to create new pedagogies while giving students the digital literacy skills, competencies, and experience to stand out from their peers in the workforce.

For its commitment to using technology to provide students with a transformative path to success, Seton Hall University has been named an Adobe Creative Campus – the first of its kind in New Jersey.

As Adobe Creative Campus, Seton Hall is one of a select group of colleges and universities shaping the future of digital literacy within the global higher education community. Recognizing the value of teaching creative and persuasive digital communication skills, the University actively advances these skills across curricula to help our students succeed in the classroom and gain an edge in the workplace. modern and competitive.

“Seton Hall continues its legacy of teaching innovation with technology as we roll out the first suite of multimedia tools to our entire community,” said Seton Hall Deputy Chief Information Officer Paul E. Fisher, Jr., MPA. “We empower our faculty with the tools to create new pedagogies while giving students the digital literacy skills, competencies, and experience to stand out from their peers in the workforce.

Starting in fall 2022, students, faculty, and employees at all three Seton Hall campuses will have free access to all Adobe Creative Cloud apps and services, allowing them to create images, graphics, posts, videos, animations, amazing web and mobile experiences, and Suite.

Here are some examples of how institutions are integrating Creative Cloud into campus-wide missions to teach digital literacy and essential soft skills:

  • Business: Create a podcast exploring a hot topic in marketing or finance using Adobe Audition.
  • Chemistry: Build a mobile app that teaches the principles of chemistry in the form of a simple game using AdobeXD.
  • Psychology: Create a multi-panel brochure in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or lnDesign.
  • History: Use Adobe lnDesign to write, design, and publish a magazine exploring the events of a particular period in history.
  • Biology: Use Adobe Illustrator to create an infographic explaining the impacts of a public health issue.
  • English: Use Adobe Premiere Pro to script and produce a video essay that offers a critical response to a literary work.

“For many years, students in our Art, Design and Interactive Multimedia and Visual and Sound Media programs have enjoyed enhanced digital literacy and the ability to create compelling content, including visual skills , audio, storytelling, and digital communication that accelerate their connection to disciplinary standards and post-graduation outcomes,” said Renee Robinson, Ph.D., acting dean of the College of Communication and the Arts. “Adobe Creative Campus will further underscore our commitment to digital literacy, transferable skills, and student engagement, while similarly improving access and equity to these resources among our students, faculty, and administrators.

English Teacher/Business Writing Coordinator Greg Iannarella, MA added, “With Adobe Creative Suite, Seton Hall is investing in students’ ability to develop, present and produce digital stories in cutting-edge software. By the end of their college experience, students will have a creative mindset and a remarkable portfolio that will help them find jobs and be creative leaders in a digitally transformed workplace. »

In addition to making industry-leading Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services available to students, the University will collaborate with other Adobe Creative campuses to share ideas and innovations that expand digital literacy and help ensure student success. students.

“Providing the Adobe Creative Suite to the university community helps us achieve our goal of creating a top-notch, fair, and consistent student experience,” said Vice President Katia Passerini, Ph.D. student success and faculty innovation, enables our administrative units to become more efficient, and expands the digital skills of the entire community, fostering creativity across the University.”

These foundational skills can help inspire students and transform the college community, according to Michael Taylor, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, who also teaches in the environmental studies program. He is the founding director of the interdisciplinary program in Environmental Studies and the Center for Mobile Research and Innovation, and his current research focuses on the emerging role of mobile technologies in the fields of environment and health as well as issues associated public policy.

Taylor shared, “The majority of our students are digital natives, born and raised in a digitally mediated world and are good consumers of digital content. Becoming a Creative Campus offers Seton Hall University the opportunity to empower our students to become equally skilled as creators of digital content who can lead the way to a better world.

Training for some faculty has already started in the summer of 2022 and will continue throughout the year as part of existing training opportunities and faculty development.

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