Franklin Only Second Institution in Indiana to Become Adobe Creative Campus
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Franklin College is collaborating with Adobe to offer access to Adobe Creative Cloud software and services to all students, becoming the second institution in Indiana to offer this opportunity to its campus.

Through the joint venture, Franklin College students, faculty and staff with a registered college email address will be provided with Adobe Creative Cloud for use on all their devices, labs, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.  In addition, Adobe offers numerous professional development resources as part of the program.

The partnership greatly enhances Franklin College’s digital fluency initiative, one of the strategic commitments the institution has made to better prepare its students for the workforce after graduation. As part of that pledge, Franklin College appointed its first director of digital fluency, Andrew Rosner, in February 2021. Rosner has been instrumental in bringing the Adobe Creative Campus to Franklin.

“Franklin College will benefit from this partnership in many ways,” explains Rosner. “First, the Adobe Creative Campus distinction highlights our commitment to digital fluency. It demonstrates to prospective and current students that we are committed to their success in the classroom and in the modern economy. Additionally, this collaboration will allow us to offer skill-development workshops for faculty and students from Adobe product experts and provide teaching and learning resources directly from Adobe. Faculty, staff and students will also have the ability to collaborate with other Adobe Creative Campus institutions to share best practices and network with other thought leaders in the digital literacy space.”

The campus is already benefitting from the use of the new technology. Access to Creative Cloud applications were recently deployed to faculty, staff and students and several faculty members are now implementing the tools in their classrooms. Students will also be able to participate in Adobe Creative Jams and Master Class events this fall. Regardless of a student’s major or career goals, each can benefit greatly from having an understanding of how digital media is created and the many ways it can be used.

“We are excited to have Franklin College added to the expanding global Adobe Creative Campus community, Digital fluency skills are becoming more essential for graduates to possess in the modern workplace”, said Sebastian Distefano, Director of the Creative Campus Program at Adobe. “Unlimited access to Creative Cloud for the whole campus enables Franklin College to expand its innovative teaching practices and seamlessly nurture digital fluency into learning outcomes, preparing students for success both inside and outside of the classroom.”

“By intentionally integrating digital skills with our foundational liberal arts curriculum, we aim to equip students with skills that will make them valuable employees and leaders in the modern workforce, said Kristin C. Flora, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “Creative Cloud specifically will help students think flexibly, and creatively, about what they are learning and how best to demonstrate that learning in innovative ways.”

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

POSTED Oct 1, 2021