For Instructors

July 26, 2016 | 1:52 pm

Instructors and GSIs play important roles in Jacobs Hall’s interdisciplinary academic community. We invite participation from members of all campus departments and support innovative pedagogical approaches and course formats. Each semester, the Jacobs Institute accepts applications from UC Berkeley faculty to teach their design and technological innovation courses in Jacobs Hall and to add them to our roster of Affiliated Courses. Read about how your fellow instructors have made the most of Jacobs Hall’s resources and learn how you can do the same for your class.

Jacobs Course Affiliation

Course affiliation means that we consider you a partner and member of the Jacobs community. The benefits of Jacobs affiliation include:

* Students in Affiliated Courses can access a wide range of prototyping and fabrication equipment with a Maker Pass 

* Lead instructors and Academic Student Employees receive complimentary Maker Passes

* Invitation to participate in the end of semester Jacobs Design Showcase. 

Faculty may apply to affiliate their course (without requesting teaching space in Jacobs Hall) via the following links:

Fall 2024 Jacobs Hall Course Affiliation Application

Spring 2025 Jacobs Hall Course Affiliation Application

Jacobs Teaching Space

Each semester, we invite faculty from all campus departments to apply to hold courses in Jacobs Hall. Learn more.  Once approved, these courses automatically become Jacobs Institute Affiliated Courses and receive the benefits described above.

Winter Showcase 2 (1)

Jacobs Hall Instructor Guide

Lead instructors and teaching assistants for Jacobs-affiliated courses, this page is for you. The instructor guide provides an overview of teaching resources and key to-do items to make the most of your semester. See the full guide.

Questions about teaching in Jacobs Hall? When in doubt, contact Executive Director William Humnicky for academic questions and Technical Lab Director Joey Gottbrath for makerspace questions. For AV support, contact the Electronics Support Group (ESG) AV Support Helpdesk.

Information for future instructors

Each semester, we invite faculty from all campus departments to apply to hold courses in Jacobs Hall. Learn more

We occasionally hire external instructors to teach design courses on a range of topics, such as visual communication, prototyping, human-centered design, and more. If you are interested, please apply to our lecturer pools: Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and Master of Design Program. For questions, please email William Humnicky, Executive Director.