The purpose for LAEP’s differential tuition program, CREATE, is to support students’ best educational opportunities and assure students’ competitiveness within the marketplace by investing in six strategic areas:
Careers: Job placement, internship support, professional preparation.
Recognition: Attaining awareness by peers, decision-makers, stakeholders, community members.
Entrepreneurship: Leadership development and business training.
Access: Connections with leading minds in the profession and influential landscapes across the globe.
Technology: Assuring continual integration of cutting-edge tools and software.
Emerging Innovations: Bringing the latest advances in sustainable design, construction and devices to campus.
The CREATE Steering Committee oversees the operation and expenditures of CREATE. In addition to investment in long-term efforts, twice yearly a call for proposals is made seeking students, faculty and LAEP Advancement Board members’ ideas regarding how they would like to see CREATE funds used to best meet the areas of need. These proposals are then voted on by the LAEP student body and faculty to select those that will receive support that year.
Projects Underway in 2021
Canyon House Residency | Careers Coordinator | Student ASLA Chapter Support | LEED Study Materials | Internship Incentives | Material Library | Technology Coordinator | Speaker Series Support
What is differential tuition?
What has been funded in the past?
Fiscal Year 2020
Total Funded: $45,551
Careers Coordinator | EDSA Graphics Workshop | Grad Studio Refresh | Speaker Series | Integrating Social Justice Awareness Workshop | Professional LED Light Boxes | Drone | Student ASLA Chapter Support
*Several proposals were postponed due to COVID-19 closures.
Fiscal Year 2019
Total Funded: $52,797
Visiting Practitioner Fund | New Projector in Junior Studio | Overhead Power Source | Screening of Five Seasons | ASLA Student Chapter Support | Mindfulness Workshop | Grad Research Fund | CliftonStrengths Assessment for Students
Fiscal Year 2018
Total Funded: $63,091
National ASLA Conference Attendance | Portfolio Design Workshop | Bioregional Planning Forum | 3D Printers | Sketch Workshop | Watercolor Class | Thesis Review | Studio Storage Space
Fiscal Year 2017
Total Funded: $82,155
Standing Desks | Digital Plant Library | LARE Prep Materials | Cafe Tables and Chairs in Common Studio | Mike Lin Workshop | Studio Rendering Stations | Internship Bulletin Board | Graduate Studio Gathering Space
Fiscal Year 2016
Total Funded: $32,436
National ASLA Memberships | Speaker Series Support | Careers Coordinator Support | Laser Cutter in Maker Space | Drones | Trace Paper in Studios | Plotter Printer in Maker Space | ASLA Design Competition Workshop
Fiscal Year 2015
Total Funded: $14,519
Chairs for Common Studio | Access to Leading Publications | Recording of Speaker Series | Professional Cutting Board in Maker Space
How can I get involved?
For more information regarding the CREATE program please see the Disclosure of Operating Procedures or contact the LAEP Department at (435) 797-0500.