2016 Bold Ideas Recap
- 146 Bold Ideas were submitted.
- 70 faculty and staff members (CAIFE alumni) reviewed and ranked the ideas and provided feedback to the Cabinet.
- 5 ideas were selected as winners - one idea for each strategic priority (2 ideas were combined for strategic priority #2)
- 7 ideas were recognized with Honorable Mention.
- 98 ideas are being sent to departments/schools/colleges for review.
- 20 ideas are currently in progress; 21 ideas were not feasible.
Dr. Jesus Larralde-Muro, Arturo Mendoza, Dr. Larissa Mercado-Lopez, Nancy Kobata, Dr. Dvera Saxton
|Idea Summary||Idea Submitter||Next Step|
|Change course substitution policy so the form can be entered electronically into the system by the individuals responsible for overseeing compliance with curriculum.||Dr. Jesus Larralde-Muro; Associate Dean, Lyles College of Engineering||A CAIFE team worked to streamline this process and make necessary updates to the procedure.|
|Develop and foster a tiered "Welcome to Fresno State" 'opt in' ambassador program for faculty and staff new hires.*||Arturo Mendoza; Library Services Specialist II, Henry Madden Library||
A new employee on-boarding program was created and designed in collaboration with Human Resources, the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Organizational Excellence.
|Design a new faculty fellows program to provide training on the nuts and bolts of navigating the university and opportunities to share research with other cohort members.*||Dr. Larissa Mercado-Lopez; Assistant Professor, Women's Studies|
|Create an application or online notification system to provide traffic updates, construction updates, emergency or other information on routine events taking place on campus.||Nancy Kobata; Administrative Support Coordinator and Liaison between University and Army ROTC||Emergency and non-emergency updates are sent via the Fresno State mobile app.|
|Create a calendar that highlights extra-curricular programs, workshops, performances, etc. that are open to students, faculty, staff and community members.||Dr. Dvera Saxton; Assistant Professor, Anthropology||Recommendations were made to the President's Cabinet about potential solutions moving forward.|
2016 Honorable Mentions
Arthur Montejano, Dr. Fariborz Tehrani, Helen Bailey, Cher Travis Ellis, Janice Brown, Dr. Don Simmons, Steven Koobatian
|Idea Summary||Idea Submitter||Next Step|
|Employ the concept of "choice architecture/nudges" to guide students and faculty into choosing to adopt high impact practices.||Arthur Montejano; Leadership Programs Coordinator||A CAIFE team will be organized to pursue this idea.|
|Develop a dual-career service center to function as a hub to provide assistance for dual-career couples/partners.||Dr. Fariborz Tehrani; Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering||This idea was passed to Human Resources and Faculty Affairs to explore making a reality.|
|Streamline the process for the Students with Disabilities office to give a scout pass to injured students who are temporarily disabled.||Helen Bailey; Administrative Support Coordinator, University Advancement||A small work group was assembled to implement a solution to this problem in time for the fall semester.|
|Modernize the ID card process to online carding.||Cher Travis Ellis; Coordinator, Bulldog Card & Imaging||The Bulldog Card Office will implement this idea.|
|Create a high tech center focused on the development of accessible instructional materials.||Janice Brown; Director, Services for Students with Disabilities||A CAIFE team was assembled to address this need and presented potential next steps to the President's Cabinet.|
|Create a centralized volunteer management database to promote volunteer opportunities; train, affirm, recognize and track volunteers serving on campus.||Dr. Don Simmons; Faculty, Sociology||Recommendations were made to the President's Cabinet about potential solutions moving forward.|
|Create a comprehensive business resource center that provides one stop consultation services with local businesses to help them solve real world problems.||Steven Koobatian; Faculty, Counselor Education and Rehabilitation||Recommendations were made to the President's Cabinet about potential solutions moving forward.|
Ideas Challenge Launch:
August 18, 2014
Submit your Ideas:
August 18 to September 19, 2014
2nd week of October 2014
Project Work Begins: Mid-October 2014
President's Showcase of Excellence: