Strategic Priority 1

Idea Summary Idea Submitter Next step
Develop a comprehensive website that provides a lengthy guide for college students who are parents of dependent children and create a campus parent-ally network Larissa Mercado-Lopez Forward to department for further review
Establish a grading system that allows professors to assign + and - to all letter grades. Zoulikha Mouffak Not Feasible
Streamline travel process, specifically for Club Sports teams (e.g., eliminate multiple signatures needed, allow students to hand write IRA Travel, make an exception for the Rodeo teams).  Also – stagger lunches so all offices remain open all day. Jared Hines Forward to department for further review
Improve the advising process by including pictures of the students in their My Fresno State portal and make all advising memos digital so multiple advisors can know what information students have already received. Justine McAlpine Forward to department for further review
Provide free, online tutoring to students in area schools, allowing current graduate students who are practicing teachers to contribute lesson plans and get practice and investing in future students. Jyothi Bathina Forward to department for further review
Students, faculty, and community members could donate new or gently used clothing to be distributed to our students through the Fresno State Student Closet Susan Schlievert Already happening
Re-design and improve the Learning Center; invest in enough tablets for check-out for every tutor to use with students; include better access to power; consider finding additional permanent pverflow space for tutoring and SI William Hardaway Forward to department for further review
Place all aspects of Teacher Credentialing in KSOEHD (including all placements for student teachers) Deborah Rogers Forward to department for further review
Revise grading system from the traditional letter grade to the same 0 to 4.0 grading system reported by the registrar on a student's transcript James Henson Forward to department for further review
Develop an app to inform students a location for leftover food at events and give them 10 minutes before catering picks it up. Sharon Ramirez Already happening
Re-establish the University Lecture Series in its original format (featuring nationally name-recognized speakers) Ronald Avedisian Already happening
Organize events on campus to get students, faculty and staff involved with the University and campus life.  Examples include farmer's markets Huy Vo Forward to department for further review
Connect faculty and student course work with projects happening around campus to offer high impact learning opportunities to students and gain fresh and innovative ideas to improve Fresno State. Katie Williamson Forward to department for further review
Hire a WAC/WID (Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines) coordinator to support the development of writing courses and the teaching of writing across campus Ginny Crisco Forward to department for further review
Create some "space" similar to makerspaces where students, staff and faculty can realize their creative ideas, share their passions and learn to be better  The Nguyen Forward to department for further review
Open the Bold Ideas Challenge to students Sharon Ramirez Forward to department for further review
Collaborate with other CSU campuses and start doing regional outreach throughout CA. Cesar S. Chavez Forward to department for further review
Develop professional development training for faculty that focuses on identifying signs that a student could use support for personal issues and how to respond to these signs. Christine Edmondson Forward to department for further review
Establish a clear rhetoric and transparent policy with professors and students about the number of tests allowed per day to alleviate some of the frustrations associated with the testing center; also establish an online time estimate trackings system for students, similar to Disneyland. Kelli Kennedy Forward to department for further review
Create a multi-disciplinary, student led, on-campus clinic to promote student success and meet students' hands-on learning needs and serve the community needs surrounding Fresno State. Leslie Zarrinkham Forward to department for further review
Offer two 3-unit GE courses in Leadership Development and Career Development via the Center for Leadership to help students discover their passion, align this with their talents, and lead the change they seek in their personal lives, profession, or community. John McMillen Forward to department for further review
Give Fresno State pre-service teachers positive experiences with teaching the new pedagogical science standards throuhg the Fresno State "Bulldog STEM-Rich Makerspace." This will allow students to learn how to deliver STEM-Rich and innovative lessons to students visiting the 'Bulldog STEM-Rich Makerspace' as part of the undergraudate science courses. Jerry Valadez Forward to department for further review
Hold an "Olympic" type event every year with various categories/challenges. Lee Xiong Forward to department for further review
Create an incentivized challenge program modeled on the "x-prize" to radically improve the pass rate of "gate keeper" courses at Fresno State. Dennis Bacon Forward to department for further review
Implement a novel mixed research method that can monitor well-being indicators of students within the context of higher education to gather information on the impact of students' feeelings of safety, belonging, and psychological well-being. Christian Wandeler Forward to department for further review
Coordinate a day where athletes get to teach their sports to their professors, such as an all staff batting practice and kick-off to spring sports. Jamie Walton Forward to department for further review
Send out notices about programs to students more frequently Cirenio Pizano Forward to department for further review
Commit dedicated staff and funding for initiatives to educate and retain students of under-represented ethnicities. Angel Landridge Forward to department for further review
Develop an online "Teacher-match" as part of the credentialing program where student teachers and cooperating/master teachers create online profiles and are matched based on specific needs. Emy Lopez Phillips Forward to department for further review
Create a Transfer Student Summit to increase transfer student engagement by incorporating what students would normally learn during Dog Days, with an additional component of student success strategies and campus resources. Tosha Giuffrida Forward to department for further review
Develop Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) for at risk students to connect previously isolated student success initiatives to others on campus.  First year at risk students would be matched with faculty and staff into two PLC's to offer support. Emily Walter Forward to department for further review
Create a single-stop CARE Center for Campus Advocacy Resource and Education Center that would have a community resource case manager and student interns. Jessica Medina & Kizzy Lopez Forward to department for further review
Change the name of "Columbus Day" to "Indigenous Peoples Day" to be includisve of all peoples and cultures indigenous to the Americas.  Promote cross-cultural celebrations. Kenneth Hansen Forward to department for further review
Boost awareness and participation in Dogs United to reach a wider range of students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Francine Oputa Forward to department for further review
Identify Dream students from various backgrounds and at all academic levels to develop a book with biographies to motivate and inform young Dream students, and develop workshop presentations that include current CA legislations, educational and career opportunities, and financial resources available for Dream students. Paul Moreno & Martina Granados Forward to department for further review
Embrace open-source software across campus instead of proprietary software students may not have access to (e.g., SPSS) David Vera Forward to department for further review
In the "Room Details" tab in 25Live, include instructions of which department or person to contact for reservations. Na Lee Forward to department for further review
Develop and implement "Be Bulldog Bold," a two-day interactive orientation where incoming students are introduced to the ideas of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction, and how each of these components interweave to create a sense of self-pride, appreciation of others, and the mindset to start them on their way to becoming inclusive leaders.  Vicki Taylor Forward to department for further review
Offer summer support to students taking the National Physical Therapy Examination for licensure after graduation. Bhupinder Singh Forward to department for further review
Foster interdisciplinary interactions by taking one day of instruction per semester to have all students on campus focus on a presentation by a guest speaker on a relevant topic, then discuss in mixed groups. Benjamin Boone Forward to department for further review
Assign a writing tutor to specific departments who are trained in discipline specific writing norms and citation styles. Paul Ullucci Forward to department for further review
Have designated sleeping areas on campus for studnets Saxton Dvera Forward to department for further review
Encourage each of the departments to add a brief phrase or sentence on the permission process for that particular course in the "Enrollment Information" box within the "Class Details" window. Jenny Saechao Forward to department for further review
Utilize a report that will indicate all classes remaining for seniors for the upcoming semester, and build their course offerings and number of course sessions based on these numbers Jenny Saechao Forward to department for further review
An annual meet the clubs dinner/formal where all of the organizations come together and share a little about what they do and stand for. Diamond Morehead Forward to department for further review
Enhance the registration process to include a prompt for students to select any services they may need (e.g., note taking, interpreting, real time captioning, etc.).  Then flag the respective class as needing a service. Michelle Montelongo Forward to department for further review
Establish a financial literacy program to assist students in making informed financial decisions before, during, and after college. Arthur Montejano, Jake Ward, Frank Puccio Already happening
Establish a Big Brother-Big Sister mentoring program that includes
peer-to-peer mentoring and alum-to-student mentoring.
Azucena Rodriguez, Dana Lucka, Leslie Weiser Forward to department for further review