Strategic Priority 2

 

Idea Summary Idea Submitter Next step
Create a new cabinet role that can help coordinate campus-wide efforts in building and supporting diversity initiatives -- Chief Diversity Officer Raymond Pun Forward to department for further review
Encourage staff and students at the rec facility to dress in workout clothes and work out during the day. Kimberly Coy Forward to department for further review
Improve the Application Rating Sheet so the score reflects how well an applicant's experience, education, and/or preffered/specialized skills meet or exceed job responsibilities as described in the job announcement (also improve descriptions of the essential aspects of the job). Tom Siechert Forward to department for further review
Create a position in Human Resources whose sole responsibilities are to help with recruitment Glenda Harada Forward to department for further review
Cross-train staff in various departments so staff can get hands on experience learning how other departments work and better serve students. Myrna Paecheco Forward to department for further review
Create a University "barter" system where our campus community comes together to offer services and/or products. Allsion Thurner Forward to department for further review
Purchase DeskCycles which make it easy to get safe and effective exercise while working at your desk Denise Bissett Forward to department for further review
Develop a merit based pay program for outstanding faculty contributions in the fields of service, teaching and research Luke Pryor Forward to department for further review
Create a "Talent Bench" where the skills and experience of people already here are highlighted and the career goals of all staff members are listed. Greg Morris Forward to department for further review
Review the guidelines to accept more faculty and staff children into child care programs on campus and (if funding is available) create a fourth center Laura Alcantar Currently not feasible due to capacity constraints.
Implement a bottom-up approach to department website development. For example, staff and faculty should be able to sign into their department pages and individuals update their profiles, when they have new publications, new grants, new collaborations, etc. Donnelly Dermot Already possible; OUCampus training is open to all employees, and website access is granted after completing the free training.
Create a Fresno State Fitness Trail that has "fitness stops" along the paths (stations at given intervals for places to do sit-ups, pull-ups, lunges, etc.). Provide maps or add scan codes at stations to track progress. Holly Baum Forward to department for further review
Develop a welcome package for all new Fresno State employees (including Foundation and Athletic Corps) to include information on various Fresno State programs and activities, tickets, discounts, etc. Caty Perez & Leticia Cano Already happening (contact Bookstore for information)
Develop a "Bulldog Expertise Pool," where interested faculty will identify specific areas of expertise that could contribute to scholarly collaboration. Fredrick Nelson Forward to department for further review
Develop an annual re-occurring budget for EHS that is specifically to be used at our discretion (in a committee style setting). Michael Burgess Already happening.
Create one centralized Leadership institute that will provide training and workshops, bring in guest speakers, and eventually provide some sort of Achievement Certificate. Nancy Kobata In progress.
Use electronic attachments of letters as official documentation and submit accurate CVs to a secure website.  In addition, no meeting should be longer than 1.5 hours. Honora Chapman Forward to department for further review
Provide more opportunities for fun, low key events to meet colleagues (e.g., opening the East Dining Wing to faculty and staff on $5 Fridays when there are no events scheduled) Chris Langer Forward to department for further review
Increase the number of EEO Designees available for campus searches. Virginia Rondero Hernandez Forward to department for further review
Develop a 2-tier system for hiring that gives Foundation employees priority over outside applicants if no qualified on campus union employees apply or are selected for a position. Helen Bailey Forward to department for review.
Develop a free, mobile app that builds off the existing Bulldog Trails and gives people an opportunity to connect with others walking and the ability to track and record their progress. Lars Newlander Forward to department for further review
Encourage small expressions of appreciation as a routine course of Campus communication Cynthia Oliphant Forward to department for further review