Creativity And Innovation For Excellence (CAIFE)

CAIFE engages faculty, staff and administrators in the process of institutional transformation in order to harness and embrace a lasting culture of innovation and creativity. The program blends individual development with focused efforts to enhance organizational effectiveness. These efforts combined in one professional development program encompasses innovation, transformational change and continuous improvement. 

Twelve collaborative teams participated in the pilot year of CAIFE in 2014/15. The teams included representation from faculty, staff and  administration. Participants attended a series of  professional development workshops focused on process improvement, innovation and change management and were charged with assessing and planning campus wide initiatives selected from the Bold Ideas Challenge.

Many of the 2014-15 CAIFE project teams are still working on implementation. Visit the project pages for more information.

New teams will be formed in 2016 for work to begin in fall 2016-17. CAIFE alumni has reviewed the 2016 Bold Idea submissions and advised the Cabinet on the next round of projects.