CAIFE 3.0 (2018-19)
There are 13 Bold Ideas being implemented through 10 project teams as part of CAIFE 3.0. Each of the projects align with one of the four strategic priorities.
Student appointments are forthcoming. Check back for more information once the teams begin their work in Fall 2018.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY 1
Kids Locker and Diaper Bank
Idea submitted by: Dr. Susan Schlievert and Dr. Jennifer Randles
Team: Larissa Mercado-Lopez, Alicia Nelson, Brittney Randolph, Amber Crowell, Cecelia Ruesta
Sponsor: President Castro
Summary of idea: A bring-and-take space for families. Combine with idea to create diaper bank for parenting students who experience diaper need as impediment to academic success.
Graduate School at Fresno State
Idea submitted by: Jim Marshall
Team: Jim Marshall, Tere Lopez, Malisa Lee, Amanda Eberline, Chuck Radke, Caty Perez, Alexandra Chavez
Sponsor: Bob Harper and Dennis Nef
Summary of idea: Establish the Graduate School at Fresno State to enhance graduate education.
Idea submitted by: Ram Nunna
Team: Ram Nunna, Jenny Diaz, Paula Heuston, Max Tsai, Kathy Dunbar, Terence Wan, Mike Pronovost, Elias Karam
Sponsor: Orlando Leon and Dennis Nef
Summary of Idea: A mobile app that will provide students a graphical representation of their progress towards their degree.
Center/Clearinghouse for Undergraduate Research
Idea submitted by: Tamas Forgacs and John Walkup
Team: Ulrike Muller, Rodrigo Gomez, Tamas Forgacs, Amanda Dinscore, Primavera Leal Martinez
Sponsor: Bob Harper and Dennis Nef
Summary of Idea: Establish a center for Undergraduate Research. Combined with idea to build under graduate clearinghouse to match students with faculty.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY 2
Faculty/Staff Recognition Program
Idea submitted by: Jonathan Castro and Matthew Doyle
Team: Adrian Ramirez, Mary Bennett, Jonathan Castro, Jon Biggane, Nancy Kobata, Matthew Doyle, Katie Williamson
Sponsor: Debbie Astone
Summary of Idea: Create program to recognize staff and faculty for exemplary work. Combine with idea to create a unified Fresno State digital badging and credential platform.
Out at Fresno State
Idea submitted by: Katherine Fobear
Team: Peter Robertson, Kiana Medina, Deyanire Del Toro, Esra Hashem, Jonathan Pryor
Sponsor: Paula Castadio
Summary of Idea: Create advocacy and awareness participatory video with LGBTQ students, faculty and staff.
Student Assistant Mentor Program
Idea submitted by: Michael Harding
Team: Sheila Gallagher-Price, Mark Salwasser, Erin Boele, Mai Kou Vang, Mara Brady, Gina DeYoung, Karla Moreno
Sponsor: Larry Salinas and Debbie Astone
Summary of Idea: Create a student assistant mentor program and other appropriate professional development programming for student assistants.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY 3
Idea submitted by: John Marshall
Team: Lars Newlander, Colin Stewart, Wei Wu, William Hardaway, Balaji Sethuramasamyraja, Demi Wack
Sponsor: Orlando Leon and Delritta Hornbuckle
Summary of Idea: Create a Maker Space on campus for use by students and community. Existing space in engineering, Ag or library could be re purposed.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY 4
Blended Arts Festival
Idea submitted by: Jose ElaGarza
Team: Barbara Windmiller, Faith Sidlow, Gina Sandi-Diaz, Jose ElaGarza, David Hembree, Hunter Sansom
Sponsor: Larry Salinas and Paula Castadio
Summary of Idea: Create an opportunity for artists from the campus community to network with other artists and showcase students’ artwork.
Bulldog Transfer Center
Idea submitted by: Ignacio Hernandez
Team: Amanda Stewart, Jesse Farias, Erica Lassen, Tamera Pullins, Bernadette Muscat, Catherine Kuchar, Jordan Cody
Sponsor: Frank Lamas and Patti Waid
Summary of Idea: Create a web based student support center for community college transfer students.