CAIFE Pilot (2015-16)

Employee Onboarding Process

Employee Onboarding ProcessIdea submitted by:Pilar De La Cruz-Reyes

Team: Tom Gaffery, Diane Volpp, Lor-Rae Raus, Filomena Fagundes, Carmen, Chapman

Summary of Idea: Improve the new faculty and staff orientation process by having the different departments come to one room to present their information. This will ensure all new employees receive the required information, sign for it and receive the necessary orientation and trainings.


Team recap and recommendation to Cabinet:
Click here

President's Showcase Poster:Click here

Current Status:Team is working on implementation of several of their ideas.


State and Foundation Forms

State and Foundation FormsIdea submitted by:Pilar De La Cruz-Reyes

Idea submitted by:Nancy Gomez

Team:Clint Moffitt, Mark Plattner, Christina Modica, Christine Thibodeaux, Angel Langridge, John Wagenleitner

Summary of idea:Explore having state-side and foundation use the same program to create forms and include instruction sheet/FAQ for more information.


Team recap and recommendation to Cabinet:
Click here

President's Showcase Poster:Click here

This work is currently underway. All state and foundation forms are being inventoried and a central website is under development.


Student Travel

Student Travel

Idea submitted by:Kellie Townsend

Team:Lisa Kao, Chuck Conway, Marie Cuningham, Melissa Ginotti, Monica Shackelton, Tara Powers-Mead

Summary of idea: Create a single system for online forms, approval and scheduling to improve workflow.  Start with Student Travel (club, classroom, activity) approval process. 



Team recap and recommendation to Cabinet:
Click here

President's Showcase:Click here

The technology to streamline the travel application process is currently under development. Team hopes to have a pilot prepared for summer 2016 and the solution full implemented during fall 2016.


Financial Aid App

Financial Aid App

Idea submitted by:Charah Coleman

Team:Robert Guinn, Holly Baum, Mary Saucedo, Charah Coleman, Hank Delcore

Idea Summary: Create an app students can use to quickly view the status of their admission, financial aid to-do list and balance owed.  The app will help give students "peace of mind, one less thing to worry about and a positive experience with our school."  It will also help the financial office be more efficient.


Team recap and recommendation to Cabinet: 
Click here

President's Showcase Poster:Click here


Bulldog Trails

Bulldog Tracks

Idea submitted by:Larissa Mercado-Lopez

Team:Katherine Williamson, Scott Sailor, Derek Walters, Jason Clay

Summary of idea: Create a climate of fitness and wellness by improving the infrastructure of the campus, focusing on installing sign posts that mark walking trails and distance and resurfacing broken blacktop/pavement. Also initiate an incentive program titled "Bulldogs On Track to Wellness." 



Bulldog Trails section:
Click here

President's Showcase Poster:Click here

This project was fully implemented during spring 2016. Bulldog Trails are posted on the university webite, maps have been produced and distributed to all faculty, staff and students. Organized walks take place during the noon hour on Wednesdays and are open to all faculty and staff.


Magic Bands

Magic Bands

Idea submitted by:Maria Madrigal Shaffer

Team:Brad Barker, Cher Travis Ellis, Geraldine Panelo Elizondo, Paul Ladwig, Maria Madrigal

Summary of idea: Create a solution where students swipe their ID each time they participate in a campus activity (Safari, WOW, move nights).  Students would earn points/credits each time to incentivize them to participate and swipe their card/bracelet.  This data could be incorporated with their students' success records.

President's Showcase Poster:Click here


Leadership Conference

Leadership Conference

Idea submitted by:Anthony Bailey

Team:Phong Jacob Yang, Susana Hernandez, Luz Gonzalez, Jaime Arvizu, Chris Fiorentino, Breanne Scogin, Eddie Hughes

Idea summary: Create a Valley wide leadership conference for all high school and community college student body leaders. "This will give Fresno State the advantage of recruiting the best students and present the university as one that is sensitive to future leaders."



Team recap and recommendation to Cabinet:
Click here

President's Showcase Poster:Click here

This project was funded with strategic planning funds from the Office of the President. An implementation team was been appointed and the first annual Central Valley Emerging Leaders Summit was held August 2016.


Touch the Community

Touch the Community

Idea submitted by: William Rice

Team:William Rice, Josh Edrington, Linda Hauser, Fabiola Alvarez, Jenny Toste, Jacquelyn Glasener

Summary of idea: Challenge every School and College to compete in an annual "touch the community" competition.  Use Vintage Days to showcase the best and brightest ideas from every College and School and to demonstrate their disciplinary contributions to the community. Create the President's Community Solutions Cup to be awarded to the School or College that showed the greatest creative and pragmatic solution to a community need.

President's Showcase Poster:Click here

Student teams are currently working on six community projects. They will share their results at Vintage Days 2017.


ISEE

ISEE picture

Idea submitted by:Mara Brady, Criss Wilhite, Beth Weinman

Team: Rick Fenden, Mara Brady,Criss Wilhite, Beth Weinman, Michelle Gaither, Jacob Ward

Idea summary: Create an Institute of Sustainable Education and Engagement (ISEE) on campus.  As a central hub of activity related to sustainability, ISEE will promote synergies among learning, scholarship, teaching and practices. ISEE will continue to the common goal of improving the campus and greater community through promoting and informing individual and institutional practices that improve quality of life, the economy and the environment.

Team recap and recommendation to Cabinet: Click here

President's Showcase Poster:Click here

Several elements of this proposal are being implemented. The team continues to meet and is working with Academic Affairs and Administrative Services to secure resources to many of the recommendations forward.


Solution Finder

Solution Finder

Idea submitted by:Sharon Ramirez

Team:Maxine McDonald, Tosha Guiffrida, Janell Morillo, Kim Cole, Adrian Ramirez, David Tyckoson

Idea summary:  Create a "solution finder" to help students that don't know where to turn for help.  Have a one-stop shop staffed with a university representative to help direct students to proper offices for support and avoid frustration and "run around."


Team recap and recommendation to Cabinet:
Click here

President's Showcase Poster:Click here


Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit

Idea submitted by:Ram Nunna

Team:Paul Hofmann. Emil Milevoj, Shiela Gallagher, Stephanie Ingvaldson, Marcee Varella, Kathy Dunbar

Idea Summary: Establish an International Transfer Desk in the International Student Services and Programs (ISSP) office. The staff in the Transfer Desk can be trained in DARS processes, will have a sensitivity to international relations and can pro-actively process transfer credit prior to the international transfer student's arrival.  This idea will help Fresno State improve services to international students, provide faculty advisers with appropriate tools for quality advising and help promote Fresno State as a caring institution.

President's Showcase Poster:Click here

The recommendations from this team are being implemented. A new position was created in ISSP and a dedicated student assistant was hired. The On Base license was purchased. 


Social Network Student Roadmap

Social Network

Idea submitted by:Dmitri Rogulkin

Team:Dmitri Rogulkin, Blair Smittcamp, Mike Pronovost, Debbie Young, Anne Burkholder, Dawn Truelsen

Idea summary: Create an online social network organized by majors and academic programs designed for learning and collaboration.  The network will be accessible to students, instructors, area high school students and alumni.  The objective is to connect former, current and potential students in similar disciplines, share learning resources and increase social and academic engagement.  Faculty will be encouraged to contribute with the core content.


President's Showcase Poster:
Click here