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IdeaWave: Current and Future Campaigns

Read about current and future IdeaWave campaigns.

Want to Run a Campaign?

IdeaWave is an innovation collaboration tool to share and develop ideas to improve the way we work at UC San Diego. Use the power of crowdsourcing to innovatively solve challenges, find solutions, improve processes, and enhance the work experience. Departments are encouraged to contact the Office of Operational Strategic Initiatives department at osi@ucsd.edu for opportunities to launch targeted campaigns in order to leverage the collective genius of UC San Diego to collaborate, innovate, and ultimately create change.

We look forward to seeing your ideas in future IdeaWave campaigns at UC San Diego!

Current Campaign

The UC San Diego Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence Campaign

(Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

Transformation takes collective genius. We need your diverse perspectives and talents to help shape the future of UC San Diego. Your input is the foundation for the Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence, led by the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. By continuously incorporating and building upon your feedback, needs and concerns, the plan will map the pathway to a more inclusive university.

Your ideas are important, and we are here to listen. Submit your feedback on IdeaWave starting Oct. 19, 2017. Once an initial plan is drafted, there will be a second opportunity to provide comments in spring quarter of 2018.

EDI Campaign

Upcoming Campaign

Making UC San Diego Health Your First Choice

(Early 2018)

Co-sponsored by UC San Diego Health and SC-SPOC, this campaign seeks input from the faculty and staff on how to overcome the obstacles and barriers they may face in choosing UC San Diego Health as their healthcare provider. Stay tuned!

UC San Diego Health


Recently Completed Campaign

It Pays to Save Campaign banner

It Pays to Save!

(June -July 2017)

Sponsored by VC-CFO and SC-SPOC, the "It Pays to Save" campaign launched on June 8, 2017. If you have a cost savings idea to further streamline our administration or our programs and save costs, we want to hear it. You can share your idea by logging into IdeaWave using your SSO (single sign-on account) and locate the "It Pays to Save!" campaign in the rotating banner at the top of the screen.

With your help, Saving Total Costs by Efficient Processes (STEP) seeks to identify opportunities in campus processes that can yield demonstrable reductions in total costs to the campus. In particular, we are looking for ideas that will continue to meet service standards while simultaneously saving costs to the entire organization. While not required, you are invited to include any preliminary estimates of expected cost savings and overall impact.