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UC San Diego has ideas; share yours.

UC San Diego’s IdeaWave taps the collective intelligence of our community in an effort to achieve and maintain operational and administrative excellence at our University.

IdeaWave is a crowdsourcing platform that features targeted campaigns related to areas of strategic importance to UC San Diego. Participants can submit their own ideas, build on the ideas of others, collaborate with others to create new suggestions, and vote on submissions they would like to see progress.

You are invited to participate in idea campaigns by sharing your ideas, comments, and votes with our entire community. Help us identify solutions that will continue to advance our mission of being a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.

All faculty, staff, and student employees are invited to join in the conversation. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference at UC San Diego. Submit your idea, comment, and vote.

Using IdeaWave

Transparent, collaborative, and constructive exchanges are the key to IdeaWave’s success. Users’ identities are visible for idea submission and commenting to provide accountability and context which has been found to enhance constructive discussions and allow for better follow-up when ideas and/or comments are selected for further review or implementation. While submitter identities are shown for ideas and comments, all voting is anonymous.

While participating in IdeaWave, users are expected to adhere to the UC San Diego Principles of Community.

If you experience problems accessing IdeaWave, please see the Technical Support page.

For more information about using IdeaWave, please visit IdeaWave’s Help page.


The Standing Committee on Service and People Oriented Administrative Culture (SC-SPOC), which serves as an advisor to the Chancellor in achieving Goal 5 of the Strategic Plan, utilizes IdeaWave to run campaigns on SC-SPOC related questions and initiatives. Goal 5 specifically emphasizes the creation of a versatile and lasting infrastructure through dedication to service, people, and financial stewardship, or the skilled management of resources. 

Additionally, various committees and service units can use IdeaWave for focused collaboration campaigns by working with the Office of Operational Strategic Initiatives to develop campaign concepts and coordinate campaign timing and administration.

The implementation of IdeaWave was led by the Office of Operational Strategic Initiatives and guided by the SC-SPOC, the inaugural user of IdeaWave.


Kit Pogliano, Founding Chair of SPOC, introduces IdeaWave to the UC San Diego community.