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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 ideawave@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!

Recently Completed Campaigns

Making UC San Diego Health Your First Choice

UC San Diego Health

(May/June 2018)

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

Building the Next Health Sciences Research Strategic Plan

(March 2018)

Share your ideas about visionary research directions that Health Sciences should focus on in the next 5 years.

How can UC San Diego’s Health Sciences become an even stronger World Class Leader of Academic Research in the next 5 years? UC San Diego’s Health Sciences is seeking ideas for initiatives to build into the research-intensive Medical and Pharmacy Schools’ Strategic Plan. We want your ideas for initiatives, which can be organized into one the following ten broad categories of topics and enabling technologies:


Enabling Technologies


The UC San Diego Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence Campaign

EDI Campaign

(Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

Transformation takes collective genius. We needed 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.


It Pays to Save!

It Pays to Save Campaign banner

(June -July 2017)

Sponsored by VC-CFO and SC-SPOC, the "It Pays to Save" campaign launched on June 8, 2017. This campaign was focused on cost savings idea to further streamline our administration or our programs and save costs. View the ideas that were submitted by logging into IdeaWave using your SSO (single sign-on account) and use this link to locate the "It Pays to Save!" campaign.