||Provide information to and solicit feedback; host events to engage stakeholders; capture
ideas and encourage cross-college conversations.
||Encourage teams to form around thematic areas; provide a clear and transparent process
for proposal submission and selection. Big Ideas begin with faculty-led teams who submit proposals that are evaluated for
their potential to attract private funding. Teams selected in the first round will
be provided support for developing promotional materials and encouraged to engage
donors and other stakeholders to evolve their idea. All teams will present their Big
Ideas in a poster session to be held in April.
||Nurture teams to develop major proposals for Round 2. Feedback from the poster presentations, the promotional video and the team development
plan will be evaluated to select the five final Big Ideas teams. 5 Big Ideas teams
will be chosen based on their alignment with the University-wide Strategic Plan. The
remaining teams will continue to be cultivated to pursue their proposed work.
||5 Big Ideas Finalists announced.