Ideas Archive

Content is king

Have a group of representatives from each service area do a collaborative blog that delivers information to students. Consider the Michael Stoner article Content, Not Email, Driving Internet Use in 2007

Green roofs

Consider conversion of existing tar and stone roofs of WMU buildings to Green roofs. A green roof would provide additional habitat space for animals, it would reduce storm water run off, provide alternative break and meeting areas for staff and …

Cost of attendance calculator

Prospective students and their family want to know, as close as possible, what the bottom line costs of attending a university are. Without this information it is impossible to financial prepare for the road ahead. There are many factors to …

Communication builds clarity

What would happen if everyone at WMU communicated about projects and goals they were working on? On an institutional level, we would be able to build enhanced collaboration while reducing redundancy of efforts made by separate offices. If a truly …