Ideas Archive

Avoid the practices associated with micromanagement

The idea for today is both simple and complex: avoid the practices associated with micromanagement. What is micromanagement? BNET.com, an online publication that “provides action-oriented intelligence for managerial professionals that’s smart, useful, and always right at your fingertips”, defines micromanagement …

Create a community calendar

Create a community calendar where everyone can post information about upcoming events. Why is this needed? While the WMU news and the university home page provide announcements about specific institutional related events (e.g. graduation, board meetings, presidential appearances etc.) many …

Create a peer tutor network

WMU could establish and promote a peer tutor network where freshmen and sophomores could connect with upper class men and seek assistance with academic work. What are the advantages of this idea? Students who have been on campus for several …

Academic, administrative trick or treat

Promote awareness of academic and administrative resources that support student success by holding an “academic, administrative trick or treat” day. Here is how this would work: On October 31 each academic and administrative office will have a huge bowl of …