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Brilliant Ideas Brainstorming

Top Seven Topics for Further Discussion

#1 How can SWOCC become a joyful, positive place?

(tables 1, 2 & 3)

-Define ways to create interdepartmental fun informal activities on a regular basis.

-Positive reinforcement for employee recognition.

  • Employee of the week
  • Incentives Chair massages
  • Promotions and room for growth
  • Evaluations that have worth 
  • Staff lounge

-To frame all difficult conversations with yes, and…

  • Contract negotiations
  • Personnel issues

#2 How can SWOCC become a model of sustainability?

(tables 4, 5 & 6)

-Try to reduce power bill

  • Windmills on SWOCC land
  • Solar panels – sell power back

#3 How can SWOCC become more integrated in the fabric of the community?

(tables 7, 8 & 9)

-Create an open space forum to become a hub to discuss current events, issues and problems in the community and society.

-Hire a PR or community events engage person to manage outreach on campus.

-Draw people here through collective knowledge.

-Integrate community theatre into our theatre group.

  • Raise interest
  • Raise money
  • Alumni participation

#4 How can SWOCC expand program offerings?

(tables 10, 11 & 12)

-Restaurant and hospitality program to build enrollment and build a continuing retirement community.

  • Elder Hostel in residence

-Taking advantage of natural diversity as a catalyst to encourage tourism.

  • Marine Science Program
  • Tourism and Hospitality Certificate

#5 How can SWOCC achieve statewide recognition for excellence?

(tables 13, 14 & 15)

-Build Health & Science building to achieve highest job placement in the state.

  • Running machine generate power/elec.
  • Competition for resources from vendors

#6 In what ways can SWOCC be on the cutting edge of innovation and learning?

(tables 16, 17 & 18)

-See development of collaborative and individualized learning environments.

-Develop a magnet program, like OCCI, to recruit to.

#7 How can SWOCC improve our physical environment?

(tables 19 & 20)

-Bicycle trails; improve plant services for a cleaner environment.

-Green up available areas on campus; including;

  • Green up available areas on campus; Concrete waterway & Parking lot centers
  • Using native plants and bio soils with staff participation in the transformation

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(Updated Jan 16, 2014)

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