Focus on Efficiency

The following award-winning abstracts, demonstrating a Focus on Efficiency, have been showcased at the California Higher Education (CHEC) Collaborative Conference each year since 2015. These stories of success represent innovative practices that have been implemented to improve operational performance, services, and outcomes for California Public Higher Education.

2021 A​wardees

Awards Presentation Focus on Efficiency & 2021 Leader of Change​

California Community Colleges Facilities-Procurement Guidebook Committee – First Cohort

California Community Colleges Student Outreach Ambassador Program

Foundation for California Community Colleges Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative (STAC)

Centralizing California Community Colleges Pandemic Response Resources

MiraCosta Community College District's Modernization into 21st Century Procurement

Cal Poly Utilizes the Climate and Energy Scenario Analysis (CESA) Tool to Chart Cost-Effective Pathways to Carbon Neutrality

Cross-Campus Collaboration at the CSU: Sharing Campus Classes Beyond Campus Borders

How SF State Leveraged AWE for Class Withdrawals During the Pandemic

Information Technology Services at SF State Streamlines Knowledge Management Approach to Improve Service and Content Quality Across Campus

Off-Boarding: Cal State San Bernardino's Process Improvement Initiative

Silver Linings: Advancing Lighting Efficiency During Low Building Occupancy

Using Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics to Improve Mechanical Efficiency in Buildings

The Next Generation of Human Resources, Electronic Personnel Files

Water Reduction Efforts through the CSU San Bernardino Campus Turf Replacement Plan

Improving Sexual Harassment Prevention, Detection and Response Systemwide Through Meaningful and Consistent Data Management

Utilizing a Collaborative & Shared Governance Approach to Unify UCLA’s Campus Towards a Common Goal: COVID-19 Response & Recovery​

2019 Awardees​

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Zoned Parking For Commuter Students

Adobe Sign And Field-Trip Waivers

Aligning Cyber Security Across The Csu

Breaking Bad: Breaking Down Large, Complex Processes And Implementations

Calstate S4 – A Studentcentered, User-Driven Tracking And Data Solution

Cal State LA’s U-Pass Program

Concur Travel And Expense Project

Creating Pathways To Increase Diversity In California’S Faculty

CSU San Bernardino Mycoe Student Tracking, Milestones And Communication

CSUN’s Eprocess+ Initiative: Streamlining And Improving Processes Throughout The Campus

Enterprise-Wide Procurement And Deployment Of Faculty And Staff Computers

Equity In Connectivity, A Project For Foster Youth & Mesa Students

Extended University Faculty Pay Process At California State University Channel Islands

Gold Tree Solar Farm – Innovatively Advancing The Academic Mission Through Public-Private Partnership At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Leveraging Campus Technology To Launch Electronic Signatures At San Francisco State University

Leveraging Student Research To Reduce Water

The Maddy Institute Forms Unique Partnership With The San Joaquin Valley’S Four Public Universities

No. 1 In Transfers To University Of California – For 28 Straight Years!

Recycled Water Innovation At San José State University

The ABC's Of GHGS: Streamlining The Greenhouse Gas Inventory Process At Cal State University Northridge

The UCSD Charger Application

2018 Awardees

CCC​​​ Fresh Success

CSU Chico Transforming Accessibility into Inclusivity

Finish Faster-CSU_CCC Partnership on Interactive Course Finder

FLEXspace_The Flexible Learning Environments eXchange Collaborative

Improving UC IT Strategic Sourcing Through CLIC

Partnering for Safety-Leveraging Safety and Risk Management Tools

Process Palooza UC San Diego LEANing Toward Success

Sacramento State Reducing Campus Organic Waste

Sonoma State University Guest Parking

The California Connects Mobile Internet Program

The San Francisco State University Student-Centered Technology Roadmap

UC Riverside EHS Professional Education Program

UC San Diego E-Signature for Campus-based Student Loan Documents

UC San Diego Negative Charges Tool

UC San Diego Optimized Organizational Efficiency

2017 Awardees

Cool Collaborations in California The Cool4Ed Initiative

CSU Chico Information Technology Procurement Review

CSU Libraries and eResources Collaborative

FasTraking the Common Network Initiative

Reqs to Checks

San José State University Braven Career Accelerator

The CSYou Collaboration Solution

UC Davis Administrative Computer Standards

UC Irvine Public Records Office

UC IT Leadership Academy

UC San Diego Hosted Gift Card Program

UC San Diego Procure-to-Pay Emergency Operations