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.

2023 A​wardees

(links to abstracts coming soon)

A Cheaper Alternative to Expensive Water Meter Installs

Administrative Department Secures Approval as a Contracts and Grants Receiving Department

BMS Alarm Management Finds Problems, So Occupants Don't

Cal Poly's Use of Parking Technology: Improving Efficiency, Customer Service, and Sustainable Practices

California Community Colleges Accessibility Capability Maturity Model

​​​California Resilient Careers in Forestry: Investing in Intersegmental Higher Ed Capacities to Protect Forests, Communities, and Economies

CSU Dominguez Hills Clean Energy Optimization Pilot

CSUSM's Business Process Improvement Training Program

CSUSM's Streamlined Efforts to Reach Zero Waste by 2025

Driving Efficiency through Enhanced Pipeline Visibility

Enhancing Efficiency and Collaboration: Managed Services Partnership between CSU East Bay and Chancellor’s Office Information Systems

Hornet Reuse

Leveraging Americorp and College Corps to Further Climate Action at Cal Poly SLO

Lighting the Future: CSUN's Campus-Wide LED Retrofit Success&

PeopleSoft Outbound EDI Transcripts Process

Retirement Administration Service Center's Rapid Recruitment Project

Streamlined MAQ reporting: CSU Campuses Collaborating with Risk and Safety Solutions

UC Berkeley Business Air Travel Carbon Mitigation Program

UC Berkeley's​ Achieve Together: Reimagining Performance Evaluations to be Developmental vs. Punitive

​UC Procurement Supplier Sustainability Scorecards

UC San Francisco Power Mix Dashboard: The Different Sources of Electricity at UCSF

UC San Francisco's Annual Permit Program

UCLA's Digital Ticketing Initiative

UCSD's Bulk Invoicing Tool: Improving Third-Party Billing One Invoice at a Time

UCSF Campus Onboarding Process for Junior Specialists

UCSF School of Pharmacy Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Replacement Pilot

Unifying Campus Stakeholders to Break Down Data Silos

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