The full name of this program is the Missouri State University My Ideas Faculty/Staff Suggestion Program, hereinafter referred to as My Ideas. An Evaluation Committee shall oversee the program.
The My Ideas Evaluation Committee serves to encourage faculty and staff at Missouri State University to suggest improvements to the campus community, evaluate and research submitted ideas for feasibility of implementation, and present findings and recommendations to the Administrative Council. Members shall serve staggered two-year terms, so that one-half of the membership shall be replaced each year.
A “good idea” shall do one or more of the following:
Ideas that will not be considered include those that:
The My Ideas program will be administered by an Evaluation Committee comprised of the following individuals:
Each representative serves a two year term and must apply for the position.
Evaluation committee members will not be eligible to participate during their term of office.
One committee member will be elected by the committee to serve as Program Coordinator for the duration of the term. Duties include:
The Evaluation committee shall make a recommendation for each suggestion based upon the following criteria:
Once these questions have been answered, the Evaluation Committee may talk to the affected department to determine feasibility. If the committee wants to recommend, but the department does not, the suggestion goes to the Administrative Council as “Recommended with Departmental Concerns”.
Each quarter (starting in January of every year), a drawing will take place in order to reward an idea submitted to the My Ideas Program. Each idea submitted during a one-quarter period that meets the criteria of a good idea (as determined by the My Ideas Committee; criteria discussed above) will be placed in a random drawing. The idea does not have to be implemented in order to be placed in the drawing or to receive the reward.
The submitter of the winning idea of the random drawing will receive a Missouri State University Bookstore gift card ($30.00 value).
Winning ideas of the Quarterly Reward will still be eligible for the Annual Grand Prize (if their idea meets the criteria). Submitters of winning ideas that receive the Quarterly Award are also eligible to win future Quarterly Rewards for new ideas submitted in future quarters.
The focus of the Annual Grand Prize will be for those ideas that provide cost savings or increase revenue for the University. The submitter of the top non-anonymous idea (as determined by Administrative Council) implemented by late fall of a given year will receive:
The idea submitted must have demonstrated or resulted in a cost savings or increased revenue for the University of at least $1,500.
Administrative Council reserves the right to not award the Annual Grand Prize in the absence of funding or based on the availability of implementable ideas.
Funding for the My Ideas Quarterly Rewards and Annual Grand Prize will come from Administrative and Information Services or from voluntary donations from cost centers on campus.
Amendment of this Operating Policy shall be submitted in writing to the Vice President for Administrative and Information Services. The Vice President for Administrative and Information Services will present the proposed amendment to the Office of the President and Administrative Council for final approval.
Responsible administrator and office: VP, Administrative and Information Services
Contact person in that office: VP, Administrative and Information Services
Presidential approval: July 29, 2013