Creating Our Collective Impact

UCF is a model for higher education in the 21st century, poised to make a better future for our students and society. Focused on the next 20 years, we’re setting the course for our university and our community with a bold, new strategic plan that will transform the way we teach, learn and engage.

Based on the idea that bigger is better, we are challenging long-held assumptions about the role and scope of higher education. We are multiplying the power of our scale by our constant pursuit of excellence to change the world. This means setting big goals — and working together — to achieve our collective impact.

Marchioli Collective Impact Ideation Award Competition

At UCF, we believe in a community of thinkers who push boundaries to shift paradigms and solve big problems. We also know that none of us is smarter than all of us.

That’s why we are launching a competition to crowd-source the best ideas from across the university to help reach many of the goals laid out in our Collective Impact Strategic Plan.

The Marchioli Collective Impact Ideation Award Competition – named for UCF Foundation Board Chair Nelson Marchioli, ’72 – is looking for big ideas that will bend our future.

To get involved, review the strategic plan summary and the priority metrics in the competition guidelines. Then submit your idea for a chance to win one of three Marchioli Collective Impact Ideation Awards, worth up to $2,500.

Submissions of unit- or department-level ideas that could be scaled across the university must be submitted by the director or leader of that initiative, program or project.

All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.

Open to UCF faculty and staff only. First prize winner will receive $2,500; second and third prizes are $1,000 and $500, respectively.

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About the Collective Impact Strategic Plan

In Fall 2015, university and community leaders launched a strategic planning process to set UCF’s trajectory for the next 20 years. More than 800 people — including faculty, staff, students, alumni, businesses leaders, elected officials and community leaders — provided input.

Their feedback helped create the most inclusive and far-reaching strategic effort in UCF’s history. The plan includes long-term 20-year goals and sets 5-year targets in areas from student success and research funding to faculty excellence and philanthropy to create a greater impact on lives and livelihoods at UCF and across the region.