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Mission


Cal State Innovate promotes innovative activities across the 23 campuses in collaboration with the California State University Chancellor’s Office. Under the direction of Chief Innovation Officer Michael Berman, Cal State Innovate enables the development and diffusion of new and effective strategies and technology to promote better student outcomes, improve the student experience, and create greater administrative efficiencies

Opportunity


Many CSU campuses lack the resources to explore cutting-edge technology in any systematic way. Coordinating work in these areas across campuses, and finding strategies to support “deep dive” pilots with communications to the entire system can help accelerate the speed of innovation, encourage good investments, and help us find out what doesn’t work faster so we don’t waste excess time and effort.

Recent Blog Posts

Focus on Campus Innovation: Fourth Round of Innovation Minigrants

We usually issue a call for proposals for Innovation Minigrants in March. But this March brought with it a global pandemic, and an incredibly disruptive time for faculty, staff, and students. IT and academic technology teams across the CSU mobilized to move learning and business processes online. I wasn’t sure if this was going to…

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Adobe Grants – Using Creative Cloud to Foster Digital Literacies

We are excited to launch a new grant program in partnership with Adobe to support students’ digital literacies through multimedia assignments and projects in the classroom. We believe that students who can define appropriate contexts for digital tools, analyze applications of digital media, and use digital tools for presentation and creation are better prepared for…

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Exploring the Smart Campus

A common pain point I hear about on campus visits is parking. Higher education may aspire to lofty goals for civil society, but students are still frustrated when there’s not a parking spot. It’s a challenge that can be addressed with smart technologies, like the smart parking pilot at Cal State San Bernardino. Real time…

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