I.D.E.A.

Innovate. Develop. Engage. Apply.

SOM Administration & Finance offices are always looking for opportunities to improve our administrative processes and services to better serve the School of Medicine.

Have a great idea? Share it!

(click on the icon)

Some ideas require more privacy

Please use these links if applies:

REPORT DISCRIMINATION & HARRASSMENT

REPORT SOM STUDENT MISTREATMENT

UNIVERSITY OMBUDS OFFICE

IDEA Project Spotlight

Improve Signage (Wayfinding) in SOM Buildings

Posted 6 days ago

Please put up signs at every entrance to every building with the building name. Response (Plan in Progress) Your suggestion is timely – the School of Medicine is currently in development of a plan for updating wayfinding across the SOM. In its early stages, the wayfinding project will evaluate current signage and need for future … Continued

Using Odum Village Space for New Parking Options

Posted 6 days ago

We all know parking is a major concern on campus. The cost is significant but it is really the time spent walking in addition to my commute that is the challenge. I understand having to pay to park at a major academic center, I just want to get something for the cost. I currently park … Continued

Expand Availability of Water Bottle Fillers

Posted 10 months ago

I would like to see water bottle filling stations added to many/most of the SOM buildings and healthcare facilities. Many water fountains are not designed for filling cups and reusable bottles. This would better serve employees, students, and visitors that use refillable bottles. It might also encourage more use of refillables, recycling, and better promote … Continued

Access to Epic

Posted 10 months ago

Given that we are having increasing demands from sponsors and monitors for studies that we are not able to timely or efficiently meet, especially for redacted source material, and the extensive time burden that places onto the SCs, and DCs, the simplest solution would be to give monitors remote secure read only access to Epic, … Continued

4 Day Work Week (Flexible Work Arrangements)

Posted 10 months ago

I think it would be a great idea to work 4 day work week in office and one day working from home. This will allow less stress on commuting to work and also allow parents to have a little more time with their children. I personally work better at home due to the peace and … Continued