Source Initiatives

Having emerged in 2009, the Innovation Task Force brings together faculty, staff, and students on a semi-annual basis to come up with ideas that will improve GW's business processes and advance academic priorities. These semi-annual meetings are called ITF Showcases in which participants evaluate the benefits, costs, and feasibility of each idea. The ideas are then vetted and approximately six ITF initatives emerge from each ITF Showcase for implmentation at GW. Each initiative is paired with a staff or faculty member, identified as a champion or co-champions, who is charged with ensuring the successful implementation of the idea.

Read more about some of the ITF phases and initiatives below:

*Note that not all ITF initiatives have been posted.

Phase VII

Phase VII ideas highlighted opportunities on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. 

Phase VI

Six initiatives were selected in May 2013. Each of the ideas focused on academics, operations, and efficiency.

Phase V

Six initiatives were selected in Phase V focusing on Veteran Affairs, Leadership, and Collaboration. 

Phase IV

Six initiatives were selected in May 2012 to end Phase IV. The ideas focused on Partnering, Online Education, Research, and Economies.

Phase III

Phase III concluded with the selection of six new ideas around the areas of Business Processes & Infrastructure

Phase II

In May 2011, six additional ITF initiatives were selected dedicated to the themes of Learning and New Revenue Opportunities.

Phase I

In Phase I, the very first, six ideas were selected for implementation at GW in November of 2010. The initiatives under Phase I were focused around the theme of Learning & Business Processes.

Call for Ideas

GW faculty, staff, alumni, and students, share an innovative idea that will help us reach our goal.