MCC is leveraging staff-led innovation and ideas to advance the institution and modernize practice to better serve our students and the Kansas City community.
In summer 2018, more than 50 faculty and staff employees attended an all-day Innovation Summit that centered on “design thinking” and “design doing” to fuel idea generation.
Eager staff members submitted 36 ideas prior to the Summit, and came out of the session with three distinct concepts that advanced to the “demo day” style pitch at the annual In-Service event held in August. One project, a campus navigational app called I Am Here, came out on top, with the beta team behind it winning a $10,000 check presented by Chancellor Beatty. That funding will help make the app a reality. The two other projects, meanwhile, also won Dr. Beatty’s endorsement to move forward.
The three in-progress projects are:
The MCC Innovation Project is a chancellor-led group managed by an Innovation Council made up of College faculty, staff and administrators who meet bi-monthly to 1) foster development of the innovation process, 2) support the advancement of staff-led innovation and ideas by hosting campus innovation conversations and events, and 3) help fuel a culture of innovation across the College.
For more information, please contact the Innovation Council.