Waves of Innovation IV Applications Due November 15, 2018

October 15, 2018  | 1 min read

Waves of Innovation IV - Pepperdine UniversityAll Pepperdine University faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in Waves of Innovation IV and submit ideas that will help foster institutional and academic excellence while strengthening our ties as a community.

Submissions are due November 15, 2018, and can be completed through the Waves of Innovation application form.

Proposals should target at least one of the following six Waves of Innovation categories:

  1. Enhancing teaching and learning
  2. Fostering scholarly and creative activity
  3. Creating new revenue opportunities through increased enrollment, new programs, community involvement, or collaboration with corporations and industry
  4. Streamlining our organization, physical plant, and operating processes
  5. Strengthening the Pepperdine University “brand” and reputation
  6. Enhancing sustainability efforts at the University

The Waves of Innovation committee will review all submissions and announce finalists whose ideas best meet the University’s objective to improve Pepperdine and the Pepperdine experience. Finalists will present their projects to President Benton and the Pepperdine community at a spring 2019 event to compete for grants up to $150,000.

In 2013 President Andrew K. Benton launched Waves of Innovation to inspire, engage, and motivate faculty, staff, and students to rethink Pepperdine and help shape its future. Since then, more than 350 ideas have been submitted and 13 grants totaling $1.2 million have been awarded to forward-thinking, innovative proposals. Several ideas have also been implemented, producing results that will impact the University for years to come.

For additional information about application submissions, visit the Waves of Innovation website.