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wildcatIDEAS is Davidson’s platform to test and evaluate new ideas to make sure we are investing resources wisely, taking advantage of new opportunities, and inviting diverse perspectives and subject matter expertise to guide our innovations.

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Current Focus Areas

We are looking for ideas that advance Davidson's mission and continued excellence in the context of a changing world, focused on 4 areas: Enhancing the Student Experience; Future of the Liberal Arts; Program & Process Improvements; and New Revenue


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We are currently testing our process before soliciting ideas from the full Davidson community. Please follow the progress as we vet ideas contributed by our pilot team!


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Active voting and commenting helps us understand what most interests our community for innovation and change. Check out the ideas and add your comments!

Current Challenge


We are looking for ideas that advance our mission and continue Davidson’s excellence in the context of a changing world. There are four focus areas for Year 1, while Davidson pilots the framework, hones the evaluating process, and increases community involvement and awareness. In subsequent years, focus areas may reflect a new set of challenges and/or opportunities. They are: Enhancing the Student Experience, Program & Process Improvements, Future of the Liberal Arts, and New Revenue.

Featured Ideas

Adult Upskilling: Davidson Colle...

Kristen Eshleman

Working with corporations and edX for Business, explore the creation of online learning offerings that meet the needs...

Net Votes: 0 Number of Comments: 1

DavidsonNext AP Microeconomics C...


The DavidsonNext macroeconomics course experienced statistically significant success with one sample of high school s...

Net Votes: 0 Number of Comments: 1

Encourage us not to "spend ...


I wish to thank Cindy Hauser for a query long ago that leads to this submission. In collaboration with Ed Kania, I ...

Net Votes: 0 Number of Comments: 1

Offer non-credit tech/programmin...


Offer non-credit course(s) or a series of workshops that teach basic computer programming skills. These would be opti...

Net Votes: 0 Number of Comments: 2