Welcome to wildcatIDEAS!

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


Submit an Idea

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!


Vote & Comment

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

Student Data Transparency


Across campus, students are constantly being surveyed and re-surveyed, often around the same issue. Students rarely, ...

Net Votes: 0 Number of Comments: 1

more meal plan options


Right now, there's an issue with accessible food on campus. Freshmen are not permitted to eat at Davis Café under mea...

Net Votes: 0 Number of Comments: 1

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

JEC Semester Within


Groups of up to 4 faculty can propose to take a cohort of 30 students to a location within the United States for a se...

Net Votes: 0 Number of Comments: 2