UCSF2025 Challenges Community to Map the University's Future

By Lisa Cisneros


UC San Francisco is not ordinarily a place for fun and games, but that’s exactly what campus leaders are hoping will happen on Wednesday and Thursday.

For 36 hours, members of the UCSF community are being encouraged to schedule some time to play UCSF2025, an online gaming experience that is designed to map the future of UCSF.

More than 1,400 faculty members, staff, students and others have pre-registered to stay in the loop leading up to game launch at 8 a.m. (PST) on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

How to Play the Game

Create Your Player
Sign up at www.ucsf2025.org to create your player for gametime.

Read the Player Handbook
Download here [PDF]

Strategize Game play
Form a team within your office, join an existing team, or play on your own.

Check Out the Game Blog
Visit blog.ucsf2025.org as the game gets started for updates on the leaderboard, themes that are surfacing, and new challenges for players to tackle.

Look for Social Media Updates
Follow @UCSF on Twitter and UC San Francisco on Facebook. Look for and use hashtag #UCSF2025

UCSF2025 Technical FAQ
Download here [PDF]

Schools, departments and units are huddling in teams across campus to brainstorm ideas and strategies for playing the game. In the game, both teams and individuals will be able to post their bold ideas on how UCSF can maintain its leadership in patient care, research and health sciences education.

The School of Nursing organized a pre-game huddle on Sept. 3 to brainstorm ideas. And the University Relations department has scheduled a staff meeting on Sept. 11 to play the game.

The most creative and compelling ideas will inform a series of workshops on campus that will in turn help create a future plan for UCSF for the transformational decade ahead. The game is a key step in engaging the community to help develop a picture of the future for UCSF.

“This is a serious game and we are taking it very seriously because the results will shape our collective futures at UCSF,” says Kevin Souza, MS, associate dean for medical education in the School of Medicine. “Medical education has joined with the schools of pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and the physical therapy program in a coordinated effort to create a vision for the education experience in 2025.”

Among other alliances that are being formed to play the game and make it a fun experience are:

  • The Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center are inviting members of the UCSF community to join them at China Basin, enjoy some food and refreshments, and login to UCSF2025. Click here for more information.
  • The Communicators Network, a coalition of more than 250 members at UCSF, is gathering on Sept. 11 to play the game from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Pub at the Rutter Center at UCSF Mission Bay;
  • The Center for Health and Community (CHC) is forming a team to participate in the game to raise the visibility of the social, behavioral and policy aspects of health and health care. Contact Aric Prather for information on joining the CHC team.

UCSF also is setting up official gaming stations where people are welcome to pop in and join other players:

Parnassus campus:

  • Medical Sciences Building, room S 157, from 8 to 9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.
  • Kalmanovitz Library, third floor, 8 to 9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.
  • School of Nursing, Mezzanine, noon to 1 p.m.

Mission Bay campus:

  • Genentech Hall atrium, 1st and 2nd floors, 8 to 9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center:

  • Barnett Briggs Medical Library, Building 30, ground level computer lab, 8 to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 12

Laurel Heights campus:

  • View Café, second floor, 8 to 9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.

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