TIPS was formed in 1987 so that Stanford school and departmental staff at any level could provide design and implementation input into computer systems projects. TIPS has evolved into the "place to go" for input and participation in all ranges of Stanford projects involving process improvements.
TIPS is a Stanford forum with over 500 members representing a wide variety of Stanford groups and organizations. Meetings are open to all Stanford employees and are held every other month. The format of the meetings is flexible. In addition to presentations about the latest projects or programs, meetings can be comprised of panels or discussions with university officials.
The TIPS Council is made up of core representatives who are generally senior level staffers appointed by their Stanford Deans or Vice Presidents to understand and improve processes within their own organization and across the University. The Council is a University-wide resource for identifying and addressing process needs and solutions.