Topic: Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities; Facility Management, Planning, and Design
Sustainability! Incorporating sustainable practices into your workplace. 1683
  • 0.7 NIRSA CEUs
  • Sunday, April 3 • 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sanibel 1/2
  • Must have preregistered to attend
  • Dave Newport, University of Colorado, Boulder; Janice DeMonsi, Santa Clara University; Maureen McGonagle, CRSS, CENTERS, LLC At DePaul University; Megan Krone, San Diego State University
This full-day workshop features a well-respected expert in university sustainability — Dave Newport, Director of the Environmental Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. The workshop will focus on how sustainability is key to using resources wisely, creating a welcoming participation environment for the university community, using community based social marketing to effectively target behavior change, and fostering happy and productive work environments. Attendees will gain practical strategies for incorporating sustainable practices environmental, social, and economic into their work with facilities, services, staff, and participants.
Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design; Programming; Business Management; Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify at least three responsible environmental practices in facility management.
  2. Articulate at least three ideas that support inclusion, diversity, and equity in your recreation programming.
  3. Share at least two ideas for promoting behavior change to support sustainable practices.
Health/Wellbeing; Sustainable Communities
Best Practices in Wellness Programming 1691
  • 0.3 NIRSA CEUs; 3.0 AFAA CEUs;0.3 ACE CECs; 3.0 ACSM CECs
  • Sunday, April 3 • 8:30am – Noon
  • Tallahassee 1/2
  • Must have preregistered to attend
  • Jacqueline Hamilton, Ed.D.; April Moore, Florida State University
Wellness is currently one of the largest program development areas in collegiate recreation. Learn about the different initiatives occurring on a national level and how institutions have created programming to connect, collaborate, and assess outcomes.
Core Competencies: Programming; Business Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will identify program examples that can be tailored to fit their departmental goals.
  2. Participants will articulate the collaborative partners that would be best suited to achieving development of new wellness programs for their institution.
  3. Participants will connect the desired outcomes of wellness programs to specific assessment techniques.
Sustainable Communities
Sustainability Roundtable 1674
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Sun D/4/5/6
  • Janice DeMonsi, Santa Clara University; Oppong Hemeng, University of Florida
Come to this roundtable as an expert or novice on what is sustainability? We will discuss, learn and network with individuals just being asked to be more sustainable or those that have created missions for their campus recreation programs around sustainability. This program will give participants tools and strategies for their programs, services and facilities.
Research/Assessment; Sustainable Communities
Campus through Their Eyes: Exploring Leisure, Involvement, and Social Integration with African American Male Undergraduates 1782
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 9:15am – 10:15am
  • Tallahassee 1/2/3
  • Anthony Patterson, North Carolina Central University
African American male undergraduates have one of the lowest graduation rates among all college students. Come learn about the opportunities and challenges these young men face both academically and in regards to leisure activities. The qualitative research this session will present on was focused on African American male undergraduates from low socioeconomic status backgrounds as they attended predominantly white institutions. It looked at the struggles they faced to connect with the larger campus community. Practical implications for campus recreation professionals based on student interviews and an analysis of literature will be discussed.
Core Competencies: Research & Evaluation; Philosophy & Theory; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand leisure constraints African American male undergraduates from low socioeconomic backgrounds face at predominantly white institutions.
  2. Learn about structured and informal leisure and recreation spaces that create a sustainable and inclusive campus community.
  3. Design creative solutions to support the social integration of African American male undergraduates into the larger campus population.
Sustainable Communities; Facility Management, Planning, and Design
[CANCELLED] Warming Water with Ice: a Look at the University of Colorado’s New Student Recreation Center Renovation 1816
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Sarasota 1/2/3
  • Ben Hanlon, Davis Partnership; Justin Caron, Aquatic Design Group; Meg Rapp, Populous
This session will provide attendees with an overview of the process of expanding the existing 200,000 square feet University of Colorado, Boulder Recreation Center to 310,000 square feet. The session will discuss the expansion in light of college recreation programs, student life, and sustainability. In addition, attendees will learn about how the building heat recovery system from the ice rink is used to warm the outdoor pool, which also happens to be the only mascot-shaped pool in the United States.
Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design; Programming; Business Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Have a detailed understanding of operational innovations like the building heat recovery system, and how they can be implemented in your facility.
  2. Gain a deeper understanding of how to develop key sustainable strategies and avoid barriers to effectively-implementing sustainable projects.
  3. Better understand how college recreation, student life, and sustainability are connected to enhancing community wellbeing.
Member Services; Sustainable Communities
Create Your Community: Engaging and Retaining Non-Student Members 1923
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Tampa 1/2/3
  • Jennifer Pecoraro, Georgia Institute of Technology
Looking to engage and retain non-student members? Learn how to utilize Warner’s seven factors of sport and community to create an actively-engaged community.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Programming; Research & Evaluation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the needs and characteristics of non-student members.
  2. Identify the seven factors of sport and community as they apply to campus recreation.
  3. Create an action plan of processes, services, and programs aimed at creating a community of members.