Re: Fitness and Wellness - I created this webpage for our campus community at Swarthmore College - https://swarthmoreathletics.com/wellbeing
Proud of you Chris and Andrew. Small school council :)
Hosting Group Ex classes though ZOOM via our fitness app platform called ATLETO - Stony Brook University
Wingate- We are currently sharing free online class links and are talking about creating videos online. Gauging interest on Esports via IM leagues
Max Miller - Swarthmore College - email@example.com
St. Ambrose - small private college enrollment about 3,000...we are setting up a virtual webpage like some are. We are using IMLeagues to do IM Esports/gaming "challenges" and going to do a virtual 5K...it's "heat" based. I have a GA working on putting the IM stuff out. We aren't allowed at this time to use UG departmental student staff to help unlike some others who still can
UW-Stout is working with several other Wisconsin schools to host a virtual 5k where students can compete against many other students from different colleges.
I can speak to esports on IMLeagues too. I was part of the Zoom call about esports programming in collegiate recreation on Monday.
Were just using IM leagues for them to sign up. We are then running it from there.01:04:23
I too use Imleagues but do not have esports set up yet. Can I still offer an esports program if I don't have it set up yet on campus?
Shared Google Drive Folder for esports programming - https://drive.google.com/open?id=19zzZpOAUJFaD4vu6xboXK3A4-NpRRkW8
01:05:20Drew - Plymouth State (NH)
We started doing a Friday Night Esport League at Plymouth State. Started off with RocketLeague last week and we had a great turn out. Moving to 2v2 for this week and adding more tradition sport video games like Madden, NHL, etc.
Our eSports Club competes within the ECAC. They are currently offering community game nights with weekly competitions in four different games. The competitions are open to all - students, faculty, and staff and conference and non-conference schools. www.ecacesports.com
Here at Logan University we use MissionControlgg to admimister our eSports. It is a very low cost for them to administer the league - after I set up some parameters. They guys there are great and manage the games and schedule.
01:06:42Dean Bowen- Worcester State
https://www.challengerunner.com/ free options are not too bad 5k, walk, run, other challenges
Re: Starting esports - this upcoming RT might be helpful: https://nirsa.net/nirsa/portfolio-items/ideas-in-motion-200330-philosophy-of-digital-recreation/
We are in the final stages of finalizing an agreement with Mission Control gaming
Jeremy at Christopher Newport University. Im using IMLeagues for our first go attempt at e-sports. I copied off of Xavier University in how they set their e-sports up via IMLeagues. Our registration opened 2 days ago and have 70+ students already signed up. We are offering NHL 20, Madden 20, FIFA 20 and NBA2K on both Xbox One and PS4
They offer a 3rd party app where students can sign up and it will create a schedule for them.
Is anyone using Geex for eports?
@Kyle have you thought about doing theme 5K's as well? You can have people tag your program and each other for some fun engagement
For esports: Use the more current version of the game.
Mission control gg's website is https://missioncontrol.gg/
With the digital 5ks is anyone looking to do tracked longer distance runs? Marathon/Ironman/etc?
We are doing a social distancing March Madness, a trick shot competition against another university, e-gaming, daily wellness tips to the students to get through the stay-at-home order, daily workout tips. We are also doing our staff meetings on ZOOM to brainstorm virtual engagement activities, beginning our end of the year evaluations/reports/assessments and daily TED talks with discussions after for professional development.
I had a call with Mission Control a few weeks ago and we may use them moving forward but Im not sure what the best options are for 3rd party apps
Courses through LinkedIn Learning are great. Some of your campuses may have this available at no cost to students/staff/faculty.
The Science of Wellbeing - Free online course (https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being)
Fairmont State University - we have set up Microsoft Teams and meet twice a week to keep everyone up to date on what we're doing to try and promote recreation/wellness etc to our students and staff. MT works well because we can set tasks for each other and share documents to work on.
Wingate -just getting caught up with everything going on. We are being asked to due an immediate budget assessment among other things, Will be getting to professional development
Jon Gordon has put together the Power of Positivity Summit - http://powerofpositivesummit.com/
Coursera is a great way to get some course work. I have decided to pay for the cert on positive psychology and I am auditing The Science of Well Being, Creating Viral Marketing, and a coaching conversations
St. Ambrose University - Can we talk about at some point if people are facing potential, and temporary, furloughs at their institutions that may affect what offerings we can and can't do/pursue, either in short-term, or in the coming weeks? Not sure either way I or our department will be affected, but wondering about others
@Maxwell thank you for the Power of Positivity Summit01:15:13
This is a great time to improve your plan for cleaning protocols for your fitness centers.
I think the idea of having an hybrid approach afterwards will be important. While it’s a pause, we don’t wan to abandon the virtual planning since its great for commuters and the online learning
While all the work we do is important, ultimately it's the time we spend with our students that really makes our job special.01:16:09
Are any other schools potentially going to be taken over by the state? We are in that boat and are concerned that it could be a VERY long time before we open up… what are your plans should this go on for many months?
-from Stony Brook University- NY
We developed a 90 day plan that focuses on Strategy. Rarely do we have the time to slow down and re-evaluate. This is a great time to evaluate best practice and consider making improvements. It's R&D time.
In response to Maxwell and cleaning strategies: while students were still on campus several of them were worried about playing IMs with balls that several players touch. It prompted us to ask the custodial staff for a cleaner that would be safe for each ball we use. These cleaning solutions will continue to be available for staff and participants when we come back to campus
I'm fortunate that I am in a safe place at home and am enjoying being at home with my spouse, and I realize this may not be the same for everyone, but... I am seeing the value in slowing down. Taking deep breaths, and actually having some downtime or time that is forcing me to slow down. I am terrible at NOT being busy, but am really seeing how much better my well being now that every second of my day is not scheduled. I hope to take this learning forward when we return back to the on-campus craziness.
Building online opportunities now for other things that will come up. For ex. Florida SouthWestern is a FL school and we experience weather shut downs regular all this content will be very useful during those future times.
01:19:14Drew - Plymouth State (NH)
Empower student leaders! Give them a voice to take over those social media platforms and keep the friendly, familiar faces to lead the charge.
How many programs rely on an activity fee, outside memberships?
For those with facility questions - see not only NIRSA's facility RTs but also this partner opportunity with housing (ACUHO-I) and union (ACUI) folks: https://nirsa.net/nirsa/portfolio-items/ideas-in-motion-200403-02-joint-roundtable-on-facilities/
Our team is preparing to help TRiO and advising with student services. We are being re-directed a bit to help students more acutely with their school needs.
Trying to spend more time thinking about me! Working out more, eating better and taking better care of myself! Trying to enjoy the moments and re-evaluating all my programs!01:20:16
Well said Andy!01:22:31
I'm reflecting on what's really important in my work. It's not just about leagues and classes. It's really about the students we work with and the relationships we build with them and our professional teammates.
Yes Ann! Go Seahawks (:
I am going to suggest themed work clothes/accessories for upcoming meetings, virtual backgrounds from zoom to incorporate.01:24:09
I keep a routine. I have had to change my workout since my ice hockey is canceled and the pools are all closed, but doing what I can do is just blading. The doing check ins on myself and the students
Have a good day Max.01:24:22
01:24:46Meredith Merchant, WPI
To piggy back off of Ann, my rec coordinator and I have divided out the staff list to check in with three students per day to see how they are
Our staff are contacting their employees each week.
01:25:21Meredith Merchant, WPI
I have a social hour every Wednesday with my control desk just to say hello and chit chat about everything but what is going on.
Same.. We are sending emails, group me and texts! We are preparing our online banquet!
Working on a staff trivia game weekly
We are going to each do a quick message on Instagram from our employees all around campus to just drop a quick line. hopefully seeing our faces will be positive.
We are doing newsletters with our staff (this happens in the regular year too) but these ones are focuses on the "how are you engaging yourself" or "how are you finding your joy" I am also sending them weekly puzzles or things that we can all work on together.01:25:52
01:25:55Drew - Plymouth State (NH)
We are holding staff check ins and looking at using them in leadership positions and knowing how they can help rally the campus through fitness challenges and Panther Pride events. We are also mindful to continue to keep things as normal as possible like holding virtual award ceremonies.
Alicia that is an amazing idea.01:28:04
We too are trying to plan our year end staff appreciation theme-based party, currently set for May 1, somehow virtually. We do prizes, do trivia, and eat. We also honor our seniors with senior gift.
past themes have been "The Office" and Hawaiian, and PJ party. Still could have people get dressed up and onto a platform like this if can get them together.
How about budgets? We are being told no new spending. Only essential spending.
Have to jump off the call! Please encourage your student staff to join the Student Leadership Team for our upcoming roundtables, and reach out if they are looking to connect with other students! firstname.lastname@example.org
Correct our budget is frozen. Luckily we already bought the plaques and presents prior. I am spending my own money to ship them all out!
Deirdre we are the exact same way. Essential expenses only
We are in the same boat. Our sport clubs had to shut down spending as well unless essential01:31:24
Also related to budget, can people still pay their student employees?
I really like that idea of a drop in chat with our students! Thanks for that idea.
we are still paying ours whether able to work remotely or not
We are paying our student employees through the month of March (as if they were still working normal hours)
01:32:47Meredith Merchant, WPI
Our student employees, I scheduled through April into the first week of May. Due to this, our student employees were able to be “paid” for what they were scheduled for. They and us were very lucky.
St. Edward's University - currently still paying students but cannot allow them to work remotely. so pro staff is responsible for all programming
or is work being done being done voluntarily because you just have awesome student workers for one and because they want to do it on their own to help and keep some normalcy?
if able to work, also receiving a telecommunication stipend
Yes, we are paying our students even if they do not work.
01:33:07Meredith Merchant, WPI
My student supervisors agreed to work remotely one to two hours a week with me, so they are working on planning and organizing our annual training for the fall.
We were told from Payroll that they got clearance from Federal Work Study to go ahead and pay all of our students for their scheduled hours for the rest of our trimester.
Federal work study is allowing students to be paid without working
UTRGV is currently reviewing student positions to be considered for remote working. Roughly 20 out of 100 employees is what we proposed for.01:35:54
Anyone else offering Athletic Training services virtually? We are working on sending out mini lessons to sport club athletes and offering virtual appointments. Any creative ideas you all have?01:35:58
Glen what institution / state are you from?01:36:12
We are waiting to hear from HR as to whether students can work from home.
Samantha - Logan University in Chesterfield MO. A suburb of St Louis. We are basically a Chiropractic school.
Thanks all have to run this has been great! Stay safe!
We were told that students can apply for unemployment. Now, not sure how the government will handle that or how much they'll get but we did mention it to them. Our supervisors are still working remotely on various projects but there's nothing for the other students to do since the rec center is closed and campus is totally closed.
what survey/polling tools are people using
I think our AT dept for athletics has a mobile option.
survey monkey-we have an account which is helpful
01:42:56Meredith Merchant, WPI
I do have to go to hop on another call. Awesome time chatting with you all, continue to change the world and have a wonderful day! Be well!
Marissa - which organization are you using for the virtual AT mini lessons?
We use baseline through campus labs
Is there an esports roundtable/chat someone mentioned before?
Re esports: https://nirsa.net/nirsa/portfolio-items/ideas-in-motion-200330-philosophy-of-digital-recreation/
Hi Glen! Our Athletic Trainer is coordinating. Feel free to email me email@example.com and I can get that to you.
Great job y'all. Thanks everyone for sharing!! I need to get off for now!
Thanks everyone - stay safe and have a great day! Need to jump off. 01:45:41
That's a cool idea! Im a big trivia guy!01:46:01
Wellesley College is doing an Injury Prevention Series on Instagram.
Great idea Sarah01:47:30
Thanks for putting this on Andrew & Chris! Great job! Awesome way to reconnect with everyone during these uncertain times01:49:48
Thank you for facilitating!
Thanks for hosting this.01:49:55
thank you everyone! Stay safe and sane.
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