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I am interested to hear how other community colleges participation is going
Matt Grimm checking in - Stevenson University - 4 year private school (outside of Baltimore, MD)
We are getting ready to start a Starve running, cycling and walking/cycling challenge for the month of May. We’ve had strong interest from our campus community thus far as we just opened signups.
Hi Sorry, Sound problems just now getting audio.
Would love to have everyone check in via chat. Write your name, university here
Hollie Power- Indiana State University (4 year)
Haley Colpitts - Florida Tech
Anthony from University of Central Arkansas. Four year.
Andrew Doyle - Southern New Hampshire University Private 4year w/ around 3k on campus
Drew Meadows - Charleston Southern University (4 year, private)
Northwest College, WY 2 year public college—-we are offering virtual fitness classes and those are mainly attended by employees.
Oh, my name is Haley Sorenson :)
leslie whitmer embry riddle aeron. univ private 4 yr
Marc Iturriaga - past director, founder bonobo consulting
Greg Homol UMass Dartmouth - 4 year Public
Rob, could you send that to me? email@example.com
Joe Hoff, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 4 year public
Lindsey Logue - University of South Carolina Beaufort - 4 year public
We are using the Challenge Runner App for a fitness challenge, with two different levels of winners
Matt McGregor, Longwood University, 4 yr public
Students-athletes I have been utilizing at home workouts that we sent out to students as well
Courtney Berntsen - North Dakota State University (4 year - public)
I’m interested Rob, firstname.lastname@example.org
also using challenge runner at SNHU
Chris Crume - Denison University - 4 year private.
Brian Mills, University of Houston Clear Lake, four year public,
Camille Jackson Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Anna Champion, Auburn University at Montgomery, 4 year, public
We are in the last week of a self-care challenge. Different task to do each day that promotes self care. Each week had a different them. Eat, Sleep, Move and Breath were the themes.
We have just launched our virtual engagement recreation piece so we will see how it goes... Northeastern University... includes a variety of platforms 5 year private urban university-Boston
Mark Ritter - USC Upstate 4 year Public
Did something similar to Rob's challenge. We did a virtual marathon via social media. 26 days to complete 26.2 miles. All they had to do was post proof of completion - not time based either.
00:43:10Mary Catherine Martinez
MC from Innosoft/Fusion, just listening in :)
We have done a 60 mile challenge to run/walk 60 miles in April.
Owen McFadden. Furman University. 4 year private
Q: Any prizes or just more or less get out and be active?
I would love to know how much energy is spent on current programming during this pandemic versus planning for the future post?
i agree with marc
Here is the webpage for our challenge - https://recreation.tcnj.edu/wellness-challenge/
Splitting time @andrew and @marc to help justify keeping rec fee.
I'd say early on it was all programming, but since we got stuff off the ground it has transitioned to the future now
We are sending champ shirts to everyone and mailing them
champ shirts for challenge runner stuff as well
Prizes are still pending per budget approval
Here are the notes for the cycling challenge
Yes, we partnered with Student Activities, because they had to cancel all of their Spring programs they had $ to spend. They provided money for shirts and prizes.
Giving prizes as well as just providing information for engagement
We are providing IM Champ Shirts, and other small prizes that we are mailing directly to winners.
our planning is mainly on how we are going to open
Indiana State did a few online gaming/ esports weekly tournaments (NBA 2k) etc and the winner was mailed a IM champ shirt. We had 10-20 participants per game and method(xbox or PS4). we are trying to plan as normal for future but with back up plans for virtual programs encase we can't do in person programs.
Future planning includes various scenarios and what buildings will look like in that re-entry
Is programming through May common in here?
when classes are not meeting.
Not from our end.
Our programming usually ends the Friday before Finals, which for us is next week
how much of the future planning goes beyond reopening? with budget cuts and previous engagement issues where are energies in developing new strategies post pandemic.
planning vs change in strategy?
We have been challenge to include virtual engagement in Campus Recreation for seven day a week.
Shortening hours is something to look at.
Actually we are just trying to wrap our heads on refunds from Spring...
we are considering renting dumbbells and BOSU to employees who have been asking about equipment since all summer in-02 is
sorry- in-person programming for summer is cancelled
@Marc I’m spending about 40% of my time focusing on re-opening and 60% of my time as what the future looks like. I have been working with our colleagues across student affairs to find out how we can program together and save institutional dollars.
collaboration! love it mila!
We have gone and done our budget cuts, and our now shifting towards re-evaluating what our department looks like in the future. Using this as an opportunity to potentially re-prioritize and refocus what we do.
@marc that’s awesome
Have there been any schools out there that have already been told exactly what is being cut for next year due to COVID-19? Or are most schools not that far down the road yet?
@joe that’s great
@Matt, we’ve been told to plan for 7.5% reduction from central funds and then a real soft number projection for enrollment based fee accounts.
@Matt, we have been to told to work on a plan for a % to cut as well.
All employee incentive raises have been frozen here
I’m hearing a lot of focus on structure - hours, fees; revenue and cuts. are there any prioritized strategies focused on the people aspect - what students want \ need and increasing participation from those not engages?
We have not been told exact amounts
@Matt - Not that far down the road yet. Planning on enrollment reductions for fees, don’t know institutional contribution reduction yet.
Hiring freeze as well.
Springfield College is still up in the air @ Matt Grimm
personal touch points are important ...
Hiring freeze at Lone Star College-CyFair we are fee based, so budget will depend on our enrollment
Does everyone want to write when they are hearing that when will school start and when are you planning on going back to the office?
We are 100% up in the air on when we will return at this point.
@Marc with our looking at reimagining our department we went back to our mission statement and the Division’s new Curricular Approach (Learning Outcomes & Goals) as our guiding principles. We will probably ask our students in an upcoming end of year survey what they want to see from us as well.
Decision on the fall semester won't be made until after July 1. We are also 100% in the air about when we are going to reopen.
speaking of intramural opportunity, my AD said that they are looking to use NIRSA
Our facility is being used as a Surge Hospital so no telling when that will be cleared out.
Yes—-we’re a small college and we created a list of all students that were unable to meet with their advisors (our advising day was last Tuesday). A list was created that included theses students and employees across all different departments took a chunk of that list and reached out, made sure they knew who their advisor was, let them know there advisor was available to meet virtually, and if they were unsure who their advisor was we were able to guide them to that through their student portal or set them up with an appointment with one of our general studies advisor
Rose-Hulman (Indiana) a decision won't be made until after July 4th
Has anyone reached out regularly to their external customers (if you have them) to give them updates regarding reopening, membership extensions, their concerns, etc?
No decision on fall yet, all summer classes online, and no info on when we might return to in-person work.
I’m obviously not at at computer, so sorry. our football program is considering using flag football rules. 2
Non -credit Instruction is taking a pause to look a smaller ind/dual sports and more personal enrichment,
Especially us small schools, we need to be looking at these things Marc is talking about. I think our normal is going to change, we need to define it.
we started doing drop-in/organized pickup games in multiple sports this year
big hit in basketball
Leslie, Embry Riddle budgets were taken back early April, have to get permission to spend anything even if $50 or shipping out a t-shirt. Nothing been said about next year, expecting cuts. Hiring freeze currently; also majority of staff given options one of which was to take for summer 30 hours w/25% cut full benefits.\
that’s awesome @philip would love to hear more about the success of those dropin programs.
We are getting really positive feedback about virtual group X. During normal schedules we have a lot of students on internships or in classrooms off campus so they cannot be part of our program due to not being on campus or close to campus. We plan to add a big virtual component to our group X offering moving forward.
our basketball league is still popular as well
for basketball we just provide a scorer and run the clock.
that’s great @ian.
make sure everyone is getting a chance to play
students started making their own rules...winners could only stay on the court for 3 straight games
8-10 minute games
depending how many are waiting to play
Is there any concern about so many of the free virtual resources cutting off in the fall and then our budget takes a hit to continue to offer the services we are finding success with right now?
@Philip Are your games typically 5on5 self officiated?
that’s a great question @brenna. maybe it means cutting some activities that are less successful to your mission so that you can continue the things that are working.
yes. no officials
@Brenna, I’m definitely concerned about that as we relied very heavily on things like Les Mills since our group X is only about a year old. We have seen good success with our small group training participants maintaining community through Facebook groups.
5 on 5
YouTube has analytics and FB live has analytics
Every decision will be data driven...
I think of participants as customers. Customer retention and relationships require conscious effort on our department's part. I believe consistent engagement, however small, is a key piece to retention. Maybe model your justification around enrollment management model?
We only had the pickup basketball scheduled 1 day a week. FYI
I have a devils advocate position on assessment.
Is your University increasing bandwidth for these online capabilities?
Reaches, Impressions vs attendance
We have just been told we have to use Microsoft teams for all video communication we initiate.
I think my VP is likely to ask what I can cut if I want to proceed, regardless of the data, unfortunately.
I'm curious what Marc's stance is on assessment.
I have heard of some schools using their virtual programming to justify now charging online students the rec fee (if you have a rec fee).
^ We fall into this category @joe. Campus is still 'open'.
prep budget for 10%, 15% or 20% cuts and what that would look like in terms of scenario planning.
@mark Ritter we have to initiate virtual communication WebEX or MS Teams as well
@joeH I would assume we are in that category. Our rec fee is only $15/semester though.
Important point ...as with Rec. is experiential and learning is Everywhere
Getting contextual understanding through journaling and experiential moments
Students have been hammered with COVID-19 related impact surveys and course evals, so we are left to informal surveying right now
Has anyone experienced push back on conducting assessments/surveys due to institutional priorities/divisional priorities or concerns from assessment/survey fatigue?
Have to leave everyone ..thank you for another Zoom...thank you for the engagement :)
also, where I would normally do a sit down with each group of student employees (fitness, group fit, intramurals & rec), I am doing them over zoom- similar to focus group but only with employee feedback
In Wyoming, businesses/schools that want to re-open have to submit a plan to their public health officials that will show they can practice social distancing, proper cleaning and sanitation, PPE, ect
a counterpoint to assessment - read some material regarding assessing activities during a crisis is almost impossible to get any relevant data as you are dealing with an extreme outlier and emotional responses that are not normal to regular activity.
Thank you for this headed to another meeting.
Thank you Roger. Have a good day
I am definitely interested in how programs plan to acquire cleaning and disinfectant!
Thank you! Lots of helpful info!
(great future thought :))
Thank you. Wash your hands!!!
Thanks everyone. Reach out if you need anything else!
great info! NIRSA Strong!
Thank you guys for hosting this roundtable
thank you all. Very thoughtful discussion.
I echo Brenna's discussion point. After tomorrow's broader call, I'd like to circle-back to smaller group and get into specifics of re-opening and logistics.
Great job y’all!!!
thanks. wonderfully facilitated and great discussion. thanks everyone.
what is the document called that NIRSA is managing regarding reopening?
We will see if we can host another one about re-opening! Thanks Ian and Brenna!