Greg Tack: Graduate Assistant for Club Sports @ Quinnipiac University - We are awaiting further guidance from state and university administration as for reopening. We have been notified that we will be returning to campus in the fall
Sonoma State in California. We are closed for Fall including classes and all activity on campus.
Courtney Copp-University of Arizona. Submitted proposal to open June 15th or June 22nd, but the university is holding off on approval of dates considering the rate of cases has increased significantly in the past few weeks. Crossing our fingers to be open this summer!
00:42:01Tom Giles- FIU
Off topic question to all of the students on the call:
How has your Rec department communicated to you and your student staffs throughout this process? Do you feel informed?
Hi Tom - At UNL we have communicated across the department and shared information with our staff as soon as we have it, though it has happened quickly so we aren't always informed before the university makes a campus wide announcement
I recently wrote 2 articles about focusing on the People during reopening as well as virtual engagement. you can check them out at: bonobo-consulting.com/blog
from a student perspective, remember that connections you have to the people we serve. senior administration will need your thoughts, feedback and ideas as you are living the experience. listen to your peers, share your ideas, and ask a lot of questions. you have a lot of power and we need tour voices.
00:46:24Tom Giles- FIU
00:46:48Emily Murphy | WVU
Very true! Some important things to consider and voice! @Marc
regarding communication - remember that the info is constantly changing and senior administration aren’t always aware of your thoughts and feelings as they have competing priorities. do not be afraid to ask, share feelings but understanding of how leadership is pulled in many directions.
it doesn’t absolve leadership not communicating, but remember to be active in finding answers.
Welcome to the world of decision making and communication around it! Please don't feel that what appears to be a communication issue to you, as students, is isolated to just you. The professional staff have the same feelings depending on the day! LOL!
Haha true - I echo Mama Vic for sure!
00:53:04Mike Chadee - UT Southwestern
UT Southwestern - Medical Campus in Dallas. The majority of our student positions have opportunities to study while working but new procedures might change that as we may need them to be more involved in cleaning throughout their shift. Worried about the impact that will have and if students will be as willing to sign up for shifts as they have in the past. Interested in student perspective of coming back to a job that's not what you applied for originally?
We have sent occasional communication to student officers in Club Sports, but I think everyone was overwhelmed at the end of the semester with the new situation, finals, etc. Will notify students more as we approach fall semester, and when we know more information
love that @Vicki. we are all students if we commit to being lifelong learners. #NIRSAfamily
testify @Tanika !
00:58:40Emily Murphy | WVU
I like that @Michael!
Like that Michael! You work for the department first and the program area second. That may need to be our new way of thinking.
Yes Maeve stealing my questions haha
It's all about choices.
snaps for that
I hear that Julie!
Great authentic and holistic perspective Marc
01:02:42Mike Chadee - UT Southwestern
Thank you all!!
01:03:16Tom Giles- FIU
Virtual Convocation sessions (zoom meetings)
Our professional staff did a video "tour" of the rec center - each program area talked about what they do and where they're located in the facility. They play it during the virtual orientation sessions
01:05:06Emily Murphy | WVU
Ask Us Anything Webinars - Student Engagement and Leadership department hosted orientations virtually for first-year students; breakout rooms for each program area in our Campus Recreation department! It has been really cool to interact with incoming students at a small scale capacity.
what a great way to help students new to the area to feel more invited and welcome @juliana. this is something that should happen even when we are fully open to help facilitate and navigate student fears about the rec center.
thank you guys so much for your ideas!!!
01:05:46Emily Murphy | WVU
We also just had a virtual University tour via LinkedIn!
We do a live session for parents, too! You know your parents want you to work!
Have any of your institutions changed your schedule for fall? i.e. moved up a week, shortened the semester, etc. . .
@Marc Love that! I think the incorporation of online orientation sessions in the future will be very useful!
What are your universities planning on doing about students who refuse to wear a mask/ social distance in your facility? How do you plan on enforcing your new policies? It will likely fall on student employees at Ferris State.
We cancelled all breaks and shortened the time frame for taking finals.
Hi Vicki, we changed our schedule to wrapping up on-campus classes before Thanksgiving, then the rest will be conducted virtually - including Finals' Week
Great question, Heidi! Enforcement!
the role of enforcing is a difficult one. grocery stores haven’t done it. it is really tricky to navigate all of the nuances of social distancing. I think if we focus on empathy over enforcement there will be better success.
University of Nebraska has mentioned offering additional class offerings during the extra long winter break
City rules vs. University rules differ for enforcement in certain areas.
01:17:44Tom Giles- FIU
Being able to frame it in what they ~can do~ than what they ~cant do~ can really help the patron experience in a new normal
positive is important @Tom. great point!
what would students like from their staff to help?
Your voice is SO important. Please share your thoughts.
action is so important.
01:25:13Emily Murphy | WVU
Every step you take is a step forward. It ALL matters!
to Sylvain's point, this is not the work of a few people within our organization or on our campuses, its about getting everyone involved and educated
thanks for sharing @Sylvain! #truth
01:25:35Tom Giles- FIU
Thank you for sharing, Sylvain!
Anyone is welcome to email me perspectives and ideas at email@example.com
01:26:26Karen David | U of Dayton
01:27:29Tom Giles- FIU
Thanks for hosting this SLT. Great discussion!
Thank you Sylvain!
wonderful discussion sharing and facilitation! #NIRSAfamily