What types of communication are working best to reach out to Sport Club officers? Too many emails become spam.
So far with our Sport Clubs, we are using Group Me to communicate, since officers are a shorter group. Mainly the presidents/vice presidents
we have not reopened yet and likely won't until right before fall; so currently, still mostly about numbers/engagement and satisfaction; just a tiny bit about how our virtual services are impacting people (so self-reporting around stress relief, community, etc). definitely trying to keep it low key due to burnout. as we expand what we are operating/offering, I think we will slowly get back into more learning outcomes. (Colorado State)
@Erin, can you share how you ask the question and what numbers (likes?)
@April can you share a document you use?
I will be hopping off the call shortly for another NIRSA mtg. ;) But if anyone wants to see what Stefani has asked, will you shoot me and email and I'll get it to you later today or early next week? email@example.com
yes please @april
yes, interested in the PDF guide, @April
Highly interested as well @April
what about asking how participation in our programs and services affects connectivity and sense of belonging with peers and the institution as a whole.
connectivity and sense of belonging speaks to just more of physical well being.
can you post here please- Leslie Embry Riddle
Hi all, I'll put that together really quickly (it's behind an FSU privacy wall on a website) and get it to the chairs to email everybody
That would be great, thanks April!
We also have to remember that assessment is to determine what learning is happening/satisfaction is met. But good assessment will also show where we come short and we have an opportunity to grow. I think sometimes I see departments frame questions so they get positive responses instead of being courageous to see where they need to grow. I get it...justifying funds, etc. but we want to know fact (like was said), not fluff!
and asking them to quantify it. by participating I have meet x number new people.
sense of belonging is an outcome. we should measure it.
and often connects to institutional goals and outcomes
@Stefani completely agree, which is why many of our assessment methods have been more towards improvement instead of expansion/growth
One of our outcomes..."foster healthy relationships that cultivate community and demonstrate a sense of belonging to the community" This season is going to make it harder to do but I want to TRY and then assess it appropriately. I am just struggling!
@Christian i like that!
Marc's point is well made. One of the things I think we do that sabotages our effort is we try to use too higher order language. Let's just ask the questions in simpler terms that leave little to personal interpretation.
sense of belonging is hard to measure, we have adapted this validated scale to do pre and post measures with targeted programs (i.e. the Work It Out Black Male mentoring program): https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326463786_Revised_Sense_of_Belonging_Scale_Hoffman_MB_Richmond_JR_Morrow_JA_Salomone_K_2002-2003_Investigating_sense_of_belonging_in_First-Year_college_students_Journal_of_College_Student_Retention_43_227-256
But, it's hard because it's still so subjective.
@Marc great points!!
thanks April for sharing/ Leslie ERAU
are we taking credit for the connectivity because they met people in line outside our event?
yes! great point Jason.
Yes @Christian! Implementation Fidelity is a hot topic here
Also a big thing to think about in regards to IEP if your department contributes to them at your institution
IEP = Individualized Education Plans
Or here, institution effectiveness plans, but same!
There's also the concept of IWPs = Individualized Wellness Plans
oops. sorry all meant to sent privately. please disregard
@Christian how can we get on that listserve??
@Stefani you can Google SAAL Student Affairs Assessment Leaders and basically sign up for a membership to join. Free of charge. Once they add you a member, you should be able to be added to the listserv
April, Thanks for sharing
belonging is the issue. why do marginalized groups feel like the don’t belong in our programs and opportunities? how are they being invited in a way that is meaningful to them?
how are they being welcomed and included? how are the co-creators of their experiences?
and this is for all students who don’t feel like they belong?
@Christian thanks! signed up :)
@Stefani no problem!
Are the sports and events culturally relevant and interesting to those folks? We can't expect different students to have the same interests necessarily
Yes, Jason. Disaggregation is critical.
we program AT with assumptions. we need to get more people involved in the process.
Good point Liz.
@Liz YES! Our team here has done a great job of looking into different sports that are done predominantly in countries students are from. Some are received better than others but we are learning some new sports and incorporating them into our schedule.
Gotta run! Let's do this again...I always get some great nuggets! :)