Topic: Small College/Community College

Small College/Community College; Executive Leadership and Strategic Thinking
Don’t Stop Believing: Your Community or Small College Rec Sports Program’s Ability to Expand 1660
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Sanibel 1/2/3
  • Mary Shelley, San Jacinto Community College; Butch Sutton, CRSS, San Jacinto Community College
With limited resources and budgets, programming at community or small colleges can be challenging. In this session, attendees will discover new ways to expand programming as well as develop strategies for successful programming in the small college setting.
Core Competencies: Programming; Facility Management, Planning & Design; Personal & Professional Qualities
Learning Objectives:
  1. Develop strategies for expanding outdoor programming while on a budget.
  2. Learn about new programs and ways to better connect with and serve students and staff.
  3. Learn how to target persons and resources on your campus who will advocate for the rec sports program and help you expand.
Small College/Community College
Small Colleges Roundtable 1740
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Sarasota 1/2/3
  • Marci Kuhrt, RCRSP, Viterbo University; Lamar Shingles, Hamline University
Join colleagues from small colleges and universities from all over North America in a roundtable discussion led by the NIRSA Small Colleges/Community Colleges Task Force. Find out what the Task Force has been working on as well as discuss relevant issues and resources needed for small schools. Bring your questions!
Small College/Community College
Updates from NIRSA’s Small School and Community College Task Force 1639
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Tallahassee 1/2/3
  • Andrew Lemons, RCRSP, Saint Edward’s University; Lamar Shingles, Hamline University; Marci Kuhrt, RCRSP, Viterbo University
In this session, task force members will present on the ways in which NIRSA opportunities can improve the professional development of NIRSA members working in small schools and community colleges. The task force’s charges will be reviewed and task force representatives will provide updates to attendees about the status of each charge.
Core Competencies: Programming; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about updates related to the NIRSA Small School and Community College Task Force.
Small College/Community College
Community College Roundtable 1690
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 2:45pm – 3:45pm
  • Miami 1/2/3
  • Marci Kuhrt, RCRSP, Viterbo University; Member of the Small Schools Task Force
This roundtable will give professionals and students working at community colleges the opportunity to network and discuss areas of interest and concern with other professionals working in similar settings.
Small College/Community College; Health/Wellbeing
Know Your Power: Sexual Assault Prevention and Education 1551
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Osceola C/D
  • Colleen Price, Stetson University; James Kelly, Stetson University
This session will discuss the requirements of Title IX, explore Stetson University’s sexual assault prevention and education programming as well as university statistics related to sexual assault, and provide examples of how wellness and recreation departments can contribute to sexual assault prevention initiatives on campuses through strategic training and collaboration.
Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Gain an understanding of sexual assault prevention and education and how it affects the student experience.
  2. Learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate high-quality prevention and education efforts.
Small College/Community College; Health/Wellbeing
It’s A Different World:From Where You Come From 1993
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Tallahassee 1/2/3
  • Chavonne Shorter, Spelman College; Makeba Reed-Johnson, Spelman College
At times we as small college and university professionals come to NIRSA and feel that large institutions don’t understand our challenges. This session will outline unique programming and facility ideas, marketing tips, student development models, and other strategies to develop or reestablish a collegiate recreation program at a small institution.
Core Competencies: Programming; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Explore creative methods to engage minority women and other unrepresented groups in collegiate recreation.
  2. Identify effective strategies to create programming to target your institutional needs.
  3. Recognize the value of recreation in the academia setting, and be able to articulate that value to administrators, colleagues, and other constituents on campus.