4 Comments on “Engaging College Students through Dynamic Virtual Programming During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  1. These are great ideas! I am curious about how you promoted these programs and what kinds of participation you got.

    • Thank you so much, Mary Ann! It really depended on the program. For example, Stitch, Please! had a consistent group of around 10 individuals that would show up weekly. SPC Writes we had around 30 people participate in addition to two elementary school classes.

      We promoted them in quite a few different ways. Our college has access to Workplace by Facebook which is a closed social networking site. We spent a lot of time promoting the programs on there as well as in the college’s LMS system Desire to Learn (D2L). We also used our library’s Facebook page. One of the things that helped the most is cross promotion. We have a great working relationship with many departments across the college including Student Life, academic departments, and Women on the Way. Partnering with them really helped us reach more of an audience. 🙂

  2. Thanks Mary Ann! 🙂 We had so much fun implementing these! The majority of our promotion took place in Workplace, our college blog and via our college event calendar but we did outreach to faculty members and ask them to share with their classes when it was appropriate.

    Our participation varied depending on the program. We pretty consistently had about thirty participants in live programs like virtual pet therapy and tailgating and more in asynchronistic programs like diversity and databases and SPC Writes.