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Community Conversation (June 5) - Shared screen with gallery view
Erin Earle
17:37
Please mute yourself if you are not talking
Erin Earle
17:53
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpcu-grD0uG9ASig3CZMbgE_cchuL0vkks
Tyler Tucky
23:37
do we have a sense of the demographics for sides of the desk in this meeting? how many secondary school counselors were able to participate in the poll?
Anna Young, Wellesley College
24:07
maybe everyone could put their school name behind their name....
Erin Earle
24:38
Great suggestion Anna
Erin Earle
24:45
Erin Earle, University of Rhode Island
Christina Cerenzia
24:55
I can speak!
Karen Gerrior
24:57
If you allow "virtual visits" will you send out a link to register (similar to how we sign up on Rep visits)?
Jobita Mao, Salem State Univ (she/her)
25:44
To rename yourself click the […] blue box on the upper right side of your name tile
Kate Coddaire-Cheverus HS
27:28
who runs the zoom virtual visit - the college or HS?
Erin Earle URI
28:10
Kate I have done it both ways… some schools sent me a link and others had me set one up for them
Allie - Saint Michael's College
28:12
If a school needed me to run/set up the virtual meeting, I would be happy too! But also we are ready to do what will be best/easy for you all.
Dayna Bradstreet (she/her)- Simmons U
28:13
I am doing a HS visit next week and was told I had to set up the Zoom (or equivalent) link
Christina Cerenzia
28:50
We run ours and take ownership of it.
Lisa Ellrich - Univ of ME at Farmington
28:51
I have done it both ways too...sometimes we have set it up and other times the school set it up
Erik DeAngelis (Brown University)
28:53
We're prepared to do both!
Erin Earle URI
29:25
I did one yesterday and I asked the students to fill out our online inquiry form
Daisy Ogunedo
29:25
Virtual inquiry cards
Amanda Caron- Bryant Univ
29:28
I have attended a few and the schools set up the zoom and I received a confirmation email with the zoom ID
Lisa Ellrich - Univ of ME at Farmington
29:36
I know RepVisits is exploring an option for hosting through their platform but they didn't seem to be certain they would have it up and running this fall.
Allie - Saint Michael's College
29:56
When the High School has set up the event, I have just given the students a link during the meeting if they wished to complete an inquiry form. It worked really well so far.
Erin Earle URI
29:58
We can also have students register in Slate and then connect to a zoom link
Erik DeAngelis (Brown University)
30:01
Drop the link to your online inquiry form in the chat box
John Gillard Lasell University
30:38
Are schools looking into SCOIR or repvisits if they do not already belong to either?
Sean Walsh - Framingham State University
31:34
I have been sending registration links through Slate to counselors who send to students. once I am notified of a registrant, I send a Zoom link.
Anna Young, Wellesley College
33:16
We expect to be able to use our travel funds to provide more interactive online platforms.
Lisa Ellrich - Univ of ME at Farmington
34:20
That is my hope too Anna Young. We are exploring those options now.
Erin Earle URI (she/her/hers)
36:48
Great question Jobita about inquiry cards
Dayna Bradstreet (she/her)- Simmons U
36:59
I just got invited to a fall fair that is paperless-- no brochures or inquiry cards allowed, scanning app only
Katelynn Mochun, Nichols College
38:47
We are planning for the creation of a digital view book, especially as we are currently open for campus tours with extreme limitations
Jennifer Cluett, WPI
39:00
WPI is interested in online group travel!!!
Wanda Suriel
39:12
Wheaton would be interested in Online Group Travel
Debra Kocar
39:33
Lesley would be interested
Tara Scholder - UNH
39:35
UNH would be interested in online group travel opportunities.
Katelynn Mochun, Nichols College
39:44
Nichols College would be interested as well
Erin Earle URI (she/her/hers)
39:48
URI would be interested
Christine Bryan (UMass Lowell)
41:06
UMass Lowell would be interested in group travel as well.
Lisa Ellrich - Univ of ME at Farmington
41:41
so would UMaine Farmington
Jobita Mao, Salem State Univ (she/her)
42:02
Salem State would also be interested in group travel as well.
Karen Gerrior
42:16
High Point University will join
Erin Earle URI (she/her/hers)
43:06
Good point Kim and your side kick :)
Allie - Saint Michael's College
43:40
Group Travel would be awesome!
Erica Pritchard - Framingham State
44:17
Should we as an organization commit to virtual travel only to make it easier for high schools and colleges to work together?That way we can focus on doing that one thing really well?
Anna Young, Wellesley College
44:24
Not to hype Slate.org but it Is free for HS and you can schedule visits with other HS so there is one registration for all students and all colleges.
Jarrett Saunders-UMass Amherst
44:24
UMass Amherst would be interested in virtual group travel
Jobita Mao, Salem State Univ (she/her)
45:06
Great point Erica!
Anna Young, Wellesley College
45:20
Should say the college doesn't need to be on Slate
Anna Young, Wellesley College
45:20
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Sara C, Catholic University
48:31
Tyler- your Rhode Island flag says it all!
Anna Young, Wellesley College
49:10
I just did the Coalition App CLF and they had 6 rooms each hour with 6 colleges presenting and it went pretty well.
Barbara Conner-Foxcroft School, VA
50:53
One thing to consider for the online College Fairs - are they intended for students ONLY or are you open to having college counselors/school counselors attend? A couple of them said Students Only - but later we heard from other counselors who were able to register. Thanks for being clear when you set out your expectations.
Erica Pritchard - Framingham State
51:05
I think it would be helpful to have student feedback when thinking about designing a good virtual fair
Jules Bannister (she/her, UMass Amherst)
51:59
"Zoom fatigue" is something i'm definitely concerned about for next year (mostly for students, but for us too!)
Sean Walsh - Framingham State University
52:43
Jules, that’s a great point. I think admissions folks have the same feeling!
Kathryn Dromey
54:04
Great point, Erica! The two virtual visits we sponsored have had current college students involved as well. It was useful.
Anna Young, Wellesley College
54:18
Do most of the school counselors want to be able to attend the virtual CLF?
Tara Scholder - UNH
57:04
When is NEACAC expecting to make decision about virtual vs. in person fairs for this fall?
Dayna Bradstreet (she/her)- Simmons U
57:37
Especially for staff who are at higher-risk!
Anna Young, Wellesley College
57:49
CLF = college fair :)
Lisa Ellrich - Univ of ME at Farmington
59:18
Thank you Barbara...very important point.
Anna Young, Wellesley College
01:00:28
Would evenings be more productive and less disruptive for the students?
Christine Bryan (UMass Lowell)
01:01:27
I also did a visit outside of the traditional school day, at 4 p.m., and that was very popular with high school students. Something you couldn't do during a typical travel season at a public school.
Kathryn Dromey
01:01:33
There is so much unknown here. If schools do hybrid models for classes, students may have fewer conflicts when deciding to attend a virtual visit.
Robin Connelly
01:01:51
I agree with Kate that students are likely to be participating in fewer visits due to online fatigue. For this reason, group visits with similar college seem like a great concept to explore further.
Jobita Mao, Salem State Univ (she/her)
01:02:00
To the point of professional personal travel restrictions** a reminder that many of our students' roles in families have shifted to be the essential works and bread winners of their families due to COVID19 and this may change the demands of times/days to contact colleges/universities being mindful that when they are not doing school work they may be working lets not forget about them
Erik DeAngelis (Brown University)
01:02:52
Great point, Jobita! Thanks for bringing that up.
Chizu Shiono
01:04:03
Some institutions are using multiple platforms so, the poll may be a little bit skewed.
Jobita Mao, Salem State Univ (she/her)
01:04:19
Great Point Chizu!
Katelynn Mochun, Nichols College
01:04:24
Yes, we use Teams and Zoom
Katelynn Mochun, Nichols College
01:04:31
YouTube for large scale events
Jarrett Saunders-UMass Amherst
01:04:31
Would love to see a shared document of visit policies along with individual email confirmation
Jobita Mao, Salem State Univ (she/her)
01:04:39
Yes, we use Teams and Zoom
Erik DeAngelis (Brown University)
01:05:17
Has anyone used/planning on using Slate Share as their technological platform (webinar style)?
Amanda, Castleton University
01:06:10
We do Slate Scheduler & Slate as our Virtual Visits/Info Sessions. We use Zoom primarily for individual meetings (depends on the counselor) and for Open House/Accepted Student Day
Karen Gerrior/High Point University
01:06:27
Maybe NEACAC can send a poll to its members of platforms used and what platforms counselors prefer.
Erin Earle URI (she/her/hers)
01:06:35
Same Amy
Katelynn Mochun, Nichols College
01:06:50
Something that was helpful to Nichols during all of this: A School Counselor gave us access to a national document she found with virtual event links, changes to deposit deadlines, etc. I believe NACAC did something similar. This could be helpful for all again once fall policies are determined!
Allie - Saint Michael's College
01:09:48
We use Slate for our online info sessions and virtual meetings. We also allow students to tell us what they are comfortable with for individual meetings, phone, video call, etc. Happy to share how it is working for us just reach out if anyone has questions about it.
Erin Earle URI (she/her/hers)
01:10:43
I did a virtual high school visit yesterday and found I got great questions from the students. I think they felt more comfortable asking from behind their screens :)
Anna Young, Wellesley College
01:10:57
I think a worry is the virus occurrence is likely to go up in the fall and colder weather. And even though I can't believe it I'm in that age group...
Christina Doyle
01:11:08
cdoyle@neacac.org
John Gillard Lasell University
01:11:24
thank you
Karen Fisher-Dickmann : Lynn University
01:11:29
This was the most helpful zoom I have been on all week, thank you so much for doing this
Kathryn Dromey
01:11:30
Thank you!
Wanda Suriel
01:11:31
thank you
Jason Laperriere (Wheaton)
01:11:32
Thanks everyone!!
Jobita Mao, Salem State Univ (she/her)
01:11:32
Thank You !
Meg Bresnahan- Framingham State
01:11:35
thank you!
Anna Young, Wellesley College
01:11:37
Thank you
Tara Scholder - UNH
01:11:37
Thank you!
Katelynn Mochun, Nichols College
01:11:39
Thank you!
Katie - Husson U.
01:11:39
Thank you!
Sean Walsh - Framingham State University
01:11:39
Thank You!
Sasha Watt- Keene State
01:11:39
Thank you!!!
Erik DeAngelis (Brown University)
01:11:40
Thank you!
Liz Ludovico -Quinnipiac U
01:11:42
Thank you all!
Karen Gerrior/High Point University
01:11:42
Thank you. Great conversation.
Amanda, Castleton University
01:11:43
Thank you!!
Sara C, Catholic University
01:11:45
Thank you!
Erin Earle URI (she/her/hers)
01:11:50
Thank you Amy and Erin
Katie McAtee
01:11:51
Thank you for hosting! Much appreciated!
Sandy
01:11:51
Thank you
Jacqueline Poirier
01:11:54
thank you! so nice to see familiar faces.
Debra Kocar
01:11:55
Thanks, All!
Deb Pack - UNH
01:11:57
Thank you so much for this conversation! Great ideas to think about.
Kim Tulloch, Lower Canada College
01:12:01
thank you!
Lisa Ellrich - Univ of ME at Farmington
01:12:19
Thank you so much! It's just great to connect and know that we aren't alone...we know we aren't but this is a good opportunity to connect.