Remote CASting: Navigating a Recreation Department CAS Review in a Virtual World

Remote CASting: Navigating a Recreation Department CAS Review in a Virtual World


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The Council for Advancement of Standards (CAS) provides important criterion that facilitate best practices in higher education. Used primarily for program evaluation, CAS standards and guidelines in collegiate recreation are contributed to and supported by NIRSA. Traditionally, department CAS reviews and evaluations are conducted in-person and on-site, but Florida State University pivoted to an innovative remote review model at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, FSU broke the traditional "small ratings team model" by including the entire 26-person Campus Recreation staff in the ratings and evaluation process. Members of FSU's Campus Rec staff and FSU's Division Strategic Planning and Assessment staff share the CAS review process, their experiences and lessons learned, and the specific tools developed to ensure an easy remote review experience. This presentation will help Campus Rec leaders/administrators understand how to transition a department review to remote and give them the tools necessary to do so.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the importance of regular department reviews and define CAS standards as an important evaluation tool.
  2. Describe an appropriate remote department review/evaluation process.
  3. Determine appropriate tools to conduct a remote CAS department review.


April Lovett

Director, Academic Health Data

Florida State University

Personal Pronouns: she/her/hers

I am the Director of Academic Health Data for FSU Libraries.  NIRSA has been and continues to be an important part of my life; I've been a member for well over a decade, starting as a graduate student until now.  I am passionate about assessment, evaluation, research, and data analysis and also about diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Educational Background: University of West Florida (2007 B.S., 2009 M.S.)

One of my favorite things to do is review survey questions for people to ensure they are inclusive and the questions are going to yield usable data that answers the question the survey poses.  If you ever want a survey review, feel free to connect with me via email (april.lovett@fsu.edu) or using Twitter or LinkedIn. My husband, Darryl Lovett, and I also host a podcast about bridging the gap between racial boundaries: Success in Black and White.  The link is provided in the website below.

Ashford Evans-Brown

Assistant Director | Fitness Facility Operations

Florida State University

I am currently the Assistant Director of Fitness Facility Operations at Florida State University where my job functions include oversight of our staff and operations at the Leach Recreation Center and Fitness & Movement Clinic. I have has been in this role for two years and loving it.

I am a huge sports fan - all things Houston! I also coach our FSU Women's Rugby Club - I play a little rugby on the side.

I'll be online periodically during conference days, please visit the Networking section to message me if you want to connect or have more questions about my session. 

Chris Toliver

Coordinator of Competitive Sports Facilities

Florida State University

I am currently the Coordinator of Competitive Sports Facilities at Florida State University where my job functions include overseeing our 7 competitive sports facilities including 4 indoor basketball courts, 2 outdoor basketball courts, 12 tennis courts, 2 sand volleyball courts and over 112 acres of outdoor field space between our various locations. I oversee the staffing and programming at each location, including Intramural Sports and Sport Club practices and events. I have been in this role for 3 years, directly following 2 years as a Graduate Assistant for Facility Operations at Georgia Southern University. 

Darryl Lovett

Associate Director

Florida State University

I am an Associate Director for Campus Recreation at Florida State University overseeing all things Fitness and Facilities related (programs and facilities operations). I also serve as the department lead for Assessment and a co-lead for Finance and Accounting. 

Kari Scott

Member Services Coordinator

Florida State University

I am the Member Services Coordinator with FSU Campus Recreation. I am originally from Michigan, did my undergrad at the University of Dayton and grad school at Indiana University. This is my fourth NIRSA annual conference (attended: DC, Denver, Boston), but first virtual! :)

Lynn Grasso

Assistant Director, Campus Recreation

Florida State University

I am the Assistant Director of Fitness Programs at FSU Campus Recreation and oversee Fitness, Group Fitness and Small Group Training in two facilities, as well as outdoor programming at multiple sites.

I have been a member, active (and sometimes MIA) of NIRSA for over 20 years and I am happy to be back!  I am a 2-time alumna of FSU with my degrees in Dietetics, B.S and Higher Education, M.S.  

My committee work involves serving as the co-lead of FSU's Healthy Campus 2030 Physical Health Team, and as the Chair for FSU's Division of Student Affairs Asian American Task Force.

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Open to view video. The Council for Advancement of Standards (CAS) provides important criterion that facilitate best practices in higher education. Used primarily for program evaluation, CAS standards and guidelines in collegiate recreation are contributed to and supported by NIRSA. Traditionally, department CAS reviews and evaluations are conducted in-person and on-site, but Florida State University pivoted to an innovative remote review model at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, FSU broke the traditional "small ratings team model" by including the entire 26-person Campus Recreation staff in the ratings and evaluation process. Members of FSU's Campus Rec staff and FSU's Division Strategic Planning and Assessment staff share the CAS review process, their experiences and lessons learned, and the specific tools developed to ensure an easy remote review experience. This presentation will help Campus Rec leaders/administrators understand how to transition a department review to remote and give them the tools necessary to do so.
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Live Viewing: 0.75 NIRSA CEUs credits and certificate available