Understanding the Role Student Affairs Should Play in Esports
Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Dr. Charles Hueber
Esports is one of the fastest growing programs on college campuses and most student affairs professionals and athletic directors are unsure how to handle this growth. You don’t need to be a “gamer” to understand and support these students, but you do need to have a basic understanding of the current landscape that is esports. From the complications to competing in certain games to establishing a culture that aligns with your university mission there are several things you should consider before you launch a fully funded or partially funded program. In reality - you have students on your campus gamming now, the questions you should be asking are: 1. How can we better support these students so that they will be successful in and outside of the class? 2. What benefit(s) is there if the university provides guidance for this group?
- understand the university esports landscape
- examine ways to support an esports program
- explore a possible model for an esports program that is housed in student affairs vs athletics
- discuss the creation of an esports lab on campus
Who Should Attend:
Student Affairs Administrators
Dr. Charles Hueber is currently the Dean of Students at Schreiner University. He has worked in higher education for over 20 years at Trinity Valley Community College, Georgia Southern University, and Stephen F. Austin State University. He has served as a speaker and consultant to a variety of universities and businesses in leadership development, customer service and social integration. He is a self-proclaimed nerd and has a passion for ESPORTS and gaming and has spent the past few years conducting his scholarly research on the impact of ESPORTS on universities and colleges. His book "ESPORTS in Higher Education: Fostering Successful Student-Athletes and Successful Programs", has received wonderful reviews and is available through Stylus Publishing. He holds a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology and doctorate in Higher Educational Administration.