Program for the 2017 PDI

Monday, January 9th

8:30 AM Sessions

Session Title:
Container Gardening Made Easy--You Got This!
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor
Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Join Carol O'Meara and Alison O'Connor from CSU Extension to learn how you can easily grow flowers and vegetables in containers. They will cover design, plant selection, care and culture. The class will leave participants with ideas to implement for the 2017 gardening season.
Goals and Target Audience:
Gardeners of all abilities will benefit from this class. Open to anyone with an interest in gardening.
Session Title:
Applying Ergonomics to Non-Office Environments
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Industrial ergonomics encompasses any job task performed outside of the office/computer workstation environment. These include, but are not limited to: laboratory work (pipetting, microscope, etc.), custodial work, manual materials handling (lifting, pushing, pulling), animal care, mail handling, food service and cooking, etc. Attend this session to gain insight on how to apply ergonomics to your specific setting.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide ergonomics education, training, and implementation ideas to non-office workers to prevent, reduce and, ideally, eliminate ergonomic related pain and discomfort associated with the work environment.
Session Title:
Global Partnerships, Agreements and Delegations: Where do I start?!
Presenters:
Sarah Olson
Kristine Ewan
Chad Hoseth
Category:
International Issues
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Take your global connections to the next level. Come and learn best practices on how to partner with international universities. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the steps necessary to create a formal agreement, host a delegation on campus, and learn about a new tool that highlights CSU's existing partnerships around the world. Colorado State University operates in a global context, reaching out to all sectors of society at home and abroad to make education an international experience. As part of Colorado State's internationalization strategy, the Office of International Programs creates and fosters international activities including education abroad opportunities, special efforts to support international students, and faculty initiatives and partnerships with universities around the world. At CSU, campus internationalization is not just about one thing - it is about everything - because with strong faculty linkages with strategic partners, global opportunities fall into place for students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our target audience is any faculty or staff member who has a current collaborative partnership with an international institution or would like to establish a new global partnership. Our goals include: -Review the steps necessary to generate a formal international agreement. -Discuss preferred practices and ideas that will help your department host an international visitor. -Introduce the Global Engagement Directory as a new resource for faculty and staff.
Session Title:
Providing Constructive Feedback
Presenters:
Erik Hokanson
Steve Thompson
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
This interactive session will explore how leaders and supervisors optimize employee engagement and departmental effectiveness by providing timely and effective feedback to employees.
Goals and Target Audience:
Strategies and tips for providing constructive employee feedback. Target audience: leaders and supervisors.
Session Title:
Beginner Active Assailant: Emergency Classroom Preparedness
Presenters:
Anthonie Rose
Adam Smith
Dustin Vinzant
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
With continued incidents of campus shootings around the country, the importance of safety and preparedness cannot be over stressed. This session will help prepare campus staff to be as informed as possible in the event of a critical incident on or off campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
To facilitate the development of a survival mindset, and discus practical everyday skills and exercises to maximize preparedness while minimizing risk. This is geared towards Campus Professionals and Students
Session Title:
Background Checks: How to Succeed
Presenters:
Annette Murdock Tangye
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
This session will provide participants with information on CSU's background check process. Tips will be provided to participants on ways Human Resources and departments can collaborate to ensure timely submission of background check requests through to approval to hire.
Goals and Target Audience:
To provide information and best practices on CSU's background check policy and processes for successful and timely hiring of candidates.
Session Title:
Effort Reporting and Certification on Sponsored Programs - What Is It? Why Is It? Do I Have to Do It?
Presenters:
Diane Barrett
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Effort must be reported and certified for all individuals who receive salary support from a sponsored project or who expend committed effort on a sponsored project regardless of source of the salary. Success in the effort realm depends on careful attention to important issues throughout the sponsored project lifecycle, and entails much more than simply signing a form. From the initial budget planning through closeout, effort requirements play a vital role.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff who work with sponsored projects and effort coordinators (individuals who pass out effort reports from the payroll system).

10:45 AM Sessions

Session Title:
Analytics Series, Part 1: What is Learning Analytics? An Introduction for Everyone
Presenters:
Dave Johnson
Laura Jensen
Gwen Gorzelsky
James Folkestad
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Series Description: This series of sessions will inform attendees of recent progress and ongoing projects related to building academic and learning analytics capacity at CSU. Come learn more about the potential of learning analytics to support learning and teaching, as well as about major initiatives behind learning analytics, including efforts to outline an operational ethics and policy, build digital infrastructure, pilot and assess analytics tools, and get faculty involved in learning analytics research through CSU’s new Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching (C-ALT). Session Description: Learning analytics seems like the latest craze among higher education institutions, but what is learning analytics really? And, how is learning analytics relevant to research, teaching, course design, and student success? Further, what is CSU doing to build capacity for learning analytics? This session will introduce attendees to learning analytics, explain what it is and how it works, discuss case uses of analytics, and introduce attendees to CSU’s three-year draft plan for using learning analytics to improve learning and teaching. Though most of this session will be devoted to presentation, attendees should expect to participate in discussion and ask questions. Attendees will also be introduced to additional resources about this very promising effort.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended to be the cornerstone of the Learning Analytics PDI series. Two main goals for this session include: (1.) faculty members, administrators, and support staff leave with a clear sense of what learning analytics means and what it can do, and (2.) attendees discuss CSU’s three-year plan for building learning analytics capacity.
Session Title:
Want to Get Ahead? Get a Mentor!
Presenters:
Carolyn Broccardo
Brad Woods
Cat Bens
Kimberly Cox-York
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Navigating your professional career can be tricky, but an effective mentor can help you navigate the murky waters. The mentoring relationship can be a pivotal experience for both the mentor and mentee, and may take many forms. A formal mentoring relationship is a commitment between individuals that often lasts for years with the express goal of imparting ethical norms, expectations, best practices, and the intangible subtleties of navigating the chosen field of expertise. This complex interplay between the mentor and mentee is ever changing and evolving based on the needs of the mentee as they progress through their professional career. A successful relationship is built on trust, mutual respect, and honest communication. Learn more about different types of mentoring relationships (formal, peer, situational etc.), tips for choosing a mentor, and the roles and responsibilities of a mentor and mentee.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Learn about different types of mentoring 2. Learn about responsibilities for a mentor and mentee 3. Learn how to choose a mentor Targeted Audience: 1. Graduate Students 2. Post-doctoral Fellows 3. Junior Faculty 4. Administrative Professionals/State Classified Personnel
Session Title:
Recharge Accounts
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Recharge accounts are accounts within the Kuali Financial System (KFS) that charge other accounts within KFS, including grants. This session will cover how to create/update the required Business Plans and Billing rates for recharge accounts and the items to factor in. It will also cover direct cost vs. indirect costs.
Goals and Target Audience:
Accountants, Accounting Techs, and researches who use Recharge accounts
Session Title:
Introducing CSU’s New Supervisory Development Program, TA DA!
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti
Dr. Michele Newhard
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
Supervisors across the CSU system have the opportunity to register for Training & Organizational Development’s new learning series. Additionally, an aspirational version of the skill building program will become available soon for members of the CSU workforce who would like to build supervisory competency but may not hold the role yet. The speakers will cover the impetus and development of the series, as well as the summaries of the foundational courses and elective courses offered under the supervisory development banner.
Goals and Target Audience:
•Introduce the new series to the larger university audience •Promote supervisory skill development •Discuss the return on investment of professional development FOR STAFF INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS NEW SERIES FOR SUPERVISORS AT CSU.
Session Title:
Symphony -- A Complement to Kuali
Presenters:
Jim Jensen
Jeff Fotsch
Andy Crane
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
We would like to present Symphony, a complement to Kuali, which provides accurate account balances as well as access to Kuali detail information using any internet capable device. Initially the primary audience was PIs, Researchers, and Research Administrators but, since the launch of the product, we have been able to extend Symphony’s capabilities to include every account type within the University. The interface is extremely intuitive, allowing PIs, Researchers and Administrators access to the information they need without special training. Since the launch of our platform in July 2015, we have been able to extend Symphony’s capabilities through a host of enhancements — including modules for Co-PIs, subaccounts, account delegation, and labor distributions capabilities. We are now building a forecasting tool to further streamline how we do business. While we have shown this to many throughout the University, we thought that having a PDI for those who haven't seen it would make a lot of sense.
Goals and Target Audience:
Financial Managers, PIs, and Department/College Leaders.
Session Title:
What is WAVE and how do I use it?
Presenters:
James Cox
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
What is WAVE and how do I use it? A short session on how to use the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool to evaluate the accessibility of your website.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone that creates content for the web.
Session Title:
Meet the new electronic whiteboard in your classroom!
Presenters:
Albert Powell
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A-68 Clark Building
Description:
CSU has installed new touch-screen monitors in a number of classrooms. These can be used as electronic whiteboards by any instructor who brings a laptop with whiteboard software installed. In this session you will find out where to get free whiteboard software, how to use the equipment, and get a demonstration of how it serves students better than using a wall-mounted whiteboard. This session will be held in CSU's new demonstration classroom in the Clark Building A-wing basement. Instructors will be able to schedule time in this room to use the equipment.
Goals and Target Audience:
Audience: faculty and instructors. Goals: - Understand the impact of using electronic whiteboards - Learn how to use an electronic whiteboard - Get a listing of rooms where this tool can be used
Session Title:
Yoga for the Workplace: Finding Calm, Strength, and Flexibility at your Desk (or anywhere)
Presenters:
Liz Atwood
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Learn to alleviate tension and stress while building strength and flexibility throughout your day by tapping into the power of yoga. Learn how yoga in the workplace can benefit you, and then participate in a guided chair yoga session with breath work, focused on relaxation and increasing strength and flexibility throughout the body. Liz Atwood is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour).
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will leave session with tools to relax, stretch, and build strength at their desk or in their workplace; learn about the benefits of breathing exercises and mindfulness at work; and learn about the health impacts of common work postures and how to counteract them. The instructor will give a brief talk on benefits of yoga in the workplace and will then guide participants through a chair yoga session with breath work. Accessible for all abilities.

1:00 PM Sessions

Session Title:
Keeping Your Bike Rollin’ – Fixing and Maintaining Your Own Bike
Presenters:
Heather Reimer
Zack Alves
Coleman Centola
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
This beginner class is for the rider who would like to learn how to fix and maintain their bike on their own. The one hour class will cover Tires, Tubes, Shifting and Derailleurs, Brakes and Drive Train.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is for each participant to be able to change a flat tire, and properly maintain their chain, brakes and shifters. In addition they will be able to use the ABC Quick Check guidelines prior to each ride to better ensure a safe ride! Our target audience is any person who rides a bike either intermittently or routinely and wants to be able to sustain themselves when out riding.
Session Title:
Design your Canvas course to leverage current analytics tools
Presenters:
Melody Brake
Kevin Nolan
Stan Kruse
Cale Rogers
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session provides a practical guide to strategically designing your Canvas course to better leverage existing analytics. Using built-in reports and tools, instructors can gain a better understanding of student interaction within the course environment. We will provide brief guides (quick start handouts) with concrete examples of how to maximize student, course, video, quiz, and discussion based analytics right in your Canvas course. The session will be focused on the use of analytics information to improve learning and teaching.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to assist faculty, staff, and instructional designers to understand the basics of learning analytics in Canvas and begin to incorporate these tools into their development, teaching, and learning practice. Participants will walk away with practical guides and instruction on how to design course features that will leverage current analytic-based tools to understand student behaviors and improve learning and teaching.
Session Title:
BlueJeans Video Conferencing
Presenters:
Chris Chagnon
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Q&A, demonstration, possible use scenarios and training on BlueJeans cloud based video conferencing
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff/Faculty/Admin Pro
Session Title:
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) : How YOU Can Save a Life!
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
An AED is a small, portable device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm and prompts the user to deliver a defibrillation shock if it determines one is needed. Once turned on, the AED guides the user through each step of the defibrillation process by providing voice and/or visual prompts. AEDs are specially designed for easy use by a first responder to aid an unconscious victim. Attend this training to get an overview of how this device works, where they are located on campus and what you can do to help in an emergency.
Goals and Target Audience:
Debunk AED myths, provide hands on training and help to reduce or eliminate a lay person's hesitation to act in an emergency.
Session Title:
"Travel Module (TEM): Common Errors, Managing Encumbrances, and Processing Travel Advances"
Presenters:
Grant Polzer
Terri Bedan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
This session will touch upon the common errors we have identified users making, and also go over time saving input and other tips related to the electronic travel system. We will also discuss how to close encumbrances, how to process travel advances for travelers, as well as demonstrate how to look up DHA approvers in Kuali.
Goals and Target Audience:
Travel Arrangers/Preparers
Session Title:
Shibboleth Service Provider Installation (Windows IIS)
Presenters:
Randy Miotke
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
eID WebAuth will no longer be supported starting July 1, 2017. ACNS is replacing WebAuth with Shibboleth as the central authentication system for Colorado State University. Learn about federated authentication and how to install a Shibboleth Service Provider for use with Windows IIS. Session topics include: * Shibboleth overview * Installation and configuration of a prototype Shibboleth Service Provider (IIS) * Connecting a Shibboleth Service Provider to the CSU Federation * Protecting web-delivered resources on the web server This is a hands-on session. You must bring a laptop to complete the outlined tasks.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will provide attendees technical installation and configuration experience with a Shibboleth service provider. Content has been developed for CSU IT professionals new to Shibboleth, or for individuals assuming responsibilities at their college or department with existing Shibboleth deployments.
Session Title:
Colorado State University Women's Association: Over Ten Decades of Helping Students
Presenters:
Ronda Koski
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
The Colorado State University Women's Association was formed in 1910 as a social group for the wives of the faculty of the then Colorado Agricultural College. Within a few years, the association established a loan fund to provide financial assistance to deserving students. Come learn about some of the fascinating women who have been part of the CSUWA over the years, and what this association is currently doing to provide financial assistance for some of CSU's outstanding students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To share with current CSU employees the life story of this historical association, and to highlight some of the fascinating women who have helped to fulfill the association's mission. Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning about the CSUWA and its history, and especially women employees who want to be part of a women's organization that helps students succeed in their pursuit of higher education.
Session Title:
Faculty: “Notice & Respond”, then “Tell Someone” about a Person of Concern… and then what?
Presenters:
Janelle Patrias, MSW
Josh Alvarez, M.A.
Bailey Dunn
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
This session, specifically for faculty members, will couple two campus resources which function as part of a comprehensive campus-wide suicide prevention plan that prepares community members to notice signs of distress and know what to say and do in response whether that person is a colleague or a student. An integral component of this early intervention and suicide prevention training, is exploring not only the warning signs of declining mental/emotional health but also, campus support resources and the undercurrents of human interaction around mental health situations. We will discuss why and how our perceived barriers can make it so difficult to intervene when someone is struggling. Participants in this session will complete CSU Health Network’s Notice and Respond Assisting Students in Distress training program, which includes information about various campus resources, and will discover the “what’s next” in regards to the behind the scenes processes that the TELL SOMEONE Program utilizes to help provide support to students and employees of concern, specific to their unique needs.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty Members

2:15 PM Sessions

Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Keep Your Bike Rollin' – Fixing and Maintaining Your Own Bike
Presenters:
Heather Reimer
Zack Alves
Coleman Centola
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
This beginner class is for the rider who would like to learn how to fix and maintain their bike on their own. The one hour class will cover Tires, Tubes, Shifting and Derailleurs, Brakes and
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is for each participant to be able to change a flat tire, and properly maintain their chain, brakes and shifters. In addition they will be able to use the ABC Quick Check guidelines prior to each ride to better ensure a safe ride! Our target audience is any person who rides a bike either intermittently or routinely and wants to be able to sustain themselves when out riding.
Session Title:
Studying Foreign Languages in a Classroom, Abroad or Self-Study: Opportunities & Advice
Presenters:
Mary Vogl
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Have you always wanted to learn Chinese? Vacationing in Venice and need a crash course in Italian? Looking to refine your already-strong skills in Spanish? Curious about Swahili? Want to know if Rosetta Stone is worth the money? Think it's too late for you to start studying a language? This session will offer advice on opportunities at CSU, locally, nationally and internationally for face-to-face instruction, online learning, tutoring and self-study. While mostly focused on practical needs for the language learner, it will briefly address aspects of research on language acquisition.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to inform participants about opportunities for language study and how they can maximize their efforts to get results. There will be time for questions and discussion. audience: students, faculty and staff at any level of language study from beginning to advanced
Session Title:
Mobile App Development for the Field and the Classroom
Presenters:
Christopher Geanious
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Mobile apps are ubiquitous. Mobile apps in higher education are coming online at a rapid pace. Learn how TILT has developed custom apps for field courses and classroom use. Custom app development will be explained and technologies explored and explained.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this presentation is to show attendees the promise of mobile apps in higher education and to demonstrate their use and describe their development. The target audience is faculty who are interested in going where the students are and utilizing mobile technologies to enhance academic success.
Session Title:
Survey Feedback in Online Courses: How do we get it? How do we use it?
Presenters:
Sean Burns
Kimberley Corwin
Matt Titchener
Matt Creighton
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
CSU Online and TILT place surveys into newly developed Online courses. We will talk about how we designed these surveys, how they can be useful, and how we would/should improve them in the future during an interactive portion.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted at instructors and instructional designers with a goal of improving audience knowledge of existing survey systems. Our second goal is to utilize the vast knowledge and experience of the audience to improve the future design of our current survey tool.
Session Title:
Substitutions from the Student Audit
Presenters:
Brenda Hoffman
Beth Klaisner
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
In this session, advisors will learn the basics of making substitutions for course requirements from a student's degree progress audit. If you have already attended this training, you don't need to sign up again unless you want a refresher.
Goals and Target Audience:
Advisors
Session Title:
Common Accounting Mistakes
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session will go over the common accounting mistakes that Campus Services sees while performing their monthly reports and reviewing documents in Kuali. The goal is to share these mistakes to save people time so they are caught while creating the documents and not after the fact.
Goals and Target Audience:
Accountants and Accounting Techs
Session Title:
Researchers: Join The Conversation
Presenters:
Katherine Jeracki
Pam Jackson
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Want to get your work in front of an audience well beyond the typical journal readers -- and have an impact on public discourse in the process? CSU has entered into an exciting partnership with The Conversation (theconversation.com) to bring the research of our experts to general interest publications around the world. The Conversation is a nonprofit, independent source for informed commentary and analysis, written by academics and edited by a team of professional journalists to ensure that their knowledge is conveyed in easily accessible language. At this session, you will learn how to become part of The Conversation -- and how CSU can help you get started presenting your ideas to the widest possible audience.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, researchers, Ph.D. candidates and post-docs can all learn how they can take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to improve how they communicate their science while reaching millions of readers in respected publications on four continents.
Session Title:
How to Create Useful Applicant Screening Tools for the CSU Search Process
Presenters:
Rebecca McCarty
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Looking for some examples of a rating/screening tool for applicants in the search process? Come to this session to learn about how to construct useful screening tools and find out about the best practices for screening mechanisms for the CSU search process.
Goals and Target Audience:
Partners in the CSU Search Process - committee members, search chairs, support staff

3:30 PM Sessions

Session Title:
How to Challenge Subtle Sexism in the Workplace - Feminist Fight Club Moves for Everyone!
Presenters:
Cori Wong
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
The everyday challenges women face at work because of their gender are sometimes hard to specifically identify and name, let alone challenge and change. Whether you call them instances of unconscious bias, subtle sexism, gendered microaggressions, or just seemingly small - but unfair - comments and jabs that negatively impact women, it's most helpful to know how to respond and intervene on behalf of yourself and others when they occur. This session will introduce you to some of the best fight moves from the amply evidence-based book, Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual. People of all genders and all ranks within the university are encouraged to attend!
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff, Faculty,Graduate Students; men and women
Session Title:
Using Sunapsis software to complete a DS-2019 request for an international scholar
Presenters:
Courtney Beardmore
Paul Collier
Tyler Clayton
Category:
International Issues
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Over 200 international scholars are currently working in academic departments at CSU. International Student and Scholar Services recently upgraded to a new international case management software system called Sunapsis. This session will demonstrate how academic departments can utilize Sunapsis to request immigration documents or update information for international scholars who will be working in their departments.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is for any academic department interested in hosting international researchers and faculty members.
Session Title:
Sports Nutrition- Fueling for Performance
Presenters:
Kalyn Garcia, MS, RDN
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
How do I fuel my body with nutrition and hydration for optimal physical performance? Should I eat protein, carbohydrates, or fats? What about supplements? In this session, we will dive into nutrition tips to fuel physical performance before, during, and after physical activity as well as how to maintain proper hydration and energy.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals of this session include increasing knowledge of macronutrients, foods and fluids to consume before, during, and after physical activity; debunking myths and discussing facts of sports nutrition supplements; and providing tips for foods that can be consumed to meet the physical demands of performance. The target audience is anyone who would like to learn about nutrition for physical performance.
Session Title:
Map to the Future!
Presenters:
Martha Coleman
David Edwards
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
NEW CSU Interactive Map: This session will start off with discovering the new information contained in the CSU Interactive Map. Then we’ll learn how to help others find an office location or resource they need here at CSU, how to share the map location and information link for your department or program, send that in an email or put it in a communication, print your own map, and other advanced but easy tools that are available to you. Unlike other classes, we want you to bring your cell phone, tablet or laptop (if you can connect to the internet with them), for use during class to navigate our CSU campuses. Have you ever wanted to create a virtual tour and have it available to anyone, anywhere from a cell phone, tablet or laptop/desktop computer? [for free], or find a CSU office, program or other resource you’ve never been to? It’s pretty easy to do with the new CSU Interactive Map. For extra credit, you can learn how to imbed the map on your homepage.
Goals and Target Audience:
Suggested for Program Admins, Information Desk Staff, Web Content Developers, Building Proctors, Conference Organizers, and anyone who wants to help connect others to the great resources and locations at CSU.
Session Title:
Working Part Time in a Full Time World: Models and Strategies for Success
Presenters:
Marjorie Moss, Academic Success Coordinator
Heather James, Academic Success Coordinator
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is something many administrative professionals struggle with on a regular basis. This challenge is particularly prominent in positions characterized by high student contact, such as academic advising, career services, student life, and student support services. Presented by two part-time Academic Success Coordinators in the College of Liberal Arts, this session features tips on how to approach your supervisor with a proposal for part time work. Ways to modify this approach for application to various types of administrative work will also be covered. Diverse part-time models will be presented (50/50 split, 70% time, 80% time, etc.), as well as examples of how to maximize productivity while working reduced hours. Session will also include an interactive activity and opportunities for Q & A.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: The targeted audience is administrative professionals working in a variety of student affairs positions, including academic advising, career services, student life, and student support services. Goals: Provide information about how to utilize proactive strategies in discussing work/life balance with supervisors Present examples of successful proposals for part time work in administrative professional positions Share successful models of various part time work arrangements and provide suggestions for modifying these models for application to different administrative positions Create opportunities for administrative professionals to engage in discussions with colleagues regarding work/life balance and flexible work arrangements
Session Title:
Reflections on an instrument designed to provide quantitative feedback on teaching
Presenters:
Andrew West
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
To help support faculty in diversifying their teaching styles, we have adopted a published, research-based teaching observation tool that allows for quantitative, non-evaluative feedback that helps faculty members to see themes in their teaching style and prompts reflection regarding ways to make their teaching more dynamic. In this session, I will describe the Teaching Dimensions Observation Protocol instrument (TDOP)(Hora, 2015), train participants on how to use it with an interactive and hands-on approach, and share feedback from our faculty member’s experiences using the instrument with a specific focus on how the TDOP supported instruction better suited for a diverse student population.
Goals and Target Audience:
By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1) make an argument for the use of the TDOP based on educational research and theory, 2) utilize the TDOP instrument as a peer observer, and 3) cite specific examples of ways the TDOP has made our faculty member’s instruction better suited for a diverse student population.
Session Title:
Publish or Perish: Effective Writing Practices to Help You Flourish!
Presenters:
Arsineh Hecobian Najjari
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
One of the important parts of an academic life whether you are a student taking classes, a researcher publishing papers, someone who needs to submit proposals to generate funding for themselves or their group is writing. There are a lot of different techniques to make writing a more smooth and enjoyable activity. We are going to discuss some of those and do short practices of a few others. You will hopefully leave this session with some practical tools that you can use or adapt to your needs so that you are a more efficient writer.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -Share effective writing techniques for more productive writing sessions and practices. Target Audience: -The session will be directed to an academic audience (faculty, staff, and students) who need to write papers, proposals, etc. for work or classes. However, people who want to write in general are also welcome.
Session Title:
The Skill of Impact
Presenters:
Darrie Matthew Burrage
David D'Alessandro
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 9th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Conversations on topics surrounding social justice often mention a now well-known concept referred to as “intent versus impact.” The heart of this model is that our intentions, no matter how honorable, may result in a negative experience for another. “Intent versus impact” has been a powerful tool for us to arrive at an awareness (or a reminder) of how we significantly affect the experience of those around us – intended or unintended. Although this model has done well in having us, possibly, gain new knowledge, the current conversation on “intent versus impact” has yet to yield guidance on how we can respond to the impacts we experience, witness, or may cause for others. In this practice-based session, we will spend some time expanding our framework of “intent versus impact” to include “response to impact” as a critical component needed for social change. In addition to this expansion, we will practice customized actions that can be taken when impacts occur in our everyday lives.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of session include: (1) problematizing popular notions of “intent versus impact”, (2) have participants learn that both awareness (knowledge) and action (skill) are needed for the changes we desire in society and in our everyday relationships, and (3) generate possible actions that could be taken to respond to the impacts we encounter.

Tuesday, January 10th

8:00 AM Sessions

Session Title:
Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
340 General Services Building
Description:
**This session has a $110 fee per participant.** Please make payment arrangements with Frank Gonzales (Frank.Gonzales@colostate.edu) PRIOR to the day of the session. Learn to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac problems, and/or sudden illness or injury, to adults, children and infants.
Goals and Target Audience:
This training teaches individuals and families how to appropriately respond in emergency situations, while overcoming barriers to act. It is a vital training for all ages and walks of life.

8:30 AM Sessions

Session Title:
Curriculum: from Department to Degree Audit (and everything in between)
Presenters:
Katie Risheill
Andrea Russo
Shelly Ellerby
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Providing an opportunity to campus to learn about the University Curriculum process from input into CIM/CAT through approval. This will also inform on the cycle of the General Catalog as well as when and how approved changes are implemented in the Degree Audit.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department staff and advisors who wish to expand their knowledge on the entire curricular process for programs and courses and how these changes are implemented on campus, after approved through the University Curriculum Committee.
Session Title:
Shibboleth Service Provider Installation (Linux Apache)
Presenters:
Randy Miotke
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
eID WebAuth will no longer be supported starting July 1, 2017. ACNS is replacing WebAuth with Shibboleth as the central authentication system for Colorado State University. Learn about federated authentication and how to install a Shibboleth Service Provider in a Linux OS. Session topics include: * Shibboleth overview * Installation and configuration of a prototype Shibboleth Service Provider (Linux) * Connecting a Shibboleth Service Provider to the CSU Federation * Protecting web-delivered resources on the web server This is a hands-on session. You must bring a laptop to complete the outlined tasks.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will provide attendees technical installation and configuration experience with a Shibboleth service provider. Content has been developed for CSU IT professionals new to Shibboleth, or for individuals assuming responsibilities at their college or department with existing Shibboleth deployments.
Session Title:
How Transactions Feed to the Financial Statements
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session will go over how transactions from the Kuali Financial System (KFS) feed to the Financial Statements so users of KFS have a better understanding of how their transactions effect the financial statements.
Goals and Target Audience:
Kuali Financial System Users
Session Title:
Introduction to Grouper
Presenters:
Jeffrey Ruch
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Grouper is an enterprise access management system available at CSU. It allows for distributed access management of applications and other resources. You can set up groups, roles, and permissions for many purposes, such as populating and administering standing committees, ad hoc research teams, departments, or classes. Key collaborative applications -- mailing lists, wikis, calendars, etc. -- can use this group, role, and permission information to make authorization decisions. This session is an introduction to Grouper.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is an overview of Grouper's capability for anyone needing to manage group access to resources. You will learn about Access Management, the capabilities of Grouper and using the Grouper UI.
Session Title:
Research with Primo: CSU Libraries' New Discovery Tool
Presenters:
Brian Erb
Renae Newhouse
Kristy Nowak
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library CC173
Description:
Discovery tools allow library users to search across library collections and databases from a single access point. CSU Libraries is implementing a Discovery Tool called Primo that will potentially change the way different users interact with library resources, responding to the divergent research needs of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff. This session aims to introduce Primo, highlight its research functionality, explore its strengths and limitations, and prepare library users to get the most out of this tool.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for faculty, staff, and students. Attendees will have the opportunity explore Primo during the session. Attendees will leave with an understanding of Primo and its strength and limitations.
Session Title:
Life Reimagined
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin
lkubin@larimer.org
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Life is full of checkups - - for our health, our finances, our car, and our pets. What about a checkup for your life? Led by a Life Reimagined Guide, this one-hour experience starts you thinking about what's next in your life. This is an opportunity to hit the pause button, take a break from the busyness of your everyday life, reflect on what's happening, and consider "What's Next?". Life Reimagined is for anyone who wants to pursue a passion or possibly take a new direction.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this workshop are to 1) allow time for participants to assess their past ability to make transitions, 2) consider possibilities for their future passions, and 3) begin charting a path toward a Life Reimagined. The target audience member is anyone who is wondering "What's Next" or "How do I start on my next journey in life?"

9:00 AM Sessions

Session Title:
Conscious Bravery: A Women's Leadership Workshop
Presenters:
Alexis Kanda-Olmstead
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
Full Day
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
The patriarchal legacy within which women must learn to navigate as leaders calls for a new type of action. "Conscious bravery" is a way to recognize and differentiate between real versus imagined fears so we can make informed choices that honor our unique identities. During our time together we will explore: -Why women are needed now more than ever to lead -Our own internalized beliefs about women and leadership -Ways that women can thrive as leaders and whole people at work -Strategies to move forward consciously and bravely after the workshop. This session is focused on the experiences of women staff and faculty. For men who wish to learn more, please contact the speaker directly.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals for the workshop include: -Contributing to the campus-wide dialogue about women's leadership; -Equipping women with the knowledge needed to explore leadership in their lives and work. Targeted audience: Women staff and faculty

9:45 AM Sessions

Session Title:
Looking for Durable Plants for Your Flower Garden? Look to Plant Select ®!
Presenters:
Ronda Koski
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Plant Select® is a unique collaboration among Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and members of the Rocky Mountain Region "Green Industry" (plant nurseries, greenhouses, and garden centers), and focuses on plants designed to provide more beauty with less work in landscapes throughout the high plains and intermountain regions. Session attendees will learn about the Plant Select® program and how to incorporate some of these plants into their urban landscapes.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session: 1) Inform attendees about the unique regional horticultural program known as "Plant Select®". 2) Describe how the plants in the Plant Select® program can help attendees to be more successful in their landscaping efforts. 3) Illustrate how the plants in the Plant Select® program can be adapted to small-scale urban environments where the traditional "back yard" may be quite small or non-existent. 4 Encourage attendees to visit the Plant Select® website, where they can obtain additional useful information about the plants in the Plant Select® program. The targeted audience: Any CSU employee who enjoys flower gardening and desires to have an attractive and water-conservative landscape!
Session Title:
Culture Shock and You
Presenters:
Todd Cornell
Category:
International Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
This session will focus on “culture shock” – what it is and what spurs it. We will consider language, religion, regional habits, and even common sense. The presenter will share from personal experiences and touch on reversed culture shock and its implications. And lastly we will explore ways to support or be sensitive to culture shock in peers. The session will be comprised of approximately an hour or so of presentation with additional time for discussion and brainstorming.
Goals and Target Audience:
To become aware of cultural differences and become more sensitive to people from different backgrounds. Increase awareness of the reality of culture differences and how it can influence interactions and cooperation. Recognize that our personal and societal ideals and values do not cross all cultures. Learn how to increase sensitivities when interacting with persons from different cultural backgrounds and consider when the differences may be greater.
Session Title:
CSU’s Alcohol and Drug Policy Update
Presenters:
Robert Schur
Anthonie Rose
Steve Thompson
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
In October 2016, CSU’s revised Policy on Alcohol and Drugs went into effect. The policy provides clear definitions, sets forth the prohibitions that apply on campus, explains the rules for having alcohol at CSU events, and provides a new approach to dealing with alcohol and drug impairment in the workplace and academic settings. Forms and procedures relating to workplace impairment will be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Attendees will gain an understanding of CSU’s Policy on Alcohol and Drugs, learn how to identify and respond to impairment in the workplace and the classroom, and understand the requirements and restrictions on including alcohol at events. The session is designed for all CSU faculty and employees who want to gain a better understanding of CSU’s rules on alcohol and drugs on campus.
Session Title:
WHAT’S YOUR PLAN? – Ensure you receive the kind of medical care and treatment you want-when you need it most.
Presenters:
Peggy Budai, MS. RN, NP-C, CNS
Dr. Jan Gillespie, President of Systems of Care Initiative
Mindy Rickard, Health District of Northern Larimer County
Carrie Ratazzi, Program Director, Older Adult and Caregiver Services, Lutheran Family Services
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Life is unpredictable. If something unexpected happens, who will speak for you? When an accident or serious illness occurs to your loved one and they are no longer able to speak for themselves, will you know what care they would want? Did you know that in the State of Colorado, there is no default medical decision maker? During this class, presenters will discuss Colorado laws regarding emergency and ongoing medical care following an accident and why everyone 18 and older needs to complete an advance care directive. The various documents that communicate wishes regarding medical care (advance care directives) will be explained by our panel. You will spend the first hour learning how to prepare yourself, and your loved ones, for addressing these complex issues. During the second hour, representatives for each community program, will be available to answer questions. They will also be able to assist, on an individual basis, anyone interested in completing their documents, including providing witnesses and notarization.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Although, the documents are important, the conversation about end-of-life preferences and goals is also critical. This presentation will include instructions and suggestions to facilitate 1) having a conversation about end of life with family and other loved ones, 2) identifying the person or persons best able to communicate a patient’s wishes regarding medical care when they cannot communicate and 3) gaining familiarity with advance care directive documents that allow choices and wishes to be properly and effectively recorded and preserved. Target Audience: In Colorado no one is automatically authorized to make medical decisions for another adult. Therefore, advance care planning can and should begin at any age or state of health. It is about planning for the ‘what ifs’ that may occur across our lifespan. We welcome adults 18 years of age or older.
Session Title:
Helping Students Find Their State: Behind the Scenes in the Office of Admissions
Presenters:
Christine Campbell
Kelly Nolin
Heather Daniels
Jordan Fritts
Erika Ryan
Priscilla Gardea
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Ammons Hall Presentation Room
Description:
CSU welcomed the largest and most diverse incoming class in fall 2015. And then exceeded that record in 2016. The Office of Admissions invites you to learn more about what we do to recruit undergraduate students to Colorado State. We'll share details about recruitment and outreach, visit programs, application processing, systems and data, partnership opportunities, and marketing initiatives. This session will also feature a panel of students who will share their individual experiences choosing CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals and targeted audience: All CSU faculty and staff who have an interest in undergraduate recruitment are invited to attend. The goals of the session are: - Reduce the mystery and address any misconceptions about the work of Admissions - Identify opportunities for new partnerships across campus - Provide helpful information to other offices on campus which also engage in recruitment activities
Session Title:
Analytics Series, Part 2: Ethical Considerations for Learning Analytics
Presenters:
Dave Johnson
Laura Jensen
Gwen Gorzelsky
James Folkestad
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
304-06 LSC
Description:
This series of sessions will inform attendees of recent progress and ongoing projects related to building academic and learning analytics capacity at CSU. Come learn more about the potential of learning analytics to support learning and teaching, as well as about major initiatives behind learning analytics, including efforts to outline an operational ethics and policy, build digital infrastructure, pilot and assess analytics tools, and get faculty involved in learning analytics research through CSU’s new Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching (C-ALT). Description of Session: Learning analytics is often discussed in terms of technical capability and technical expertise. For example, it relies on capabilities such as long-term data storage, the use of statistical analyses and machine algorithms, the use of web-based reporting tools and data visualizations, and more. Questions about technical expertise are often focused on whether or not we can or could. However, the conversation should also address should and how. In other words, how do we advance ethical considerations for learning analytics in pace, or even ahead of, the conversation about whether or not we can do learning analytics? Those who attend this session should expect a brief, but comprehensive presentation on the ethical considerations related to learning analytics that intends to answer the following questions: What are ethical considerations for learning analytics? How does a conversation about ethics inform campus projects and policy? How are those who are spearheading analytics efforts also making progress with ethics? The presentation will be followed by small group break-out sessions for focused discussion, and attendees will be provided resources for further reading and study.
Goals and Target Audience:
After attending this session, faculty members, administrators, and support staff should be able to hold an informed discussion about ethical considerations for the use of learning analytics.

1:00 PM Sessions

Session Title:
Research compliance at CSU: A process overview
Presenters:
Catherine Bens
Elaine Kim
Christine Johnson
Evelyn Swiss
Tammy Felton-Noyle
Laura Hinds
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Colorado State University (CSU) has a long-standing reputation for ethical conduct of research in all areas and takes pride in the quality and quantity of research performed on its campuses. A unique component of the support system provided at CSU is a collaborative effort to maximize research integrity support and minimize administrative overload through the Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office (RICRO). RICRO is a service-oriented office under the Office of the Vice-President of Research and provides assistance to researchers, staff, and the faculty in maintaining an ethical environment for activities in the following research and teaching areas: 1. Protection of animal subjects – Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 2. Protection of human participants – Institutional Review Board (IRB) 3. Protection of animal subjects – Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 4. Responsible use of biohazardous agents and rDNA – Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) 5. Responsible Conduct of Research – RCR Program 6. Quality Assurance Program including Research Integrity and Regulatory Affairs 7. Post Approval Monitoring 8. Conflict of Interest. By strategically housing these programs in one office, CSU promotes a collaborative and cohesive approach toward protecting the rights and welfare of research subjects while providing guidance on research integrity issues and assisting the research and scholarly community in conducting and promoting responsible and ethical research. This collaboration supports all university regulatory review committees, research integrity programs and quality assurance programs to ensure that research is conducted ethically and in accordance with applicable regulations and guidelines. This session will provide an overview of the programs, educational support, benefits, and challenges of the RICRO approach toward research integrity. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussion.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide an overview of CSU's Research Integrity and Compliance Review Office, including program descriptions for our research compliance areas: Institutional Review Board (IRB); Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); Institutional Biosafety Committee; and Quality Assurance (QA) program. This session is appropriate for researchers and research administrators who wish to better understand the functions of a University compliance office. It will address common questions and concerns as well as questions from members of the audience.
Session Title:
Assisting CSU Students Who are Undocumented
Presenters:
Connie Jaime-Lujan
Elias Quinonez
John Henderson
Allie Keller
Wendy True
Dr. Susana Muñoz
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
The 2013 implementation of the State of Colorado’s Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) legislation has made it possible for eligible students who are undocumented to pursue a higher education. This session will highlight how Colorado State University implemented the ASSET legislation and how CSU has been assisting students who are undocumented. The session will cover the following: · The historical, social and political context of how state and federal policies have impacted college access · Important terminology · Resources CSU has implemented to assist students who are undocumented · Student stories highlighting the ways CSU students who are undocumented positively impact our campus Participants will be sent general information before the session.
Goals and Target Audience:
This four-hour training is for anyone who would like to know more about how to assist these students.
Session Title:
Open Textbooks: Opportunities, Considerations, and Faculty Experience
Presenters:
Merinda McLure
Meg Brown-Sica
James Wilson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
Open textbooks are “textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed” (Open Textbook Network, 2016). Their publication and adoption is increasing across academic disciplines in higher education and open textbooks can offer students and instructors a number of benefits. The open licensing of these texts gives individual instructors the flexibility to augment, customize, and update the content. Open textbooks are freely accessible; they can present significant course materials cost savings for students. Because access is open, open textbooks are available to all students from the first day of the course and indefinitely thereafter, facilitating students’ use of open textbooks as resources for subsequent courses and beyond university study. Open textbooks can be used electronically, or printed in part or full, providing instructors and students with multiple format options and the ability to travel light. In this session, Merinda McLure, Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian, and Meg Brown-Sica, Libraries Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communications and Collection Development will address the what, why, and how of open textbooks in higher education currently. Dr. James Wilson, Assistant Professor, Mathematics will share his experiences and perspectives as a faculty member who has adopted open textbooks for course instruction. This workshop will be especially informative for faculty and instructors who teach, current graduate teaching assistants, and graduate students who hope to teach in the future. We will welcome questions and discussion throughout the session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: This session will be of interest to faculty and instructors who teach, to graduate teaching assistants, and to graduate students who hope to teach in the future. Goals: 1. Participants will gain an understanding of open textbooks and their current adoption in higher education. 2. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the experience and insights of one faculty member who has used open textbooks in his course instruction. 3. Participants will depart with resources for their own further exploration of open textbooks and open educational resources (OER).
Session Title:
SharePoint Online - Introductory Training Session
Presenters:
Kris Swanson
Robert Kidd
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Geared for everyday users of SharePoint Online and consumers of SharePoint Online. This session will serve as a general introduction to becoming productive with SharePoint Online. This training is appropriate for the vast majority of people interested in using SharePoint Online. • Introduction and Navigation • Working with Lists: Sorting and Filtering, Quick Edit views, What is an App or List or Library • Document libraries overview: Creating personal views, Versioning Overview, Check-in Check-out Overview • Alerts
Goals and Target Audience:
Introduce the audience to SharePoint Online and its capabilities. SharePoint Online, part of CSU's Office 365 offering, is a web-based platform that can be used for group collaboration, project management activities and workflows. The intended audience for this session is anyone who is interested in SharePoint Online - no previous experience with the platform is required.
Session Title:
Why the Classified Personnel Council Matters to You
Presenters:
Carol Carroll
Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Are you a State Classified employee? If yes, did you know there is an entire Council that works to promote, improve, and protect your role within the CSU shared governance model? We invite you to come learn more about the Classified Personnel Council (CPC) and its representatives - what we do, how we do it, and how we can be of service to you. This session will bring you up to date on the actions and activities of your Council, and highlight the many ways State Classified employees can get involved at CSU. Moreover, it will give us a chance to hear from you - what issues are most relevant and important to you, what questions can we help answer, and what ideas do you have to make CSU a better place for State Classified employees? In short, how can we help? Please join us for this informative and interactive session. CSU depends on a strong, dedicated, and informed Classified Personnel Council to ensure State Classified views, ideas, and concerns are respected in University decision-making. And we cannot fulfill this mission without YOU.
Goals and Target Audience:
State Classified employees interested in learning more about the actions, activities, and opportunities available to them through the Classified Personnel Council (CPC), as well as learning more about the practice of shared governance at Colorado State University. Supervisors and co-workers of State Classified employees are also encouraged to attend.
Session Title:
BlueJeans Video Conferencing: Applications for the Classroom
Presenters:
Chris Chagnon
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Q&A, Demonstrations, use scenarios and how it might apply to the classroom. How BlueJeans could be catch all lecture capture and remote lecture tool
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty/Staff/Admin Pro
Session Title:
Do You Measure Up?
Presenters:
Donald Hillger
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
The adoption of the metric system is inevitable for the United States! History tells us that countries have only switched to metric, none the other way (except for temporary reversions). The US remains in the midst of its metric transition as measurement changes are made in various sectors of the economy. Therefore, this information is especially important for teachers/instructors, who should also know our metric history and its current status. The US “missed the boat” in the 1970s when the rest of the English-speaking world converted to metric. That was a time when the metric system was being taught in schools, and metric was intended to replace our former units in most aspects of daily life. However, the lack of firm deadlines for conversion has hindered progress towards metric. Therefore, the US remains the only major industrial nation not using the metric system. The voluntary (slow) path that the US chose to follow is why we are still struggling with metric transition. Most people are surprised when they learn of the large number of consumer products, services, and standards that already use metric units, but that are mostly hidden to the average/casual observer.
Goals and Target Audience:
This lecture presents the current status of the metric system adoption by the US, where the change is currently taking place, and where it will likely take place in the future. Most Americans do not realize the extent of metric usage in the world, how widely metric is already used in the US, and that metric is inevitable for the US Faculty and staff - as teachers, instructors, and leaders - should be knowledgeable of the history and status of the US transition to metric. This PowerPoint lecture, with imbedded humor, explains what resources are available to help them, and it encourages participants to support the metric transition of the US
Session Title:
Commuting to CSU - Travel Training for Bicyclists, Carpoolers and Transit Riders.
Presenters:
Aaron Fodge
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
This session provides best practices for commuting to CSU without the use of a personal vehicle. The session will include a presentation about transit, bicycling, and carpooling along with a targeted break-out to identify routes to the University. Parking and Transportation Service will also introduce new employee programs including Emergency Ride Home, Commuter Parking 10-Packs, and Zipcar. Attendees will receive maps of the local transit and bike system.
Goals and Target Audience:
Employees considering a change in how they commute to campus seeking to: 1. Reduce their personal cost of transportation (fuel, insurance, maintenance, depreciation of their vehicle) 2. Avoid searching for available parking on campus 3. Improve their physical and mental health by commuting by bicycle, transit or carpool. 4. Enjoy the social nature of commuting by transit, bicycle, or carpool.

2:15 PM Sessions

Session Title:
If Only I Could Use the Canvas SpeedGrader with VeriCite. Wait, You Can!
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan LIbrary CC174
Description:
VeriCite is the anti-plagiarism / word matching tool instructors can use in Canvas. We anticipate for January that VeriCite will now be fully integrated with Canvas, which will allow instructors to use the Canvas SpeedGrader tool to view, annotate and grade VeriCite assignments. Come learn about this new integration and how to convert your previous VeriCite assignments so they can utilize this new feature.
Goals and Target Audience:
Canvas instructors and TA's
Session Title:
SharePoint Online - Power User Training Session
Presenters:
Kris Swanson
Robert Kidd
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Geared for those already familiar with SharePoint Online who are looking for a better understanding of the technical capabilities within SharePoint Online. This session will cover: • Site templates • Creating/editing list columns • Enforcing versioning and checking in and out • Metadata or folders • Custom lists
Goals and Target Audience:
SharePoint Online, part of CSU's Office 365 offering, is a web-based platform that can be used for group collaboration, project management activities and workflows. The intended audience for this session is those who are currently utilizing SharePoint Online, or have prior experience with SharePoint (on-premises or Online) and have interest in diving deeper into the capabilities of SharePoint Online.
Session Title:
Financial Record Retention
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session will go over the financial record retention requirements set by the state in the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration's State Archives Records Management Manual, Schedule 7 - Financial Records and Schedule 8 - Higher Education.
Goals and Target Audience:
Individuals who are responsible to record retention of financial information
Session Title:
Kuali Research Proposal Development 2017
Presenters:
Diane Barrett
Chris Carsten
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304-06 LSC
Description:
The Kuali Research Proposal Development module is scheduled to replace CSU's legacy PASS proposal record and approval tracking system starting January 9, 2017. This demo will highlight navigation among the sections of a proposal; show the details of a basic budget; explain how to find records using Action List, links, and search functionality; and show the integrated summary & approval screen.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Demo CSU's new proposal tracking system. Audience: Anyone who has used PASS to create, track, and/or approve a proposal, including faculty researchers and department research administrators.
Session Title:
Way Beyond the Rocktopus: 3D Printing for the Higher Education Classroom
Presenters:
Christopher Geanious
Ray Huff
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
This hour long session will expose the attendee to the technology of additive manufacturing in the form of 3D printing. In addition, the use of this technology in undergraduate education at CSU will be explored and examples delved into. A 3D printer will be on display and in operation. Many 3D printed models will be available for examination. Come with your ideas and questions.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this presentation is to introduce attendees to an exciting and emerging technology. Also, attendees will see applications of this technology in higher education.
Session Title:
Flipped Classroom Research at CSU: What have we learned?
Presenters:
Sean Burns
Brittany Taylor
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
CSU has redesigned several classrooms across campus and is building new classrooms that include mobile furniture. Research and Analytics has conducted research over the past two years to determine how classrooms have been used, and what the most effective practices have been. This session will discuss the results of that research and encourage audience discussion about how we should use those results to inform faculty and administration at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience is anyone interested in how classes have been flipped at CSU, and how we can or should incorporate lessons learned moving forward. Our goal is to inform people of what's been working at CSU, and to encourage thoughtful discussion about how to utilize flipped teaching methods at CSU moving forward.
Session Title:
Leave Management and Family Medical Leave
Presenters:
Jackie Swaro
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Review of the various leave and benefit programs available to Academic Faculty / Administrative Professionals (AF/AP) including sick leave, annual leave, Family and Medical Leave, Short and Long Term Disability and Parental Leave (AF/AP). After attending the PDI session, employees should be able to identify employee leave and benefit programs available AF/AP employees, as well as understand how the various leaves coordinate with each other.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives
Session Title:
Staff: “Notice & Respond”, then “Tell Someone” about a Person of Concern… and then what?
Presenters:
Janelle Patrias, MSW
Josh Alvarez, M.A.
Bailey Dunn
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
This session, specifically for staff, will couple two campus resources which function as part of a comprehensive campus-wide suicide prevention plan that prepares community members to notice signs of distress and know what to say and do in response whether that person is a colleague or a student. An integral component of this early intervention and suicide prevention training, is exploring not only the warning signs of declining mental/emotional health but also, campus support resources and the undercurrents of human interaction around mental health situations. We will discuss why and how our perceived barriers can make it so difficult to intervene when someone is struggling. Participants in this session will complete CSU Health Network’s Notice and Respond Assisting Students in Distress training program, which includes information about various campus resources, and will discover the “what’s next” in regards to the behind the scenes processes that the TELL SOMEONE Program utilizes to help provide support to students and employees of concern, specific to their unique needs.
Goals and Target Audience:
Staf:Support, State Classifed, Admin-Pro, Student Affairs Professionals

3:30 PM Sessions

Session Title:
Discover Colorado
Presenters:
Beth Oehlerts
Greg Vogl
Yongli Zhou
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Colorado has a new online encyclopedia! Launched in May 2016, the Colorado Encyclopedia is an accessible, comprehensive online resource providing information on all things Colorado. It includes articles on the state’s past and present, vetted by top Colorado scholars, plus resources for students and teachers from kindergarten through college. We will give attendees a tour of the encyclopedia, highlighting its various sections plus people, places and events that give users an in-depth understanding of the state of Colorado and its development. The Colorado Encyclopedia welcomes articles on pre-approved topics, and we discuss the ways you can contribute content.
Goals and Target Audience:
Inform people about the new online encyclopedia. Faculty, staff, and students.
Session Title:
Vulnerability Assessments For The Rest of Us
Presenters:
Brian Dunnohew
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Explain the purpose and methodologies for the vulnerability assessments on campus. Discussions on how to read the vulnerability assessments, mitigation techniques, false positives, tools, and validating findings, as well as what you can do to help, and the road map of vulnerability scanning.
Goals and Target Audience:
To help educate and clarify the any questions around the vulnerability scans that are conducted on the campus network. This will be beneficial to IT Professionals.
Session Title:
Going Going Gone, resources for disposal of University equipment
Presenters:
Debra Ellison
Rachel Drenth
Category:
Campus Accounting Processes
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
New resources and forms to clarify some of the more common methods for disposing of University property.
Goals and Target Audience:
Asset managers, building proctors, internal inventory reps, KFS users, and anyone seeking clarification on proper disposal methods will benefit from these new resources.
Session Title:
Using Office Mix to Turn Your Presentations into Interactive Online Lessons
Presenters:
Elaine Chen
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Office Mix is a free PowerPoint extension that allows you to add interactivities such as audio/video narration, screen capturing, quizzes, polls, simulations, webpages, or videos, into your lessons. Office Mix’s analytic tool shows you data about who watched your lessons, how much time they spent on each slide, and how they answered your questions. Viewing data can be exported to Excel for further analysis. The session will involve presentation, demonstrations, and discussion. Participants will gain insights into how Office Mix might be used in their courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To learn what is Office Mix and how to use it effectively. Targeted audience: instructors for blended and online courses. Note: Office Mix is for PC only.
Session Title:
Basic Project Management with Trello
Presenters:
David Hoffman
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304-06 LSC
Description:
This overview of Trello will show you how you can use this free tool to get control of your project. Assigning tasks, collaborating with your team members and tracking progress are all areas that Trello can help keep your project on track. In this session we will examine the strengths and weaknesses of this tool and and show some examples of how it's being used on campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Understand where Trello is a good fit for organizing a project and what it's limitations are for organizing or managing a project. Target Audience: People that are managing projects in their job and need a simple tool that will help.
Session Title:
Look—Up in the Sky! What you Need to Know About Flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems at CSU
Presenters:
Linda Schutjer
Sonia M. Kreidenweis
Adam Smith
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
The popularity and usefulness of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or Drones) have increased dramatically in the past few years. Everyone wants to fly a drone! Come learn about the FAA regulations and the new CSU policy requirements that apply when flying a drone for university academic, research, or business purposes, and about some exciting research that is already happening at CSU involving the use of these machines. Topics include how to obtain the required FAA pilot certification and register your aircraft and use your drone legally and safely, using drones for research, and how to request permission to fly at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learning objectives include: • Know the difference between model aircraft and those used in civil and public operations under the new FAA regulations • Learn what’s required by the law, regulations and policy governing drone use on CSU property • Find out who can fly drones, where and for what purposes on our campus • Discover the resources available to assist with drones Targeted Audience: • Faculty, administrative professionals, and state classified personnel who encounter people flying drones or who want to take part in flying drones on campus

Wednesday, January 11th

8:30 AM Sessions

Session Title:
Data Analysis Using R
Presenters:
C Magle
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
Morgan Library CC174
Description:
Good data management practices are becoming increasingly important in the digital age. Automation is essential for dealing with this "deluge of data". Learning how to code can be intimidating, but will save you time and effort in the long run. This session will cover basic analysis of tabular data in R studio.
Goals and Target Audience:
By the end of this session, you will be able to load data into R, calculate summary statistics, split the data based on categorical variables and create exploratory graphs using R's basic graphics package. This session is geared toward beginners, so if you have lots of coding experience, this may not be the class for you.
Session Title:
Managing Departmental Receivables
Presenters:
Barb Gustison
Campus Services
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Accounts Receivable Operations manages receivables and ensures compliance for accounts that are billed through the University's central billing system, Banner. However, there are departmental receivables not billed through Banner that are managed by campus departments. This session will guide those campus departments on how to properly manage, record and collect their receivables, provide guidance and resources to ensure compliance with accounting rules, and explain what central billing resources are available.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department accounting technicians or office managers who maintain receivables outside of the Banner system.
Session Title:
A Walk Through the New Online Exam Scheduling System at RDS
Presenters:
Amanda Wimmer
Allison Penfield
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Resources for Disabled Students (RDS) has moved to a new online exam scheduling system. All students with disabilities are now scheduling their exams at the alternative testing center using this system. This step-by-step tutorial will help guide faculty members and instructors through the exam scheduling process. We will also be able to answer questions you may have regarding the new system and process.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors with students receiving accommodations through Resources for Disabled Students.
Session Title:
FAQs about Animal Research
Presenters:
Denise Ostmeyer
Lon Kendall
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Did you know that CSU works with over 100,000 animals each year for research and teaching? What kind of animals, where do they live, and what is being done with them? We will address answers to these questions as well as many common questions about animal research in general, such as how is animal research regulated? And - what is a transgenic animal?
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who is curious about the animals that we work with at CSU, or interested in learning more about animal research in general.
Session Title:
KonMari for Your Computer: Applying Marie Kondo’s advice to your digital life
Presenters:
Andrea Bazoin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
You may have heard of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home by Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo. You may have even attended the 2016 PDI presentation, “You Deserve Joy – the KonMari Method in an Untidy World” by Andrea Bazoin and Jessie Stewart. Now, revisit this philosophy by considering how you can apply the KonMari principals to your digital life. Learn how you can better organize your photos and files, manage your passwords, and start preparing your digital assets to pass on to your loved ones. Just as Marie Kondo taught us to keep only what “sparks joy”, we will discover how to delight in our digital lives.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will review the basic principles of the KonMari method, and then consider ways to apply the ideas to organizing their digital files, accounts, and equipment. Target audience is anyone who experiences chaos and frustration with managing their digital lives.
Session Title:
Transferology and Transferology Lab: Transfer Tools for Students and Advisors
Presenters:
Beth Klaisner
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Transferology and Transferology Lab provide access to detailed and specific transfer information for both students and those who advise students on the transfer of credits. Each separate interface is designed to meet the needs of a different audience, but the information provided is consistent across both sources. If you have never used or recommended Transferology, come see what it has to offer. If you know of it, but haven't visited in a while, come see what the latest developments are.
Goals and Target Audience:
To introduce/review the features available to students and advisors within the Transferology web interfaces. To encourage use of this resource among a wider range of advisors and students. Targeted Audience: Academic Advisors/Academic Success Coordinators/Others who work with students and might find these resources helpful.
Session Title:
Understanding Your Role As A Responsible Employee at CSU and Supporting Survivors
Presenters:
Ashley Vigil
Casey Malsam
Mike Katz
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Come learn more about your role as a Responsible Employee at CSU and effective ways to support your students through this process. If you've attended a similar session previously, this session will include information on updated reporting requirements and University policy. This session will also include information about the University response to reports of this nature to best prepare and work with your students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session open to all employees of the University to include faculty, staff, and student employees. Goals will include learning about employees' obligation to report incidents related to sexual misconduct and/or interpersonal violence, learning about the University response and University policy, and best and most effective ways to support survivors throughout this process.
Session Title:
Questions to Ask before Adopting a New Digital Learning Tool for Your Classroom
Presenters:
Elaine Chen & Stan Kruse
Kelly McKenna
Li-Shan Tao
Matt Titchener
Kevin Nolan
Tim Amidon
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
In recent years, there has been an explosion of digital learning tools available to faculty. Some of these tools are available at cost and some are open source, or free of charge. Integrating tools on the enterprise level often requires a vetting process to ensure system compatibility, state and federal compliance (e.g., FERPA), software stability, data security and privacy, data access that supports CSU analytics efforts, and that CSU Canvas administrators can provide support and maintenance. However, these concerns have become increasingly important for single-course installations, too. When instructors install tools in their courses, they often do not ask these vital questions, which have substantive implications for students’ data privacy, the university’s ability to support students’ learning and academic success, and ACNS’s capacity to provide effective campus-wide support. Because the landscape for the use of digital tools is undergoing substantial change, CSU policy and process needs to not only catch up, but get ahead of that change. During the fall term, Research & Analytics (R&A) and TILT charged a committee to develop an approval process for small and large-scale adoptions of digital tools and to communicate to all of campus important considerations, as well as about digital tools that have passed scrutiny. Attend this session to learn more about the implications of using digital tools and this new committee’s progress in their efforts.
Goals and Target Audience:
The audience for this session is primarily faculty, but support staff who work with educational technology should find the discussion informative. Attendees should leave the session with a more complete understanding of the implications of using technology tools in their residential and online courses.

9:45 AM Sessions

Session Title:
Semester at Sea: What is the Partnership?
Presenters:
Shamera Loose
Jodi Reesman
Category:
International Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
We will explain the Semester at Sea program and how the partnership with CSU works. This includes an academic overview, cross campus partnerships, and benefits to CSU students, faculty and staff. The session will include a panel discussion by:Toni Zimmerman (FA16 Academic Dean); D. Tobiassen Baitinger (FA16 Academic Advisor/Registrar); Laura Roth (FA16 Dean of Students); Craig Chessen (FA16 Assistant Dean of Students); Karla Gingerich (FA16 Teacher); Jodi Reesman, Director of Academic Administration; and Shamera Loose, Executive Assistant to the President/ CEO and Board of Trustees.
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU faculty and staff. Students are always welcome as well.
Session Title:
The Power of “Where:” Adding a Geospatial Component to your Course or Research
Presenters:
Elizabeth Tulanowski
Danielle Davis
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Geospatial technology can integrate a "where" component into just about any research project or course. Location matters: where something occurs is affected not only by that place but by other features, elements, or processes at work in that place. Often just seeing information displayed on a map can help tell the story better, and potentially improve a student's understanding of the material. Geospatial technology has become increasingly prevalent in a variety of disciplines, from natural resources to urban planning, archaeology to military tactics, engineering to epidemiology, and more. Instructors can make use of these spatial visualization and analysis tools to show new approaches to problem-solving, and encourage new observations and analyses of patterns not considered before. The Geospatial Centroid is CSU's hub for all things geospatial. The Centroid provides resources to assist professors in incorporating spatial thinking into their classes and research, for geospatial training and education, and comprehensive project work with its staff of interns. Learn about how you might benefit from adding a spatial perspective to your course or research, and how to get started.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Learn about resources and methods for incorporating a geospatial perspective to your classes or research. Target Audience: Faculty, graduate students
Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Yoga for the Workplace: Finding Calm, Strength, and Flexibility at your Desk (or anywhere)
Presenters:
Liz Atwood
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Learn to alleviate tension and stress while building strength and flexibility throughout your day by tapping into the power of yoga. Learn how yoga in the workplace can benefit you, and then participate in a guided chair yoga session with breath work, focused on relaxation and increasing strength and flexibility throughout the body. Liz Atwood is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour).
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will leave session with tools to relax, stretch, and build strength at their desk or in their workplace; learn about the benefits of breathing exercises and mindfulness at work; and learn about the health impacts of common work postures and how to counteract them. The instructor will give a brief talk on benefits of yoga in the workplace and will then guide participants through a chair yoga session with breath work. Accessible for all abilities.
Session Title:
Employee vs Independent Contractor
Presenters:
David Leathers
Grant Polzer
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
This session will explain the difference of an employee and a contractor as defined by IRS regulations. We will also discuss the process to hire independent contractors and explain the determination process and factors used when deciding if an individual should be treated as an independent contractor or an employee when providing services to the University.
Goals and Target Audience:
Individuals that hire contractors or employees.
Session Title:
Project Management using Smartsheets
Presenters:
David Hoffman
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Smartsheets is an easy to use tool that can help you manage projects that require setting up a formal project plan with dependencies and timelines. This session will cover the strenghts and weaknesses of this tool and examine several use cases. If you are looking for a cost effective tool that will help with managing a project and collaborating with your team and stake holders, this session will show you how Smartsheets can help.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: What are the advantages of using Smartsheet to manage your projects and when should you consider a more robust Project Management Tool. Target Audience: This session is for people that manage more complex projects on campus and are looking for a tool to help collaborate with the team and keep the project on track.
Session Title:
It's not all fun and games, but it could be: The Science of learning and how to integrates games and play into the classroom experience
Presenters:
Diana Sanchez
Pamela Lundeberg
Lauren Bates
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Research on the science of learning explores methods and techniques that can be used in the classroom to improve student learning. Three researchers will talk about modern topics of adding games and play to the classroom. They will present current ideas based on research findings and practical applications of what instructors can do to make the classroom more fun while facilitating learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Present current research on learning methods and provide practical recommendations for instructors.
Session Title:
Converting windows web applications from eID Webauth to Shibboleth
Presenters:
Adam Warren
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session will demonstrate migrating a simple .NET web application from eID Webauth to Shibboleth, in advance of next summer's scheduled transition to Shibboleth as the campus's supported central authentication system. This will include a brief review of Shibboleth, a comparison between the identifiers that webauth returns to its registered eServices and the attributes that the campus Shibboleth Identity Provider returns, ways to protect web applications with Shibboleth, and how to manage single sign on session. This demo will be of a C#.NET web application, and will make use of a Shibboleth Service Provider already installed on IIS (specifically, on WSNET2); SP installation and configuration will not be covered.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: Campus web developers and programmers who work in an IIS environment. Goals: Attendees will understand how to perform Shibboleth Authentication, how to access and make use of the attributes released to their app from the Identity Provider, and how to protect resources in their web applications with Shibboleth.
Session Title:
Free is better: Accessing free e-books and more from your public library
Presenters:
Amy Hoseth
Michelle Wilde
Kristen Draper
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library CC173
Description:
Want free e-books? How about free online music and movies? All that and more is available from the Poudre River Public Library District - and now, your CSU RamCard can also serve as a PRPLD library card! In this session we'll provide information on the partnership between CSU and PRPLD, and we'll show you how to enable your RamCard to work at the public library. A representative from PRPLD will be on hand to show you how to find e-books, music, movies and more for easy download to your e-reader, iPod, laptop, or other device.
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU faculty, staff and students who want to use their RamCard to access Poudre River Public Library District services.
Session Title:
Crowdfunding: Raising funds for campus causes
Presenters:
Douglas Patmore
Category:
Fundraising
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Colorado State University has a multitude of causes worthy of support, and attendees of this session will learn about an exciting fundraising option: crowdfunding. CSU has a dedicated platform, CHARGE!, that allows clubs, colleges, and research opportunities to generate support from highly engaged audiences. This is an emerging field of fundraising, and we are excited to discuss opportunities for our area to assist.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to inform attendees of the program, share success stories, and help impart a firm idea of how CHARGE! can make a difference. This session might help generate some great ideas for projects in the Spring of 2017. Our audience might be student groups, development personnel, or faculty who wish to learn about ways that this method of fundraising might make a difference for them.

11:00 AM Sessions

Session Title:
Seeking Funding from Private Foundations
Presenters:
Samuel Ernst
Peter Hartman
Category:
Fundraising
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Private foundations are one resource that many people consider as they seek to diversify funding streams for their projects. Some foundations have regimented proposal submission processes more in keeping with government grants, while others have very loose requirements. Since the processes vary from foundation to foundation, writing a grant proposal for a private foundation can be a somewhat intimidating process for newcomers. The Office of Foundation Relations, in collaboration with development officers throughout the university, is a great resource when it comes to approaching private foundations. In this session, we'll provide an overview of foundation grantmaking trends, highlight the resources available for those seeking foundation funding at CSU, and finally use some case studies to illustrate the do's and don'ts of writing proposals to private foundations.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: The goals of this session are threefold: 1) to provide an overview of the world of private foundations and their grantmaking processes; 2) to provide an introduction to the services offered by the Office of Foundation Relations that can be of benefit when seeking funding from private foundations; and 3) to look at a few real-world examples as case studies to learn how proposals can be optimized. Targeted Audience: CSU Faculty and Staff
Session Title:
What's Wrong With Being Confident?
Presenters:
Marvin Withers
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
We all make decisions every day, what to wear, what to eat, which road to use to get to work, etc. Most of the time this works out fine, but not always. Sometimes the way we think can lead us away from making the best decision possible. This is not because we don't know how to think, but because we don't know how we think. Understanding how our minds work can help us avoid decision making pitfalls. This session will provide an overview of the Availabitlity Heuristic and related concepts, and how it can effect the quality of your decision making if ignored. The basis of this presentation is the work of Nobel Laureate, Daniel Kahneman, and other researchers
Goals and Target Audience:
TARGET AUDIENCE This session would be useful to anyone who is involved in mid to upper level decision making here at CSU or anywhere for that matter. GOALS 1) To present an easily understandable explanation of how this one heuristic can alter the quality of our decision making processes. 2) To discuss ways to avoid negative effects from this heuristic.
Session Title:
How to Consider Diversity in the Search Process
Presenters:
Diana Prieto
Becca McCarty
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
This presentation will detail how Diversity can be considered as part of the search process, including various methods for recruiting broadly. This will be an opportunity for individuals at the University to ask questions about the process of considering Diversity when searching to fill a position.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone involved with hiring at the University.
Session Title:
“Thanks, Kiddo”: Navigating the Professional World as a Young Professional
Presenters:
Kelsey Stamm
Elizabeth Zentner
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Navigating the professional world as a young professional has its challenges. How do you ask for a promotion? How do you respond when someone calls you "kiddo"? How do you ask for a mentor? Kelsey and Elizabeth will share their experiences and invite young professionals to share theirs as well.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is targeted at new, young professionals (0-5 years of experience). Our goal is to identify common barriers and struggles/ young professionals all face and discuss strategies to not only be taken seriously, but to also propel our careers forward.
Session Title:
Green Initiatives at CSU: How you can help us stay on top
Presenters:
Carol Dollard
Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Colorado State has recieved many accolades recognizing their sustainability efforts, including the status as the only university to recieve a Platinum rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). In addition, CSU has goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. This session will provide an update on the strategies in place to achieve that goal and the progress made to date. Remember, the university's footprint is actually made up of our individual contributions so we will explore specific measures that each of us can embrace to reduce our individual impact. Please join us!
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, and students should all be interested in how their work here at the university impacts the environment. The goal is to keep the university community informed on progress toward reducing GHG emissions, and how each of us can help.
Session Title:
Creating Accessible Word Documents and Customizing Templates Using the Microsoft Styles Gallery
Presenters:
Peter Connor
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
If you are having trouble formatting your documents so that they comply with the accessibility standards set out in the Americans with Disabilities Act – Section 508, this session is for you. It’s a hands-on tutorial on using the Microsoft Word Doc Styles Gallery to meet that goal. Customizing the Styles Gallery to your taste and properly saving documents as templates will also be covered. Note: This presentation will address both PC and Mac toolbars.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone recognizing the importance of creating digital documents in Microsoft Word that comply fully with ADA – Section 508, etc.
Session Title:
Getting Started with Microsoft Azure at CSU
Presenters:
Mike Willard
Bill Becker
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
A description of the CSU Microsoft Azure agreement and how to get started using it.
Goals and Target Audience:
This information is targeted at campus IT staff interested in exploring Microsoft Azure cloud services.
Session Title:
Completing the Form I-9: The Electronic Process
Presenters:
Chelsey Lane
Melissa Morgan
Joseph Murphey
Jo Royal
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
This session will focus on completing and updating the Form I-9 using the electronic Equifax system and provide an opportunity to go over error prevention.
Goals and Target Audience:
To understand the process and procedures for completing the Form I-9 using Equifax. Target Audience is HR Liaisons and other hiring staff who work with employees to complete the Form I-9.

1:00 PM Sessions

Session Title:
Fantasy Island
Presenters:
Daniel Banuelos
Barb Mendcino
Dawn Nottingham
Edit Szalai
Deborah Yeung
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
The Holland Code (RIASEC), developed by psychologist John L. Holland, is a theory of career and vocational choices based upon personality types. Come learn how this creative workshop can help you strategize and invigorate the development of your career path.
Goals and Target Audience:
Open to all.
Session Title:
Adaptive Learning in Support of High Impact Practices
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan
Stan Kruse
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Through the support of an Association of Public and Land-grant Universities grant, TILT Instructional Designers are partnering with CSU faculty to use Adaptive Learning Platforms (ALP) in their courses in support of High Impact Practices (HIP). ALPs can help students master basic concepts and better prepare them for classroom activities that promote higher level thinking skills typically found in HIPs. Learn about the goals and objectives of the three-year grant and how faculty might incorporate an ALP into courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -Describe adaptive learning platforms. -Promote innovative teaching strategies. -Inform faculty to a variety of Adaptive Learning Platforms. Target Audience: Faculty
Session Title:
A Plan in Your Pocket When "IT" Happens
Presenters:
Lauri Biela
Heather Reimer
Robert Chaffee
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
At some point we may be faced with an emergency situation, such as medical, natural disaster, fire, biological/chemical/radiation exposure, etc. which will cause a disruption in the workplace. Sometimes these are large and take some time. Do you know your department's plan for events at work that could be dangerous or interrupt your schedules and facilities, or maybe even cause injuries? Let's talk.
Goals and Target Audience:
To learn whether your department has a plan. If not, develop a basic outline. To learn how to engage employees with the most likely emergency situations that could occur in your department. To learn what your role is in addressing emergency issues. To learn about the need for after action reviews and ‘head and heart’ recovery. To develop a 'pocket plan' for yourself to overcome any disruptive emergency situation. All CSU employees can use the skills developed and 'renewed' in this class. One hour class with ability to hold small group discussions.
Session Title:
Athletics 101
Presenters:
Steven Cottingham
Albert Bimper
Christine Susemihl
Shalini Shanker
Matt Klein
Dani Belinski
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
An overview of the intercollegiate athletics landscape for those interested in the workings of intercollegiate athletics and the context behind the sport page headlines. Topics will include (1) an overview of national structures such as the NCAA and conferences, (2) CSU's place in that structure, (3) athletic scholarships, recruiting and compliance issues, (4) major business issues such as television rights, licensing and apparel deals, and (5) national trending topics such as Title IX, concussions, drug testing and student-athlete time demands and pay for play.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience is faculty and staff who would like an overview of the business of college athletics. The goal is to give campus colleagues a better understanding of the national intercollegiate landscape and the place of CSU Athletics within that landscape.
Session Title:
Engaging Undergraduate Students in Your Research
Presenters:
Lauren Burton
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Are you interested in involving undergraduates in your research? Research experience is a great way for students to connect with faculty, engage with curriculum, and explore career and academic opportunities. It is one of those high-impact practices that makes a positive difference in the retention and success of college students. In this session, we will explore different ways to involve undergraduate students in your projects, the role of the Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry (OURA) in identifying and referring students to you, and what it means to be a good research mentor. This interactive session will ask for your feedback in helping to prepare students for a positive experience and will address questions you may have about resources, time commitment and training.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any faculty, postdocs, and graduate students interested in working with undergraduates in a research environment are welcome. All disciplines are encouraged to attend.
Session Title:
Honors Early Move-in Program and Welcome Lecture with Dr. Temple Grandin: A lesson in common reading experiences.
Presenters:
Teresa Metzger
Judi Bryandt
Don Mykles
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
The Honors Welcome Lecture with Dr. Temple Grandin was a new program to welcome first year students to the Honors Program at CSU. During Ram Orientation, Honors students were given Dr. Temple Grandin’s book Thinking in Pictures to read before moving on campus. Students were invited to move-in early to their residence hall to participate in this program. After moving into the halls, students participated in small groups with faculty and peer mentors discussing the book. Dr. Temple Grandin delivered an engaging lecture discussing the value of diversity and learning. The next day students participated in a service event at various locations in the Fort Collins area. The program was a huge success and created a foundation for learning and engagement for students and faculty in the Honors Programs. This PDI will provide an overview of the overall effectiveness of the Honors Early Move-in and Welcome Lecture program.
Goals and Target Audience:
• Explore the benefits of a Common Reading Program. • Discuss innovative ways to create academic engagement with students. • The value of collaborative partnerships on campus. Faculty, Administration, Student Affairs
Session Title:
Integrating Grouper into Your Application
Presenters:
Jeffrey Ruch
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Grouper is an enterprise access management system available at CSU. It allows for distributed access management of applications and other resources. This session is designed for developers who are interested in leveraging Grouper in their applications.
Goals and Target Audience:
This is a technical course designed for developers. It includes an overview of Grouper, along with integration techniques for .NET, java, and php applications.
Session Title:
Analytics Series, Part 3: Unizin Initiatives: Canvas, Engage, Snapshot, Unizin Data Warehouse, Learning Analytics
Presenters:
Dave Johnson
Pat Burns
Gwen Gorzelsky
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
This series of sessions will inform attendees of recent progress and ongoing projects related to building academic and learning analytics capacity at CSU. Come learn more about the potential of learning analytics to support learning and teaching, as well as about major initiatives behind learning analytics, including efforts to outline an operational ethics and policy, build digital infrastructure, pilot and assess analytics tools, and get faculty involved in learning analytics research through CSU’s new Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching (C-ALT). Description of Session: It has been nearly three years since Colorado State University helped found the Unizin consortium, which now boasts a membership of eleven universities. Since that time, Unizin has worked closely with members of the CSU community to provide tools, expertise, and support for educational tools and student success initiatives. Presenters will discuss how Unizin is supporting CSU’s strategic plan for student success, survey Unizin-led projects and educational tools, and talk about joint Unizin-CSU projects that are ongoing and on the horizon.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty members, administrators, and support staff will be informed of past and future Unizin-sponsored initiatives and will be provided time to ask questions and engage in discussion.

2:15 PM Sessions

Session Title:
Getting New Faculty On Board and Up To Speed Successfully
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti
Zachary Mercurio
Russell Korte
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
In the spring of 2016, focus groups were conducted with new CSU faculty to gather information about their experience of settling into their new jobs. The findings suggest that we could do a better job to prepare our new faculty for the challenges of teaching, research, learning the culture and building relationships with colleagues. Come learn how to address some of the obstacles new faculty identified and share what best practices you have in your department that are making a difference. This will be an interactive workshop that will provide you with draft plan you can take back to your area to make your new faculty’s transition more successful.
Goals and Target Audience:
Deans and department heads responsible for onboarding new faculty.
Session Title:
Advanced Active Assailant: After Shots Fired
Presenters:
Dustin Vinzant
Adam Smith
Anthonie Rose
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
We have created a large base of people that have taken the Beginner Active Assailant and want another course. This session will provide information on what to do after the assailant has come through. To include developing a mindset as to how to save lives as well as some basic skills to do.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will allow organizations on campus to continue their preparedness against an active assailant. This is geared towards Campus Professionals and Students
Session Title:
Traumatic Brain Injuries - Student Voices on "Going for It" at College and Beyond
Presenters:
Sarah Beetch, M.S., OTR/L
Erica Tohtz, MOT, OTR/L
Lauren Migliaccio
Ashley Hackett
Brandon Kidney
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
What does it take to pursue a college degree or employment when you are an individual with a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Learn from perspectives of Colorado State University student leaders who have multiple traumatic brain injuries and who will discuss the different needs and challenges of having a TBI. Resiliency is a key factor. These students will share their experiences including diverse ways of examining problems and managing solutions in creative and innovative ways in order to create greater success in the classroom, within other campus environments, and beyond into the employment realm through positive interactions and enhanced awareness. Information on traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries will be provided to raise awareness about how these types of injuries can impact daily experiences on and off campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal 1: Raise awareness about brain injuries. Goal 2: Educate on impacts of living with a brain injury. Targeted Audience: Faculty members, state classified personnel, administrative professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, other community members.
Session Title:
Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation
Presenters:
Mary Swanson
Nancy Levinger
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Writing letters of recommendation can be a daunting task. How do I write the best possible letter for a student I barely know? How can I recommend a really great candidate who has some flaws in their past? How do I know where to begin, what to include, how to best represent the candidate? These types of issues can challenge even the most seasoned letter writer. This workshop aims to increase faculty and staff comfort, confidence and effectiveness when writing letters of recommendation. Topics covered in this session will include: the job of the recommender, the job of the applicant, how to say "no", common mistakes letter writers make, and best practices for letter writing. Most of the workshop will focus on recommendation letters for students, but topics and activities apply quite universally to recommendations for any situation. Come prepared to interact with workshop participants and leaders in activities designed to develop your skills.
Goals and Target Audience:
This workshop aims to increase faculty and staff comfort, confidence and effectiveness when writing letters of recommendation.
Session Title:
Dogs and Rabbits and Snakes—Oh My! Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals on Campus
Presenters:
Robert Schur
Kathleen Ivy
John Malsam
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
What is a service dog, exactly, and where can it go on campus? When can a student have an animal in the residence halls? The presence of dogs and other animals on our campus has steadily increased in recent years, and people have questions about what’s allowed and what to do when interacting with people who have animals. Come and learn about the differences between these types of animals under the law, and under CSU’s recently revised policy, and how people and animals can peacefully co-exist on our campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learning objectives include: • Understand the difference between a service animal, a pet, and an emotional support or therapy animal • Know the rules that apply to service dogs on campus • Know what animals are allowed in the residence halls, and why • Learn about the resources available to support the campus community’s need to accommodate individuals with disabilities who rely on these animals Targeted Audience: Residence hall staff, building proctors, faculty, and anyone who wants to learn more about these animals and the responsibilities of their owners and the campus community.
Session Title:
Ergonomics in the Office Environment
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Ergonomics ideally involves fitting the job to the person, not the person to the job. As you begin working, the slight posture changes you may make to accommodate the workstation you are given can lead to more serious problems. This course will cover basic ergonomic principles that can be implemented in office spaces anywhere, by anyone. It aims to help reduce and prevent ergonomic related pain and discomfort associated with working in the office environment.
Goals and Target Audience:
Prevent, reduce and/or eliminate pain, discomfort and risk for greater injury. Provide education and training on correct ergonomic set up and implementation.
Session Title:
"So now what? A way to put the Principles of Community and Bullying Policy to work”
Presenters:
Barbara Wallner
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Principles of Community and Bullying Policy are competency-based guidelines as to how each member of the CSU community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another through inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice.
Goals and Target Audience:
To raise awareness of competency-based teaching, learning, and assessment as well as what IS considered bullying and what each and every one of us can do about it. Research shows that raising awareness can make a statistically significant difference! I will also provide articles that may further help you in dealing with actions and behaviors of others.