Program for the 2011 PDI

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Living on a Reduced or Fixed Income
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Remember the days when you lived on a fraction of your income and had expenses that seemed to be the size of a mountain? Now, downsizing causes people to be concerned about how to live on a reduced income again. Retirement may also require people to live on less. In this session the presenter will cover six key steps to follow as you proceed to live on less, making ends meet.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Participants will learn six steps to follow to live on a reduced income. 2. Participants will leave with at least one activity to start to help themselves live on less. Audience: Anyone

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Graduate Assistant Billing
Presenters:
Charlotte Shanahan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Mechanics of the Graduate Assistant billing through Accounts Receivable DPSA Forms Department invoicing process
Goals and Target Audience:
College Business Officers & Accountants/Acct Techs for departments that do Graduate Assistant Billing
Session Title:
Moving Beyond Yoyo Diets
Presenters:
Margaret Graham
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
What makes people successful at stepping out of the vicious cycle of indulgence-guilt-deprivation with their food? Come and hear stories from people who released 40 or more pounds and sustained their change. Hear about people who used a variety of approaches (self-designed, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystems, 12-step, and more). What are the threads that run through these successes? And how can you apply what they learned to your own life?
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -give examples from real-life stories of people who have let go of at least 40 pounds and sustained their change -discuss patterns among the success stories -provide a framework of questions that allow attendees to apply the learnings to their own lives Target Audience: anyone who wants to change their eating habits
Session Title:
Office Ergonomics
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales,Jennie Gober
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
Ergonomics is the study of work. It is a science that studies people’s physical and mental capacities and limitations, including issues of mobility and work-related stress. Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker and has proven important in preventing the types of musculoskeletal injuries that contribute to increasing workplace related disability claims. Ergonomic implementation works to prevent injuries rather than treat them. A complete ergonomics program includes the education about risk factors and causes of injuries, and encourages good habits in posture, body mechanics and exercise at work, at home and at leisure. Goals of Ergonomics: Promote Physical Comfort Promote Productivity and Efficiency Reducing Risk Factors for Injury, Stress, and Fatigue
Goals and Target Audience:
This session seeks to inform people working in non-industrial settings about proper work habits and postures to decrease the risk of discomfort and injury while improving the quality of their work product, increasing their efficiency, and enhancing their quality of work life.
Session Title:
Waitlist Information and Q & A
Presenters:
Susan Coulson,Chris Seng
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
Brief overview of the electronic registration waitlist, successes and adjustments. Most of the time will be spent answering any questions that have come up since we went live with it for summer session 2010 registration.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted audience-faculty, staff, advisors. Goal-update campus on the progress of the electronic registration waitlist; answer questions that have come up about it.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
“Tips & Tricks” for Successfully Advising an International Student: A Panel Discussion
Presenters:
Petra Marlin (moderator),Lois Frederick,Jimmy Ellis,D Tobiassen Baitinger,Haley Richards
Category:
Advising Students
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
International Students are arriving on our campus in increasing numbers. For many it is the first time they have ever traveled outside of their country. This session will provide an open forum via a panel discussion on how to effectively work with International Students from an Advisor perspective as well as provide insight into figuring out their transfer credit.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide information and resources for Advising staff or those that are unfamiliar with International Student Advising issues as well as answers questions for the more experienced user.
Session Title:
Financial Readiness for Retirement
Presenters:
Frederick Weston
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
This seminar, sponsored by the Society of Senior Scholars, is about your readiness for retirement – specifically addressing the question “What can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life?” Stated alternately, as planning for retirement is near-completed or a work-in-progress, this seminar will address specifics for computing continuing income from both before and after tax sources. Problems and pitfalls will be discussed. Preparation basics for retirement will be emphasized. This seminar is vendor and product neutral.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Understand the dimensions of the question 'what can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life.' Targeted Audience: Anyone with an interest in understanding retirement planning basics.
Session Title:
Kuali Coeus Proposal Demo
Presenters:
Edward Kissam,Tyler Wilson
Category:
Research
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
This session will be a demonstration of the proposal process within Kuali Coeus. - Proposal entry basics - Grants.gov - Data Entry - Attaching documents - How to use Key personnel - Proposal Actions
Goals and Target Audience:
Introduce the research community to the Kuali Coeus tools. The system will be fully functional with Colorado State University data.
Session Title:
Student Academic Misconduct: New Protocols for CSU Instructors
Presenters:
Elaine Green,Paul Osincup
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
Last summer the Board of Governor's approved amendments to the Faculty Manual proposed by Faculty Council dealing with the procedures and expectations for responding to suspected student academic misconduct. This session will highlight those changes and provide the context within the existing procedures. Staff from the Academic Integrity Program and Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services will be available for clarification and discussion.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and other CSU instructors, GTA's
Session Title:
The Drupal Content Management System at CSU Libraries
Presenters:
Gregory Vogl
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
Drupal is a popular open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP. CSU Libraries implemented Drupal on its website in July 2010. This presentation will include: 1. What Drupal can do: features, modules, themes, and uses 2. Practical tips: planning, installation, configuration, use, and maintenance 3. Libraries implementation of Drupal: needs, process, challenges, lessons learned, and future possibilities
Goals and Target Audience:
Individuals and departments interested in implementing and using Drupal or similar open-source systems for managing web-based content
Session Title:
Vegetable Gardening in Containers
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Join Alison and Carol to find out helpful tips and tricks for successful vegetable gardening in containers. Container gardening is a great way to have a productive garden in small spaces. Vegetable varieties, maintenance and how-to's will be shared, with plenty of photographs.
Goals and Target Audience:
All levels of gardeners would benefit from this class--participants can expect to learn helpful techniques for container gardening in Northern Colorado.
Session Title:
Worker's Compensation, Temporary Modified Duty
Presenters:
Kenda Weigang,Dan Pena,Joanne Robel
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Session with cover the Aspects of a work injury at CSU.   The Roles  of Risk Management, Employee, Home Department and Payroll Services once an injury occurs.   
Goals and Target Audience:
Directors, Associate Directors, Department Designated Person, departmental Human Resource person, individuals responsible for tracking and reporting time, completing employee paperwork and providing communications and information to employees, their department and other departments on campus.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
A Calm Within Guided Meditation
Presenters:
Debora Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
Having trouble finding balance in your life? Does your mind race with so many responsibilities that you don’t know where to start? Are you jumping from one project to another constantly? Research into mindfulness meditation and body awareness has shown an increase in the body’s ability to handle stress, increase personal experience of empathy, activate areas of the brain used for decision making and attention, assist in time management, and have lasting positive effects on the immune system. Spend the next 50 minutes exploring some tools used in mindfulness and body awareness, relaxation techniques, and the benefits of stress management. This guided meditation will help you find ways to slow down and be in the moment rather than speeding through each day not knowing where the time has gone.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to find a balance that can be taken into everyday life. Targeted Audience: All are welcome
Session Title:
Videoconferencing at CSU
Presenters:
Anthony Ben'jammin' DeNardo III
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Here at CSU we offer a large range of enterprise video conferencing solutions. The quality of our video conferencing equipment is excellent. We use state of the art technology to provide the highest quality video over IP address for a range of different business situational needs. Mobile faculty and staff have the option of staying in touch with main campus and their students while on the move via various videoconferencing solutions. We also have telepresence solutions which are suitable for a board room or an executive meeting. This provides full HD video, a turnkey event, and a green alternative to travel. Our videoconferencing systems are also used for critical procedures such as medical diagnosis and check-ups via telemedicine. Our Veterinary Teaching Hospital feels that the picture quality is so detailed that it allows them to perform training and diagnosis online using the telemedicine method. Colorado State uses the internet (IP) to link the hardware across the web. We then have our own sophisticated video conferencing scheduling software that enables a user to manage and set up single and multi point video calls with as little as one phone call!
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff and students interested in using the videoconferencing infrastructure on campus.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
All About Special Course Fees
Presenters:
Lee Nagle,Valerie Monahan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Provides training on special course fee accounts - how they work and what is needed to accurately account for these funds. Includes overview of the special course fee request form and the annual review form.
Goals and Target Audience:
Those handling special course fee accounts.
Session Title:
ARTstor for Everyone
Presenters:
Naomi Lederer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
165 Library (CC#2)
Description:
This session will provide an overview of ARTstor, a Library database with over one million images. Images are "from outstanding museums, libraries, photo archives, scholars, artists and artists' estates, and photographers." ARTstor is of interest to more than art historians—for instance, science faculty might want to use ARTstor as an easy way to share images (.jpeg, .gif, .tiff, .bmp, .png) from their personal collections of microbes, tree bark, or forest landscapes. Plus it can be fun just to browse through the multitude of images. Session topics covered will include how to: search ARTstor; save images in groups; export into PowerPoint; add personal and instructor notes; image manipulation (sizing, etc.); exporting to Endnote; unlocking password-protected folders; and more. The entire session will be hands-on. The latter part of the session will be aimed at faculty members who want to share specific images with their students and will therefore cover topics related to uploading images from personal collections and how to share image groups.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal is for attendees to feel confident searching and using ARTstor. Audience is everyone at CSU, faculty and staff, although the part on sharing images is aimed at teaching faculty; others can search ARTstor for items of their own interest while those parts of the session are taking place.
Session Title:
Disabilities in the Workplace
Presenters:
Diana Prieto, Director,Michelle Havens, Coordinator
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
This session will discuss the area of disabilities in the workplace. There will be a review of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the changes brought about by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), which became effective on January 1, 2009. The ADAAA dramatically changed the employer’s role and responsibilities in the areas of evaluating employees to determine if they are individuals with disabilities and, if they are certified to be individuals with disabilities, providing reasonable accommodations. Information will be provided on the processes and procedures used at Colorado State University for determining whether an employee is an individual with a disability and if so, the interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide supervisors with a basic understanding of the area of disabilities in employment and their role and responsibilities as a supervisor when working with employees who may be eligible for reasonable accommodations in order to be able to perform the essential functions of their job.
Session Title:
Greenhouse Gas Footprint for Colorado State - What is it & what are we doing about it
Presenters:
Carol Dollard
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Facilities Management at Colorado State conducts a comprehensive greenhouse gas inventory each fiscal year. This benchmarking allows us to determine the environmental impacts of the University and to track progress toward greenhouse gas reduction goals. Attend this session and you will learn about the magnitude of the university's greenhouse gas footprint, how your actions at the university impact this footprint and finally what is being done to reduce the impact.
Goals and Target Audience:
Educate the campus community about environmental impacts of University operations and their role in those impacts. Also, what the university is doing at a campus level to reduce those environmental impacts.
Session Title:
Mentoring Graduate Students - Expectations and Responsibilities
Presenters:
Peter Dorhout,Jodie Hanzlik
Category:
Advising Students
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
The presentation will involved a discussion of the Council of Graduate Schools' publication on mentoring graduate students by setting expectations and responsibilities for both the student and the advisor. Examples of student handbook sections, student informal contracts, and how feedback from exit surveys can be used to inform the mentoring process.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To provide information about national best practices for mentoring graduate students. To provide resources that may be used to inform graduate student handbooks in departments and programs. To positively impact the retention and graduation rates of graduate students. Audience: Faculty and staff involved in advising Master's and PhD graduate students, graduate coordinators, department chairs.
Session Title:
Thinking Outside the Box: Things to do in RamCT that it wasn't meant to do.
Presenters:
C. Ian Gordon
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
This session will cover uses and applications of RamCT that step outside the realm of specific teaching. We will cover the use of the grade book and accessing lesson and activity grades through ODS for analysis of effectiveness across sections and standardizing delivery for multiple sections. In this application we are currently planning on using assignment scores for accreditation purposes. We will also look at using RamCT to track student application processes and progress through the program and creating a new faculty orientation and training section. We will close by brainstorming discussing other possible uses and solutions that may be resolved by using RamCT.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to help faculty, staff and administrators think 'outside the box' when considering uses for RamCT.
Session Title:
Top 10 Behavior Problems In Cats and Dogs
Presenters:
Jennie Willis Jamtgaard
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Think your pet has the worst behavior imaginable? Chances are you aren't alone, and there is something to do about it! Come the how's and why's of some common misbehavior in our pet animals. Beginning with understanding your pet's motivation for that behavior, learn what changing that behavior looks like for you and your pet. A dog (or cat!)is never too old to learn new tricks, so even if it has been going on a while, it's not too late to expect that behavior can improve.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. To explain some common behavioral problems in light of the motivation(s) the animals feel to perform them. 2. To expel some myths as to why particular behaviors happen and what owners may have been told to do. 3. To provide listeners with a better understanding of how to change behavior in their pet.
Session Title:
Using Peer Educators to Enhance Critical Thinking
Presenters:
Heather Landers
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
Among the many challenges of integrating critical thinking into courses (and, in particular, 100 & 200-level courses) are the number of students in the classroom as well as the amount of content these types of courses must cover to prepare students for upper-level courses. Peer education is one way to facilitate student learning and the metacognitive skills that are required to learn deeply in these types of courses. The Arts & Sciences Tutoring Program as well as a new academic support program called TILT Study Groups are services to which instructors can refer their students. These programs rely on upper-level students who are trained not only to assist students with course content, but also to walk students through the process of thinking about how they are learning material and how to apply new concepts. By modeling critical thinking and metacognitive skills, these peer educators aid in the facilitation of critical thinking and can be a great resource to overwhelmed instructors. We’ll talk about how instructors can partner with TILT Learning Programs to address student needs by using trained peer educators.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted audience: Primary instructors & faculty members Goals: To share opportunities for instructors to work with TILT Learning Programs in enhancing the critical thinking skills of their students
Session Title:
Using the New Functionality and Formats of the Revised PRISM Assessment Database
Presenters:
Kim Bender
Category:
Other
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
The session will inform participants of the new functionalities and formats contained in PRISM .NET, which is the second generation of CSU's assessment database. The second version was completed in fall 2010. Assessment plan contact persons from academic and student affairs areas would benefit from attending this session. New database additions include: 1) a simplified time line, 2) editing tools that assist formatting of text, 3) new options for adding tabular data in the data findings sections, 4) user access to interactive database reports on assessment activity, and 5) new capacity to modify unit planning templates.
Goals and Target Audience:
The central goal of this session is to expand the action planning knowledge and skills of participants (faculty, staff, and administrators) who use CSU's PRISM database for monitoring their units’ continuous improvement efforts. Information will include new planning functionalities and best practice models for researching unit performance on student learning, faculty research, as well as student affairs service goals and CAS standards. A secondary goal is to inform participants on how this database will be used to support CSU's upcoming regional accreditation site visit and how it can be used to support units' special accreditation needs.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Capital Assets-Is There an Easier Way?
Presenters:
Theresa Todd
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
This will be a fun & interactive session to discuss capital asset property issues with other departments.  Learn from other DPC’s (Department Property Contacts) how their departments organize and handle property management requirements.
Goals and Target Audience:
Fiscal Officers, Business Managers and Accounting Staff
Session Title:
Outreach: How it can benefit youth, communities... and your grant proposal!
Presenters:
Oscar Felix,Carmen Rivera,Michelle Wellman,Anna Arevalos
Category:
Outreach
Date:
2011
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
A growing trend in grant requirements from funders such as NSF is to provide evidence of engagement with outreach programs for youth and underserved populations. The programs of the Access Center have established relationships in Colorado communities and schools exhibiting high needs. Find out how you can strengthen your grant proposal by addressing outreach components in your grant application that will also increase benefit and impact on intended population.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to connect grant-writers and departments seeking to create or expand outreach activities with best-practices and current programs of the Access Center. Anyone who is interested in learning about the work and approach of the Access Center is welcome to attend.
Session Title:
Petitioning for In-state Residency
Presenters:
LeAnne Schnader
Category:
Advising Students
Date:
2011
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Why is it so hard to petition for in-state residency? Does anyone ever get approved for in-state residency? Answers to these questions and others. We will review the petitioning process, deadlines, documentation and Article 7 of the State of Colorado Constitution along with time to answer your other questions.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session would be particularly helpful to those who work with non-resident students especially those graduate students who are Graduate Assistants.
Session Title:
Using Lynda.com Video Modules as Learning-Teaching Tool at CSU
Presenters:
Peter Seel,Rosa Mikeal Martey,Candace Ryder,Lauren Kalash,Cap Smith,Don Zimmerman
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
This session will feature CSU faculty who have successfully integrated online video modules provided by Lynda.com to teach software skills. CSU is experimenting with the use of these modules for classroom and laboratory teaching in 2010-2011 as part of a university-wide site license funded by student technology fees. For each of the speakers the Lynda.com modules have replaced textbooks for software instruction with substantial cost savings to enrolled students. Each speaker will address the effectiveness of the modules as a teaching-learning tool compared with conventional modes of instruction.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff who attend the session will be able to describe how they might use these modules for innovative software instruction in their courses. Audience: all CSU faculty and staff

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Employment and Opportunities within the State Classified Employment System
Presenters:
Katie Beamon,Rachel Wilkinson
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
This session will provide an overview of the State Classified Employment System. The rules, regulations, and policies of employment within the State Classified System, as well as the specific policies and procedures here at CSU, will be presented and discussed. This workshop is a great opportunity to get to know your State Classified Employment office and gain a better understanding of the employment system at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to gain a better understanding of how the State Classified employment system works and why. Anyone who is interested in this topic or wants to get to know your State Classified Employment office is welcome.
Session Title:
Kuali Financial System – Tips, Tricks, and Secrets (REPEAT)
Presenters:
John Hunter,Heidi Barclay
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
CSU has been using the Kuali Financial System for 1½ years, but are you aware of all the features that are at your fingertips? This session will provide information related to frequently asked questions and demonstrate system features and tips to help you get to the information you need. Topics covered will include exploring the systems’ search capabilities; document specific searches; deciphering some of the “secret” codes; demystifying the approval process; balance and transaction lookups; account delegates and what to do when an employee leaves your department.
Goals and Target Audience:
This is not a beginner’s class, and assumes basic knowledge of KFS. Fiscal Officers, Business Managers and Accounting Staff.
Session Title:
Women of Color Advocates & Allies Network
Presenters:
Maricela DeMirjyn,Paola Malpezzi Price
Category:
Diversity
Date:
2011
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Our session will be an informal "meet & greet" opportunity to introduce the Women of Color Advocates & Allies Network to our Colorado State University colleagues and campus community members. We will provide a description of why the President's Commission on Women and Gender Equity is supporting the Women of Color Advocates & Allies Network, as well as provide some information as to what our vision entails for future networking events and mentoring opportuntities. We also hope to have an interactive component of the session where participants will help brainstorm ideas for further developing the Women of Color Advocates & Allies Network.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: Supported by the President’s Commission on Women, Gender and Equity (CWGE), the Women of Color Advocates & Allies Network seeks to connect women of color for professional growth and personal support. By forming mentoring programs, career advancement workshops, such as leadership trainings, and women of color (WOC) events, campus spaces for equitable advancement and support for women of color will be sustainably created. Goals: To promote and facilitate the development of mentoring relationships among postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff who identify as women and women of color. Conceptually, the mentoring programs will assist women in the advancement of their careers, as well as increase confidence about their chances for success. As a whole, these mentoring programs will help create a more cooperative learning and working environment at Colorado State University.

8:00 AM

Session Title:
What's a grant? What's a contract? An introduction to a sponsored program.
Presenters:
Vincent Bogdanski
Category:
Research
Date:
2011
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
With sponsored programs come administrative responsibilities. Many times people unaware of sponsored programs are not prepared to accept these responsibilities only due to lack of planning. Therefore, it is important to be able to recognize a potential sponsored program before any proposal is submitted. This allows for proper and complete planning and an assurance that appropriate resources are available for the work. This session will introduce the participant to sponsored programs not to make them an expert but to allow them to hear terms and rules that promote those proper questions early in the proposal process. We will discuss general rules associated funding and other administrative requirements. We will also discuss CSU's implementation of those rules. The program will be 'peppered' with case studies to give concrete examples.
Goals and Target Audience:
This is an introductory session. It is directed toward those who have little or no experience with sponsored programs or deal with only a few sponsored programs during their work-year. The participants will be able to recognize a sponsored program, understand the difference between a grant or contract and recognize common rules associated with sponsored programs.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
CSU Social Media Policy and Best Practices
Presenters:
Kimberly Sorensen,Robert Schur,Donna Aurand,Natalie McCatty,Chris Weller
Category:
Web 2.0 / Social Networking
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Introduce CSU’s newly adopted Social Media Policy and discuss best practices within social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Learn about legal and ethical issues surrounding social media use on behalf of a university entity.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. To educate the campus community about social media use on behalf of the university. 2. To effectively communicate the legal risks associated with social media use. 3. To give a brief introduction to popular social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr and YouTube) and best practices suggestions. Audience: Social media users, administrators of CSU-related social media accounts and faculty members are suggested to attend.
Session Title:
International Perspectives on America's Life Balance
Presenters:
Shelby Sack
Category:
International Issues
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
This session will give the audience a chance to hear how the U.S. is viewed by international students in regards to life/ work balance issues. Come with your questions.
Goals and Target Audience:
A cross cultural comparison between the U.S. and other societies around the world to see how other countries are able to structure their work life to be in balance with their personal life.
Session Title:
It is a matter of heart. Heart disease, the leading cause of death in women.
Presenters:
Tiffany Lipsey
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
During this session, we will review the current trends in heart disease in women. We will explore the risk factors of heart disease and how they may differ between the sexes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any woman and man who cares for a woman
Session Title:
Kuali Financial System – Tips, Tricks and Secrets
Presenters:
John Hunter,Heidi Barclay
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
CSU has been using the Kuali Financial System for 1½ years, but are you aware of all the features that are at your fingertips? This session will provide information related to frequently asked questions and demonstrate system features and tips to help you get to the information you need. Topics covered will include exploring the systems’ search capabilities; document specific searches; deciphering some of the “secret” codes; demystifying the approval process; balance and transaction lookups; account delegates and what to do when an employee leaves your department. This is not a beginner’s class, and assumes basic knowledge of KFS.
Goals and Target Audience:
Fiscal Officers, Business Managers and Accounting Staff
Session Title:
RamSelect
Presenters:
Matt Smith,Mike Triplett
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
RamSelect is a tool available in ARIESweb that allows users to define a population of students based upon customizable criteria, and then either email that population or view data items pertinent to that population. This session will focus on the basics of using RamSelect, demonstrate setting up some sample populations/queries, and - time permitting - will examine some of the more common types of populations being selected, as well as looking at some things to be aware/careful of when using RamSelect.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department/College staff needing to be able to email/query basic information about students without having to use any kind of structured programming language in order to obtain the information.
Session Title:
The Metric System in the United States: Who's holding us back?
Presenters:
Don Hillger
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Metric 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 U.S. remains in the midst of metric transition as measurement changes are made in various sectors of the economy. Therefore, guidance for proper metric usage is especially important for teachers/instructors, who should also know our metric history and status. The U.S. “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 U.S. remains the only major industrial nation not using the metric system. The voluntary (slow) path that the U.S. 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 and services that already use metric units. But the change would be more obvious if it included road signs and weather reports.
Goals and Target Audience:
This lecture presents the current status of the metric system adoption by the U.S., 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 much metric is already widely used in the U.S., and that metric is inevitable for the U.S. Faculty and staff - as teachers, instructors, and leaders - need to be knowledgeable of the history and status of the U.S. transition to metric. This PowerPoint lecture, with imbedded humor, explains what resources are available for proper metric usage and encourages participants to be part of the metric transition, not part of the problem.
Session Title:
Using Science To Change Behavior in Pets
Presenters:
Jennie Willis Jamtgaard
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
We love our pets... but chances are, we don't love everything they do! But in a world of misinformation on the subject, what can be done about that annoying behavior? How do we teach them how we would like them to behave? Come learn the science behind why certain training methods do and don't work, and how we can help our pets be the best companions for us while preserving the relationship we want to have with them. You will leave with a toolbox full of new ways to teach them, whether you have a dog, cat, horse, rat or bird!
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: Interested pet owners and enthusiasts 1. Listeners will be able to demonstrate three ways of teaching a new behavior. 2. Listeners will be able to demonstrate three ways of stopping an old behavior that is not desired. 3. Listeners will be able to explain how the emotional side of training helps animals learn in some circumstances and hinders them in others.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
International Travel by CSU Faculty & Employees - online registration, updates, FAQs
Presenters:
Sally Alexander
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
166 Library (CC1)
Description:
April 1, 2009 the Provost's Office changed the International travel approval process requiring all requests to get approval from the office of Risk Management & Insurance. Sept 1, 2009 the online registration system was launched. Session will cover online registration tips, updates, and some FAQs. Insurance Coverage questions answered.
Goals and Target Audience:
All CSU Faculty that travel internationally on CSU business. Administrative assistants or personnel tasked with travel approval processes.
Session Title:
Retirement: Living a Strong Life
Presenters:
Jacqueline Peila-Shuster
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
This interactive workshop, sponsored by the Society of Senior Scholars, will help you to examine and redefine meanings of, and attitudes about, retirement. It will also facilitate the exploration and identification of those activities and pursuits in your life that are affirmative and give you purpose, while encouraging you to contemplate how you might utilize them in your next life chapter. Since retirement is a transition, and not a point-in-time event, this workshop is beneficial for both pre-retirees and retirees. This workshop will not cover financial aspects of retirement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will: •begin the process of creating a new image of aging and retirement for themselves; •explore attitudes regarding the meaning of work; •participate in activities and discussions to define and clarify activities and pursuits that provide them with feelings of purpose, passion, and/or strength; and •discuss strategies and resources for continuing on with the work begun in this session This session is appropriate for anyone contemplating or in retirement.
Session Title:
Using an "Honor Pledge" to Reduce Student Cheating
Presenters:
Elaine Green
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
ASCSU has endorsed the use of an “Honor Pledge” as a way to reduce student cheating on exams, papers, and other assignments and as a way to increase the culture of student academic integrity at CSU. This session will present information about how CSU faculty have been using an honor pledge, as well as how it is being used at other Universities, and what difference it can make if used effectively.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty an other Instructors, GTA's

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Adult Learning Principles
Presenters:
Debora Colbert,Allen Barclay
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
This session will take a look at effective strategies related to adult learning principles for faculty and instructors to use to engage both traditional and non-traditional students in an academic setting.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, instructors, and TA's
Session Title:
All About Special Course Fees - REPEAT
Presenters:
Lee Nagle,Valerie Monahan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Provides training on special course fee accounts - how they work and what is needed to accurately account for these funds. Includes overview of the special course fee request form and the annual review form.
Goals and Target Audience:
Those handling special course fee accounts.
Session Title:
From Cuneiform to e-Reader
Presenters:
Diana Wess,Janet Bishop
Category:
Outreach
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
This session will begin in 203 Morgan Library with a short video and instructions on how to handle rare materials. Attendees will be expected to wash their hands or wear gloves; no pens or food or drink are permitted. The session will then move into the Special Collections Reading Room where Janet Bishop will give an introduction about the department. Diana Wess will talk briefly about the pieces on exhibit. Attendees will then have time to handle the materials.
Goals and Target Audience:
Acquaint researchers, faculty and staff, with the fine artifacts the Libraries has that are available for their research needs or class instruction. Many faculty currently bring students (history, art, language, music, archaeology) to view items in our collection that are related to their class instruction. Also, its just fun to handle a 4,000 year old cuneiform; examine a 500 year old book; be surprised by hidden paintings!
Session Title:
Getting Rid of the Ghost - Windows OS Deployment Using WinPE and ImageX
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Due to popular demand, our session on using Windows PE and ImageX to deploy all versions of Windows from XP to Server 2008 R2 returns with a demonstration of image capture and deployment. We'll take a look at multicasting from Windows Server - showing you why Ghost is no longer a necessary expense in your environment. Bring a flash drive - we'll show you how to make it bootable, and give you the tools you need to start using ImageX today.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for IT professionals interested in using Microsoft tools for image deployment.
Session Title:
Google Scholar: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Presenters:
Amy Hoseth
Category:
Research
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
165 Library (CC2)
Description:
Since its launch in 2004, Google Scholar has firmly established itself as a critical resource for those conducting academic research. But how does this tool compare to scholarly research databases? In this workshop, participants will gain valuable hands-on experience with, and information about, Google Scholar. We'll discuss some of Google Scholar's best features, talk about some of its flaws, and learn tips and tricks for maximizing search results.
Goals and Target Audience:
In this hands-on technology workshop, participants will spend time learning the ins and outs of Google Scholar. They will learn how to use GS most effectively and will learn tips and tricks for maximizing their search results. We'll also discuss some of the problems that may arise for scholarly researchers when using this Google tool, and some of the handicaps it presents in comparison to library databases and other search tools. Targeted audience is all interested CSU faculty and staff.
Session Title:
How to Be Media Savvy
Presenters:
Emily Wilmsen,Jennifer Dimas
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
The Department of Public Relations -Who we are and what we do (a brief introduction) -Where to find us -When to call us -What we need from you Reporting 101 -A day in the life of a reporter -What’s news -Deadlines Interview do’s and don’t’s -Preparing yourself -Deadlines -Followup -Your rights as an interviewee Q&A
Goals and Target Audience:
To further educate campus faculty and staff about the importance of positively representing themselves, their departments and their university in the media. To help faculty and staff understand how the media works, prepare them to have a positive experience with the media and educate them about their rights and responsibilities during an interview. Targeted audience is campus faculty and staff, particulary those interested in conducting interviews on behalf of their department/college.
Session Title:
PDQ Workshop
Presenters:
Katherine Beamon
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
PDQ’s are descriptions of individual positions within the State of Colorado Classified system. These documents define individual job duties and responsibilities, address the four factors used to classify positions (decision making, complexity, purpose of contact and line/staff authority) and are used by supervisors to develop performance plans. Get helpful tips in the revision of a PDQ, gain a better understanding of what job evaluation is, why we do it, and when it is appropriate to submit these documents for review. Learn what the sections in a PDQ really mean and how they all come together. This workshop can be a very valuable piece of your HR toolkit and help you better support your departments and teams.
Goals and Target Audience:
This workshop is designed for employees, supervisors, human resources contacts, and appointing authorities responsible for completing and/or approving PDQ documents.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Advanced Techniques in Videoconferencing
Presenters:
Anthony Ben'jammin' DeNardo III
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
PR#1 Library
Description:
Advanced techniques for video conferencing; if you have used videoconferencing and would like to learn some more advanced techniques, this PDI is for you. We will discuss multipoint control (hosting several sites in one conference), testing, videoconferencing statistics that govern call and video quality, and some basic administration information. At the end of this PDI you should be able to facilitate your own h.323 events!
Goals and Target Audience:
Delving into the technologies and protocols that support various multimedia applications on the network, we'll rollplay various use cases and identify the strengths certain technologies can lend to business facilitation.
Session Title:
Can Curriculum Proposals Be Fun? How to Propose Courses and Curriculum with Humor —A Panel Discussion
Presenters:
Carole Makela,Walt Jones,Tom Hoehn,Fionna Bright
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
Are course and curriculum proposal forms keeping you up at night? Are you avoiding completing a proposal because you cannot see the differences between major and minor changes? Come and find out about the new forms, learn the process and why things are the way they are, and have your questions answered.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To educate and assist faculty in how to painlessly propose new courses and present programs and changes to existing courses and programs. To share newly developed forms and procedures essential to curricular development and identify how to get help. Target audience: All faculty, undergraduate and graduate curriculum coordinators, deans, associate deans, department and college committees, and administrative personnel who are involved in curricular proposals .
Session Title:
Designing Effective Writing Assignments
Presenters:
Emily Morgan
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
Providing students opportunity to write critically about the information, ideas, and arguments they encounter in class begins with the writing prompt itself. This workshop will explore ideas about how to elicit the best student writing through the most effective writing assignment design. Through the course of this workshop, faculty will discover a process of designing an effective writing assignment that begins with analyzing the course objectives, includes the idea of writing as a process, and ends with an evaluation of whether those objectives have been met. Not only will participants learn the concepts behind successful design, they will have the opportunity to put these concepts into practice.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Faculty hoping to yield better student writing. Goals: Explore the concepts of designing writing assignments; explore the possibility of writing as a process.
Session Title:
Financing Long Term Care
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin,Kris Callahan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
The longer we live, the greater the chance that we may need long term care - - either in our own homes or in a facility. The costs of care can be mind-boggling. The presenters will discuss how long term care can be financed, including long term care insurance through the Colorado partnership program.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Participants will learn how long term care can be financed 2. Participants will consider how family communications can be facilitated regarding long term care decisions. Target audience: Individuals age 40+
Session Title:
Grenades, Flossin', Teen Moms, and Wizards: Engaging in Pop Culture to Better Understand Students
Presenters:
Renée Welch,Jordan King
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Current pop culture has increasingly more impact on today’s students. As faculty, staff, and administrators on a college campus, it is important that we recognize, understand, and reflect on what influences students so we better understand how to communicate and interact with students and help them learn and grow. Here are a series of questions we have been asking ourselves about pop culture influences: 1. GLEE is a TV show that takes an interesting approach to presenting current issues and societal challenges, often utilizing over-exaggerated stereotypes in its approach to humor and creating change. However, one wonders how the traditional college student interprets these messages - does it further perpetuate stereotypes or help break them down? 2. The Jersey Shore is an MTV production that follows a cast 20-somethings as they drink excessively, perpetuate gender roles, and approach confrontation in violent ways. Are students watching this show for its ridiculousness or are they hoping to be more like the cast of the Jersey Shore? What are students learning and taking away from watching this show? 3. Harry Potter & Twilight are both popular literature series that have been turned into movies. While Harry Potter has mostly positive messages, Twilight involves a principle character (a woman), whose entire being is focused on pleasing a man and wishing him to physically harm her (bite her). Are students consciously aware of these messages? What does this and the Jersey Shore tell women? What does it tell men? 4. Sports Center & Entourage are two of the most popular shows among college men, both of which focus on traditional definitions of masculinity. Do these impact men on campus? What lessons are they learning about what it means to be a man? Ultimately, it is important to acknowledge what factors are influencing student development and pop culture is no exception. Through this presentation which will utilize multimedia clips, theory on student culture formation and influences, opportunities for discussion, and tips for best practice, we hope to meaningfully reflect upon and consider what effect pop culture has on today’s college students and how we can utilize this knowledge to help students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: The goals of this presentation are: 1. Reflect on what elements of pop culture influence today’s students 2. Discuss how these influences impact students 3. Understand student culture theory 4. Realize the importance of university staff/faculty/administrators to intentionally engage in pop culture to better understand students 5. Takeaway ideas for how to navigate the intersection of student development and pop culture Audience: This presentation is for any staff, faculty, or administrator on campus who is interested in learning more about pop culture and its potential impact on undergraduate students.
Session Title:
How Conditionally Admitted International students are advised and prepared at the Intensive English Program
Presenters:
Mary Kay Wedum,Petra Marlin
Category:
International Issues
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
This session will provide an explanation of conditional admission for international undergraduate students and how it may relate to students audience members may either advise or teach. We will discuss the process of admission of international students, and explain at what point Intensive English Program students are allowed to begin their academic study. We will also give examples of how their academic courses are combined with their English classes. In addition, we will outline how the IEP prepares international students for academic coursework.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience of this session is advisors and professors of conditionally admitted international students. The goal of the session is to clarify both the process of admissions of undergraduate international students and the role of the Intensive English Program in preparing these students for academic work, both pedagogically and from an advising standpoint.
Session Title:
Kuali Coeus Budget demonstration
Presenters:
Edward Kissam,Tyler Wilson
Category:
Research
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
Kuali Coeus Budget demonstration - Developing a budget within proposal - Budget versions - Budget from Proposal to Budget in Awards
Goals and Target Audience:
Introduce the research community to the Kuali Coeus tools. The system will be functional with Colorado State University data.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Hiring Best Practices
Presenters:
Christine Haase
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Actively participating in the employment search process for open University positions is one of the most critical responsibilities undertaken by Colorado State University employees. Recruiting, hiring and retaining the best and the brightest is essential for Colorado State University’s continued growth and success. So, how can we do our best to recruit and hire first-rate University employees, especially in this era of budget-restrictions? This session will share simple, low cost, best practices that units can easily incorporate into their hiring processes to maximize efforts toward successfully recruiting and hiring top performers.
Goals and Target Audience:
Recruiting and hiring the best people can be a lot of work. The goal of this session is to highlight common hiring best practices and efficiencies to maximize outcomes from recruitment efforts and interactions with potential applicants and potential employees. The targeted audience would be any University administrative professional, staff or faculty member that anticipates being part of an upcoming search or hiring process.
Session Title:
Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan – REPEAT SESSION
Presenters:
Cathy Bedwell
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2011
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
During this session, participants will learn the basic principles necessary to successfully practice Tai Chi Chuan, and apply these principles to core Yang-style exercises.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide the participants a theoretical and practical introduction to tai chi chuan. The targeted audience is anyone who is curious about the practice of tai chi chuan, its potential health benefits and use as a martial art.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
A Calm Within Guided Meditation - REPEAT SESSION
Presenters:
Debora Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
Having trouble finding balance in your life? Does your mind race with so many responsibilities that you don’t know where to start? Are you jumping from one project to another constantly? Research into mindfulness meditation and body awareness has shown an increase in the body’s ability to handle stress, increase personal experience of empathy, activate areas of the brain used for decision making and attention, assist in time management, and have lasting positive effects on the immune system. Spend the next 50 minutes exploring some tools used in mindfulness and body awareness, relaxation techniques, and the benefits of stress management. This guided meditation will help you find ways to slow down and be in the moment rather than speeding through each day not knowing where the time has gone.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to find a balance that can be taken into everyday life. Targeted Audience: All are welcome.
Session Title:
eThority for Beginners
Presenters:
Clint Brown,Thom Hadley
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
This will be a beginner’s class for new or current users of ethority. We will be demonstrating all the features of eThority as well taking a step by step look at how eThority works and information/reports you can get from eThority.
Goals and Target Audience:
This class will give you an overview of how to use eThority in your everyday job. It will teach you the basic functionality of how eThority works and how to manipulate data in eThority.

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Be an Untouchable: Think! Innovate! Create! to meet workforce needs of the 21st Century
Presenters:
Barbara Wallner
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
How can you or those you work with or train be an "untouchable"? What new ideas/new career areas can you support/train people for/be a part of - in the new, new world of the Flat, Hot, and Crowded Earth (Friedman, 2009, 2007)? What can you practice/do differently to remain "untouchable"?
Goals and Target Audience:
Any interested person in the workforce today who wants to stay gainfully employed, live a healthy and rewarding life, contribute to the well-being of others, prepare others for careers we aren't even aware of now...according to Friedman, would be interested in this session! I, as an instructor, am hoping to raise awareness, activate prior knowledge, and empower individuals to become "untouchable"!
Session Title:
Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan
Presenters:
Cathy L Bedwell
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2011
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
During this session, participants will learn the basic principles necessary to successfully practice Tai Chi Chuan, and apply these principles to core Yang-style exercises.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide the participants a theoretical and practical introduction to tai chi chuan. The targeted audience is anyone who is curious about the practice of tai chi chuan, its potential health benefits and use as a martial art.
Session Title:
Kuali Coeus Awards demonstration
Presenters:
Edward Kissam,Diane Rees
Category:
Research
Date:
2011
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
Kuali Coeus Awards – This session will demonstrate. - Award entry basics - Working with Awards budget - Account Management (Award Hierarchy / Time & Money / Medusa) - Routing and approval
Goals and Target Audience:
Introduce the research community to the Kuali Coeus tools. The system will be functional with Colorado State University data.
Session Title:
Student Financial Services 101
Presenters:
Christie Leighton
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
Information will be provided regarding Student Financial Services and the assistance regarding financial aid, student billing, student employment, and residency that is provided to students and families.
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff who may refer students and families to our office. It may also be helpful to staff who are parents of CSU students.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Building Your Personal Archive
Presenters:
Linda Meyer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
What types of materials should you save to document your own history, and what are the best ways to preserve them? This session will provide ideas to answer these two questions, and will explore a variety of approaches to begin or continue the process of building a personal archive.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session offers helpful information for those who want to collect documents, photographs, news clippings, electronic media, and memorabilia related to their lives. Participants will learn methods for evaluating, creating, organizing, preserving, and sharing their collections.
Session Title:
Domain Name System (DNS) at CSU
Presenters:
Michael Willard
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Overview of how Domain Name System (DNS) works and our installation at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
IT staff and people with a basic knowledge of DNS and an interest in more details.
Session Title:
Faculty and Student Views on Cheating at CSU: Then and Now
Presenters:
Elaine Green
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
Are today’s students bringing greater challenges to faculty in regards to academic dishonesty? Results of the 2010 CSU faculty survey on student cheating will be presented. Data will be compared with the 1991 faculty survey and with data from student surveys.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and other Instructors
Session Title:
How to Parent and Work Without Losing Your.....Mind
Presenters:
Jen Aberle, Ph.D.,Kim Grubbs,Jen Johnson,Alexis Kanda-Olmstead
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Inspired by the lived experiences of four working mothers on campus (faculty, administrative professional, and state classified), this session will explore the concept of balance by identifying key challenges and strategies to navigating working parenthood. Specifically, we will discuss self-advocacy at work and at home, negotiating work and childcare, leveraging support systems, and living our values as parents and professionals. This is intended to be an interactive session where both presenters and participants can share stories, laugh, and learn from each other. Join us as we create solidarity with other working parents who juggle life in two worlds, striving to be fully present in both.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for working parents at CSU. Goals include: -Normalizing the working parent experience -Identifying strategies for balance -Creating community among working parents
Session Title:
Interactive Discussion About Balancing Safety and Convenience in Today’s World
Presenters:
Robert Chaffee,James Graham,Corporal Scott Anthony
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
This session will present information and encourage dialogue about current safety and security issues in current society and how to balance these needs against our desire for convenience in daily living.
Goals and Target Audience:
To enhance awareness of current security issues, safety practices, and our responsibilities as citizens. Audience should be staff, faculty, professionals, and others interested in or concerned about these issues.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Administrative Professionals - Diverse Voices, Common Issues
Presenters:
Heather Matthews,Dede Kliewer,Toni-Lee Viney
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
Administrative Professionals are a diverse group of CSU employees that range from administrators, research associates, county extension agents, and state foresters, among many others. There are over 2,000 APs located across the Fort Collins campuses, the state, the nation, and even internationally. Come to this session to learn about what the Administrative Professional Council (APC) is and how we represent and work for YOU. Discover the ways that your individual voice matters to your APC reps, your specific job, and the university as a whole.
Goals and Target Audience:
To increase visibility of the Admin Pro Council and educate about our work. Our targeted audience is all CSU APs.
Session Title:
Financial Aid 101 & Financing a College Education
Presenters:
Connie Jaime-Lujan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
The first half of this session will cover the basics of applying for financial aid, general financial aid information, and financial aid programs such as work-study, loans, and grants. The second half of this session will provide information and resources that will assist employees in financing a college education for them or their dependent(s). It will include information on determining college costs, available resources including financial aid, College Opportunity Fund, Tuition Scholarship Program for Eligible Family Members of CSU Employees, the employee study benefit and scholarship tips.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any employee who is seeking information on financial aid and financing a college education.
Session Title:
Financial Readiness for Retirement - REPEAT SESSION
Presenters:
Frederick Weston
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
This seminar, sponsored by the Society of Senior Scholars, is about your readiness for retirement – specifically addressing the question “What can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life?” Stated alternately, as planning for retirement is near-completed or a work-in-progress, this seminar will address specifics for computing continuing income from both before and after tax sources. Problems and pitfalls will be discussed. Preparation basics for retirement will be emphasized. This seminar is vendor and product neutral.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Understand the dimensions of the question 'what can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life.' Targeted Audience: Anyone with an interest in understanding retirement planning basics.
Session Title:
Fitting Exercise Into Your Busy Schedule
Presenters:
Wendy Deyoung, MS
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
Do you want to lose weight, lower your risk of many diseases, reduce stress, or become fit? Have you wanted to exercise but are just not sure how to get started? Or have you tried exercising on your own and found that you just don’t stick with it? If you can answer yes to any one of these questions, then this fun, interactive session is for you! Come and learn about the many benefits of regular physical activity and how you can get going today and stay motivated. The Department of Health and Exercise Science is here to offer sound, scientific advice and help you put together a safe and effective workout routine that you will want to actually stick with. Whether you’re a fitness newbie or a workout veteran, we’ll provide useful tips and hints that you can start using as soon as you walk out the door. You’ll also learn about several great resources here at CSU to help your entire family meet their goals including the Faculty and Staff Noon Hour Fitness Program, the Adult Fitness program, and the Youth Sports and After School Camps.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Review the benefits of exercise and/or physical activity. 2. Discuss past and current national physical activity recommendations. 3. Outline the necessary components to an exercise Plan including cardiovascualr endurance, resistance training, flexibility and body composition. 4. Discuss how much exercise is necessary for health benefits versus fitness benefits. 5. Review all resources on campus for CSY faculty and staff to become and stay active and healthy.
Session Title:
Hyper-V: Best Practices for Production Environments
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Microsoft Hyper-V provides an extremely cost effective on-ramp to building a virtual infrastructure, but careful attention to detail in design and implementation is essential. In this session we will review the best practices, tips and tricks that have been employed by ACNS as we have put Hyper-V into production in a mission critical, highly available and redundant environment. We will emphasize the use of shared storage and clustering as well as virtual machine deployment, management and P2V conversions, and will review ideal network configurations in your virtual environment. This session is intended to answer all Hyper-V questions, and will emphasize open discussion over prepared content.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for IT professionals that have some previous experience with Hyper-V and virtualization, though we welcome IT pros that are interested in pursuing a virtual server deployment but have yet to place any virtual machines into production. NOTE: While we have reserved one hour and 50 minutes for this session, our intention is to only go for as long as we have questions and an active discussion in progress.
Session Title:
Learning Management System Futures at CSU
Presenters:
TBD
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
Blackboard, the company behind the software we know as RamCT, will discontinue support for the product in use at CSU after 2012. Two next generation LMS solutions, including Blackboard Learn and Sakai (an open source alternative), were evaluated by the Faculty Council Committee on Teaching and Learning with input from faculty, students, RamCT Coordinators and central support staff. Come participate in discussion about the evaluation process, the committee's recommendation, and the proposed transition plan.
Goals and Target Audience:
To raise awareness of the coming changes in RamCT. Instructors, students, and all those interested in the future of CSU's online learning system.
Session Title:
Neither Rain, nor Sleet, Nor Gloom of Night: Responding to Student Writing in Any Weather
Presenters:
Sarah Sloane
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
221 TILT Building
Description:
Within Writing Studies, we are fond of evoking the chimera of "audience," telling students that they need to know who they are writing for, why they are writing to them, and what they are trying to achieve, before they can think of what and how to say it. What does their audience need to hear? In what order will you tell them the pieces of your argument? Are you trying to inform, persuade, or make a "call to action"? What kinds of claims and support are most persuasive to your audience? How will you get their attention? When we as faculty are commenting on student writing, we need to think of our comments and responses as also targeted to a specific audience--and not to some notion of the Ideal Student Writer who will respond well to shorthand remarks in the margins like "awk!" Whatever our medium of response to student writing--"Track Changes," typed notes or letters, or handwritten comments on the page itself, students best hear their instructors when comments are constructive, specific, descriptive, focused, and don't take over the writing from the student (paraphrased from Herrington, 2003).Also, although the metaphor is a little strained, it's fair to say that our students write in many different weather conditions--adolescent or cognitive drama and dissonance, difficult dorm lives, on probation or trying to maintain a 4.0, or simply shifts in emotion or moods--and instructors respond to student writing inside the middle of a different set of pressures (including time pressures, innumerable errors not only in thinking but in grammar and mechanics, and the pace at which student papers arrive), but the stress of the two contexts are remarkably the same. This session will help instructors learn how to give focused, high quality feedback to student writing in ways that acknowledge the larger contexts (and climates) within which they compose. For example, writing responses to student papers is not solely evaluative and corrective, but at its best also functions as a writerly exchange that is constructive, generative, and engaging. Understanding how to best respond to student writing is understanding who is our audience, what our purposes are in responding, and what the main message will be for our students. Finally, learning what to do about annoying grammatical errors or problems with mechanics will be covered too.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Faculty at all ranks and stages of their careers who are interested in learning more about effectively commenting on and responding to student papers. The goals of the session are to help faculty members know (1) Who are your students at Colorado State University? (2) How do your writing assignments suggest the criteria by which they will be assessed and guide the responding you need to do? (2) What kinds of responses are best given at what stage in the writing process? (3) Why do your students make such basic errors in mechanics, grammar, and other sentence-level mistakes? How can you help them not to?
Session Title:
Payroll FAQ & Roundtable Discussion
Presenters:
Joanne Robel,Payroll Staff
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
This session will provide information on frequently asked questions pertaining to payroll processing through Human Resource Services. It will include information on Faculty, Administrative Professionals, State Classified, Non-Student Hourly, and Graduate Assistant personnel actions processed through Oracle. It will cover deadlines, terminations, issuance of manual payments, taxation, direct deposit and many more payroll related issues.
Goals and Target Audience:
Increase understanding of payroll process and interaction with campus counterparts. College and Department payroll contacts and Oracle Users.
Session Title:
Practical Strategies for Improving Critical Thinking
Presenters:
Lorie Smith
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Life isn't getting any simpler, is it? At work and at home we are faced with issues and problems that could benefit from the application of critical thinking. This session will address some practical strategies for acquiring or improving critical thinking skills to help you better address the everyday challenges you face.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Provide attendees with basic critical thinking strategies Audience: General
Session Title:
Searching the Scientific Literature: Tips & Tricks for Non-Scientists
Presenters:
Allison Level,Michelle Wilde
Category:
Research
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
166 Library (CC1)
Description:
Scientific literature has its own vocabulary and tools for effective searching. Locating specific information on a topic can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack of thousands of journal articles. In this session we will provide information and hands-on examples of how to find an article from a scientific citation such as: Miranda R and Stone E 1993 Phys. Lett. A 178 105 or DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2008.0297. Attendees will learn strategies for selecting the appropriate databases in a given subject/topic area and time-saving tips for searching multiple databases at one time. We will also highlight online science encyclopedias and how they can provide the non-scientist with a vocabulary for searching the scientific literature.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals and targeted audience: The target audience is any non-scientist who needs to find scientific research information. The session goals are to provide information and time-saving strategies for locating scientific information in encyclopedias, databases, and from scientific journal citations.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Orientation
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales,Jennie Gober
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
Automated external defibrillators are a safe and user friendly life saving device for those experiencing cardiac arrest. AED Orientation is a brief introduction into what AEDs are, where they can be found around campus, and how to respond to cardiac emergencies. This class is strictly informational and does not provide certification.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is designed to raise awareness about the AED program at CSU and increase knowledge about the use benefits of AEDs. The target audience is anyone who comes in contact with AEDs in daily life whether at CSU or at other locations such as malls and airports that have AEDs available.
Session Title:
Submission and Archival Process for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
Presenters:
Peter K. Dorhout,Shu Liu,Cindy Befus
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
The Colorado State University Libraries and the Graduate School have been implementing a submission and archival process for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). As of January 1, 2011, all theses and dissertations will be required to be submitted electronically through ProQuest/UMI. This session will cover format of the Electronic Thesis/Dissertation (ETD), steps to create the ETD, and the ETD submission process. Additional information related to copyright, embargos, and technical assistance will also be covered.
Goals and Target Audience:
Review the updates and changes to the new electronic submission. •Format of the ETD •Steps to create the ETD •ETD submission process •Replacement of the Signature page with the Thesis/Dissertation Submission Form •New Title page and abstract page format Target Audience – Graduate coordinators, faculty and staff who work with graduate students.
Session Title:
Writing Position Descriptions for H-1B and Labor Certification Cases
Presenters:
Paul Collier
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
This session will suggest issues to consider when writing position descriptions for positions that may be filled by foreign nationals. Discussion will revolve around the minimum education and experience requirements and how those requirements can affect prevailing wage applications for purposes of H-1B temporary employment and permanent labor certification. Alternatives to H-1B employment may also be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal - To provide tips for writing effective position descriptions for use in H-1B cases and the labor certification process. Target Audience - Individuals in departments that have HR responsibilities and anyone else involved in hiring foreign nationals.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
eThority Version 5.0 - Advanced Users
Presenters:
Clint Brown,Thom Hadley
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
A102 Clark Building
Description:
This will be the kick-off to eThority version 5.0. We will be demonstrating all the new features of eThority as well as new capabilities.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for current users of eThority who have a good basic knowledge of how the software system works. This will cover many, if not all, of the new features available in eThority version 5.0. We will be answering questions on current and future functionality as well as taking questions on ways to use eThority faster and more effectively.