Program for the 2011 PDI

9:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM

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

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

1:00 PM

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.

2:00 PM

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

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.

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.

8:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM

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.

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.