Program for the 2011 PDI

9:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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:
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.

9:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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 .

9:00 AM

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

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.