Program for the 2011 PDI

10:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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

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.

9:00 AM

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

10:00 AM

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:
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:
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.

8:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM

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.

11:00 AM

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.