Program for the 2012 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
TWARBUS Training
Presenters:
Janet Fox
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
Learn how to navigate through TWARBUS to post transactions to student and commercial accounts.
Goals and Target Audience:
Campus department useres who bill through Banner.
Session Title:
What you need to know about Workers Compensation
Presenters:
Kenda Weigang,Joanne Robel
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
210 LSC
Description:
This session will cover from filing a claim, tracking and reporting lost time, offering and managing modified duty. Process from beginning of claim to closure of claim. The differences in CSU's injury leave benefit and the State of Colorado Workers Compensation Act.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session goal is to explain workers compensation, who is covered, filing a claim and process of a claim from beginning to end. Anyone who needs knowledge of workers compensation and the process.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
College on the Cheap (sort of)
Presenters:
Alan Fenn
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
Thinking about sending your kids to college? Wondering how you'll ever be able to choose the "right" college, let alone afford it? A parent of a recent college graduate and a current college freshman will take you through his personal experiences with planning, saving, scholarships, and financing his children's college educations, including real-life examples and strategies.
Goals and Target Audience:
Parents of pre-college age children
Session Title:
Getting Your Important Papers In Shape At Home
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
What to keep - - what to toss or recycle - - how long to keep them - - these are the dilemmas most of us face when we look at all of the financial, legal, and personal records we have in our homes. Information in this session will provide guidelines on what, where, and how long those important papers should be kept. Following up on these guidelines will help you be in better control of your financial affairs and help you deal with some of the clutter that may surround you.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learners will gain information on: 1. Personal important records that should be retained 2. How long important records should be kept 3. Where important papers should be stored This information is applicable to all adults.
Session Title:
Local Discovery, Global Impact: An Introduction to the Office of the Vice President for Research
Presenters:
Kathi Delehoy,James Owiny,VPR Division Members
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
208 LSC
Description:
For the third consecutive year, ending Fiscal Year 2010 research expenditures exceeded $300 million at Colorado State University. Nationally, Colorado State’s research expenditures have placed the university in top 3 percent of all universities without a medical school (15 out of 554) and in the top 10 percent of all research universities (62 out of 679) as reported in 2008 by the National Science Foundation. This session will highlight the research infrastructure that helps to keep CSU a premier research institution. The session will provide an orientation about the OVPR and its seven research divisions. Representatives from each of the seven divisions will give an overview on their unit mission and purpose.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of the session is to continue to inform all members of CSU's community about the role the OVPR plays in supporting research at Colorado State University. The audience is everyone at CSU.
Session Title:
Pre-Employment Background Checks at CSU: The Policy and the Process
Presenters:
Renee Johnson
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Human Resource Services will provide a comprehensive overview of the Pre-Employment Background Screening Policy and the process for submissions of background checks. The session will cover when specific background checks are required, what employee groups require checks and which are optional, when a motor vehicle check needs to be completed and the submission process for requesting a background check. We will also review the process that the University’s vendor, HireRight, uses to obtain the necessary information and provide tips for successful submissions.
Goals and Target Audience:
HR Liaisons and other administrative personnel
Session Title:
The Hidden Role of the Metric System in the United States: What You May Not Know!
Presenters:
Donald Hillger
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
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 its metric transition as measurement changes are made in various sectors of the economy. Therefore, this information is especially important for teachers/instructors, who should also know our metric history and its current status. The 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, services, and standards that already use metric units, but that are mostly hidden to the average/casual observer.
Goals and Target Audience:
This lecture presents the current status of the metric system adoption by the 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 widely metric is already used in the U.S., and that metric is inevitable for the U.S. Faculty and staff - as teachers, instructors, and leaders - should 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 to help them, and it encourages participants to support the metric transition of the U.S.
Session Title:
The Wild West of Wireless
Presenters:
Gregory Redder
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
"How come my wireless connection keep dropping out" or "Why can't I get wireless in this building!?" If you hear these questions or have these questions, this is for you. The session is geared toward network managers and building proctors in an effort to answer questions and raise awareness of the wireless deployment in campus buildings. Topics such as wireless coverage in buildings, connection issues, expectations, known problems, and basic suggestions for fixes will be covered.
Goals and Target Audience:
Network managers, IT support personnel and building proctors.
Session Title:
University Collection Practices
Presenters:
Trish Torrez,Vergy Baca-Devens
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
Review current collection practices from the time a receivable account becomes past due until it is forwarded to an outside collection agency. What departments can do to assist in the collection of their receivables.
Goals and Target Audience:
Campus departments with receivables - either through Banner or collected through their own department.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Back by Popular Demand – A Calm Within: Guided Meditation
Presenters:
Debora Colbert,Margit Hentschel
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
This session is designed to explore mindfulness meditation and supportive diaphragmatic breath for your daily life. Over the last 20 years, numerous studies have shown these practices to have multiple physical and mental health benefits, which contribute to an overall increase in well-being. The session will begin with an overview of these benefits, offer background on mindfulness and diaphragmatic breath practice, and engage participants in “hands-on” practice of these techniques. A “start where you are” philosophy is embraced and no previous experience is required. Practice sessions will range from 5-15 minutes, followed with time to share experiences and learn from each other.
Goals and Target Audience:
All audiences are welcome.
Session Title:
Become a Citizen Scientist and Help the National Weather Service
Presenters:
Nolan Doesken
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (www.cocorahs.org) is a citizen science organization that started right here at Colorado State University. Now, volunteers from all 50 states measure and report precipitation and report their data to the CoCoRaHS web site. Local water officials, regional flood managers and even the National Weather Service use the data every day to help compliment their radar and satellite data; improving their prediction and analysis capabilities and helping to save lives. Come learn how the NWS collects and measures precipitation, and learn how you can spend two minutes a day to help these scientists better understand the variable nature of precipitation.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to increase awareness of CoCoRaHS in the community. This program began as a local effort after the Fort Collins Flood of 1997 devastated the CSU campus, but has now spread to all 50 states. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join and the targeted audience is anyone who has an interest in the weather and/or an interest in helping scientists.
Session Title:
Direct or Indirect Cost???
Presenters:
Doug Leavell,Valerie Monahan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
Struggling with some tricky costs- not sure if it is direct or indirect? This session will provide a brief overview of some costs within the A-21, recent federal audit findings and an interactive discussion on how to treat some of those costs.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department accounting techs or those responsible for managing research accounts; PI's
Session Title:
Exploring acts of incivility in the classroom…Did you really just do that?
Presenters:
Craig Chesson,Paul Osincup,Melissa Emerson
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
Have you witnessed an increase of incivility in your classroom? If so, you are not alone. Because of national discourse regarding safety on college campuses, faculty and staff seem more conscious of disruptive, threatening, and concerning behaviors. Examples include: use of email, list-serves, or Facebook to verbally attack or slander classmates as well as bullying through the intentional isolation of colleagues on team projects. Reactions to students’ differences can lead to class conflict, impacting a student’s ability to learn and an instructor’s ability to teach. Join the staff of Conflict Resolution & Student Conduct Services as they share some interesting case studies where one’s age, ability, veteran status, and religion played a role in classroom conflict. All participants will leave this session with strategies to address difficult situations and promote inclusivity.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is geared for faculty and staff. The goals of this session are: To gain awareness around how one's age, ability, veteran status, or religion can play a role in classroom conflict. Participants will learn strategies to address difficult situations and promote inclusivity.
Session Title:
Federated Authentication at Colorado State University
Presenters:
Randy Miotke
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
CSU is using a number of web-based services provided by off-campus vendors that require authentication with a username and password. This session will explore the technologies that CSU is using to securely connect the campus to online resources, such as Research.gov, Microsoft DreamSpark and the EBooks Library using their eID.
Goals and Target Audience:
The following topics will be covered: * The federated authentication model * InCommon Federation * Shibboleth * Levels of Assurance (LoA) * Available online services Audience: Web users and those that have an interest in web technologies.
Session Title:
Herbs for Colorado Gardens
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Join Alison and Carol as they talk about the versatility of herbs for Colorado gardens. Herbs are perfect for containers and mixing in the vegetable garden. From placement and growing to harvest, these plants are as much ornamental as they are edible. Tips on growing herbs indoors will also be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
This class is geared towards gardeners of any ability.
Session Title:
How Green is CSU? We are Super STARS!
Presenters:
Carol Dollard
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
210 LSC
Description:
Colorado State is involved in a wide variety of sustainability initiatives across campus. Many in the campus community are not aware of all these programs. This will be an opportunity to update the campus community on the university's efforts including information about how we achieved the highest score in the country on the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). STARS is administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This in depth scoring system provides a comprehensive look at a university's sustainability efforts in Education & Research, Operations, and Planning, Administration and Engagement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Educate & update the campus community on sustainability efforts. Audience - all members of the campus community
Session Title:
Toot Your Own Horn: Contextualizing Research with Web of Science
Presenters:
Michelle Wilde,Allison Level
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library CC174
Description:
Web of Science is a powerful database for searching high-impact journals from a variety of disciplines, and it includes a suite of tools to analyze research results. Come discover how to use Web of Science to tell the story of your research. Learn how to check journal impact factors, estimate the H-Index for your research, and create a citation report for articles you have written, even if your career spans multiple institutions, and more. Other citation tools will be discussed in the context of how they compare to Web of Science.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: People who want to learn how to use the advanced tools in Web of Science to articulate the impact of their research. This includes the individual researcher, members of research groups, graduate students, representatives from CSU departments, and more. Goals: Participants will learn how to use Web of Science to: * Create a Citation report for individual researchers, research groups, or CSU departments * Use Web of Science to determine the H-index for a body of work. * Check a journal’s Impact Factor from within Web of Science and compare impact factors for a journal by discipline.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
AED Orientation
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
208 LSC
Description:
CSU has over 100 AEDs across campus. AED orientation works to enhance awareness of the AED program at CSU in the hope of decreasing barriers to act and increase the knowledge and willingness to use these life saving devices.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone that is on CSU property has the capability to operate these simple life saving machines. Greater awareness of how AEDs work and where they are improves the chances that someone suffering cardiac arrest will survive without any lingering effects.
Session Title:
An Introduction the Next Generation of Phone Service at CSU
Presenters:
David Hoffman,Kyle Haefner
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
211E LSC
Description:
After nearly 20 years of service, CSU’s Nortel telephone switch is now end of life, and Telecom has begun implementing a new phone system. This session will provide an introduction to this next generation of phone service including Unified Messaging, Unified Communications, Voice over IP (VoIP) and how this new system will change how the way you work.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session are: to give an overview of the new SipXecs Unified Communications System. Those who attend will learn how Unified Messaging, Unified Communications, VoIP and other terms you may have heard will change the way you communicate. Target Audience: This session is designed for IT professionals and all faculty and staff interested in learning about the new system.
Session Title:
Avoiding "phishing" and other online scams
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
When you're least expecting it, you slip up, then realize you just emailed your password to someone who might NOT actually have nice things planned for it. This session reviews the kinds of scams and "social engineering" being spread around the internet, and some things you can do to protect yourself and stay aware.
Goals and Target Audience:
General interest, anyone in the University community.
Session Title:
Cash and Credit Card Handling
Presenters:
Katie Nelson,Zach Campain
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
This session will review cash handling procedures at CSU as well as petty cash funds and change funds. In addition, a discussion regarding credit card handling and best practices will be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Thos responsible for handling cash and credit card accounts
Session Title:
Educator as Mentor to the First Generation College Student/ First Generation Multi-Cultural Student
Presenters:
Ajean Ryan
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
My career in the fine arts would not have been possible without the assistance, guidance and dedication of a handful of mentors who were teachers in my life. From grade school, I was encouraged by my teachers but had much resistance from my parents to study the fine arts. Based strongly around my Korean background with its emphasis on math and science, I would have been lost to find my path without these mentors. I would like this session to address issues of how to assist and mentor students due to cultural expectations and/or lack of support from their families due to being a first generation college student. In my experience, the students who lack support from their families, both financially and personally, suffer from alienation, depression, anxiety and engage in destructive and harmful behavior.
Goals and Target Audience:
Educators who are interested in assisting with these students' special needs. Educators who are willing to mentor these students and perhaps share commonalities as far as cultural and or economic/social backgrounds.
Session Title:
Teaching Large Classes with Clickers
Presenters:
Gamze Yasar,Marcela Velasco (co-presenter)
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
This session will highlight the outcomes of a course redesign project that used i-Clicker technology. A three-year teaching experience will be shared and different ways of integrating the use of >iclicker into lectures will be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Share the instructors overall experience with i>clickers. 2. Discuss and explain different ways of using i>clickers in large classes. 3. Highlights benefits and challenges. 4. Give the audience a chance to actually use i>clickers during the lecture.
Session Title:
There’s more to research than Wikipedia: Engaging students in the age of Google
Presenters:
Amy Hoseth
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library CC175
Description:
In an age where “everything is available on Google,” how can you convince students to go further and use authoritative, scholarly sources for their research? This PDI session will explore the concept of information literacy, and will emphasize the importance of improving students’ information-seeking behavior by building research requirements into classroom activities and homework. Participants will discuss how to help students navigate today’s information landscape, and will learn tips and suggestions for creating effective library research assignments. Attendees will also have the opportunity to update and improve their own research skills using online article databases and the Internet.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is targeted at faculty and instructors. Goals for the session include: * gaining a working knowledge of information literacy, * understanding where students have information "gaps," and how to help students address those gaps, * learn how to create effective library research assignments, and * improve their own research skills, and learn how to guide students to the best research sources.
Session Title:
Using the Employee Study Privilege
Presenters:
Teri Suhr,Jerry Becker,Nicole Olsen,Jeanne Snyder
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
The Commitment to Campus has brought several changes to the Employee Study Privilege - employees may now apply this benefit to more Unviersity credits and it now applies to more types of charges and fees. During this session we will present what is covered by the Employee Study Privilege, to include the recent changes; how to apply for this benefit; as well as provide a demonstration of the on-line application process that is currently being developed. We will also discuss the Tuition Scholarship Program for Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Children of employees which now covers 50% of tuition for eligible students.
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional staff with Regular, multi-year research or Special appointments of 50% time or greater and all non-temporary State Classified staff with appointments of 50% time or greater.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Coordinating Employee Leaves and Disability Benefits
Presenters:
Casey Brunson,Kinda Carpenter
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Review of the employee leave benefits available to both State Classified and AF/AP employees, including the new Childbearing Leave policy for Academic Faculty and Administrative Professionals. Participants will also learn how Federal and State laws impact our employee leave programs, as well as understand how the various leaves coincide with each other.
Goals and Target Audience:
Managers and Supervisors are the targeted audience. After attending the PDI session, managers and supervisors should be able to identify employee leave and benefit programs available to both State Classified and AF/AP employees, as well as understand how the various leaves coordinate with each other.
Session Title:
Getting the most out of your iPad
Presenters:
Scott Baily,Corey Carson
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
A104 Clark Building
Description:
This session will help faculty and staff get more out of their iPad or iPad 2.
Goals and Target Audience:
All faculty and staff who own or are considering the purchase of an iPad are encouraged to attend. Goals include familiarizing attendees with the basic capabilities of the iPad and introducing applications designed to increase productivity in both the office and the classroom.
Session Title:
How to create eBooks
Presenters:
Larry Karbowski
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
218 Shepardson
Description:
This course will go over how to create eBooks using InDesign CS5.x and conversion between different eBook formats using Calibre. I will primarily use InDesign CS5.x and the free Calibre program. It will also discuss "gotchas" for creating eBooks. We will discuss other software available and possible uses for eBooks at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone interested in creating eBooks. How to create an eBook from scratch Different parts of an eBook How to convert to different eBook formats Gotcha!! Uses for eBooks Devices for reading eBooks Resources for eBooks Software Q&A
Session Title:
Office Ergonomics
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
208 LSC
Description:
Office ergonomics strives to provide the framework for people to incorporate ergonomic principles into their work life. Ergonomics works to reduce the risk of injury, increase efficiency, increase the quality of work, and improve work life.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any personnel that work in an office setting can benefit and gain increased comfort, performance, and quality of work through the incorporation of ergonomics at their workstation.
Session Title:
Taking the Mystery out of Service Centers/Core Facilities/21 accounts/RECHAR subfund-whatever you want to call it...
Presenters:
Valerie Monahan,Doug Leavell
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
Specialized service facilities and even smaller service recharge operations when charging federal funds for their goods are subject to A-21 cost principles. This is often a cost area that gets the attention of federal reviewers. We will highlight the government's areas of concern and offer some best practices to lessen financial impacts and audit findings.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department accounting techs or those responsible for managing service centers or 21 accounts; PI's
Session Title:
The Art of Super-Vision: Listening with Powerful Questions
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss, PCC,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
You will learn coaching skills based on the International Coach Federation (ICF) core competencies. Two certified coach co-leaders will conduct a highly interactive training which will model these skills and allow participants to practice in an environment where nobody gets to be wrong. You will learn the three levels of listening and how to use the skill of powerful questions. You will practice creating a coaching presence using your natural skill of curiosity.
Goals and Target Audience:
To empower managers and supervisors to utilize coaching skills in everyday interactions. Learning Objectives: - Participants will be able to name, recognize and practice the three levels of listening - Participants will understand how questions can be powerful and have increased awareness of their impact - Participants will create a coaching presence by practicing curiosity to formulate their powerful questions
Session Title:
The Colorado State University Brand Refresh
Presenters:
Mark Minor,Natalie McCatty
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
210 LSC
Description:
This session will discuss The Colorado State University Brand Refresh and ToolBox to ensure graphic standards compliance campuswide. Colorado State University began establishing its brand more than a decade ago, and while this effort has been successful in raising awareness, the University is ready to embrace a bolder, more differentiated identity, raising expectations, and claiming its due in the public eye. There is little disagreement on how to accomplish this: through engaging our constituents and proudly asserting the major, cross-campus endeavors that have profound public and global implications, such as work relating to water, food systems, energy, STEM education, health, biosecurity, and the natural world. These projects bring together many faculty members and departments and embody the true CSU character of collaboration, generous intellectual exchange and practical effectiveness. With a newfound willingness to reveal its strengths, CSU will reach for higher ground and stake its claim as a great American Land-Grant university.
Goals and Target Audience:
To inform and update campus communicators and staff members that develop and engage in communication materials that represent Colorado State University to our wide range of constituents.
Session Title:
Understanding Students on the Autism Spectrum = Increased Success
Presenters:
Kathleen Ivy,Karin Bright,Julia Kothe
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
This session will provide attendees insight into the strengths and challenges of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). As more and more students with ASD attend CSU, it is increasingly important for faculty and staff to have knowledge of this often misunderstood invisible disability. Participants will learn teaching strategies, tips on communication and potential accommodations that can help students on the spectrum succeed.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to help faculty and staff gain greater insight and knowledge into the strengths and challenges of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as strategies that promote success for these students in and out of the classroom.
Session Title:
Using Social Media and Instructional Technology Effectively
Presenters:
Mike Palmquist
Category:
Web 2.0 / Social Networking
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
In this session, we'll explore some common approaches to using social media and instructional technology to support teaching and learning and then consider how we might turn to more effective uses of these resources in our classroom. The session is intended to be interactive, with comments, observations, and questions encouraged.
Goals and Target Audience:
Instructors at CSU who use, plan to use, or have thought about using technology in their courses.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Budgeting with Kuali Coeus
Presenters:
David Hoffman,Tracey Castaneda,Tyler Wilson
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
The new KC Research Management System is anticipated to be launched mid-year of CY2012. Once implemented, existing research systems such as PASS, SP-1, PBS, RPS will be retired from service and no longer accessible. This session is intended to show how to create and manage budgets in the new system. We will look at the current PBS process and show the advantages of using the KC budget creation process.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session are: to give an overview and demonstration of the budgeting features of the Kuali Coeus System. Those that attend will learn how to create and manage budgets, the flexibility KC provides in creating budgets and what needs to be completed to submit a budget to the new workflow system. Target Audience: This session is designed for Principal Investigators, research and administrative staff from Colleges, Departments and Central Administration who create and manage budgets that are used for pre-award proposal submissions.
Session Title:
Discover Your Personality DNA
Presenters:
Wade Troxell,Tara Zeleny,Polly Zeleny,Vince Brush
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Lack of collaboration skills has been identified in project surveys of executives as a major problem hindering both innovation and effective job performance. Collaboration problems are significantly based on inappropriate competitiveness and failure to understand and appreciate team members having different personality styles/life traits of others. This session is designed to help participants gain self knowledge and awareness, establish a level of comfort in any environment, and understand the behavior patterns of all individuals they deal with from faculty and staff to students. Each participant will take the LifeTraits personality assessment and receive their personal profile. Each profile type will be reviewed in depth for understanding the four environmental triggers for stress. In a larger context, this may be a tool to assist first year students to gain self knowledge and awareness, establish a level of comfort in any environment, and understand the behavior patterns of all individuals they deal with on campus from their roommate to fellow students to their instructors.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will introduce participants to the LifeTraits personality assessment tool which is a valid and reliable 20 question Jungian based instrument. It has been developed to assess an individual's responses to their environment. LifeTraits® survey is a standardized instrument that has been used locally and internationally in education, business and industry. The tool will be applicable to faculty, staff and students. Each participant will learn about themselves and how to better support each other as well as students who are new to the environment. Participants will learn to understand the keys to team building with personalities in different environments. The goal is to help faculty, staff and students gain self-knowledge and establish a level of comfort within the university environment. This will help to retain faculty, staff and lead to increased student success based on environmental assimilation.
Session Title:
i>clicker Training
Presenters:
Dustin Jensen
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Please join us to learn how i>clicker can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students' knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate. We will provide a detailed training session to prepare you for the upcoming semester. Topics covered in this session include assessing student knowledge during class; receiving immediate feedback from your students, getting your entire class participating, peer instruction, taking attendance, sparking discussions and debates, identifying misconceptions, asking moral, ethical, or legal questions using anonymous polling, learning more about the way your class thinks using demographic polling, and increasing class attendance using clicker points.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors interested in engaging students in a higher level of interactivity in the classroom.
Session Title:
Payroll – Avoiding Overpayments and How to Process Leave Without Pay
Presenters:
Joanne Robel,Payroll Staff
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
210 LSC
Description:
This session will provide information on how campus payroll liaisons can avoid overpayments and how to process leave without pay effectively. This session will also incorporate discussion of the best practice for processing short term disability, workers compensation and leaves of absence.
Goals and Target Audience:
Increase understanding of payroll process and interaction with campus College and Department payroll liaisons
Session Title:
Taking Students to the PEAK: Successful Academic Probation Programs
Presenters:
Siri Newman,Robert White,Demetrios Godenitz
Category:
Advising Students
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
Learn more about reaching out to students on academic probation. We’ll discuss an online module and a more intrusive workshop model being used here at CSU. The online module draws students in because there is little time dedication required and access is 24/7. Online gives students information to prepare for meetings in person; a great way to “do more with less.” The workshop model is more intrusive and allows for a larger impact as advisor time is shared with a larger group. This is a great model for those programs with large numbers of probation students and limited staff to intervene with those on probation—a great way to maximize the impact of outreach to those on probation beyond one on one hour long appointments once a semester.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Anyone wanting to learn more about supporting students who are struggling academically at CSU. This includes advisors, faculty members, staff, etc. Learning Outcomes: Participants will… (1) Learn how to customize approaches for working with academic probation students/issues. (2) Become informed about two successful strategies implemented at CSU for working with probation students. (3) Understand how the programs were developed, which will help audience: a. See how to create programs with limited resources. b. Offer students further support with limited time investment. c. See how they can develop programs for their student populations. (4) Engage in dialogue about other successful strategies they have implemented. (5) Do a quick evaluation of the information and data presented and consider how these programs might work in their department.
Session Title:
Toastmasters - Shaping the Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
Presenters:
Margaret Saldana,Stacey Williams,Heather Slane,Mark Koeneker,Renee White,Other Resource Masters Club members
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
Toastmasters International is a non-profit, educational organization that teaches communication and leadership through a worldwide network of clubs. This session will demonstrate a typical club meeting complete with prepared speeches, table topics, speech evaluation, and a general evaluation report. For many people, public speaking can be frightening or a challenge to their comfort level. Our Toastmasters Club (Resource Masters) is like a family in which each member can grow and develop in a safe and friendly environment. Toastmasters is about helping members set and achieve their own personal goals and accomplishments.
Goals and Target Audience:
Does the thought of public speaking make you break out in HIVES?! BEE our guest at the Resource Masters Professional Development Institute 2012 Session. Learn how Resource Masters Toastmasters can help you develop your public speaking skills in a safe and friendly environment. Vision: Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Through its member clubs, people throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change. Audience: Faculty, staff, and students (18 years or older) who are interested in shaping their lives and challenging themselves through communication.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
An explanation of the complaint processes available through the Office of Equal Opportunity
Presenters:
Diana Prieto,Michelle Havens
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
This session will review the processes used by the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) when resolving informal and formal complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. In addition to information on how to file a complaint with the OEO, an in-depth explanation will be provided about the informal and formal complaint resolution processes including why and when each process might be used. The specific steps utilized in the informal and formal processes will be explained with the intent of creating an understanding and awareness of the complaint processes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session Title:
Understanding University Employee Benefit Programs - Privileges and Benefits
Presenters:
Teri Suhr, Benefits Manager,Jackie Swaro, Benefits Administrator,Kevin Gorell, Benefits Administrator
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
The Human Resources Benefits Office will provide a comprehensive overview of Benefits & Privileges provided through University employment. The presentation will include Health, Dental, Life (AD&D), Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts as well as a brief overview of Retirement, Employee Study Privilege and the Tuition Scholarship program for eligible family members.
Goals and Target Audience:
Academic Faculty, Administrative Professionals and Classified staff who through University employment qualify for employee Benefits and Privileges.

Wednesday, January 11th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Event and Conference Planning on Campus
Presenters:
Ashley Clement,Elodie Vigneron,Lauren Ankarlo
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
Many departments on campus have conferences and events but struggle with the logistics of planning an event on-campus. This session provides helpful tips and the “How To” basics of planning events and conferences at CSU. Not only will the session entail an overview of the event spaces on campus available to departments but it will also include information on Audio/Visual, room set-ups, contracting with hotels and budgeting for your event. Bring all of your questions regarding conferences and on-campus events so we can assist you in planning your next event!
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide a basic overview of events and conferences on campus. This includes addressing event space and how to book the space as well as the logistics and budgeting of an event or conference. The targeted audience is those who plan events and conferences for their department.
Session Title:
Managing Your Professional Online Presence
Presenters:
Shana Gillette
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
Shana Gillette will moderate a session that will include panel members from professional organizations and information technology companies. Panel members will review key pointers to establishing, maintaining, and monitoring an online professional presence/reputation through websites and online profiles.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Learn how to manage your online presence Audience: Faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and staff
Session Title:
Navigating the FLSA
Presenters:
Casey Brunson,Kinda Carpenter
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
Review of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which governs minimum wage and overtime pay. Participants will gain a better understanding of what is and is not covered under the Act. Discussion topics will include exemption status, practical application of overtime rules, timesheets, and the consequences of noncompliance.
Goals and Target Audience:
The targeted audience includes all CSU employees. Participants will gain a better understanding of what is and is not covered under the Act.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Building Community in an Online Learning Environment
Presenters:
Leann Kaiser
Category:
Web 2.0 / Social Networking
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
This session will present best-practices to create a safe, collaborative, and community oriented online learning setting. This session is important for educators as we strive to be inclusive and safe for learners. As well, understanding how to develop a community of learners in an environment (online) that is often viewed as isolated or disconnected from other learners is important. This factor is particularly pertinent as we experience an increase in online learning opportunities.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is appropriate for those who teach in an online environment in which collaboration and collective learning among students is expected or desired. As well, the information presented is applicable in other instructional settings if the learning facilitator has an interest or need to encourage the development of a community of learners. The session will emphasize that what we have learned regarding community building and the value of collaborative learning should not be lost as education is translated into a distance learning format. The major information on this topic will be briefly presented regarding the factors within an online learning environment that may lead to the creation of community among course learners. The majority of the session will then allow the participants to interact with this material. This may include discussion of best practices, sharing ideas to apply these factors in the participants' own learning settings, and participants sharing their own experiences with community building among learners.
Session Title:
Can Curriculum Proposals Be Fun? How to Propose Courses and Curriculum with Minimal Distress—A Panel Discussion
Presenters:
Tom Hoehn,Fionna Bright,Carole Makela,Walt Jones
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
Are course and curriculum proposal forms keeping you up at night? Come and find out about our new forms, learn 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 programs and changes to existing courses and programs. To share newly developed forms and procedures essential to curricular development. Target audience: All faculty, undergraduate and graduate curriculum coordinators, deans, associate deans, any administrative personnel who are involved in curricular proposals.
Session Title:
Clery Campus Security Authority Training
Presenters:
Joan Williams
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
The Clery Act requires all institutions to collect crime reports from a variety of individuals and organizations that Clery considers to be Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). The primary responsibility of these officials is: “to report allegations made in good faith to the reporting structure established by the institution.” This class will define who CSA's are, what their responsibility is once a crime has been reported to them, and the liability involved.
Goals and Target Audience:
Full compliance is a campus-wide effort, and should concern all members of the campus community! The goal of this course is to provide the campus community with an awareness of crimes that may be happening, and make them aware of the mandates set forth in the Clery Act. The targeted audience includes: officials of the institution who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings; individuals responsible for security (includes Housing RD’s, RA’s, Complex Coordinators, and Building Proctors); individuals or offices designated to receive crime reports; officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities (including group advisors and coaches); Human Resources; and Student Affairs Professionals (Deans, Greek Affairs).
Session Title:
Developing Advising tools in ASP.NET MVC 3.0
Presenters:
Michael Brake
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
An overview of how we are using the latest .NET technology to revamp and revise the tools inside the Student Advising Network. A quick rundown of methodologies used and how to get it all to 'play nice'. This talk will get fairly technical. Lessons learned and best practices will be discussed. This will stimulate a questions and answers session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Programmers wanting to know more about MVC 3, the latest (and greatest) technology free from Microsoft.
Session Title:
How to Write a State Classified Staff PDQ (Position Description Questionnaire)
Presenters:
Lorraine Larocque,Rachel Wilkinson
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
213/15 LSC
Description:
This course is designed to teach supervisors and managers how to write classified staff Position Description Questionnaires for evaluation and use in selection processes. This session includes: • Provide information and tips on completing the Position Description (PDQ) for classified staff positions including an explanation of the Position Description evaluation processes. • Discussion of how the content of the Position Description affects possible outcomes; and accurately describing how the duties performed by a position is critical for classification, effective recruitment of qualified applicants, and performance management.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: Supervisors and managers of classified staff who are responsible for writing PDQs. Goals: - Knowledge of the PDQ and what it should contain for job evaluation review - Knowledge of language used in a PDQ - how to describe duties performed and know what it most important for a review Knowledge of how the PDQ affects recruitment for state classified positions.
Session Title:
Service-Learning: Aligning your passion with community service through teaching & learning circles
Presenters:
Margit Hentschel
Category:
Service Learning
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
This session will focus on service-learning as a form of active, engaged learning & teaching. Topics will include; 1)brief overview of the theoretical and applied service-learning underpinnings, 2)exploring your passions to align with service-learning opportunities or in creating new ones, 3)examples of campus & local community partnerships will be showcased. This session will be facilitated as an engaged learning circle and will involve audience participation. Handouts will include current opportunities and contacts on campus and in the local Fort Collins community.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any participant interested in campus/community service-teaching and learning programs either as a volunteer or in curriculum development and experiential learning.
Session Title:
The Art of Super-Vision: Creating Awareness through Perspective and Co-Designing Actions
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
You will learn coaching skills based on the International Coach Federation (ICF) core competencies. Two certified coach co-leaders will conduct a highly interactive training which will model these skills and allow participants to practice in an environment where nobody gets to be wrong. You will experience what it is like to view the world from a different perspective and how to use that perspective to help yourself and direct reports make different choices.
Goals and Target Audience:
To empower managers and supervisors to utilize coaching sills in everyday interactions. Learning Objectives: - Participants will understand that everyone has a perspective - Participants will experience what it is like to view the world from a different perspective -Participants will use that new perspective to choose different actions for themselves and their direct reports
Session Title:
Viewing Your World with Google Liquid Galaxy
Presenters:
Melinda Laituri,Sophia Linn,David Ramsay
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library GOOGLE Station (1st floor)
Description:
View your world through an immersion in Google Liquid Galaxy. Fly over mountains, buildings, valleys and even navigate the ocean floor. Add GIS (Geographic information Systems) overlays to better understand their relationship to the world. Opportunities of how this unique Google Liquid Galaxy solution will benefit the learning experience will abound.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal if this session is to realize opportunities to use Google Liquid Galaxy and Google Earth as teaching and research solutions for professors, instructors, researches and students.
Session Title:
Writing Letters of Recommendation for Health Profession Schools
Presenters:
Jim Zakely
Category:
Advising Students
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
208 LSC
Description:
Ever been asked to write a letter of recommendation for a student applying to a health profession program (med/vet/pt/…school) and didn’t know what to say other than they are a strong student? Health Profession advisors will discuss the criteria that professional schools use beyond grades and test scores to determine who they will admit and how letters of recommendation play into that process. How can you let students know you are willing to write letters? What techniques might you use to learn more about a student than what you have might have gleaned through casual conversations before and after a class or advising appointments? How can you remember students who apply for a professional program several years after graduating? Discussion and participation from participants is encouraged.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Participants will have a better sense of the qualities that professional schools look for in successful candidates and how they can address those in letters of recommendation. Target Audience: Faculty and administrative staff who are often asked to write a letters of recommendation for students applying to professional programs.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Documenting your Teaching Performance in the Digital Age
Presenters:
Laurie Carlson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library CC174
Description:
During this session, attendees will learn how to develop a multi-faceted teaching dossier for annual performance reviews and/or tenure and promotion packets. Particular attention will be given to annual performance documentation and exciting possibilities with new digital technologies.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is for anyone who is teaching including graduate teaching assistants, instructors, adjuncts, special teaching appointments and tenure line faculty. The first portion of the session will address identification of teaching strengths and how to develop/collect artifacts that demonstrate those strengths. The second half of the session will examine complimentary technology such as PDF portfolios, google docs, animoto and other related programs.
Session Title:
Financial Readiness for Retirement
Presenters:
F. C. 'Ted' Weston, Jr.
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
This seminar is about your preparation and eventual 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 a work-in-progress, this seminar will address specifics for computing continuing retirement income from both before and after-tax sources. Problems and pitfalls will be discussed. Preparation basics for retirement will be emphasized. This seminar is intended for those in the early or middle stages of retirement planning. This seminar is vendor and product neutral.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Understanding basics of what income will be needed at retirement plus how this income can be achieved. Targeted audience: Anyone in the early or middle stage of retirement planning.
Session Title:
IPv6 is coming! IPv6 is coming!
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
208 LSC
Description:
We've been hearing for years that new kinds of IP addresses (something called IP version 6) are just around the corner. Well, it's finally come true... it's just around the corner at CSU! Come hear about our plans for IPv6 at the University, and for a general overview of what all the fuss is all about & how it may affect you.
Goals and Target Audience:
General interest, no assumptions about IT or networking knowledge.
Session Title:
MBTI Demystified: Use with Individuals and Organizations
Presenters:
Wendy Rose,Scot Sanders
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Learn how the MYERS BRIGGS Personality Type Indicator can be applied to personal, professional, and organizational development. For over 40 years, the MBTI instrument has been the subject of thousands of research projects studying the links between personality types and different aspects of life. This will be an introduction to a complex assessment that can help people identify the patterns through which they relate to other people, areas of professional and personal growth, and how organizations can use MBTI in developing effective teams.
Goals and Target Audience:
A certified type practitioner will guide participants through self-identification of their own type and a greater understanding of how types relate to personal, professional, and career development. We will also discuss how organizations can use an understanding of types to increase effectiveness and productivity by utilizing type dynamics on teams and in management practice. The target audience may include people interested in their own type, managers looking to use type indicators in their organizations, and advisors and professors looking for ways to help students gain more knowledge about resources available to them. MBTI is just one assessment instrument available to students through the Career Center and gives participants a sense of what interpretation of types might look like for students or their organization.
Session Title:
Navigating HR New Hire Forms
Presenters:
Shelly Lynch,HRS Records Staff
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
In this session for HR liaisons, the Records Unit staff will walk through HR Forms for all employee groups, from Non-Student Hourly to Faculty and Admin Professionals. Presenters will provide helpful tips on filling out forms accurately, knowing which forms are needed, and who to call for assistance.
Goals and Target Audience:
Departmental HR representatives
Session Title:
Program Evaluation: What is it? Why do you need it? How do you get started?
Presenters:
Laura Sample McMeeking
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
210 LSC
Description:
This session will introduce participants to program evaluations done in education and outreach contexts. Participants will learn what program evaluation is and why it is important as well as what the CSU STEM Center can provide in terms of program evaluation services for faculty and staff of CSU. Through interactive group work where participants bring current projects* that may need to be evaluated, participants will learn how to begin thinking about program evaluation for specific projects. *Session participants are asked to bring current education/outreach project information (e.g, proposals and program descriptions) to the session for discussion.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session are as follows: 1. To introduce participants to program evaluation for use in education and outreach projects; 2. To assist participants in preliminary thoughts on incorporating program evaluation into their own projects; 3. To introduce participants to the program evaluation services the CSU STEM Center can provide for education and outreach projects. The targeted audience for this session includes faculty and staff currently involved in education and outreach or those who will be involved in the future. This includes non-education faculty who may propose education and outreach components of research grants to meet broader impacts goals. In addition, this session would be of interest to faculty and staff interested in learning more about program evaluation.
Session Title:
Research Environment Scan
Presenters:
Bill Farland,Kathi Delehoy,Hank Gardner,James Owiny,Other VPR Division Leaders
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
The Office of the Vice President for Research conducted a Research Environment Scan in April 2011. The purpose of the scan was to inform and link goals to the VPR's Strategic Plan, CSU's Strategic Plan Area Review Committees (SPARC) for the purpose of refreshing CSU's Strategic Plan and Budget in 2012. The session will highlight the overarching themes from the survey report and provide an opportunity to learn more about the results. Breakout sessions covering the thematic areas will be at the end of the session.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to share with the CSU research community about the research environment scan results and inform participants on how the survey results were used as a component of the strategic planning process in the upcoming year. The audience is everyone at CSU, faculty and staff, who work in the research environment.
Session Title:
Using Case Studies to Energize Teaching and Deepen Learning about Sustainability
Presenters:
William Timpson
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
In this workshop, participants will engage in a case study that addresses aspects of sustainability and illustrates how critical and creative thinking can be guided with active and interactive learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
GOALS: Understand more about the design, delivery and assessment of case studies that address aspects of sustainability. Explore publishing opportunities through the scholarship of teaching and learning. AUDIENCE:Instructors. Teaching Assistants. Department Heads.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Active Aging-why we need to "move it or lose it"
Presenters:
Kellie Walters
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
This discussion will cover physical activity recommendations, the science behind living longer, and ways to incorporate new activities in your life that can aid in health aging.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.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Understand the role physical activity plays in all aspects of wellness. 2. Review the current recommendations. 3. Discuss the resources available CSU employees (at a discounted price!) for being physically active. Targeted Audience: individuals interested in maintaining or improving their overall health.
Session Title:
Large Format Visualization
Presenters:
David Ramsay
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Large Vis. Station (1st floor)
Description:
Large format visualization just became more accessible thanks to the new large 2X2 viewing station at the CSU Library. This user friendly display is perfect for viewing a microscopic items all the way to a massive engineering design and anything in between.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal if this session is to realize opportunities to use this large format visualization station as teaching and research solution for professors, instructors, researches and students.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
"What the hex?" A technical introduction to IPv6
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
The next version of the Internet Protocol, IPv6, is finally upon us. We'll be rolling out some test implementations this year. This session will review deployment plans, technical challenges and policy issues that are ahead of us. If you want to consider deploying IPv6 in your environment, this session is a must!
Goals and Target Audience:
University IT community. Some networking experience will be helpful, but is not necessary.
Session Title:
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity in Colorado State’s Faculty and Administrative Professional Employment Process
Presenters:
Diana Prieto,Nick Cummings
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
The Office of Equal Opportunity will give a presentation about affirmative action as it applies to employment at Colorado State. We will clarify what affirmative action, non-discrimination, and equal employment opportunity mean, what the current federal and institutional policies are, and how these policies and goals are actually implemented and achieved in the search and hiring process. The presentation will explain the specific obligations the university must meet as a government contractor. We will also address common myths and misconceptions surrounding affirmative action and allow time for questions and discussion.
Goals and Target Audience:
We intend to inform all interested university community members about the current state of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity as it applies to the hiring process at CSU and reduce misconceptions and address myths that surround the topic.
Session Title:
Alcohol Applications for Events on CSU property - What you REALLY need to know
Presenters:
Sally Alexander,TBD,TBD,TBD
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
213/15 LSC
Description:
This session reviews university procedures and paperwork for requesting approval for the service of alcohol on CSU property. Session reviews criteria for approval, and issues from an insurance (Risk Management), legal (OGC), event sponsor issues (Do you realize what you are signing?); public health and Police Department perspectives.
Goals and Target Audience:
Event sponsors of events serving alcohol, those tasked with scheduling events, those tasked with completing and signing the Alcohol Applications, and any other interested parties.
Session Title:
Communicating – Non-Techies/Techies
Presenters:
Terri Pecora
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Helping users to communicate with technical developers, and helping technical developers to communicate with users. Tips and tricks and a little humor.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone really, but geared toward IT staff and people who deal with IT staff.
Session Title:
Completing the Course Elements Form
Presenters:
Howard Ramsdell,Carole Makela,Tom Hoehn,Fionna Bright
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
210 LSC
Description:
Explanation of and discussion about how to complete the new Course Elements form required for course proposals.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To help faculty understand what Course Elements are and how to properly complete the new Course Elements form. Audience:Faculty, department curriculum committee representatives, undergraduate and graduate curriculum coordinators, department chairs, deans, assistant deans, and any staff involved in course and curriculum development.
Session Title:
Course Design in Blackboard 9
Presenters:
John Paul Harris,Deb Colbert,Kevin Nolan
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library CC173
Description:
Our session will focus on best practices for developing course content in the new Blackboard (Bb) 9 interface for RamCT. We will de-mystify the new Bb 9 experience for faculty and instructors by providing a hands-on training. We will cover how to create a new course, training module, and lesson plan. We will also highlight the tools in Bb 9 that incorporate the principles of Universal Design for Learning—allowing our students to learn via multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement. Ultimately, we will design our course with the student in mind.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is to provide faculty the knowledge and skillset to develop a new course in Blackboard (Bb) 9 that is based on the practice of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). We want faculty to be able to create a new course in Bb 9 in a logical, well-structured format while providing the best learning environment for the student. We will design with the student in mind, but simplify the design process for the instructor.
Session Title:
Ethics - Not Just for Students
Presenters:
Judith Barth
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
Ethics is a small word, but a BIG issue. Is ethical behavior just a matter of choosing right from wrong? Or is it something more? What is your responsibility as a leader to set ethical standards? If it is your responsibility, how do you go about doing that? What are the models of ethical decision making? How do they apply? This highly interactive workshop will explore all these topics. Specific topics to be discussed are: Values, Morals, Ethics (differences and similarities); Models of Ethical Decision Making; Ethical Decision Making Tools; Leadership's Roles and Responsibilities in Ethical Decision Making; Practice in and debriefing on ethical decision making relating to current supervison/management issues.
Goals and Target Audience:
All CSU employees, especially those at all levels in supervisory or administrative roles.
Session Title:
How can you reach out to students who are struggling in classes BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?
Presenters:
Gaye DiGregorio,Paul Thayer,Laura Giles,Heather Landers,Heather Matthews,Nancy Levinger and Lisa Dysleski
Category:
Advising Students
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Virginia Dale - LSC
Description:
This presentation will provide a brief overview of university efforts that have been put in place to provide early intervention for students including: Taking Stock: First year students complete a survey to access their college experience three weeks into the semester, followed by residence hall assistant meetings with students to discuss their experiences. Early Grade Feedback: Faculty in many of the first year classes assigns satisfactory and unsatisfactory ratings after 5 weeks into the semester. Academic Advisors and Residence Hall Staff outreach to students with unsatisfactory rating. U Turn: Students that have received an “Unsatisfactory” rating attend a program to discuss their situation, become knowledgeable about appropriate campus resources, and develop a plan of action for academic success. The conception and process that chemistry faculty utilized to implement the Early Grade Feedback Program as well as academic advisor outreach to students that received an unsatisfactory rating will be highlighted. Time will be allotted for participants to share and brainstorm other strategies and ideas to assist students experiencing academic difficulty.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and Academic Advisors that are interested in outreach to students having difficulty in courses.
Session Title:
Ordinary Courage for Women
Presenters:
Margaret Graham,Kathy Williams-Tolstrup
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Treat yourself to a half day of experiential activities in the company of other women who want to explore ordinary courage, compassion, and connection in a safe, supportive environment. Based on Brene Brown's psycho-educational curriculum (if you're curious about her, look her up on TED.com). We will explore what it means to live wholeheartedly in the context of your own life.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: women who want to explore personal enrichment activities and contribute to and gain from a supportive circle Goals: -Understand the personal and universal nature of our imperfections -Recognize our vulnerabilities and begin to see how to use them as stepping stones instead of stumbling blocks -Cultivate the courage to tell our stories and embrace them
Session Title:
Shaping Your Pet's Behavior
Presenters:
Jennie Willis
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Come learn how to change your pet's behavior one step at a time. Shaping is just one of the techniques we will go over. Teach your pet new behaviors and stop undesired ones. Through this presentation you will take home tools to better understand and communicate with your pet of any species!
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1) To educate the CSU community regarding safe, scientific and humane ways to change animal behavior. 2) To empower and inspire individuals to go home and practice techniques with their own animals. Target audience: Any interested person
Session Title:
Top Lessons the National Academies of Science Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching
Presenters:
Patricia Bedinger,Debbie Garrity,Tingting Yao
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
208 LSC
Description:
We, along with faculty from other western states, attended a weeklong workshop on Scientific Teaching last summer, funded by the National Academies of Science and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The goal of these workshops, which are held throughout the country, is to revolutionize science undergraduate teaching in research universities. We learned a great deal about how to best teach science, including the use of backwards course design, formative assessments and active learning. In this session we distill what we learned so that you will come away with the essence of that workshop.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty teaching undergraduates
Session Title:
What makes a good test question?
Presenters:
Karen Rambo-Hernandez
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
221 TILT Building
Description:
Ever wonder what is really inside your students' heads? In this interactive session, we will examine what makes a test item good (able to determine student knowledge) and what makes a test item bad (unable to determine student knowledge). Participants will critique multiple items and leave with a checklist of how to determine the quality of an item. Practical tips will be discussed that will be able to be applied immediately to improve multiple choice and short answer assessments.
Goals and Target Audience:
university faculty, graduate teaching assistants
Session Title:
Work-in-Process Accounts (88 & 89 accts)- what they can do for you
Presenters:
Chrystal Gates,Clint McBlair
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
The 88 and 89 accounts, or the WIP sub-fund accounts, are used to track expenses for projects that will cross years. The 88 range is used in relation with 53 grant funds, and the 89 range is used for projects funded directly from a dept's operating funds. We will go over what type of projects would apply to the WIP accounts and how to get one set up for your project.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who will be fabricating equipment or software that is expected to cross years and those who work with research accounts.
Session Title:
Writing & Pre-Writing Strategies for the Large Classroom
Presenters:
Natalie Barnes,Sue Doe
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
Master Teacher Initiative Presentation covering three easy and engaging write-to-learn strategies that work in the large classroom. Designed to meet the GT Pathways writing requirement, these strategies will help define content, give students practice with the writing process (and they might not even know they’re doing this), and remove the stress that comes with grading yet another essay.
Goals and Target Audience:
All

2:00 PM

Session Title:
FAMweb, Families and FERPA: The portal for families to access student education records
Presenters:
Jody Donovan,Alan Fenn,Alan Hill,Christopher Seng
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Colorado State University has developed a new online tool, called the FAMweb portal, which allows family members and trusted individuals, designated by each student, online access to specific student educational records. In this session we'll review the changes to RAMweb that support the consent to access by the student for FAMweb and then we'll show what FAMweb is all about. We'll also discuss FERPA issues related to parent and third party access to student education records and how that ties in with FAMweb.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff that have access to student education records and who advise students or get questions from parents and families about the student.
Session Title:
Non-Native English Speakers in University Classes
Presenters:
Mary Wedum,Nancy Berry
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
Given CSU's recent intention to increase the numbers of international students on campus, faculty may have concerns about how to best serve non-native English speakers in their classes. Effective strategies for helping these students will be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Share effective strategies for working with non-native English speakers in university classes. Faculty
Session Title:
Using Backwards Design to Improve Student Performance in Your Courses
Presenters:
Erica Suchman,Jennifer Taylor
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
221 TILT Building
Description:
We will discuss what we learned at last summer's HHMI AAAS summer teaching workshop in Boulder. We were taught a new technique called Backwards Design for improving student outcomes. Basically the instructor designs learning outcomes (what do I want my students to be able to DO?) rather than topics, and then designs the instruction to achieve these goals.
Goals and Target Audience:
Instructors of courses
Session Title:
Video Captioning: lessons learned in implementing a do-it-yourself approach.
Presenters:
Marla Roll,Craig Spooner
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Videos, podcasts and animations are, for many students, an engaging supplement to traditional lectures. Their effectiveness as learning tool is limited, however, when they are not captioned. Captions may be essential for students with some types of disabilities, but they are used and appreciated by nearly everyone. English language learners enjoy the ability to read along with a video, as do students who possess a visual-linguistic learning style. Students listening to a recorded lecture rely on captions to understand new vocabulary or make sense of a mumbled word. And who doesn’t enjoy the ability to search for a word or phrase in the transcript of a long video or podcast? In this session you will learn a simplified a process for creating captions using Microsoft Word and Camtasia Studio. Additionally, we will share with you one academic department’s journey in implementing a departmental captioning process. The Department Occupational Therapy has developed and is piloting a process for captioning all multimedia content in the curriculum with readily available software tools.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Share the multiple benefits of captioning for diverse learners from a Universal Design for Learning perspective. 2. Models for captioning in higher education. 3. Describe and demonstrate do-it-yourself captioning model. 4. Share the experience of one academic unit's journey in piloting a do-it-yourself captioning model. Audience: faculty, instructional designers, online course developers, video producers.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Certification Reports - An overview to the updated process
Presenters:
Doug Leavell,Joanne Robel,Sponsored Programs Staff,Payroll Staff
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
This session will provide an overview of certification reports. The process from both sponsored programs and payroll perspective will be covered. Portions of the process will be updated starting with the 4th quarter 2011 reports - this is a must attend for campus representatives responsible for certification reports.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Increase understanding of sponsored programs and payroll process for certification reporting with campus counterparts. Target Audience: College and Department staff involved with certification reports.
Session Title:
Penn State: A Case Study and a Cautionary Tale
Presenters:
Jannine Mohr,Jason Johnson
Category:
Other
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
This PDI will focus on the shocking events that occurred in relation to child sex abuse allegations that have surfaced at Pennsylvania State University. University counsel will discuss the facts and allegations related to Penn State as well as the legal ramifications and other consequences of Penn State’s failure to act.
Goals and Target Audience:
With the events that have occurred at Penn State, members of the university community have an opportunity to learn from the mistakes and failures of another institution of higher education. As the title suggests, the issues that have emerged at Penn State provide a cautionary tale. Thus, the goal of this PDI is to discuss lessons learned and to educate CSU employees about their obligations and responsibilities as members of the university community.
Session Title:
Student Parents and Student Veterans - Challenges and Rewards
Presenters:
Jan Rastall,Jenny Pickett
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
There are approximately 2504 undergraduate students at Colorado State who are 24 years and older. Some are student parents, some are student veterans, some are adult learners, most are transfer students. These students bring a wealth of personal experience to class and enrich the learning environment for all. A student panel will share personal insight on the challenges they face transitioning to campus and persisting to graduation. Resources through Adult Learner and Veteran Services will be highlighted.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will: Gain an understanding of the demographics of the adult learner and student veteran population. Name two services offered through ALVS that support personal and academic success of adult learners and student veterans. Target audience - any interested faculty or staff

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Adult CPR/AED, Pediatric CPR and First Aid
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2012
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Full Day
Room:
340 General Services Building
Description:
Class provides a 2-year American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification. Cost of the course is $110/person. Arrangements for payment should be directed to Frank.Gonzales@colostate.edu prior to the date of the session. Training meets OSHA Guidelines for First Aid Programs and combines lecture, interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a variety of environments and hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills. First Aid: Participants learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts and scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies. CPR Adult: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults CPR Child and Infant: Participants learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in infants and children under 12 AED: Participants learn how to use automatic external defibrillators. Actual Course time is from 8 am to approximately 12:30pm.
Goals and Target Audience:
Expanding the number of people trained and willing to assist in the event of an emergency improves everyone's safety at CSU, home, and throughout the community.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
An Introduction to Kuali Coeus
Presenters:
David Hoffman,Chris Carsten,Tyler Wilson
Category:
Research
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
The new KC Research Management System is anticipated to be launched mid-year of CY2012. Once implemented, existing research systems such as PASS, SP-1, PBS, RPS will be retired from service and no longer accessible. This session is intended to give an overview of the KC system, complete with demonstrations, from the perspective of the departments that will be using it.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session are: to give an overview and demonstration of the basic features and usage of the Kuali Coeus System. Those that attend will learn how the system works, will see the system in action, will understand how the workflow module will ensure routing of approvals and will see how this new system compares with our current process. Target Audience:This session is designed for Principal Investigators, research and administrative staff from Colleges, Departments and Central Administration who work with proposal pre-award processes.
Session Title:
An Overview of University Sponsored Retirement Benefits and Financial Planning Income Strategies
Presenters:
Teri Suhr,Evan Patterson, CFP
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
The Human Resources Office will provide an informative overview of University Sponsored Retirement Plan Benefits coupled with a presentation to facilitate an understanding of the Financial Planning process. A University Defined Contribution Plan and 403(b) vendor, VALIC, will provide retirement income strategies focusing on saving early and developing a steadfast plan to enjoy a lucrative retirement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Academic Faculty, Administrative Professionals and Classified personnel enrolled in a University retirement plan.
Session Title:
eThority B&B - (Beginners and Basic)
Presenters:
Clinton Brown,Thom Hadley
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
This will be a beginner’s class for new users of eThority. We will be demonstrating all the features of eThority as well as taking a step by step look at how eThority works and information/reports you can get out of eThority. • 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.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone wanting to learn more about eThority and what the product offers.
Session Title:
Financing Your or Your Dependent's College Education
Presenters:
Connie Jaime-Lujan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
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 financing a college education.
Session Title:
It's a Matter of Heart! Women and Heart Health
Presenters:
Tiffany Lipsey
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
211E LSC
Description:
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. There are many lifestyle factors that impact your risk for heart disease. This session will review the risk factors for heart and the current guidelines for heart disease prevention. We will also review ways to reduce your risk now!
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who would like to reduce his or her risk of heart disease
Session Title:
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)--Resources for Departments
Presenters:
Martha Welsch,Elaine Kim
Category:
Research
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
208 LSC
Description:
This session is to describe the University's approach to the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) as well as present a new way for departments to access a student's RCR Compliance activity. This presentation will also show how information is drawn from three different sources to provide relevant, reliable and timely information regarding a student's RCR compliance history (online training and f2f training) for departmental RCR compliance goals use and individual course planning for students. There will also be a presentation of the resources available on the RICRO website for research involving human subjects, animals and biosafety.
Goals and Target Audience:
Deans, Department heads, Departmental Graduate Education Coordinators, and anyone else with an interest in RCR course participation.
Session Title:
Student Financial Services 101
Presenters:
Christie Leighton
Category:
Advising Students
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Information will be provided regarding the financial aid and student billing assistance that is provided to students and families by CSU Student Financial Services.
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff who may refer students and families to Student Financial Services.
Session Title:
Teaching Theory and the Classroom: A Working Session for Putting Theory into Practice
Presenters:
Rebecca Wentworth,Dean Nelson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Virginia Dale - LSC
Description:
Participants will be briefly introduced to principles of learning then asked to work with a lesson from their own practice to design a lesson making use of principles of learning to reach more learners. Facilitators will encourage discussion between participants to create a single lesson as a first step in implementing learner-centered classroom practices.
Goals and Target Audience:
Working session targeted to classroom instructors with little background in learning theory and principles of learning. TAs, GTAs, content instructors, and anyone looking to add an extra dimension to their classroom practice will benefit from this instruction.
Session Title:
The Electronic Grade Change Process
Presenters:
Jerry Becker,Matt Smith,Sue Coulson
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213/15 LSC
Description:
Are you tired of trying to find those pesky grade change forms and having to fill them out when you need to change a student's grade? Can't seem to find your department chair to get their autograph? Have no fear, electronic grade changes are here! Now you can submit a request to change a student's grade from anywhere in the world at any time you desire - without paper. Simply log-in to ARIESweb and let your mouse do the clicking (ok, there's a little typing involved as well). The grade change request will automatically be routed to your department chair (or, if you happen to be the department chair, to your college dean) for their electronic approval. Once approved, the request is routed to the Registrar's Office where we will update the student's grade. Both the instructor and the student will be notified of the grade change. Join us for this PDI session and learn how to navigate this new wiz-bang tool!
Goals and Target Audience:
This PDI session will show instructors, department chairs, and college deans how to request and approve grade changes using the Registrar Office's new electronic grade change system.
Session Title:
Using the CSU Honor Pledge to Enhance Academic Integrity
Presenters:
Elaine Green
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
210 LSC
Description:
Our honor pledge has now been "on the books" for it's first full academic semester. In this interactive session, we will discuss how instructors are using the honor pledge and techniques to enhance it's effectiveness to promote a culture of academic integrity in their courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and other instructors will examine strategies for implementing the new academic integrity section (I.5.1) of the Faculty and Administrative Profession Manual.
Session Title:
Videoconferencing at CSU
Presenters:
Anthony DeNardo
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
There are now 17 videoconferencing systems on campus available to all Colorado State University individuals, organizations, or groups on an equal-access, space-available basis. Not only are there LifeSize Room videoconference systems in a room near you, but there is also a portable HD system that will work in any room on campus with a network connection. With less than one hour of training, you can check the portable system out to use at your convenience.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone interested in videoconferencing.
Session Title:
You Say Namaste, I Say Hello: Demystifying the World of Yoga
Presenters:
Carol Borchert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
It seems that almost every day there is an item in the news about the benefits of yoga, from stress release to relieving low back pain, flexibility, strength, better balance, improved sleep, and more. But entering the world of yoga can be intimidating for beginning students. In this session, you'll learn how to demystify yoga including: how and why Sanskrit language is used; styles of yoga and how to pick the best one for you; how yoga's history impacts today's current practices; useful reference materials; and much more. You'll leave with a better understanding of all aspects of yoga, and learn the best way to start incorporating the many benefits of yoga into your life.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide a basic introduction to the practice of yoga, and answer the many questions surrounding beginning a yoga practice so that participants can enjoy the health and wellbeing that a yoga practice can provide. This workshop will help people interested in beginning a yoga practice but unsure of where to start, as well as those confused by the choices available.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Being a Departmental Designated Person for Workers' Compensation
Presenters:
Kenda Weigang,Sharon Baker
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
210 LSC
Description:
What is expected of Departmental Designated Person (DDP)in the Workers Compensation arena at CSU - Every Department on campus needs a DDP to handle their workers compensation. The session will cover responsibilities of a DDP, and provide training in all the areas/topics the DDP is responsible for. 1st reports, reporting missing time, assisting with modified duty and return to regular duty. This course will be a nice refresher course for current DDP's
Goals and Target Audience:
Departmental time keepers, Human resource people, managers and any person who should or is responsible for the workers' compensation injury claims within their department(s). Current DDP's will benefit from this course
Session Title:
Moving From RamCT To RamCT Blackboard - Ch Ch Changes!
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Melody Brake
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
RamCT will transition to a new Learning Management System, RamCT Blackboard, at the start of the summer 2012 semester. RamCT Blackboard is different from RamCT and it will take time to learn. In this session we will look at the transition timeline including the schedule for moving all summer/fall 2011 and spring 2012 RamCT sections to the new system. We will demonstrate a few of the new system features, like the Grade Center, the Notification Center, and the Early Warning System. We’ll tell you about the options for hands-on and online training available to faculty, staff and students, and where to go for support during this transition. Instructors will use spring 2012 to prepare their content in the new system for summer and fall courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
To raise awareness about CSU's Learning Management System change and to assist faculty, staff and students with the transition from RamCT to RamCT Blackboard.
Session Title:
NCAA Rules and Student-Athletes
Presenters:
Shalini Shanker,Steve McDonnell
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
208 LSC
Description:
This session is geared to explain the various NCAA rules that impact student-athletes such as academic rules and involvement with faculty and staff. We will also discuss a day in the life of a student-athlete to give a better understanding of what the life of a student-athlete is like.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any faculty and staff that have interaction with student-athletes.
Session Title:
Payroll - Review of the Supplemental Pay Form
Presenters:
Joanne Robel,Payroll Staff
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213/15 LSC
Description:
This session will provide information on how campus payroll liaisons can successfully complete the updated supplemental pay form.
Goals and Target Audience:
Increase understanding of payroll process and interaction with campus College and Department payroll liaisons
Session Title:
Travel Photography
Presenters:
John Eisele
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Photography is a great way to explore new places and cultures (and even look at familiar ones in a new way). This session will look at some tips and techniques to bring back better pictures from your next outing. It's not about what kind of camera you have, it's how you use it that counts.
Goals and Target Audience:
Photographers at any skill level, from "just bought a point & shoot" to advanced shooters are welcome.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
eThority P&P (Power and Purpose)
Presenters:
Candice Hastings,Clinton Brown
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
eThority is the bridge between complex data sources and easy to understand user interfaces. It is customizable so it is easily able to satisfy the needs of users simply wanting to access standard reports, or for users who require extensive data mining and report generation capabilities. This session will provide a detailed look at what reports are available, why and how a user can utilize the information, a good jump off point to create your own reports and a navigation of the more complex tools available in eThority. Attend this session and discover the possibilities of creating an effective and efficient work tool for your employees!
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who currently uses or would like to learn more about eThority and how it is being used around the University.
Session Title:
Going for the Gold - A Shared Vision for Cycling on Campus
Presenters:
Edgar Peyronnin,Joy Childress
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
The Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee ( http://bicycle.colostate.edu ) started in 2008 with the goal of making the campus a better place to ride for everyone. In it's short life it has guided the campus to achieve a Silver award from the League of American Cyclists. Colorado State has a long history of supporting bicycling as a primary means of transportation. According to most recent commuter survey findings, CSU faculty, staff and students use alternative forms of transportation to get to campus. Of those who completed the survey, 36 percent of students, 25 percent of faculty and 15 percent of staff reported commuting by bike. Join us in a discussion about bicycling initiatives on campus and its connection to the community.
Goals and Target Audience:
All staff and faculty
Session Title:
Principal Investigator and Administrative Reports in the New Kuali Coeus Research Management System
Presenters:
Pamela Harrington,Diane Rees
Category:
Research
Date:
2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
The new KC Research Management System is anticipated to be launched mid-year of CY2012. Once implemented, existing research systems such as PASS, SP-1, PBS, RPS will be retired from service and no longer accessible. The Research Data Center - currently the host website for proposal and award data search, F&A Recovery information and a variety of research reporting - will not exist in its current format. The plan for implementation of the new KC Research Management System includes the migration of identified existing reporting currently available through the Research Data Center as well as the development of new reports and data retrieval tools targeted to the needs of Principal Investigators and research staff. In this session we will present an overview on progress toward migrating legacy reports to the new KC system, solicit input from Principal Investigators and research staff on specific reporting needs, and highlight a model for a potential tool for research data access.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session are: to provide an overview of progress toward migrating legacy research management reports such as those currently available through the Research Data Center; obtain input from Principal Investigators (PI) and research staff on PI specific reporting needs; and demonstrate a potential tool for accessing PI research data. This session is designed for Principal Investigators, research and administrative staff from Colleges, Departments and Central Administration who work with or report on research projects.
Session Title:
Science or Fiction: The Truth Behind Popular Diets
Presenters:
Melissa Wdowik, PhD, RD
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
Nutrition is more than just nourishment; it's a multi-million dollar industry and it's up to the consumer to sort facts from myths. This class will examine 10 of the most popular diets currently followed by everyone from celebrities to your doctor, and determine which really make you healthier, slimmer, younger, or more energetic.
Goals and Target Audience:
All adults will benefit as the session will: -Increase awareness of a healthful diet -Determine how to judge a popular diet, book or program -Discern science from untrue claims made by diet authors -Discuss realistic habits and lifestyle changes to improve nutrition and health -Provide legitimate resources for additional nutrition information
Session Title:
Shaping a Successful Search Through Diversity
Presenters:
Diana Prieto,Christine Haase
Category:
Diversity
Date:
2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213/15 LSC
Description:
The highly skilled and committed faculty and staff, which Colorado State University seeks to recruit and retain, expect to join a diverse workplace. Whether diversity is of ideas, gender, internationality, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, religion, service; CSU’s learning and working environment is enhanced through diversity. A diverse workforce is the pathway for creative management of complex issues and innovative solutions for occupational challenges, leading to greater workplace satisfaction and reward.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: This session will discuss the current legal landscape regarding consideration of diversity in the hiring process. Discussed will be effective practices to incorporate diversity and consideration of diversity, in the search and hiring process. Audience: Any University personnel that anticipate being part of an upcoming search or hiring process.
Session Title:
Special Course Fees - update on the new manual
Presenters:
Valerie Monahan,Lee Nagle
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
The Special Course Fee Manual has been updated and approved by the Board of Governors in June 2011. A review of the changes to the manual will be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department accounting techs or those responsible for managing special course fee accounts.
Session Title:
Strategies for Reducing Student Academic Misconduct: A Magic Bullet?
Presenters:
Elaine Green
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
210 LSC
Description:
This workshop will explore strategies that faculty and other instructors can employ to minimize student cheating in their classes. We will discuss prevention ideas for written assignments, group projects, homework, lab reports, exams and quizzes, ultimately addressing the question “Is there a ‘magic bullet’ to eliminate academic misconduct?”
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and other instructors will determine strategies to enhance the pedagogy utilized in the setting in which they teach.
Session Title:
The Classified Employment Selection Process 101
Presenters:
Lorraine Larocque,Rachel Wilkinson
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
This course is designed to teach supervisors, managers and classified staff about classified staff selection processes. This session includes: • Begins with information on the classified staff recruitment and selection process, including basics of the State Personnel System, state residency requirements, the concept of merit and fitness and definition of “classified.” • An overview of classified processes involving CO-Jobs, the state’s new online application system, types of recruitment processes, assessment/exam options and the referral process. • Definitions of key terms and explanations of processes for transfer, reinstatement, promotion, demotion, resignation, state classified hourly, and essential positions along with discussion of the key similarities and differences between the classified and administrative professional search processes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: Supervsior and managers of classified staff as well as classified employees. Goals: -Knowledge of the basic premise for state classified staff serach processes - Understanding terms in the state classified staff system such as transfer, voluntary demotion, reinstatement, etc. -Basic knowledge of the methods of hiring within the state classified system -Where to call when you have questions!
Session Title:
What is Lecture Capture and Why Should I Care?
Presenters:
Albert Powell,Marianne Bauer
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Lecture capture is a fast-growing feature that faculty are adding to their classes. It’s very popular among campus students, and more advanced versions can be used as part of distance education. Campus students get an online-delivered recording with your audio and computer screen, which makes it easy for them to review lectures and understand the material better. Distance students also get a camera view of the teacher. Placing links to your lecture captured class in RamCT protects your recordings and makes it easy for students to find the recordings.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals - teach faculty about lecture capture options.
Session Title:
What Works in Undergraduate Science Education?
Presenters:
Heidi Iverson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
Virginia Dale - LSC
Description:
The organization of the session will involve short mini-presentations to introduce topics followed up by interactive group-work, where participants will have time to talk about their ideas and give and receive feedback from other participants.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session has two goals. The first goal is for participants to learn about recent reform-oriented curricular and instructional approaches in undergraduate science education. The second goal of this session is for participants to learn about how to best conduct a study on the effect of an educational intervention. In other words, this session will focus on best practices in undergraduate science education as well as best practices in studying undergraduate science education. The three hour session will be split roughly into two equal parts. Individuals interested in knowing more about reform in the college science classroom or individuals currently reforming their teaching will benefit from hearing what others are trying and how best to study the effectiveness of their efforts.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
A Growing Population - Transfer Students at CSU
Presenters:
Paul Giberson,Kathy Klein,Chelsie Taresh
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
Even as the numbers increase nationally, transfer students are still often the forgotten population at colleges and universities across the country. This presentation will explore transfer student characteristics and provide an overview of ways we can continue to validate the transfer student experience. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to ask question and listen to the experiences of current students who transferred to Colorado State University.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will learn more about the transfer student population here at CSU and around the United States. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the transfer experience through the stories of current students. Participants will learn about the resources and services designed to support transfer students as they transition into CSU. This presentation is for faculty and staff interested in learning more about the transfer student experience.
Session Title:
FERPA Update: New Policies on Privacy of Student Records
Presenters:
Robert Schur,Chris Seng
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
This session will review changes to federal regulations and institution policies and procedures governing the privacy, release and handling of student education records under FERPA.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff who have access to student education records, especially those who may receive requests from parents and others for information about students, will refresh their understanding of the FERPA laws, rules and policies, and learn how requests for disclosure of information from student records should be handled to minimize the possibility of violating privacy laws.
Session Title:
Graduate Assistant Department Invoicing
Presenters:
Charlotte Shanahan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
Procedures and information for Graduate Assistant Lists and invoices, billed through Accounts Receivable Operations.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department Graduate Student Coordinators or College Business Officers & Accountants/Acct Techs for departments that do Graduate Assistant Billings
Session Title:
In-State Residency
Presenters:
LeAnne Schnader
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
210 LSC
Description:
Why is it so hard to petition for in-state residency? Is anyone ever 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. State classified personnel, administrative professionals, and faculty working with students as advisor, office administrator, program coordinators, or GA supervisors. This session would be particularly helpful to those who work with non-resident students especially those graduate students who are Graduate Assistants.
Goals and Target Audience:
State classified personnel, administrative professionals, and faculty working with students as advisor, office administrator, program coordinators, or GA supervisors.
Session Title:
International Travel for CSU Faculty & Employees traveling on CSU business
Presenters:
Sally Alexander,Susan Cavender
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
213/15 LSC
Description:
April 1, 2009 the Provost's Office changed the International approval process requiring all requests to get approval from the office of Risk Management and Insurance. Sept 1, 2009 the online registration system was launched. First 50 minutes: FAQ, updates and Q&A Last 60 minutes: Online registration training and tips for newbies and those needing a refresher
Goals and Target Audience:
All CSU faculty who travel internationally on CSU business, those that register on the online system, and administrative assistance or personnel tasked with travel approval processes.
Session Title:
Organize Your World: The last time management workshop you’ll ever need!
Presenters:
Michael Crook,Vanita Narayana
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Never take another time management course again! We met at a time management seminar and have served as each others Organizational Coaches for the past year and a half with great success. Now, we have condensed the seminar’s most effective time management techniques and our past year’s experiences into a compact session to share with you! You will learn how to maximize your productivity by applying a few guiding principles involving your physical workspace, Outlook account, workflow management, as well as a self developed plan of action. The best part about this session will be the tangible tools you will take away. This will be a great session for the person who is overloaded with work and no idea where to begin as well as those that would just like to take their current time management skills to the next level.
Goals and Target Audience:
Especially relevant for staff who use Outlook. This will be a great session for the person who is overloaded with work and no idea where to begin as well as those that would just like to take their current time management skills to the next level.
Session Title:
What is Drupal and how can I learn to use it?
Presenters:
James Folkestad,Lindsay Ogden,Brent Robbins
Category:
Web 2.0 / Social Networking
Date:
2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
This session will introduce participants to Drupal (see Drupal.org) a powerful content management system (CMS) that can be used to develop content-rich websites. Local developers, from the Northern Colorado Drupal Users Group, will help participants appreciate the concept of “do-ocracy” and help them understand how to learn through the Drupal community.
Goals and Target Audience:
The primary goal of this session is to provide participants (no previous experience necessary) a basic understanding of Drupal, how to get involved in this “do-ocracy,” and how to learn Drupal.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Beyond Anecdote: CSU Students' Characteristics and Challenges
Presenters:
Jody Donovan,Paul Thayer,Linda Ahuna-Hamill
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Today's college students are different from past generations. The division of student affairs has been collecting and analyzing data regarding student characteristics, attitudes, values and behaviors over the past 30 years. This session goes beyond anecdotes to inform teaching and learning with today's college students. Learn how CSU students compare to our institutional peers and national norms utilizing data rather than anecdote and discuss how faculty and staff can respond to increase student success.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will learn about national and campus-based assessments of student characteristics, attitudes, values and behaviors Participants will learn about how CSU students compare to our institutional peers and national norms on various measures related to student characteristics, attitudes, values and behaviors Participants will engage in discussions related to how this information can inform teaching as well as support in and out of the classroom for student success Targeted Audience: Faculty and staff who work directly with students or have positions on campus that support student success
Session Title:
Learning Communities: High Impact Practices for Retention and Student Success
Presenters:
Tae Nosaka
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
208 LSC
Description:
Student Retention. Student Satisfaction. Student Engagement. Student Learning. These sound bites have become mantras within higher education as institutions become more concerned with enrollment, retention, academic achievement, and the overall experience of undergraduate students in the face of declining financial resources while increasing the focus on student learning. Learning Communities (cohorts of students intentionally brought together around a common purpose with structured integration of curricular and co-curricular elements in order to promote student learning, retention, and success) have become an important strategy at CSU for enriching learning and realizing university retention goals. This session will provide an overview of Learning Communities, talk about student engagement in the context of Learning Communities, share exciting practices occurring here at CSU, show the impact that Learning Communities have had on retention and student success, and suggest some future trends and recommendations.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Provide an overview of Learning Communities 2. Share how Learning Communities foster student engagement 3. Highlight exciting initiatives at CSU 4. Demonstrate success of Learning Community participants in relation to retention and student success 5. Suggest some future trends and recommendations Faculty, staff, and students.
Session Title:
Managing Rogue Receivables
Presenters:
Trish Torrez
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203/05 LSC
Description:
Business and Financial Services manages receivables and compliance issues for accounts billed through the central billing system, Banner. There are department receivables, not billed through Banner, that are managed by campus departments. This session will assist departments in managing and collecting their outstanding receivables, explain what central billing resources are available to them, and to make sure the University's receivables remain in compliance with accounting rules.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department accounting techs or office managers who maintain receivables outside of Banner.
Session Title:
The CSU-INTO Partnership and Its Impact on the University
Presenters:
James Cooney,Amy Parsons,Blanche Hughes,Tom Gorell
Category:
International Issues
Date:
2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
214/16 LSC
Description:
CSU is working to internationalize its campus and significantly increase student numbers in the next few years, especially at the undergraduate level. The partnership between CSU and INTO offers a transformational opportunity to reach this goal and build the international student population at CSU. The project will help diversify the campus and enhance the educational experience of all students. This session will cover the reasons for CSU to consider this CSU-INTO partnership plus the processes being used to implement the program. Nine workgroups have been established on campus to discuss the INTO partnership. Participants in the session will include the CSU and INTO coordinators for the planning phase and others who have been centrally involved. Plans for implementation as well as likely "Pathway Programs" will be outlined.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to help the CSU community understand what the CSU-INTO partnership means and how it will impact the university. The target audience is diverse - from educators to administrators to staff.
Session Title:
What’s new in Kuali Coeus
Presenters:
David Hoffman,Doug Leavell,Tyler Wilson
Category:
Research
Date:
2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224/26 LSC
Description:
The new KC Research Management System is anticipated to be launched mid-year of CY2012. Once implemented, existing research systems such as PASS, SP-1, PBS, RPS will be retired from service and no longer accessible. Over the last year there have been many new developments and added functionality to this project. This session will review this new functionality and demonstrate how it works. The goals of this session are: to give an update on the new features and functionality of the Kuali Coeus System. Those that attend will learn about the workflow system, how the proposal summary tab functions, what is included on the questionnaire and why it is needed. Attendees will also get a sneak peak of the awards module and what’s in the pipeline for the future.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: This session is designed for Principal Investigators, research and administrative staff from Colleges, Departments and Central Administration that are interested in learning about the new features of KC.