Program for the 2012 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

10:00 AM

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.

11:00 AM

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.

Wednesday, January 11th

9:00 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.

3:00 PM

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

1:00 PM

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.