Program for the 2012 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

9:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM

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.

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.

Wednesday, January 11th

10:00 AM

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.

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:
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.

1:00 PM

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.

3:00 PM

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.