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.

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.

1:00 PM

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.

Wednesday, January 11th

9:00 AM

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:
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.

1:00 PM

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

10:00 AM

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.

11:00 AM

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.

3:00 PM

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.