Program for the 2012 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

8:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.

2:00 PM

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

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.

1:00 PM

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.

10:00 AM

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.

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

1:00 PM

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.

2:00 PM

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.