Program for the 2012 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

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

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:
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:
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.

2:00 PM

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.

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:

Wednesday, January 11th

8:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.

2:00 PM

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

3:00 PM

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.

10:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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

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.

3:00 PM

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.