Program for the 2012 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Pre-Employment Background Checks at CSU: The Policy and the Process
Presenters:
Renee Johnson
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Human Resource Services will provide a comprehensive overview of the Pre-Employment Background Screening Policy and the process for submissions of background checks. The session will cover when specific background checks are required, what employee groups require checks and which are optional, when a motor vehicle check needs to be completed and the submission process for requesting a background check. We will also review the process that the University’s vendor, HireRight, uses to obtain the necessary information and provide tips for successful submissions.
Goals and Target Audience:
HR Liaisons and other administrative personnel

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Avoiding "phishing" and other online scams
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
When you're least expecting it, you slip up, then realize you just emailed your password to someone who might NOT actually have nice things planned for it. This session reviews the kinds of scams and "social engineering" being spread around the internet, and some things you can do to protect yourself and stay aware.
Goals and Target Audience:
General interest, anyone in the University community.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Coordinating Employee Leaves and Disability Benefits
Presenters:
Casey Brunson,Kinda Carpenter
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Review of the employee leave benefits available to both State Classified and AF/AP employees, including the new Childbearing Leave policy for Academic Faculty and Administrative Professionals. Participants will also learn how Federal and State laws impact our employee leave programs, as well as understand how the various leaves coincide with each other.
Goals and Target Audience:
Managers and Supervisors are the targeted audience. After attending the PDI session, managers and supervisors should be able to identify employee leave and benefit programs available to both State Classified and AF/AP employees, as well as understand how the various leaves coordinate with each other.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Understanding University Employee Benefit Programs - Privileges and Benefits
Presenters:
Teri Suhr, Benefits Manager,Jackie Swaro, Benefits Administrator,Kevin Gorell, Benefits Administrator
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
The Human Resources Benefits Office will provide a comprehensive overview of Benefits & Privileges provided through University employment. The presentation will include Health, Dental, Life (AD&D), Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts as well as a brief overview of Retirement, Employee Study Privilege and the Tuition Scholarship program for eligible family members.
Goals and Target Audience:
Academic Faculty, Administrative Professionals and Classified staff who through University employment qualify for employee Benefits and Privileges.

Wednesday, January 11th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Clery Campus Security Authority Training
Presenters:
Joan Williams
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
The Clery Act requires all institutions to collect crime reports from a variety of individuals and organizations that Clery considers to be Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). The primary responsibility of these officials is: “to report allegations made in good faith to the reporting structure established by the institution.” This class will define who CSA's are, what their responsibility is once a crime has been reported to them, and the liability involved.
Goals and Target Audience:
Full compliance is a campus-wide effort, and should concern all members of the campus community! The goal of this course is to provide the campus community with an awareness of crimes that may be happening, and make them aware of the mandates set forth in the Clery Act. The targeted audience includes: officials of the institution who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings; individuals responsible for security (includes Housing RD’s, RA’s, Complex Coordinators, and Building Proctors); individuals or offices designated to receive crime reports; officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities (including group advisors and coaches); Human Resources; and Student Affairs Professionals (Deans, Greek Affairs).

10:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Communicating – Non-Techies/Techies
Presenters:
Terri Pecora
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Helping users to communicate with technical developers, and helping technical developers to communicate with users. Tips and tricks and a little humor.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone really, but geared toward IT staff and people who deal with IT staff.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
FAMweb, Families and FERPA: The portal for families to access student education records
Presenters:
Jody Donovan,Alan Fenn,Alan Hill,Christopher Seng
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Colorado State University has developed a new online tool, called the FAMweb portal, which allows family members and trusted individuals, designated by each student, online access to specific student educational records. In this session we'll review the changes to RAMweb that support the consent to access by the student for FAMweb and then we'll show what FAMweb is all about. We'll also discuss FERPA issues related to parent and third party access to student education records and how that ties in with FAMweb.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff that have access to student education records and who advise students or get questions from parents and families about the student.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Certification Reports - An overview to the updated process
Presenters:
Doug Leavell,Joanne Robel,Sponsored Programs Staff,Payroll Staff
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
This session will provide an overview of certification reports. The process from both sponsored programs and payroll perspective will be covered. Portions of the process will be updated starting with the 4th quarter 2011 reports - this is a must attend for campus representatives responsible for certification reports.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Increase understanding of sponsored programs and payroll process for certification reporting with campus counterparts. Target Audience: College and Department staff involved with certification reports.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Student Financial Services 101
Presenters:
Christie Leighton
Category:
Advising Students
Date:
2012
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Information will be provided regarding the financial aid and student billing assistance that is provided to students and families by CSU Student Financial Services.
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff who may refer students and families to Student Financial Services.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Special Course Fees - update on the new manual
Presenters:
Valerie Monahan,Lee Nagle
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
The Special Course Fee Manual has been updated and approved by the Board of Governors in June 2011. A review of the changes to the manual will be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department accounting techs or those responsible for managing special course fee accounts.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
FERPA Update: New Policies on Privacy of Student Records
Presenters:
Robert Schur,Chris Seng
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
This session will review changes to federal regulations and institution policies and procedures governing the privacy, release and handling of student education records under FERPA.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff who have access to student education records, especially those who may receive requests from parents and others for information about students, will refresh their understanding of the FERPA laws, rules and policies, and learn how requests for disclosure of information from student records should be handled to minimize the possibility of violating privacy laws.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Beyond Anecdote: CSU Students' Characteristics and Challenges
Presenters:
Jody Donovan,Paul Thayer,Linda Ahuna-Hamill
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2012
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220/22 LSC
Description:
Today's college students are different from past generations. The division of student affairs has been collecting and analyzing data regarding student characteristics, attitudes, values and behaviors over the past 30 years. This session goes beyond anecdotes to inform teaching and learning with today's college students. Learn how CSU students compare to our institutional peers and national norms utilizing data rather than anecdote and discuss how faculty and staff can respond to increase student success.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will learn about national and campus-based assessments of student characteristics, attitudes, values and behaviors Participants will learn about how CSU students compare to our institutional peers and national norms on various measures related to student characteristics, attitudes, values and behaviors Participants will engage in discussions related to how this information can inform teaching as well as support in and out of the classroom for student success Targeted Audience: Faculty and staff who work directly with students or have positions on campus that support student success