Program for the 2013 PDI

Monday, January 14th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
You have a what living in your residence hall? The changing definition and uses of the service animals on campus
Presenters:
John Malsam,Karin Bright,Kathleen Ivy
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
211E LSC
Description:
Ever see a student with an animal on campus? Ever see them inside a building? Ever wonder why? ever wonder if they can do that? Dogs, cats, iguanas, tarantulas, and other animals may have more of a place in the lives and lifestyles of our students than we may be aware. And the University may need to provide opportunities for these animals to be a more welcome part of student lives on-campus. The frequently evolving, and sometimes conflicting, federal guidelines that help define accommodations for students to have & use service & support animals have presented challenges to some colleges and universities. In an effort to keep open this particular route of access to an education here at CSU, this session will explore what those guidelines are and how CSU services have been working to respond. Representatives from Resources for Disabled Students and Housing & Dining Services will share their perspectives and plans for supporting students through the process and, hopefully, finding a successful experience at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
=To provide legal and procedural guidelines that could impact interactions with students within the campus community. =Offer insights to observations faculty & staff may be making when they observe students with service and/or support animals. =Help staff & faculty address concerns they may have when working with students who have service and/or support animals

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Autism and the College Experience
Presenters:
Jayne Mohar,Erica Schelly
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
This session will focus on the strengths and challenges that students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face as they participate in college life. The Opportunities for Postsecondary Success (OPS) program, a transition program for students with ASD at CSU, will be highlighted.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience for this session includes educators and student support services personnel. Participants in this session will be able to: 1. describe the major strengths and challenges that students with ASD have while attending college. 2. understand the supports available to students with ASD through the OPS program 3. apply basic in-class and out-of-class supports to assist students with ASD adapt to the college environment

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Creating Awareness through Perspective and Co-Designing Actions
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
You will learn professional coaching skills based on the International Coach Federation (ICF) core competencies. This highly interactive training will model these skills and allow participants to practice in an environment where nobody gets to be wrong. You will experience what it is like to view the world from a different perspective and how to use that perspective to help yourself and others generate options. Note: If you choose to attend, please commit to the full three hours
Goals and Target Audience:
To empower employees to utilize coaching skills in everyday interactions. Learning Objectives: Participants will understand that everyone has a perspective. Participants will experience what it is like to view the world from a different perspective. Participants will use that new perspective to choose different actions.

Wednesday, January 16th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Equal Access through Affirmative Action in Employment and Education: Historical Perspective and Present Reality
Presenters:
Diana Prieto,Nick Cummings
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
211E LSC
Description:
Access to education is often taken for granted in our society, but historically the opportunity to become educated was closed to many. Following U.S. Supreme Court decisions, equal access to public elementary through high school education was administered with the help of law enforcement. In response to similar discrimination keeping members of our society from employment opportunities, a 1965 Presidential Executive Order mandated that federal contractors, entities conducting business with the federal government (including CSU), take “affirmative action” intended to provide equal employment access for qualified individuals. Since then, affirmative action has also come to describe efforts to provide equal access to education for people who might not otherwise be admitted. Throughout its history, affirmative action has been a controversial and debated practice. This controversy stems from both philosophical disagreements and misunderstandings about its intent and practical implementation. This session will explore the inception and history of affirmative action; its adoption in employment and adaptation by educational institutions; the myths that still surround affirmative action; and the future of affirmative action in light of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing a new challenge in the fall of 2012.
Goals and Target Audience:
All interested university community members are invited to take part in this discussion of the current state of affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment and university admissions.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Women in Academia Panel discussion about how to have a successful career in Academia as a woman
Presenters:
Erica Suchman,Nancy Levinger,Other invited panelists
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
221 TILT Building
Description:
Erica Suchman will present some statistics from NIH study of women in science careers as well as a recent PNAS paper detailing bias in evaluation and mentoring of students that favors male students. This will be followed by a panel of female faculty who will discuss issues that face women in academic careers and teaching. The panel will include Nancy Levinger and other female faculty possibly including: Cathy Kennedy (CAHS), Jennifer Anderson (retired from Food and Nutrition), Susan James (chair, Mech Eng), Jennie Cross (Sociology,) Kate Browne (Anthropology), Jane Kneller (chair, Philosophy), Cindy Griffin (past chair, Speech Communication), Alexandra Bernasek (Economics), Adele Howe (Computer Science), Jennifer Hoeting (Statistics), Sara Rathburn (Geology), and Jan Leach (Bioag Science and Pest Management).
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals to help develop mentorship relationships for Jr Female Faculty and allow them to hear the issues they may face or discuss issues they have faced.