Program for the 2013 PDI

Monday, January 14th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Effective Online Discussion Facilitation
Presenters:
Leann Kaiser
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
During this session information will be presented that is applicable in nature. Although online education is not new, research and discussions continue to be ongoing regarding best practices, and how those practices differ depending on the learner population and needs. In many online courses interaction through discussion with both the facilitator and fellow classmates is often a key aspect in course design. If this is put forth as a major learning tool, course designers and facilitators need to have current knowledge of how to best guide these discussions in order to help the students reach stated learning outcomes. In addition, facilitating discussion in an online setting is quite different from facilitating face to face, and understanding this can be a key to successful facilitation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Two main outcomes will be emphasized in this session. First, best practices will be shared that attendees can use in their own online discussion design or facilitation. Second, the content presented in the session will help attendees to understand what is known regarding effective discussion facilitation and the various positive course outcomes stemming from such discussions (including building class community, learner engagement, and learning transfer). This session is appropriate for those who work in some capacity in an online environment in which discussions are a course element. Discussion may either be a central focus or just one aspect of the overall course. Educators who facilitate discussions could benefit from this session, as well as those who design online courses and/or work in faculty development to improve online teaching practices.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Leadership and Service in Academic Curriculum
Presenters:
Deanna Leone,Emily Ambrose
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
224-26 LSC
Description:
In a society where complex problems and their solutions cross academic disciplines and national borders, students require a new type of literacy which complements traditional college education with knowledge and skills to participate effectively and ethically in the process of collaborative leadership. Contemporary social issues require individuals who can comprehend their complexity, synthesize insights across disciplines, mobilize diverse participants and resources, inspire innovation and demonstrate extraordinary integrity. This session will share how the curriculum within the President’s Leadership Program integrates active, experiential learning to address contemporary social issues as a means to reach the programs mission and objectives, and ultimately strives to raise awareness about service and leadership development for today’s undergraduate students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Through the President's Leadership Program at Colorado State University, students engage in comprehensive leadership development experiences in three linked academic and experiential courses. PLP Strives to develop active, informed citizen leaders who practice ethical, inclusive leadership and embody positive humanitarian characteristics such as optimism, service to others, passion, mindfulness, and fairness. The goals of this session are: 1. to share best practices for teaching and learning around leadership development 2. to inform the campus community about the curriculum within the President's Leadership Program 3. to raise awareness about the value of leadership development for advancing students critical thinking skills, communication, and commitment to their major program of study. This session is intended for all faculty or staff member interested in learning more about the comprehensive leadership development curriculum taught within President's Leadership Program (PLP) and benefits of leadership development for undergraduate students of all majors.

Tuesday, January 15th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Increase Funding Opportunities for Sponsored Research through Market Development of your Research
Presenters:
Wade Troxell,tbd
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Virginia Dale/LSC
Description:
This session will help you expand funding possibilities for sponsored research, in addition to clearly articulating who might care about funding your research in the first place. This session will assist early career faculty (and faculty of all ranks, too) think about their research program from a market perspective. A market, as used in this session, is anybody, organization or agency with the potential to fund university-based research. The role of external partnerships and collaborations will be discussed in the context of improving your research messaging to a non-academic world. The session will be in a workshop format to include an interactive "message map" exercise. You will leave with an initial research messaging plan that they can use.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is designed for faculty of all ranks with particular attention given to early career faculty members. Other units on campus might be interested given that their responsibilities require better messaging coming from our research enterprise.

Wednesday, January 16th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Elephants Don't Bite: Creating Exceptional Customer Experiences
Presenters:
Zachary Mercurio
Category:
Other
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
We create experiences within each moment of our lives and work; and the outcomes of even our smallest and seemingly insignificant actions have either positive or negative long-lasting consequences. This interactive workshop takes a different approach to customer experience design by focusing on the experience-creators first: ourselves and our staffs. The workshop uses experience in delivering university-wide orientation programs along with research on interpersonal communication, customer service, and experience design to empower participants to realize and unleash their potential to create positive, dynamic, and lasting experiences for their customers.
Goals and Target Audience:
All staff/faculty who interact with constituencies on behalf of the University. Goals: 1. Participants will be able to identify specific personal behaviors that contribute to the creation of experiences for others on behalf of their organization. 2. Participants will be able to discuss strategies for creating positive experiences, both personally and organizationally. 3. Participants will be able to describe how they can use their organization's purpose to empower the creation of positive experiences at every level of the organization.