Program for the 2013 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
What's Happening with the Research Project Status (RPS) Report and eThority Research Reporting
Presenters:
Diane Rees,Ron Splittgerber
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
The Research Project Status (RPS) report is getting a makeover. Come see what’s in store for the new and improved RPS. In addition to the project status summary that users are accustomed to, we are adding drilldown functionality to the report. Learn more about this new feature and the additional enhancements that will be added once we are live with the new Kuali Coeus research management system. We'll also provide an update on the behind-the-scenes changes being made to eThority for research reporting.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff involved in managing sponsored research projects

2:00 PM

Session Title:
CSU, Technology, and National Security: Why the Government enforces Export Controls
Presenters:
Grant Calhoun
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Why does the government care about my research and who works on it? Export Controls are federal laws that control technology in the U.S.--including here at CSU--even when the technology never leaves campus! Why are these laws receiving greater attention? How does the government enforce them? Come learn how technology at CSU fits into larger U.S. efforts to maintain national and economic security, and how export controls affect you.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is particularly geared for faculty and staff, but applies to everyone in the CSU community. Export Controls apply most directly to Research, but also affect other campus areas including Purchasing, HR, and International Programs. This session is meant to convey an understanding of the larger goals behind federal export laws, and how those goals are pursued on campus.

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Student Engagement and Learning Communities
Presenters:
Tae Nosaka,Heather Novak
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Learning Communities at Colorado State University are cohorts of students intentionally brought together around a common purpose with structured integration of curricular and co-curricular elements in order to promote student learning, retention, transition, and success. Due to the substantial effort required to administer learning communities on campus, it is important to understand if they make a positive difference for students. One way of assessing this is to explore our response data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The NSSE is an online survey that helps us to better understand our campus environment and student behavior and is the primary institutional level tool used to measure student engagement at CSU. The NSSE collects information from first-year and senior undergraduates at hundreds of universities about their participation in programs and activities relevant to their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how students spend their time (which we know influences their success) and can be used as an indirect measure of student learning and development.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will: • provide an overview and impact of Learning Communities, • provide an overview of the NSSE survey and benchmarks, • talk about student engagement in the context of Learning Communities, • share exciting practices occurring here at CSU. Audience: students, staff, faculty, administrators

1:00 PM

Session Title:
How Kuali Coeus 5.1 will meet CSU’s acceptance criteria for delivering a new Research Administration system
Presenters:
David Hoffman
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
The VPR’s office has been working for several years to implement Kuali Coeus as the Research Administration System at CSU. There is an extensive list of requirements that need to be met in order for this system to be delivered to campus and KC5.1 is designed to meet these requirements. This session will cover the following: •What are the acceptance requirements for delivering Kuali Coeus to campus. •What is improved/changed or fixed in KC 5.1 over the previous version. •What new features will be available for campus users.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: People attending this session will leave with an understanding of the acceptance criteria that the VPR’s office has established in order to deploying this new software, and how this new version of KC will meet these requirements. Target Audience: This session is intended for people that have been involved in KC and want an update on the new features and functionality of KC. It is also intended for people that want to understand what requirements need to be met before this new software replaced the PASS, PAIS and PBS systems.

Wednesday, January 16th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Exploring the Flexibility of Kuali Coeus Budget for Proposal Development
Presenters:
David Hoffman,Tyler Wilson,Tracey Castaneda,Chris Carsten
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Kuali Coeus (KC) Proposal Development and Budget modules will replace CSU’s existing proposal tracking, approval, and budget development tools (PASS/SP-1 & PBS). While we are in the process of implementing the entire KC research management system, we are exploring the range of functionality available in KC Budget, with an eye to helping all users get the most out of it. We would like to demonstrate and discuss the following specific ideas: 1. How to create/use KC templates to save time in proposal budgeting; 2. Using templates to create quick budget estimates on the fly(i.e. the 10 minute budget); 3. Using Templates to create a task or deliverable based budget; 4. How do we prepare a federal flow through proposal in KC (ex: NIH subaward )? 5. What is required for a federal proposal budget, non-System to System submission (ex: NSF FastLane submission)? 6. Budgeting for proposals to Commercial/Industry sponsors
Goals and Target Audience:
The primary goal of this session is to give an overview and demonstration of the Kuali Coeus budget engine for proposals that are not being submitted by the system-to-system process (Grants.gov). We will show how to use the budget engine as the primary tool for creating a budget for any type of sponsor or project, demonstrate the flexibility of the template and budget versions functionality, and explain what data fields and level of detail are needed in a budget so that a proposal can take advantage of KC’s built-in approval process (workflow). Target Audience: This session is designed for Principal Investigators, research and administrative staff from Colleges, Departments and Central Administration who create budgets that are used for pre-award proposal submissions.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Health and Medical Literature Searching: Getting the most out of PubMed
Presenters:
Robert Erb
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library CC171
Description:
PubMed is an extremely expansive and robust database, but exploiting it fully requires a nuanced understanding of advanced searching techniques. Move beyond keyword searching to make your PubMed searches give you the information you need.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty/staff who frequently seek academic literature in the biomedical and health sciences.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
The use of animals for research and teaching at CSU
Presenters:
Denise Ostmeyer,Lon Kendall
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
208 LSC
Description:
Colorado State University cares for and uses over 100,000 animals per year for research and teaching. We will discuss the issues surrounding animal research, dispel common misinformation, showcase various animal use at CSU and highlight resulting advances in human and animal well-being.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this presentation is to shine a light on a very important component of research and teaching at CSU, which doesn't typically get shared with the public. Our intended audience is anyone from the community who is curious about animal care and use at CSU.