Program for the 2013 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Attention Deficits in College: Understanding, identifying, and treating CSU students with ADHD
Presenters:
Cindy Swindell,Jillian Busch,Jim Weber,Kathleen Ivy
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Have you ever wondered ... If people can't pay attention to lectures and texts, why'd they come to college? Aren't attention deficits obvious before college? Don't kids outgrow ADHD? Isn't ADHD over-diagnosed and over-medicated? Panel members are professionals working with CSU students who struggle with attention and focus. Each one will briefly share perspectives that may enlighten you and/or challenge misconceptions about attention difficulties. Then, they'll respond to your questions and concerns about ADHD, especially among college students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session goals include providing perspectives about the impact ADHD can have on college students, addressing misconceptions and concerns, and informing participants about the support services available to CSU students who struggle with attention and/or focus. Targeted audience includes teachers, advisors, tutors, student services staff, friends, and family of adults who struggle with attention and focus.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Graduate Assistant Department Invoicing
Presenters:
Charlotte Shanahan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Procedures and information for Graduate Assistant Lists and invoices, billed through Accounts Receivable Operations.
Goals and Target Audience:
College Business Officers & Accountants/Acct Techs for departments that do Graduate Assistant Billing

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Managing Rogue Receivables
Presenters:
Chrystal Gates,Valerie Monahan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Business and Financial Services manages receivables and compliance issues for accounts billed through the central billing system, Banner. There are department receivables, not billed through Banner, that are managed by campus departments. This session will assist departments in managing and collecting their outstanding receivables, explain what central billing resources are available to them, and to make sure the University's receivables remain in compliance with accounting rules.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department accounting techs or office managers who maintain receivables outside of Banner.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
University Collection Practices
Presenters:
Vergy Baca-Devens,Chrystal Gates
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Review current collection practices from the time a receivable account becomes past due until it is forwarded to an outside collection agency. What departments can do to assist in the collection of their receivables.
Goals and Target Audience:
Campus departments with receivables - either through Banner or collected through their own department.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Special Course Fees - how to fill out the new annual review form
Presenters:
Valerie Monahan,David Leathers,Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
The Special Course Fee Annual Review form was updated and put into use for the FY 2012 review. There were many questions regarding the new form during the FY 2012 review. This session will discuss the changes and how to fill out the form. This same class is being offered on 2 different days.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department accounting techs or those responsible for managing special course fee accounts.

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Taking the Mystery out of Service Centers/Core Facilities/21 accounts/RECHAR subfund - whatever you want to call it...
Presenters:
Valerie Monahan,Doug Leavell
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Specialized service facilities and even smaller service recharge operations when charging federal funds for their goods are subject to A-21 cost principles. This is often a cost area that gets the attention of federal reviewers. We will highlight the government's areas of concern and offer some best practices to lessen financial impacts and audit findings.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department accounting techs or those responsible for managing service centers or 21 accounts; PI's

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Financial Planning for Retirement
Presenters:
F. C. 'Ted' Weston, Jr.
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
This seminar is about your preparation and eventual readiness for retirement - specifically addressing the question "What can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life?" Stated alternately, as planning for retirement is a work-in-progress, this seminar will address specifics for computing continuing retirement income from both before and after-tax sources. Problems and pitfalls will be discussed. Preparation basics for retirement will be emphasized. This seminar is intended for those in the early or middle stages of retirement planning. This seminar is vendor and product neutral.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone in the EARLY OR MIDDLE STAGES of retirement planning. Goal -- answer the question 'What can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life?'

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Exploring an Employee’s First 90 Days: Creating an Effective On-boarding Program for New Staff
Presenters:
Teri Engelke,Kacee Collard Jarnot
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
This session will explore utilizing on-boarding as a way to bring new staff into your organization quickly, effectively, and primed for peak performance! Giving consideration to the idea that new staff members need to understand the foundation of the organization, their job, their role within the department and be able to make connections quickly and effectively can impact their experience and success. During this interactive session, you will learn more about on-boarding and strategies for designing your own on-boarding program before creating an action plan for your organization!
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: Anyone with supervision responsibilities Goals Participants will: 1) gain an understanding of the importance of and the process of on-boarding new employees 2) gain information about resources that will benefit new employees 3) identify strategies and create a plan designed to meet the specific needs of the participants department/office

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Developing Courses that Challenge Students to Think Critically
Presenters:
Mike Palmquist
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Many lower-division courses seek largely to help students remember and understand information within a given discipline. These courses typically rely on lecture and readings to deliver information and on multiple-choice examinations to assess student learning. In this session, participants will be presented with a framework, based on Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Skills, for determining what level of critical thinking is appropriate for students in a given course. That framework will then be used to consider a range of classroom practices, assignments, and assessment tools that can be used to deepen student learning. The session will involve discussion and group work. Participants will be asked to develop a preliminary plan for enhancing their own courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Members of the CSU Community who teach courses.

Wednesday, January 16th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Using Interactive Tools (Flash, Captivate, and HTML 5) to Bring Course Content to Life
Presenters:
Shaun Beaty
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
One of the most useful aspects of new instructional technologies is the development of materials that help students understand complex concepts and processes. In this session, Shaun Beaty identifies a wide range of interactive tools that can be used for this purpose, discusses their potential application in courses, and demonstrates their uses. He will also address the type of expertise required to develop materials using these tools. The session will involve presentation, demonstrations, and discussion. Participants will gain insights into how these tools might be used in their courses and the effort required to develop and use them effectively.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Graduate Students and trainers.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Special Course Fees - how to fill out the new annual review form (repeat class)
Presenters:
Valerie Monahan,David Leathers,Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
The Special Course Fee Annual Review form was updated and put into use for the FY 2012 review. There were many questions regarding the new form during the FY 2012 review. This session will discuss the changes and how to fill out the form. This same class is being offered on 2 different days.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department accounting techs or those responsible for managing special course fee accounts.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
"Curiosity Never Retires" - The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Colorado State University
Presenters:
Jean Morgenweck,Kevin Oltjenbruns
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Colorado State University is a unique learning community for adults aged 50 and better. Osher offers opportunities to both teach and learn. Courses, designed to both challenge and inform, are small, engaging and interactive with no tests, stress or prerequisites. Join us today to take part in Osher's ever-evolving educational offerings and learning opportunities!
Goals and Target Audience:
Osher programming is geared toward individuals aged 50 and better, but curious minds of all ages are welcome to attend. Educate/inform the university community about Osher - who belongs, why belong and what Osher members share

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Tips for Teaching Sustainability
Presenters:
William Timpson,Brian Dunbar,Peter Newman,Brett Bruyere,Gailmarie Kimmel
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
This short program is built around a book, 147 Tips for Teaching Sustainability, that was authored by several faculty members at Colorado State University and others who represent a range of disciplines, levels, and institutions. This workshop will introduce a range of concepts for teaching sustainability—perhaps the most compelling issue for this next century—as well as allow sufficient time for discussion and audience interaction. In addition, various methods of feedback will be offered, including the principles that can guide peer feedback and coaching and the use of a mid-semester student feedback system so that lessons learned can be reinforced and extended.
Goals and Target Audience:
Increase awareness about the concept of sustainability and how it can best be taught and learned. Instructors and teachers at all levels and in all disciplines are welcomed.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Why is the 'Change Reason' so important in the HR System?
Presenters:
Shelly Lynch,Joey Murphey,Jo Royal
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
In this session for HR liaisons, the Records Unit staff will discuss the different change reason codes for all employee groups. Presenters will provide information on what codes mean as well as helpful tips on their use.
Goals and Target Audience:
Departmental HR representatives