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

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Investigations and Complaint Handling
Presenters:
Diana Prieto,Michelle Havens
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is the office on campus responsible for addressing informal and formal complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. This session will focus on the formal investigation process and detail what a typical investigation entails, including information on interviews, witnesses, reports and outcomes.
Goals and Target Audience:

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

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Navigating HR New Hire Forms
Presenters:
Shelly Lynch,Joey Murphey,Jo Royal
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
In this session for HR liaisons, the Records Unit staff will walk through HR Forms for all employee groups, from Non-Student Hourly to Faculty and Admin Professionals. Presenters will provide helpful tips on filling out forms accurately, knowing which forms are needed, and who to call for assistance.
Goals and Target Audience:
Departmental HR representatives

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.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
What You Need to Know Before Writing or Submitting your Graduate Thesis or Dissertation
Presenters:
Kathy Partin,Jodie Hanzlik,Dawn Paschal,Elaine Green,Linda Schutjer,Grant Calhoun
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Have you noticed that some policies and processes for submitting a thesis or dissertation have evolved recently at CSU? This session will help inform graduate students, advisors and administrative staff of the changes in the process for writing and submitting their work. Electronic publication of theses and dissertations may significantly impact legal issues such as copyright and export controls. Ethical concerns around data ownership and plagiarism are also compounded by electronic publication. The panel members will present an overview of what needs to be considered prior to getting started, and will then be available for a Q/A and discussion of best practices and pitfalls for thesis and dissertation writing. Understanding the flow of the process, knowing who you can contact for help, and being forewarned about problems and their solutions – these topics will be offered within this session.
Goals and Target Audience:
MS and PhD students, faculty mentors and advisors, graduate education coordinators, and other faculty, staff and students are welcomed and may benefit from the discussions. The goals are: • To provide an understanding of Graduate School requirements and timelines • To provide an understanding of the Libraries’ requirements related to the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) submission process • To become aware of legal and ethical issues associated with writing and publishing theses • To learn about contacts and resources available to help you through the process • To discuss challenges and solutions to writing and submitting your work

4:00 PM

Session Title:
Successfully Integrating Non-Native English Speakers into CSU Classes
Presenters:
Dr. Anthony Becker,Nancy Berry
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
4:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Given CSU's intention to increase the numbers of international students on campus, through the INTO-CSU partnership, continued development of strategic partnerships with universities around the world, and other initiatives, faculty may have concerns about how to best serve non-native English speakers in their classes. Effective strategies for helping these students will be discussed, addressing issues of cultural, linguistic and educational differences. This session will also count as Session 1 of the TILT Short Course of the same title.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: To share effective strategies for working with non-native speakers in university classes Audience: Faculty and others who work closely with international students

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.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Death by PowerPoint? Prezi to the rescue!
Presenters:
J. Scot Sanders
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Imagine walking into a presentation. It can be an office presentation, a sales presentation, a continuing education credit class, or even a workshop at a conference. Now, when the speaker begins and fires up a PowerPoint does your interest level automatically plummet a couple of notches? Do you start nodding off at the mere thought of bullet point, after bullet point... after bullet point? Wouldn't you love to never use or sit through another PowerPoint presentation ever again? Ladies and gentlemen… I give you Prezi. Come to the this PDI session on creating and presenting with Prezi and you’ll learn a new and visually engaging way to digitally tell a story, present to students, highlight the features and benefits of your department, and just about anything else you’d use PowerPoint for… but in an interesting and fresh way. You’ll see how Prezi is more intuitive, less linear, ditches the awful transition graphics, and has wonderful depth and fluid movement. Depth? Movement? That’s right. Prezi will better reach your audience in an engaging and interactive way that will make a lasting impact. Does PowerPoint do that for you? I didn’t think so. In addition to a general introduction, there will be step-by-step instruction. So, feel free to bring a laptop with you and create a Prezi as I present it to you. Death by PowerPoint? Prezi to the rescue!
Goals and Target Audience:
The primary goal is to introduce a new presentation tool to help speakers/presenters to liven up their message in a way that is exciting, engaging, and interactive for the audience. The target audience is anyone who would create a presentation of any size for any reason. It's use is diverse and could pull from all levels of faculty/staff on campus in any department. This presentation could be for someone interested from a professional perspective as well as a personal one, too.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Recommended Mobile Apps in Support of Students in Higher Education
Presenters:
Shannon Lavey, MS, OTR
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
This session will provide information on recommended apps for common mobile devices and platforms to support academic tasks for students in higher education. Examples include apps for reading, writing, note-taking, and organization. A review of built-in tools and accessibility options will be provided as well.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Attendees will be provided with information on recommended mobile apps to support academics tasks for students in higher education. 2. Attendees will be provided with information on built-in tools and accessibility options for common mobile devices. Demonstrations of featured apps will be shown and if time allows, there will be an opportunity for attendees to interact with devices. Attendees will leave the session with a better understanding of how to use mainstream technology on mobile devices to support students in higher education. Targeted Audience - college students and any personnel working with college students

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Using Social Media as Part of Your Communications Toolkit
Presenters:
Kimberly Sorensen,Nik Olsen,Tanida Ruampant,Brent Waugh,Mandy Hagedorn,Tim Brogdon
Category:
Web 2.0 / Social Networking
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Thinking about incorporating social media into your department's communication strategy? Come get the scoop on social media here at CSU. Members of CSU's Social Media Communications Committee will discuss: --Different social media platforms to consider using (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) --Creating a social media strategy and plan --CSU's Social Media Policy and directory -- Examples of how CSU entities across campus are using social media
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for employees who do not use social media on behalf of their CSU department/program but are interested in learning about these different platforms and how they may integrate them. Goal is to increase awareness of social media best practices and resources we have available here at CSU for employees. We also want to raise awareness of CSU's Social Media Policy and directory.