Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Animal Research FAQ's
Presenters:
Denise Ostmeyer,Lon Kendall
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
102 Eddy Hall
Description:
Did you know that CSU utilizes over 100,000 animals each year for teaching and research? Where do all of these animals live? How do we take care of them? What kind of research is being done with them? Can’t we just use computer simulations instead of live animals? During this session presenters from the department of Laboratory Animal Resources will present an open and honest discussion about the work being done with animals at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Animal research is a controversial and sometimes hidden topic. Any member of the CSU community who is interested in knowing more about animal research will have the opportunity to learn the facts and ask any questions that they might have.
Session Title:
Ergonomics Training for the Office Environment
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
Ergonomics ideally involves fitting the job to the person, not the person to the job. As you begin working, the slight posture changes you may make to accommodate the workstation you are given can lead to more serious problems. This course will cover basic ergonomic principles that can be implemented in office spaces anywhere, by anyone. It aims to help reduce and prevent ergonomic related pain and discomfort associated with working in the office environment.
Goals and Target Audience:
Prevent, reduce and/or eliminate pain, discomfort and risk for greater injury. Provide education and training on correct ergonomic set up and implementation.
Session Title:
Incivility in the Classroom: Did you really just do that?
Presenters:
Craig Chesson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Have you witnessed an increase of incivility in your classroom? If so, you are not alone. Because of national discourse regarding safety on college campuses, faculty and staff seem more conscious of disruptive, threatening, and concerning behaviors. Examples include: use of email, list-serves, or Facebook to verbally attack or slander classmates as well as bullying through the internet or intentional isolation of colleagues on team projects. Reactions to students’ differences can lead to class conflict, impacting a student’s ability to learn and an instructor’s ability to teach. All participants will leave this session with strategies to address difficult situations and promote inclusivity.
Goals and Target Audience:
The primary goal is to learn strategies on managing classroom disruptiveness.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
“Reaction Discussions”: Encouraging Critical Thinking about Readings in On-Line and In-Class Small Groups
Presenters:
Ashley Harvey
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A102 Clark Building
Description:
I will present an innovative teaching technique: an online and in-class “Reaction Discussion” format that I have successfully used in over 25 large undergraduate and small graduate or undergraduate courses. Reaction Discussions promote student engagement by encouraging critical thinking and structuring small and large group discussions. In these reaction discussions, students are assigned alternating roles as primary or secondary reactors. Primary reactors post a reaction to the readings (i.e., what they agreed with/disagreed with; what was new or memorable) on RamCT prior to coming to class, and secondary reactors come to class prepared to respond to the primary reactors and continue the conversation that was started on-line. In this session, I will describe the procedures/forms for implementing Reaction Discussions in large or small undergraduate or graduate courses. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a mock Reaction Discussion.
Goals and Target Audience:
To provide instructors of large undergraduate (~100 students or less) or small graduate/undergraduate classes with a tool to encourage critical thinking and small group discussion about required readings.
Session Title:
Billing at the Chemistry Stockroom for all your Chemicals and Scientific Supplies
Presenters:
Betty Wilmoth
Category:
Campus Accounting Processes
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C144 Clark Building
Description:
I will cover an overview of how the stockroom bills its customers. We have a new automated system that changes the way we do business. I will also answer any questions about policy, procedure, signing up for a user card, when to use an internal order versus a Pcard or user card, etc. If you are new to CSU or just need clarification about using the stockroom please come and ask.
Goals and Target Audience:
Customers or potential customers of the CSU Chemistry Stockroom and their accountants. Anyone wishing to find out how to purchase locally, scientific supplies and chemicals. Anyone unsure of how the stockroom bills its customers.
Session Title:
Explore Colorado Water History in New Ways
Presenters:
Patricia Rettig
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
104 Eddy Hall
Description:
The importance of water cannot be underestimated in Colorado. Come to this session to learn some state water history and where to find resources for more. The session will feature a presentation of some highlights of Colorado water history followed by an introduction to CSU's Water Resources Archive.
Goals and Target Audience:
Audience is anyone interested in learning some basics of Colorado's water history. The goals are to have the audience learn some of the facts and become intrigued enough to want to know more. An additional goal is to increase awareness of the Water Resources Archive, a unique resource freely available for public use.
Session Title:
Exploring Planning and Effectiveness: Enhancing Student Learning
Presenters:
Robert Jones,Laura Jensen,Dave Johnson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 173 Morgan Library
Description:
To assure the quality degree programs, student learning-outcome (SLO) goals must be clearly articulated and then, for each SLO, metrics must be selected and evidence collected to demonstrate how well graduates attain each SLO. This on-going process of assessment is the foundation for continuous quality improvement and demonstration of program quality. The Planning module of Compliance Assist has been selected to replace PRISM as the campus-wide tool for documenting outcomes assessment. In a hands-on computer lab, participants will be able to log into the new system and begin learning how to use it. Discussion will focus on developing SLO goals, assessment plans (who, when, how and where data is collected), and analysis for incorporation of the evidence into academic department program reviews.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department Heads, Academic program assessment coordinators, and faculty members.
Session Title:
i>clicker Training
Presenters:
Steve Foster
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Please join us to learn how i>clicker can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students' knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate. We will provide a detailed training session to prepare you for the upcoming semester. Topics covered in this session include assessing student knowledge during class; receiving immediate feedback from your students, getting your entire class participating, peer instruction, taking attendance, sparking discussions and debates, identifying misconceptions, asking moral, ethical, or legal questions using anonymous polling, learning more about the way your class thinks using demographic polling, and increasing class attendance using clicker points.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors interested in using response systems in the classroom.
Session Title:
Life Belongs to the Curious: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU
Presenters:
Jean Morgenweck,Kevin Oltjenbruns
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
The Osher Lifelong Learning Insitute at Colorado State University is a unique learning community for adults aged 50 and better. Osher offers opportunities to both teachers and learners. Courses, designed to both challenge and inform, are small, engaging and interactive with no tests, stress or prerequisites. Join us today to learn more about Osher's ever-evolving educational offerings and opportunities!
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Osher is geared toward indivdiuals aged 50 and better, but curious minds of all ages are welcome to attend. Goal: Educate/inform the university community about Osher - who belongs, why belong and what Osher members share
Session Title:
Opportunities for the Provost's Office Course Enhancement Grants through TILT: The "Learning Ecologies" Framework
Presenters:
Shaun Beaty,Tonya Buchan ,Sandy Chapman,Chris Geanious ,Faculty Grant Recipient (TBD)
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
In this presentation we will talk about grants available through the TILT/Reinvention Center Science of Learning Course Development Competition. We will describe the grant and the proposal requirements. You will be introduced to a team of Instructional Designers who assist grant recipients in their course enhancement process. We will define and discuss the "Learning Ecologies" approach that incorporates campus partners, such as Morgan Library, the Geospacial Centroid, The Little Shop of Physics, and others as pedagogical resources in the instructional design framework. Examples of past course enhancements will be shown and a faculty member will share their experience with the course enhancement process.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session are to expose faculty, staff, and administrators to The TILT/Reinvention Center Science of Learning Course Development Competition and the "Learning Ecologies" framework used in instructional design which is described at http://tilt.colostate.edu/reinvention/. Target audience: Faculty, staff, and administrators interested in instructional design, curriculum development, and course enhancement at CSU.
Session Title:
Slips, Trips and Falls: Avoiding Common and Potentially Serious Injuries
Presenters:
Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
Slips, Trips and Falls are among the top five leading causes of injury and fatality in the US. During Winter, the frequency of these accidents increases. Learn about the different types of slips, trips and falls and what you can do to prevent injury to yourself, a coworker or a family member.
Goals and Target Audience:
Injury education and prevention.
Session Title:
Tools and emerging metrics for articulating research impact
Presenters:
Michelle Wilde,Allison Level,Merinda Mclure
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
Your research makes an impact at CSU and beyond. Come and discover how new metrics are changing the ways we look at and evaluate scholarly impact. What value can new tools like Altmetrics and ORCID offer? Why are older established tools such as Web of Science still relevant?
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will learn about new scholarly impact metrics such as Altmetrics and ORCID. The target audience includes the individual researcher, members of research groups, graduate students, representatives from CSU departments, and more.
Session Title:
When the DARS align. . . Walking students through their path to graduation.
Presenters:
Katie Risheill,Erin Pitts
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
A student’s degree audit plays a vital role in their path to graduation. A DARS report outlines the requirements and coursework needed to successfully complete their degree program. Come for a brief overview of the current DARS system and explore what’s new in the forthcoming upgrade. A preview into our new 4-year planning tool will also be included in this presentation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Training faculty, staff and advisers on current degree audit, introduce new functionality in upcoming upgrade and explore the new four year planning software. Audience: Advisers, Faculty, Staff

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Bringing Techies and Users Together for Better Usability
Presenters:
Jill Lenz Wolters
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
Hear one IT team’s story about re-focusing on their users. Technology users in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences work closely with various members of their IT department. Users participate in the Agile Software Development process, try out new equipment prototypes before they are released to the rest of the college, and provide feedback on user support documentation to make their experience with provided technology-related products and services better. Learn about regularly scheduled meet-ups open to the community to further the conversation about usability beyond this session.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals are to show IT Professionals various techniques to seek out their users and to illustrate to non-techie users their valuable role in structured opportunities to provide feedback for better usability. Both techies and non-techies are invited.
Session Title:
Grantwriting for Private Foundations 101
Presenters:
Sam Ernst,Peter Hartman
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
In today’s world of budget constraints, people look for increasingly creative ways to fund their projects. Private foundations are one resource that many consider as they seek to diversify their funding streams. Private foundations, however, are unique entities that require specific, nuanced strategies for approach. Some have regimented proposal submission processes more in keeping with government grants, while others have very loose requirements. Since the processes vary from foundation to foundation, writing a grant proposal for a private foundation can be a somewhat intimidating process for newcomers. Thankfully, there are a number of resources available at CSU for those interested in pursuing foundation funding. In addition to talking about the resources available to you from the Office of Foundation Relations, we’ll provide a snapshot of some helpful techniques you can use when writing proposals to private foundations.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: The goals of this session are twofold: 1) to provide an overview of the world of private foundations and their grantmaking processes; and 2) to provide an introduction to the services offered by the Office of Foundation Relations that can be of benefit when seeking funding from private foundations. Targeted Audience: CSU Faculty and Staff
Session Title:
International Subawards
Presenters:
Doug Leavell,Carol Wood,Chris Carsten
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
Subawards to international recipients have unique challenges and administrative requirements. This session will highlight some of the most common issues and offer guidance for advance planning that can make the process of issuing the subaward run more smoothly.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Identify some common questions/concerns about international subrecipients 2. Highlight key information about international subrecipients that would be good to include in a proposal 3. Review SP's process for creating a subaward to an international subrecipient 4. Offer suggestions for making the process go more smoothly Targeted audience: Faculty investigators who have sponsored projects that do or could include international subrecipients; pre-award support staff whose duties involve preparing proposals with international subrecipients; post-award support staff who assist faculty with the administrative requirements for subrecipient monitoring.
Session Title:
Living Democracy in the Classroom: Changing the Approach
Presenters:
Karen Rowe, Ph.D.,Elizabeth Urban, Ph.D.
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
The presenters will share the work they do collaboratively with their students and the work accomplished over the past five years in the graduate teacher licensure program. The program is a cohort model, professional development school housed at Fossil Ridge High School, in partnership with Colorado State University. The program has, as its foundation, the Four-Part Mission of the Agenda for Education in a Democracy developed by the National Network for Educational Renewal. The work focuses on the ideals of democracy, social justice and equity as the center of instructional planning and teacher preparation. It is a core belief of the partnership that students can attain those necessary skills and dispositions only by living democracy every day in the classroom. The ongoing effort began with the pre-service teachers writing daily democracy objectives as well as daily content and literacy objectives. The addition of objectives addressing democratic skills and dispositions resulted in revised unit and lesson planning templates which frame the experience of learning content in a democratic setting. The planning for creating democratic settings must be thoughtful and intentional. One student’s work including unit and lesson planning is featured in this presentation, and is an example of changing the approach. This is a practical way of living democracy in the classroom while acquiring 21st Century Skills. The templates place democracy and social justice at the center of planning, teaching and assessing. The presenters will share this approach and invite discussion.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal - to implement a lesson plan template which focuses on living and experiencing democracy in every classroom every day for the purpose of enhancing equity and social justice. The audience is all educators Pre K to 20.
Session Title:
New vs. Old: Conference & Event Planning On-Campus
Presenters:
Lauren Ankarlo,Elodie Vigneron,Candace Hufford
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
102 Eddy Hall
Description:
Make new friends, but keep the old. Find out what venues are "new" on-campus after all the construction, and what "old" venues can still be utilized. We'll explore some new trends within the Conference & Event industry, and some old tips and tricks that you should still keep in mind when you're planning an event.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session targets anyone who might be curious about the new construction and spaces on-campus. Also, if you're in charge of coordinating or organizing a conference (on or off-campus), this session will give you great tips and tricks of the trade while talking about industry changes.
Session Title:
Out with the old and in with...the older?: The nutritional logic of a primarily pre-agricultural low-carb diet
Presenters:
Brian Erb
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This PDI will explore some recent reassessments of the nutritional guidelines developed in the 70s, the role of carbohydrates in obesity, the not-so-awful truth about dietary fat, and the pitfalls of an over-reliance on a diet heavy in sugars and grain.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone interested in nutrition and weight loss.
Session Title:
RamCT: Getting Better and Better!
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Melody Brake
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
New features continue to become available in RamCT. In this session, we will cover: Tired of downloading RamCT assignments so they can be graded? With INLINE GRADING instructors can grade and comment on student assignments right in RamCT. TEST AVAILABILITY EXCEPTIONS allow instructors to provide additional time to select students or groups without creating duplicate tests. Enhanced test SHOW RESULTS AND FEEDBACK allow instructors to control what results and feedback students see and when. The TEST ACCESS LOG allows instructors to see when a student started a test, when they answered each question and when the test was submitted. With the new VIDEO EVERYWHERE tool instructors and students can leverage the web camera on their computer and their YouTube account to embed a video as part of a RamCT assignment, discussion, etc. The RETENTION CENTER quickly identifies At-Risk or Excelling students, and includes an easy-to-use communication process and a way to record interaction with students. Please join us to see demonstrations of these new RamCT features!
Goals and Target Audience:
To demonstrate and educate users about new functions and features in RamCT RamCT instructors and TA's.
Session Title:
Workers' Compensation Basics
Presenters:
Kenda Weigang
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
104 Eddy Hall
Description:
Attend this session to gain a basic understanding of the CSU Workers' Compensation program.
Goals and Target Audience:
This training will be valuable to anyone who is unfamiliar with or would like a refresher on the Workers' Compensation program and process.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
An Overview of University Sponsored Retirement Benefits and Financial Planning Income Strategies
Presenters:
Jackie Swaro,Evan Patterson, CFP
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
A102 Clark Building
Description:
Human Resources will provide an informative overview of University Sponsored Retirement Plan Benefits coupled with a presentation to facilitate an understanding of the retirement financial planning process. A financial advisor from a University sponsored retirement plan vendor will provide up to date income strategies focusing on saving early and developing a steadfast plan to enjoy a satisfactory retirement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Academic Faculty, Administrative Professionals and Classified personnel enrolled in a University retirement plan.
Session Title:
Applying Ergonomics to Non-Office Environments
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
Industrial ergonomics encompasses any job task performed outside of the office/computer workstation environment. These include, but are not limited to: laboratory work (pipetting, microscope, etc.), custodial work, manual materials handling (lifting, pushing, pulling), animal care, mail handling, food service and cooking, etc. Attend this session to gain insight on how to apply ergonomics to your specific setting.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide ergonomics education, training, and implementation ideas to non-office workers to prevent, reduce and, ideally, eliminate ergonomic related pain and discomfort associated with the work environment.
Session Title:
Data Management and the Changing Landscape of Research
Presenters:
Shea Swauger
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Data management is changing how research is produced, shared and reused in critical ways. It is breaking down boundaries between disciplines, allowing new kinds of questions to be asked and preserving the result of enormous amounts of effort and money spent every year by universities and governments. Many funding agencies like the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health now require data management efforts for every grant they give. Come learn about the exciting and emerging field of data management and how it can help you in your research, your work or just indulge your curiosity. Want more? The library is here to help you manage your data, so come one, come all.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is designed to inform a general audience with no previous background or experience as to the trends and practices of data management in a research setting.
Session Title:
i>clicker Training REPEAT
Presenters:
Steve Foster
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Please join us to learn how i>clicker can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students' knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate. We will provide a detailed training session to prepare you for the upcoming semester. Topics covered in this session include assessing student knowledge during class; receiving immediate feedback from your students, getting your entire class participating, peer instruction, taking attendance, sparking discussions and debates, identifying misconceptions, asking moral, ethical, or legal questions using anonymous polling, learning more about the way your class thinks using demographic polling, and increasing class attendance using clicker points.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors interested in using response systems in the classroom.
Session Title:
Imagination in teaching and learning
Presenters:
Matthew Hickey,Christine Schaefer
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This session will discuss how the imagination can be incorporated into the teaching and learning process. While a common theme of the intentional exercise of the "moral imagination" as a teaching tool will form the core of the discussion, we will also share examples of the utility of invoking/exercising the imagination to illustrate key content in any class. The instructors experience comes primarily from teaching bioethics, human physiology, and metabolism. However, the larger theme; "How can the teaching-learning environment be enhanced by specific and intentional exercises that invoke the imagination?" will be explored.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Develop an understanding of the moral imagination as a tool to facilitate learning. 2. Illustrate how invocation of the imaginative faculty in any course setting can both engage students and enhance the teaching-learninig environment. 3. Share specific examples of the use of imagination in the context of sharing course/discipline-specific content. Targeted Audience: Faculty and graduate students in any discipline.
Session Title:
Job DeSCRIPTions: Writing the "Textbook" Job Description for Administrative Professional and State Classified Positions
Presenters:
Jill Scanlon,Mindy Schneider,Holly Leary
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Event Hall - Morgan Library
Description:
Learn how to develop an effective job description that can serve as a strategic tool to achieve goals, find the right job candidates, evaluate employee performance, and create a career development path.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will take away valuable tips and tools to create their own well-crafted job descriptions. This workshop will be geared towards hiring managers and supervisors.
Session Title:
Mindfulness Skills for the Classroom
Presenters:
Debora Colbert
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C142 Clark Building
Description:
Recent clinical research on mindfulness practices has shown benefits that may offer an increased ability to transform stress, improve mental clarity, and help with concentration. This session is designed to explore mindfulness meditation and supportive yoga breath for your daily life both in and out of the classroom. The session will begin with an overview of the multiple physical and mental health benefits, offer background on mindfulness and yoga breath practice, discuss strategies for the classroom, and engage participants in "hands-on" practice of these techniques. Audience participation will be invited in a "learning circle" format. A "start where you are" philosophy is embraced and no previous experience is required. Practice sessions will range from 5-15 minutes, followed with time to share experiences and learn from each other.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session Title:
NCAA Rules and Student-Athletes
Presenters:
Shalini Shanker,Steve McDonnell
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This session will detail NCAA rules and how they affect student-athlete eligibility.
Goals and Target Audience:
Academic Advisors
Session Title:
Workplace Coaching Skills: Powerful Questions and Levels of Listening
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
206 Yates Hall
Description:
How would it be if you could think through a project or situation with an un-biased listener who asked insightful questions emerging from their curiosity and intuition and who fully listened without judging you or thinking they needed to solve your problem for you? How different would your workplace be if you could provide that open pondering space for your co-workers or direct reports? What creativity would that unleash? In this session, you will learn the core coaching skills of asking powerful questions using your natural curiosity and intuition, and deeply listening without judgment. This highly interactive session is co-led by two seasoned professional coaches trained by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and certified through CTI and the International Coach Federation (ICF). They will create a “fail-free” zone to learn about and to practice these skills. Reading a book or attending a lecture is only scratching the surface of the power of coaching skills; the best way to “get” them is to experience them. You will leave with a different perspective on workplace communication and new skills for creative solutions. Note: if you choose to attend, please commit to the full three hours.
Goals and Target Audience:
To empower employees, supervisors and managers with tools to create a respectful climate for open communication.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
AED Orientation
Presenters:
Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
An AED is a small, portable device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm and prompts the user to deliver a defibrillation shock if it determines one is needed. Once turned on, the AED guides the user through each step of the defibrillation process by providing voice and/or visual prompts. AEDs are specially designed for easy use by a first responder. Attend this training to get an overview of how this device works, where they are located on campus and what you can do to help in an emergency.
Goals and Target Audience:
Debunk AED myths, provide hands on training and help to reduce or eliminate a lay person's hesitation to act in an emergency.
Session Title:
Analytics for Learning and Teaching (ALT)
Presenters:
James Folkestad,Mike Palmquist,Heather Landers,Dave Johnson
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
More-and-more course activities are being delivered electronically or online. As students complete these activities they leave behind data trails that are logged in computer databases. These data trails are expanding and can be analyzed to understand learning processes and learner behaviors, behaviors that can be used to develop responsive learning interventions. In this session we will discuss analytics for learning and teaching and provide examples of ALT from across campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
This is an introduction to analytics for learning and teaching. Our goal is to introduce basic concepts and to provide illustrative examples.
Session Title:
Conversation with the Vice President for Diversity
Presenters:
Ria Vigil
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Please join the Vice President for Diversity, Mary Ontiveros, for an informational update on current University diversity iniatives.
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff and Faculty
Session Title:
Engaging Undergraduates in Research - Going beyond the Traditional Paradigm
Presenters:
Mo Moreira,Mark Brown,Mary Swanson
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
104 Eddy Hall
Description:
Educational research has proven that, on average, undergraduates who are engaged in faculty-mentored research have higher academic performance, higher rates of retention, and higher rates of entry into graduate and professional programs. Undergraduate research is a great way to extend the learning experience beyond the basic theory that students receive in the classroom. Providing real-world applications related to a student's discipline enhances student learning and their retention of key disciplinary concepts. Whether you're interested in learning about opportunities to mentor undergraduates as assistants on your own research or incorporating research experiences for undergraduates in the classroom, this session is for you.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: 1) Faculty from any discipline who have opportunities for undergraduates to participate in their research programs. 2) Faculty from any discipline who wish to incorporate research into their classroom activities. Goals: 1) Pair faculty researchers with undergraduate assistants. 2) Highlight the basics of being a research mentor. 3) Brainstorm ways to bring research opportunities into your classroom.
Session Title:
Saludable Corazon (Also offered in English in the session "Be Heart Healthy.")
Presenters:
Mayra Herrera,Tiffany Lipsey
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
El programa de prevención de las enfermedades del corazón está diseñado para evaluar los factores de riesgo conocidos para la enfermedad cardiovascular y usar estos factores de riesgo en el desarrollo de estrategias personalizadas. Se presenta esta presentación en español. (The heart disease prevention program is designed to assess know frisk factor for cardiovascular disease and to use these risk factors in the development of personalized strategies for lifestyles changes. This presentation will be presented in Spanish.)
Goals and Target Audience:
Session Title:
Spicing things up: Creating an environment of energy, enthusiasm, and entrancement that captures and retains student attention
Presenters:
Diana Sanchez
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
We have all likely experienced that lull in the classroom where it seems like nothing we do can capture student's attention and bring them back to the topic at hand. Many educators have discussed and published a variety of tools, techniques, and activities that can be used to help retain student attention (Eden, 2008). This presentation will outline and synthesize several ideas that can be used both inside and outside the classroom to create an environment full of energy. Some of these tips will help you stay energized as the instructor and others will help energize the students so that they will want to stay tuned into the content.
Goals and Target Audience:
-Talk about the common problems instructors face with keeping students engaged -Share ideas on how to promote attention -Give examples and tips on how to recapture student attention -Promote new ways of designing a presentation that will keep students engaged with the content
Session Title:
The Hidden Gems of Google
Presenters:
Cathy Cranston,Rob Sica
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 173 Morgan Library
Description:
Google is best known for their search engine, but they have developed many other tools that come in handy for both research and recreation. We will explore and play with some relatively unknown "Google gems" during this one-hour session.
Goals and Target Audience:

3:30 PM

Session Title:
An economical tablet/ wireless/ Echo360/ Windows8/ touch screen teaching solution Plus :The dramatic paradigm shift
Presenters:
David Ramsay
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Event Hall - Morgan Library
Description:
Finally an economical tablet/ wireless/ Echo360/ Windows8/ touch screen teaching solution has become available. During this PDI you will have a chance to see and experience this solution. This answers all the needs that have not been available until the Samsun 700T came on the market this last summer. Also, experience why the Chrome-Book is gaining in popularity with K-12 educators and the dramatic paradigm shift being creatied by cloud computing.
Goals and Target Audience:
experience the opportunity this solution creates for CSU Professors, and Teachers
Session Title:
GRIT
Presenters:
Michael Brake,Amy Robertson
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C142 Clark Building
Description:
What is the most important factor for student success? Historically we have used high school grades, first generation status, ACT/SAT scores as indicators of how students will succeed at CSU, but a student’s motivation and persistence may be just as important or more important than the traditional indicators. Did you know that new students already provide information about their attitudes during the first five weeks of classes? This presentation will provide an overview of these non-cognitive factors and early intervention efforts already implemented along with brainstorming future possibilities.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone interested in student success at CSU
Session Title:
Integrating A Larger Audience Into Your Web Strategy
Presenters:
Evan Moore,Leslie Taylor,Rachel Gaisford,Kimberly Stern
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Whether you know it or not, your web and social media strategy is a vital piece of a prospective student’s experience. About two-thirds of prospective students currently use social media to research colleges, and they aren't just visiting the accounts operated by the Office of Admissions. Come learn about what you can do to integrate a larger audience into your existing web and social strategy, improve your relationship with your current audience by keeping up with new online trends, and ultimately help Colorado State University put the best foot forward with our future Rams.
Goals and Target Audience:
All offices and colleges with existing social media and web strategies that interact with the larger public.
Session Title:
Using Organizational Theories to Improve Student Outcomes
Presenters:
Janet Weidert
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
How do we foster positive student outcomes? This presentation will leverage research from the field of organizational psychology to explain how teachers can help improve both attitudinal and performance outcomes in their students. First, we will discuss how college professors can incorporate transformational leadership behaviors into their teaching style. Second, we will apply goal-setting theory to the class setting, with a focus on how students can benefit from setting smart goals. The focus of both applications will be on creating specific, actionable behaviors that teachers can easily adapt to their own class.
Goals and Target Audience:

Tuesday, January 14th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
"I'm not racist, but...": Topics of Power & Privilege and Why They Matter
Presenters:
Emily Ambrose,Bobby Kunstman,Hermen Diaz
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
Often, we have conversations which tip-toe around difficult topics, or offend people and don't know why. This session begins to explore social identities within a U.S. context, naming dynamics which are always present and with us - but often unrecognized by those in positions of privilege. At a fundamental level, we will unpack the Matrix of Oppression and offer a beginning dialogue (and why it matters) for those who may not have been in spaces where these conversations are happening.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Members of the CSU community who have little/no experience with concepts of social justice, social identities, social power, and privilege. Goals: - To familiarize participants with basic definitions/concepts of social identities. - To explore concepts of social power and how it presents itself. - To understand initial topics of social justice.
Session Title:
Advanced Workers' Compensation
Presenters:
Kenda Weigang
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
102 Eddy Hall
Description:
This training will offer a more in depth look at CSU Workers' Compensation processes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide training to designated departmental persons, HR liaisons and anyone who has direct contact with Workers' Compensation for their department's employees.
Session Title:
Coaching for Success
Presenters:
Jill Scanlon,Erik Hokanson
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
104 Eddy Hall
Description:
Introduction to a transformational coaching model to enhance trust and build healthy working relationships. Supervisors will learn how coaching can foster a motivational and supportive work culture. The coaching framework will offer actionable steps for leaders to incorporate into their daily operations. This 1.5 hour session will offer inspiration and solutions to successfully manage difficult situations.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this program is for leaders to gain an understanding of: 1) The difference between a boss and a coach; 2) The different types of coaching; 3) How to apply coaching in current role. Participants will practice their new skills throughout the presentation by engaging in various activities and role play scenarios.
Session Title:
Gardening Myths, Folklore and Old Wives Tales: Debunking with Science
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
A102 Clark Building
Description:
Should you add coffee grounds to acidify your soil? Does a banana peel in your planting hole add additional potassium? Does recycling your grass clippings add to thatch? Learn the truth behind these myths and others at this informative session, taught by Carol O'Meara and Alison O'Connor from CSU Extension.
Goals and Target Audience:
For all interested participants; the goal of this session is to enhance gardening knowledge and foster successful gardening.
Session Title:
Kuali Basics & 5.0.3 System Enhancements
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio,David Leathers,Barb Gustisen,John Swaro,Linda Brucker
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
This session will discuss the layout and basic functions of the Kuali Financial System (KFS), as well as what changes are expected with the new Kuali version 5.03 system upgrade. Topics to be covered include a KFS overview, document layout and actions, fiscal roles & responsibilities, object code classification, understanding To/From, system and document enhancements and new functionality.
Goals and Target Audience:
Kuali Financial System users
Session Title:
Top Tips for Making Accessible Documents
Presenters:
Allison Kidd,Shannon Lavey,Marla Roll
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
This session pinpoints the most critical methods for making electronic documents compatible with many types of technology used by a wide variety of students, including text-to-speech software, screen readers, mp3 players, and other assistive and mainstream technologies. Learn a few important steps to include in your workflow that make a huge difference to many students, including those with disabilities.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Staff, GTAs
Session Title:
You CAN Negotiate: Ethical Negotiation Skills and Career Advancement
Presenters:
Ellen Fisher,Kathy Partin,Lorie Smith
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Event Hall - Morgan Library
Description:
Do you hate to negotiate? Are you looking for a new job or simply trying to improve the one you’ve got? Does the thought of asking your boss for a raise or a promotion make you want to run and hide? This session will cover the basics of every day negotiation and provide practical skills for improving your ability to negotiate at home and at work. Opportunities to hone these skills will be provided through interactive exercises designed to highlight various aspects of negotiating deals in real-world situations. Potential pitfalls and strategies for avoiding them will also be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Graduating MS and PhD students, junior faculty, and staff are welcomed and may benefit from the discussions. The goals are: • To provide an overview on the basics of negotiation • To provide strategies, tips, and a practical guide for improving negotiating skills • To develop and hone negotiating skills through interactive learning strategies • To discuss challenges and solutions to negotiating at home and at work

10:45 AM

Session Title:
"Introduction to Time Travel -or- How to Send Your Files to the Future"
Presenters:
Shea Swauger
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C146 Clark Building
Description:
Remember that paper you wrote in 1992? The one stored on a Floppy Disk? Chances are good that recovering that file will be difficult if you don’t have the right hardware and software. The same forces that made your files from the past hard to read now will eventually make your current files hard to read in the future. Come learn about how you can recover the past as well as how to preserve your digital files so that they last well in to the future.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is designed to inform a general audience with no previous background or experience as to the basic principles of digital preservation and recovery.
Session Title:
Aging Parents: How to Help as the Adult Child
Presenters:
Tammi Vacha-Haase
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C142 Clark Building
Description:
This session will focus on the challenges that older adults face as they age, and the difficulties that their adult children experience as they do their best to be of support. Areas such as competency, cognitive decline, driving, declining health, questions about moving to other housing options, need for independence/dignity, and symptoms of depression and anxiety will be addressed. Additional focus will be on those who are in a caregiver role for their older parents (or loved ones), and the importance of self-care and increased coping mechanisms.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: Adult children with concerns about their aging parents (or grandparents/other family members) Goals: 1) Identify common challenges faced by older adults 2) Recognize the role adult children play in the lives of their aging parents 3) List common strategies for dealing with identified difficulties 4) Increase overall coping strategies 5) Discuss possibility of caregiver burnout and need for self-care
Session Title:
Banking Services Update
Presenters:
Suzanne Zimmerer,Zach Campain
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A104 Clark Building
Description:
This session will cover recent changes within Banking Services including but not limited to: upcoming location change of the Cashier’s Office, Cashier’s no longer guaranteeing check amounts, change to the merchant statement distribution process, and a reminder on best practices for cash handling.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty/Staff who handle cash Kuali users who submit cash receipts Merchant statement users
Session Title:
Campus on a Carbon Diet - How Colorado State is Reducing GHG Emissions
Presenters:
Carol Dollard,Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
102 Eddy Hall
Description:
Colorado State University has made an ambitious goal to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the university to zero by the year 2050. This session will provide an update on the strategies in place to achieve that goal and the progress made to date. The focus will be on the devices we have control over that have the biggest impact on reducing our footprint. Remember, the university's footprint is actually made up of our individual contributions so we will also discuss specific measures that we can embrace in order to reduce our individual impact. Hope you will join us.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff & students should all be interested in how their work here at the university impacts the environment. The goal is to keep the university community informed on progress toward reducing GHG emissions, and how each of us can help.
Session Title:
Using Mobile Applications for Effective Teaching and Learning
Presenters:
Shaun Beaty
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This session will inform educators of basic uses, applications and creative ways to incorporate mobile technology in the classroom and for professional growth. The presenter will share ideas and demonstrate applications (both free and minimal cost) that support student engagement, participation and learning. Participants will leave with a list of suggested apps, tips, tricks and tools to manage teaching and learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, graduate students and anyone interested in the use of mobile components for teaching and learning.
Session Title:
Want to live like a Sports Agent? Become a Degree and Transfer Analyst!
Presenters:
Shannon Miller
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
What do Professional Sports Agents and CSU’s Registrar’s Office Degree Analysts have in common? More than you would think! Between assisting with team transfers (transfer evaluation), advising players (students) about their best options, working with other “agents” (academic coordinators) to look at all options, helping to sign contracts (for graduation), and supporting the goals of everyone in the league to make it to the championship (students earning their diploma)… Degree Analysts are constantly on the go; ready and willing to help the Rams we all support get that diploma in hand!
Goals and Target Audience:
Inform the campus community, primarily advisors and department staff, of what one unit of the Registrar's Office is responsible for and our direct connection to the student - not just regarding registration. We evaluate transcripts from other institutions and confer degrees for graduation. We are there from the beginning to the end and there are many aspects of our job that people around campus are not aware of. I want to bring that to as many people, advisors, staff, faculty - so that we can be one more resource and partner with them to increase retention and improve graduation rates!
Session Title:
Whatever Happened to the United States Adoption of the Metric System?
Presenters:
Donald Hillger
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C144 Clark Building
Description:
The adoption of the metric system is inevitable for the United States! History tells us that countries have only switched to metric, none the other way (except for temporary reversions). The US remains in the midst of its metric transition as measurement changes are made in various sectors of the economy. Therefore, this information is especially important for teachers/instructors, who should also know our metric history and its current status. The US “missed the boat” in the 1970s when the rest of the English-speaking world converted to metric. That was a time when the metric system was being taught in schools, and metric was intended to replace our former units in most aspects of daily life. However, the lack of firm deadlines for conversion has hindered progress towards metric. Therefore, the US remains the only major industrial nation not using the metric system. The voluntary (slow) path that the US chose to follow is why we are still struggling with metric transition. Most people are surprised when they learn of the large number of consumer products, services, and standards that already use metric units, but that are mostly hidden to the average/casual observer.
Goals and Target Audience:
This lecture presents the current status of the metric system adoption by the US, where the change is currently taking place, and where it will likely take place in the future. Most Americans do not realize the extent of metric usage in the world, how widely metric is already used in the US, and that metric is inevitable for the US. Faculty and staff - as teachers, instructors, and leaders - should be knowledgeable of the history and status of the US transition to metric. This PowerPoint lecture, with imbedded humor, explains what resources are available to help them, and it encourages participants to support the metric transition of the US.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Advanced Coaching Skills: Self-Management, Action and Accountability, and Acknowledgement
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
206 Yates Hall
Description:
Really good coaching does two things: it deepens the learning and forwards the action. The core skills of powerful questions and levels of listening are methods of deep inquiry, but how do you move into action? In this session, we will practice those core skills and introduce new skills to help you acknowledge others, self-manage, get the other person into action and hold them accountable. This highly interactive session is co-led by two seasoned professional coaches trained by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and certified through CTI and the International Coach Federation (ICF). They will create a “fail-free” zone to learn about and to practice these skills. Reading a book or attending a lecture is only scratching the surface of the power of coaching skills; the best way to “get” them is to experience them. You will leave with a different perspective on workplace communication and new skills for creative solutions. You will benefit most from this class if you have previously attended the Powerful Questions and Levels of Listening session either this year or in previous years. Note: if you choose to attend, please commit to the full three hours.
Goals and Target Audience:
To empower employees, supervisors and managers with tools to create a respectful climate for open communication.
Session Title:
Advising Student Organizations at CSU
Presenters:
Hermen Diaz,Whitley Hadley
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
Advising a registered student organization can be one of the most rewarding expriences at CSU. Topics include advsing best practices, working with millennial students and navigating CSU policies, procedures that impact student organizations and identified advising resources and services. Please attend if you are interested in bringing your advised student organization to the next level!
Goals and Target Audience:
-Advising best practices -Working with millennial students/ students of different generations. -CSU policy and procedure knowledge -SLiCE resources and services
Session Title:
Fund Accounting Concepts
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio,David Leathers,Barb Gustison,Summer Leaming
Category:
Campus Accounting Processes
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This session will discuss and define the main fund types used by CSU. We will also introduce and discuss basic accounting terms, discuss how available balances are affected by fund type, how to calculate balances based upon fund type and how fund types can affect the balance sheet and income statement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department fiscal officers, accounting techs or those responsible for managing accounts
Session Title:
Knowing Your Role in Supporting Survivors of Gender Based Violence at CSU
Presenters:
Ashley Vigil,Casey Malsam
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Learn about laws that dictate our University response to incidents of gender based violence, as well as your role as an employee of CSU, and how to support students during these incidents.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted audience would be any and all faculty and staff members. Goals are to gain skills for supporting survivors, learn about the Unviersity's expectation of faculty and staff members in reporting information, learn about the laws that dictate CSU's response (Title IX, Clery Act, SaVE Act).
Session Title:
Student Success Initiatives: What's Been Achieved; What's Next?
Presenters:
Alan Lamborn,Paul Thayer
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Clark A104
Description:
This fall, the University reported the highest retention, persistence, and graduation rates it has ever achieved. These indicators of increasing student success are important milestones along the path the University embarked on seven years ago, but much remains to be done if we are to achieve the University’s goals for the 2020-2025 period. The session will review the centrality of the undergraduate learning experience in the aims, strategies, and outcomes that are collectively called the "Student Success Initiatives.” The session will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss and propose next steps.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Share information about the Student Success Initiatives and engage participants in a discussion of next steps for increasing and deepening student engagement in curricular and co-curricular learning. Audience: All members of the university community
Session Title:
Using the Employee Study Privilege or Tuition Scholarship Program for Eligible Family Members
Presenters:
Jackie Swaro,Jerry Becker
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
A102 Clark Building
Description:
Academic privileges under Commitment to Campus are afforded to employees through the Employee Study Privilege and Tuition Scholarship Program for Eligible Family Members to help promote personal advancement and success. This session will introduce a panel of University representatives, as well as employees who have benefited from the academic privileges offered to employees and eligible family members. This presentation will be a review of benefits (approx. 50 min) and a question and answer session (approx. 30 min) to address the most common inquiries.
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional staff with Regular, multi-year research or Special appointments of 50% time or greater and all non-temporary State Classified staff with appointments of 50% time or greater.
Session Title:
We Are Recruiters: The Daily Campus Visit
Presenters:
Bryan Whish,Kelly Nolin
Category:
Customer Service
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Ammons Hall
Description:
In the Admissions Office, we believe that every person on campus is a recruiter. Come learn how we talk about CSU with prospective students and guests. This presentation will provide a look at the overall experience of the Daily Information Session. We will also cover statistical and demographic information about our Daily Information Session. Share your ideas of what could make this program our most effective recruitment tool. The session will conclude with the Admissions Ambassador led campus tour.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who comes in contact with a prospective student should attend this session.
Session Title:
WHAT IF... - refreshing your mind for enhanced creativity
Presenters:
Auli Summerhays
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Event Hall - Morgan Library
Description:
This interactive session is designed to awaken curiosity to find new ways of looking at objects, processes, and attitudes. The participants will engage in refreshing idea exchanges, personal and group discovery, and creative questioning.
Goals and Target Audience:
All those ready to stretch their mind and imagination.
Session Title:
Why does my pet DO that?
Presenters:
Jennie Willis
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
C142 Clark Building
Description:
Why does my dog bark at Uncle Ned when he comes over? Why does my cat pee on the carpet? Why does my puppy jump and bite me when I come home? Why can't my cats just get along? This two hour dynamic session will begin with information on how animals learn and how their biology influences natural behavior. We will using examples from the audience to explore different topics that are of interest to many pet owners. Expect to get up and move around and talk to your neighbor as we gain a better understanding of our companion animals.
Goals and Target Audience:
1)To give pet owners tools to think about and change their pet's behavior at home. 2)Learn and practice some steps to changing behavior in pets (and people too!) Target audience: Any interested current or future pet owner

3:15 PM

Session Title:
Our Proposed Interactive Online General Catalog: What’s Your Vision?
Presenters:
Fionna Bright,Carole Makela,H. Thomas Hoehn
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A102 Clark Building
Description:
CSU has an interactive online catalog in the works. How might your department/college/faculty/research/students best be represented in it? What needs might it serve/how would you like to be able to use it? An information-gathering, brainstorming session about the future E- Catalog.
Goals and Target Audience:
Request for input from colleges, departments, and SAUs for how an interactive General Catalog could best serve their related to providing quality information and be a tool for recruitment and marketing. We want to hear your ideas on content and format as well as to plan focus groups.
Session Title:
Deepening Student Learning through Peer Education
Presenters:
Heather Landers,Darrie Burrage
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Do you want your students to spend more time outside of class engaging with course material? Know your students would learn more deeply if they taught the material to someone else? The Institute for Learning and Teaching offers two programs, TILT Study Groups, and The Arts & Sciences Tutoring program, with the goal of hosting a space where students work together in small groups, grapple with difficult course concepts, and teach one another material with a peer educator available to assist when needed. Visit TILT on any weeknight between 5-10 pm, and you will see students engaged in their courses and peer educators whose goal is to get students to collaborate with one another, to understand how to approach problems, and to model the problem-solving skills needed in college-level coursework. If you have been thinking that the students in your course could benefit from having a peer educator available, this is the session for you. We will share the results of our recent program evaluation, talk about our training program, how we work with faculty, and encourage you to think about how you might use peer educators in your courses in collaboration with TILT.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: faculty and instructors Goals: to talk with faculty about how they might collaborate with TILT to offer peer education oopportunities to their students To share more about the impact that peer education is having at CSU
Session Title:
Developing the Student Scholar: Paving the Way for Scholarships and Fellowships
Presenters:
Mary Swanson
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C144 Clark Building
Description:
Every year, government organizations and private foundations award millions of dollars to undergraduates and graduates studying at US institutions. This session will help faculty and students identify relevant funding opportunities and prepare relevant applications. We’ll discuss a number of scholarships and fellowships, the application and nomination process, and the resources available to applicants through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Artistry (OURA).
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will provide an overview of OURA’s Nationally Competitive Scholarship and fellowship program. It is designed to help faculty identify and encourage prospective candidates.
Session Title:
Physical Safety Subcommittee - Who Are We and How You Can Help
Presenters:
James Graham
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This session will include a short presentation to go over the roles of the Physical Safety Committee and an open forum to allow individuals the opportunity to bring up concerns they think the committee should address.
Goals and Target Audience:
Get input from the community on physical safety issues on the CSU campus and have the committee address those issues.
Session Title:
Recruitment & Selection Services - State Classified Employment
Presenters:
Rachel Wilkinson,Lyn Martin,Mindy Schneider
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
The Recruitment & Selection Services - State Classified Employment session will seek to educate the campus community about the State Classified hiring process from start to finish. Beginning with a foundational definition of what the State Classification system is, the Employment Office's Role in recruitment, a glimpse of important legislation changes that have updated our policies and procedures, and ending with updates and improvements to our overall hiring processes.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for: 1) Hiring Managers/Supervisors that are interested in filling a State Classified position, or frequently fill State Classified position looking for more information on how the process works. 2) HR Liaisons that are involved in filling State Classified positions and represent their department in recruiting opportunities. 3) Employees interested in applying for State Classified positions and desire a better understanding of the hiring process.

Wednesday, January 15th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales,Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
340 General Services Building
Description:
**This session has a $110 fee per participant.** Please make payment arrangements with Erin Rezac (erin.rezac@colostate.edu) PRIOR to the day of the session. Learn to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac problems, and/or sudden illness or injury, to adults, children and infants.
Goals and Target Audience:
This training teaches individuals and families how to appropriately respond in emergency situations, while overcoming barriers to act. It is a vital training for all ages and walks of life.

8:30 AM

Session Title:
An Introduction the Next Generation of Phone Service at CSU
Presenters:
Kyle Haefner
Category:
Other
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
After nearly 20 years of service, CSU’s Nortel telephone switch is now end of life, and Telecom has begun implementing a new phone system. This session will provide an introduction to this next generation of phone service including Unified Messaging, Unified Communications, Voice over IP (VoIP) and how this new system will change the way you work.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session are to give an overview of the new SipXecs Unified Communications System. Those who attend will learn how Unified Messaging, Unified Communications, VoIP and other terms you may have heard will change the way you communicate. Target Audience: This session is designed all faculty and staff interested in learning about the new system.
Session Title:
Attracting Student Attention with Magnets and Flipping
Presenters:
Jennifer Taylor
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
Many science students are "hands-on" learners, but designing such activities for large lecture classes is extremely difficult. We have developed a teaching tool that allows students to carry out gene expression and protein translation by manipulating magnets representing mRNA, tRNA, ribosomes and amino acids. In addition, I will discuss how we use classroom flipping to help prepare the students for this activity and clicker quizzing to assess whether learning takes place. Audience members will be invited to participate in this activity and take the clicker quiz.
Goals and Target Audience:
My goal is to demonstrate a new learning tool that can be used in large classes and that can be adapted to almost any topic. The targeted audience is anyone who is interested in active learning in the classroom.
Session Title:
Creating Service-Learning Action: Connecting your classroom with community
Presenters:
Margit Hentschel
Category:
Service Learning
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C146 Clark Building
Description:
This session will focus on service-learning as a form of active, engaged learning & teaching. Topics will include; 1)exploring your passion to align with service-learning opportunities, 2)examples of how to connect your classroom w/ local/global community partnerships, and 3)assessment tools for community-based research and publishing. This session will be facilitated as an engaged learning circle and will involve audience participation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any participant interested in campus/community service-learning programs, course curriculum development and experiential learning, and/or community-based research.
Session Title:
Everything You Need to Know about being Gluten-Free
Presenters:
Melissa Wdowik
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Are you wondering about the difference between gluten sensitivity and gluten intolerance? Do you think you might have Celiac or a gluten allergy? Do you know the symptoms and treatment of any of these conditions? This session will explain them along with pros and cons of a gluten free diet, tips for keeping gluten free, and ideas and recipes for optimizing your diet and your health whether you are planning meals for home, for work, or for travel.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals include increasing awareness of the prevalence of gluten reactive conditions, increasing knowledge of gluten sources in the diet, understanding who should choose a gluten-free diet, and optimizing nutrient intake with or without gluten. The target audience is anyone interested in separating fact from fiction in the gluten free trend.
Session Title:
Money Personalities
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C142 Clark Building
Description:
Some people are spenders, others are savers. Personal and family financial decisions are influenced by attitudes, personality types, past experiences, and family dynamics. Awareness and self-reflection can bring clarity and balance to both your psyche and your financial portfolio. With clarity and balance come a sense of control and well-being. In this session, participants will learn more about their personal money style and gain tips on how to communicate with others of different styles.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session are to : Provide opportunity to self-identify each participant's money style Exchange tips for successful communication among different money styles The target audience participants are adults wanting to balance their use of money to be consistent with their personal and family values.
Session Title:
The Evolution of Student Case Managment: Past, present and future
Presenters:
Jennie Baran,Jennifer Van Norman
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Case management in higher education is an emerging field designed to mitigate campus violence, behavioral issues, and support the increasing number of students coming to college with increasingly more significant mental health issues. Colorado State University has been on the leading edge of this development from the beginning in 2007. This PDI session will focus on the development of Colorado State University’s Student Case Management program from a single role to a stand-alone department in 5 years’ time.
Goals and Target Audience:
1 The creative funding mechanisms that has allowed this important service, including specialized professionals, to develop. We will highlight the creative strategies implemented to cover professional salaries, administrative support, and other office needs from a variety of budgets across campus even in difficult economic times. 2 Best practices utilized to support students returning to campus after an alcohol/drug transport. Additionally, we will introduce an innovative and evolving program designed to support students returning to campus following a mental health hospitalization. 3 Prospering collaborations with health services, The Student Consultation Team, Safety team, community hospitals, and internal departments that balance a desire to increase campus safety and discretion with regard to the sharing of sensitive student information. We will share how Colorado State University connects the dots across campus for students of concern.
Session Title:
Using Interactive Tools to Bring Course Content to Life.
Presenters:
Shaun Beaty
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
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, the presenter will identify a wide range of interactive tools that can be used for this purpose, discuss their potential application in courses, and demonstrate 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, Trainers.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Be Heart Healthy (also presented as Corazon Saludable in separate session)
Presenters:
Tiffany Lipsey,Mayra Herrera
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This session will review the risk factors for heart disease and ways to use lifestyle behaviors to manage those risk factors. (This presentation will be presented in English and another session on this topic will be presented in Spanish. See Corazon Saludable in the program for the Spanish presentation.)
Goals and Target Audience:
Everyone
Session Title:
Book It!
Presenters:
Julia Murphy,Marianna Walsh
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Sometimes you just need to book it! With EMS, an event and academic scheduling management software, you can! This software, commissioned by the Classroom Review board and currently being implemented by the Registrar’s Office, will provide you with a streamlined and more efficient way to schedule your events in GA Classrooms. Come join us as we demo the online General Assignment Classroom event request process and experience a sneak peek of the other features EMS has to offer. Let us show you how you can book it!
Goals and Target Audience:
To present the new tool for reserving General Assignment Classrooms for Faculty and Staff who are currently (or plan to) book General Assignment Classrooms.
Session Title:
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High Overview Presentation
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Margaret Saldana,Tracy Hutton,Christy Conrad,Nicole Olsen,Carolyn Haack
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
102 Eddy Hall
Description:
This is an overview presentation of the Crucial Conversations training that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotion, or risky topics at all levels of the organization. The training provides participants with skills on how to: • Speak persuasively, not abrasively • Foster teamwork and better decision making • Build acceptance rather than resistance • Resolve individual and group disagreements
Goals and Target Audience:
The presentation is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Crucial Conversations training. In-house trainers will provide an overview of this highly engaging and interactive program and assist you in the next steps to bringing this training to you department!
Session Title:
Echo 360
Presenters:
Frances Campana,Rusty Scott,ACNS STAFF
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
Recording lectures and making them available for student review is becoming very popular as part of the blended learning experience for students. The campus has recently adopted Echo360 as a lecture capture standard and is now available to faculty in two ways; through hardware appliances that have been installed in some classrooms on campus, and also through ‘personal capture’ software that can be installed on your desktop or laptop. In this session, we will demonstrate the functionality of the personal capture software and how it can be used to augment your course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and GTAs.
Session Title:
From Soldier to Student: Supporting Student Veterans on a College Campus
Presenters:
Erica Schelly,Joshua Burns
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
Institutions of higher education are witnessing an increase in the enrollment of Post-9/11 military veterans. Many of these men and women have sustained serious injuries while on active duty, such as traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorders, amputations, burns, visual impairments and other physical wounds. These injuries, along with the transition from being a soldier to a college student can present many challenges for student veterans as they strive to complete their degrees. The New Start for Student Veterans program is designed to support student veterans who have sustained a service-connected injury as they pursue academic and life success. This session will explore the unique strengths that student veterans bring to a college campus as well as the challenges that they may face while being a student, and will describe the ways that the New Start for Student Veterans program can help students achieve their goals.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience for this session includes educators and student support services personnel. The goal is that participants gain a better understanding of: 1) the major strengths and challenges of student veterans on a college campus; 2) support strategies to help student veterans be successful and feel more comfortable in the classroom and on campus; 3) how to connect student veterans to appropriate resources that can aid in their transition, well-being and academic success, including the New Start for Student Veterans program.
Session Title:
Hands on With Next Generation of Phone Service at CSU
Presenters:
Kyle Haefner
Category:
Other
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Learn how to use the new VoIP phones. New services such as IM software-based phones and Outlook integration clients will be shown. Learn how to set up call forwarding, simultaneous ringing, and speed dials through the web interface. Ask questions, touch the phones in an informal hands-on question/answer lab environment.
Goals and Target Audience:
Current VoIP users, administrators, users from up-and-coming VoIP installations.
Session Title:
How to Find Business Information: Strategies and Resources
Presenters:
Louise Feldmann
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 171 Morgan Library
Description:
This session will discuss finding business information using library, government, and web resources, whether for company financial information, industry trends, data, or reports, or any other business information. This session will also highlight some of CSU Libraries’ databases as well as government resources useful for business information.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff who are interested in learning how to find business information, whether for class planning, work, or personal education.
Session Title:
Online Learning: Organization is the Key
Presenters:
Leann Kaiser
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C142 Clark Building
Description:
It is becoming more common for educators to be asked to teach their courses and content in a distance format and for learners to be asked to complete their learning online. Many have previously only taught or learned in a face-to-face format. As well, they are often given few if any resources to help them transition their materials and teaching and learning methods online. Thus, the task of moving instruction online can be overwhelming. Although there are excellent resources and research available on best practices for online education, educators and learners often need a few key ideas and techniques to simply begin this daunting transition. One of the items that can have a dramatic affect on the success of an online course is creating an organized learning environment. This session will focus on explaining why organization is so important and how to achieve it in online learning settings.
Goals and Target Audience:
This content of this session will be useful for educators who facilitate or design teaching experiences online as well as for learners in online settings. The content may be particularly relevant for those new to online teaching or learning as they try to determine the most important items to focus on to help them transition into this learning environment. But, those who already have experience in online education will also benefit by being introduced to techniques and information that will help them enhance their current situation or address difficulties they may be facing. Participants attending this session will achieve three outcomes. First, they will understand why organization is so important to successful online learning. Second, they will be given practical and applicable information on how to achieve organization in both course design and facilitation. For those who are learners, this applicable information will be oriented toward the organizational factors learners need to achieve. Third, session participants will be encouraged to transfer what they have learned in this session into their own teaching and learning settings.
Session Title:
University Travel Policies and Procedures, Accounts Payable in the Kuali Financial System
Presenters:
Jackie Riba,Terri Bedan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
A102 Clark Building
Description:
This session will cover the policies and procedures concerning university travel at university expense. Topics covered will include the university travel form, non-employee travel, group travel and travel advances. This session will also cover how to create disbursement vouchers in the Kuali Financial System (KFS) and the creation of vendors in KFS.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to increase knowledge concerning university travel and the accounts payable functions in KFS. The targeted audience is university travelers and travel preparers and department personnel who create disbursment vouchers and vendors in KFS.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Aware Not Scared
Presenters:
Robert Chaffee,Sgt. Aaron Turner,Chris Wolf
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Emergency awareness and preparedness, crime prevention and 'shooter in the workplace' discussion.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone in an office environment or with family at home
Session Title:
Capital Assets Start to Finish
Presenters:
Genevra Scott,Debra Ellison,Mack Freestone,Rachel Drenth
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
Everything you need to know about capital asset management from start to finish. This session will cover aspects of acquisition, inventory management and tracking, and the final disposition; there will also be a brief introduction of upcoming Kuali document enhancements.
Goals and Target Audience:
DPC's, CAM Processors, and Asset Representatives
Session Title:
Exploring Planning and Effectiveness: Academic department access and utilization of IR data in the Program Review Self-Study
Presenters:
Laura Jensen,Bob Jones
Category:
Other
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C144 Clark Building
Description:
The Director of IR will facilitate this workshop to enable users to explore the IR data pertinent to their program review self-study. Discussion will center on data related to finance, human resources, students, employees, student success and research/scholarship.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: To provide detailed explanation of the IR data as it relates to the program review process. Targeted Audience: Department Heads and department review committee members (especially departments scheduled for review within the next 2 years) Participants should bring a laptop computer to access the internet.
Session Title:
REPEAT: The Hidden Gems of Google
Presenters:
Cathy Cranston
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 173 Morgan Library
Description:
Google is best known for their search engine, but they have developed many other tools that come in handy for both research and recreation. We will explore and play with some relatively unknown "Google gems" during this one-hour session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session Title:
Student Autonomy in the Classroom
Presenters:
Hillary Wehe,Diana Sanchez,Janet Peters
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
As instructors we strive to engage students in class material and subject matter. Typically, we share a common goal that students will become interested and want to independently explore the material outside of class time. This independent exploration ideally will lead to the students' ability to master the course material and they will continue to grow and challenge themselves.These broad goals for students have been researched in terms of their intrinsic motivation to engage in learning, their autonomy and perceived control for their learning, and additionally how their instructors encouragement of autonomy can improve long-term learning outcomes. Black and Deci (1999) observed relationships between classroom performance and 1) students' incoming autonomy and interest in course material, as well as, 2) whether they believed their instructor supported autonomy in learning. Higher feelings of autonomy were related overall to better class performance. Additionally, when instructors were viewed as more autonomous, students were able to increase their own feelings of competence and autonomy towards the material which resulted in improved performance. Froiland et al. (2012) demonstrated that interventions with parenting style were successful in creating more autonomous learning in young children. In order to explore how instructors at the college level can support and increase levels of autonomy, we are proposing a panel presentation of four broad topics that we believe can assist instructors. These include: 1) What is intrinsic motivation? 2) Student learning goals 3) Engagement 4) Student choice and increased competence
Goals and Target Audience:
1) What is intrinsic motivation? 2) Student learning goals 3) Engagement 4) Student choice and increased competence

1:00 PM

Session Title:
A Calm Within Guided Meditation
Presenters:
Margit Hentschel,Deb Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
C146 Clark Building
Description:
Are you having trouble finding balance in your life due to work and life stress? Recent clinical research on mindfulness practices has shown benefits that may offer an increased ability to transform stress, improve mental clarity, and help with concentration. This session is designed to explore mindfulness meditation and supportive yoga breath for your daily life. Over the last 20 years, numerous studies have shown these practices to have multiple physical and mental health benefits, which contribute to an overall increase in well-being. The session will begin with an overview of these benefits, offer background on mindfulness and yoga breath practice, and engage participants in "hands-on" practice of these techniques. Audience participation will be invited in a "learning circle" format. A "start where you are" philosophy is embraced and no previous experience is required. Practice sessions will range from 5-15 minutes, followed with time to share experiences and learn from each other. For those interested in continuing a daily mindfulness practice, we’ll offer tools you can take with you. We look forward to sharing this workshop together with you.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to find balance from within that can be taken into everyday life. All are welcome.
Session Title:
Against All Odds: A Learning Community Resulting in Higher Retention, Student Engagement, and Academic Performance for Diverse Students
Presenters:
Tae Nosaka,Heather Novak
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
The Key Communities are intensive, intentional, structured and diverse Learning Communities at Colorado State University with structured integration of the curriculum and co-curriculum in order to increase retention, engagement, and academic success. Created as a response to data depicting lower academic performance and retention of diverse students, Key has become an integral strategy for student success. This presentation will share the overall model of the Key Communities (purpose, structure, curricular and co-curricular integration, staffing), and the results of a research study which showed the positive impact of participating in Key Communities on student success as measured by first year retention and the deep approaches to learning scale obtained from the National Survey for Student Engagement. This study utilized regression models to explore the impact of the Key Communities on student success after controlling for prior academic preparation and student demographic characteristics.
Goals and Target Audience:
This presentation will have two main goals. First, we will share the purpose, structure, and model of the Key Communities, which includes the curricular (course clusters) and co-curricular integration, and staffing model. Second, we will share the results of a research study which showed the positive impact of participating in Key Communities on student success. For this study student success is measured by first year retention and the deep approaches to learning scale obtained from the National Survey for Student Engagement. This study utilized regression models to explore the impact of Key Communities on student success after controlling for prior academic preparation and student demographic characteristics.
Session Title:
Course Design: What Video Game Creators Know about Learning
Presenters:
Marcus Viney
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
My session is devoted to the idea that teachers and course designers have something to learn from video game creators. As teachers, we know that course design is intimately connected to student achievement. When a course makes sense and the parts fit together well, students are much more likely to thrive. But we don't always practice what we preach. Sometimes, for example, we ask students to do something that we haven't exactly prepared them to do. This is where video game creators can offer an insightful analogy. Video games are often carefully designed to prepare players to beat a final boss by allowing players to playfully practice the required skills in prior levels. My suggestion is that, if we stop to consider the way video game creators design for their players, we might learn something about how to create more optimal learning environments for our students. To make this analogy clear, I will walk participants through one unit of my composition class that was inspired by these ideas.
Goals and Target Audience:
While my target audience is instructors of skills-based courses, such as composition, logic, painting, math, etc., instructors of content-based courses might be interested as well. My goal is for teachers to walk away with a few concrete ideas about how to more effectively design courses based on the analogy of how video games are created.
Session Title:
Goals, Rubrics & Roadmaps, Oh My!
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan,Sandy Chapman
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
Are students producing work that meets your expectations? Do some students miss the point of an assignment and turn in something different? Are they baffled by their grade? If so, they may be unclear about your expectations and a rubric may be the solution. Rubrics are a tool to communicate and measure pre-defined grading criteria. Developing a rubric and sharing it with students ahead of time can result in student work better aligned with the assignment criteria and make the feedback process less subjective, especially if TA's are grading assignments. You will leave the workshop with sample rubrics as well as starting one of your own. **This is a working session, please bring an assignment you would like to work on.**
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty who are interested in learning how to write a rubric or ensuring assignments are graded using consistent criteria.
Session Title:
High Tech, High Touch: Can You Unplug Yet Stay Connected?
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Technology has become increasingly intertwined in our professional and personal lives. Smart phones (phablets), TV’s, tablets and other devices have the potential to provide us, and others, with round the clock access to one another. Some technologies are efficient yet distancing. -If I have so many friends on Facebook, why do I feel isolated? Others, such as Skype or FaceTime, add the dimension of sight to our calls. -You really should wear a robe! Does constant connectivity have physical and emotional consequences? Is it possible to establish reasonable boundaries for our digital side? Join us to examine how digital communications impact our lives and to discuss strategies to help us unplug yet stay connected. Kevin Nolan, one of the central administrators of CSU’s RamCT system, is also a former residence hall director who believes in wellness. During this presentation he will not give out his cell phone number!
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff and faculty who would like to explore how to establish healthy boundaries for the digital side of their lives.
Session Title:
Leave Management and Family Medical Leave
Presenters:
Jackie Swaro,Jill Scanlon
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Review of the various leave and benefit programs available to State Classified staff and Academic Faculty / Administrative Professionals (AF/AP) including sick leave, annual leave, Family and Medical Leave, Short and Long Term Disability and AF/AP Parental Leave. After attending the session, employees should be able to identify employee leave and benefit programs available to both State Classified and AF/AP employees, as well as understand how the various leaves coordinate with each other. (Presentation - approx. 1 hr 15 min, Questions 30 min).
Goals and Target Audience:
Managers, supervisors and department liaisons.
Session Title:
Repeat Echo 360
Presenters:
Frances Campana,ACNS Staff
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
Recording lectures and making them available for student review is becoming very popular as part of the blended learning experience for students. The campus has recently adopted Echo360 as a lecture capture standard and is now available to faculty in two ways; through hardware appliances that have been installed in some classrooms on campus, and also through ‘personal capture’ software that can be installed on your desktop or laptop. In this session, we will demonstrate the functionality of the personal capture software and how it can be used to augment your course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and GTAs.
Session Title:
Special Course Fee Review
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio,Summer Leaming,Barb Gustison,David Leathers
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
A102 Clark Building
Description:
A complete overview of special course fees. This session will cover the purpose of special course fees, types of special course fees, department responsibility, and how to manage year end surplus or deficits. This session will also provide examples of completing special course fee annual review forms.
Goals and Target Audience:
College Fiscal Officers College Staff who manage special course fees

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Electronic Thesis/Dissertation Requirements and Submissions
Presenters:
Cindy Befus,Dawn Paschal
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
102 Eddy Hall
Description:
The Colorado State University Libraries and the Graduate School have developed a submission, approval, and archival process for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) at Colorado State University. All theses and dissertations are submitted electronically to ProQuest/UMI and Digital Collections of Colorado, CSU’s shared digital repository. This session will cover formatting requirements, steps to create the ETD, and the ETD submission process. It will also cover copyright and embargo information.
Goals and Target Audience:
Review ETD requirements and processes for graduate coordinators and departmental staff who work with graduate students and faculty.
Session Title:
Exploring Planning and Effectiveness: A Culture of Continuous Diversity Improvement
Presenters:
Robert Jones,Mary Ontiveros
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
How can a department or program plan effectively and demonstrate fully how it contributes to CSU's attainment of the Diversity goals and strategies outlined in the university’s Strategic Plan? An online Planning and Effectiveness tool will be introduced that facilitates integration of unit planning and effectiveness into overall University success. The goal of enhancing campus diversity will be used as a theme to demonstrate the potential for systematic planning by all units as a means of advancing institutional success, especially for progress with diversity initiatives.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department Heads, Directors, Coordinators, faculty, staff
Session Title:
General eThority Topics
Presenters:
Clinton Brown,Melissa Hein
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C142 Clark Building
Description:
This session will be a general overview of eThority as well as a Q&A on different eThority topics.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who is looking to use eThority as part of their everyday job.
Session Title:
High speed networking at CSU
Presenters:
Gregory Redder
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This session is meant as an update to the research community looking to send large data sets across campus and to the Internet. Campus infrastructure will be discussed along with expectations and opportunities presented to partake in the campus' high speed network.
Goals and Target Audience:
Network managers and researchers interested in sending large data sets across campus or to Internet/Internet2.
Session Title:
How to motivate your research lab trainees without micromanaging
Presenters:
Deborah Garrity
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Eddy Hall
Description:
Mentoring intelligent trainees in the research lab is both stimulating and demanding. This session is a conversation about factors that motivate or hinder our trainees, and how the mentor can provide effective leadership to help people move forward with their projects. The focus is on practical and upbeat ways to help motivate trainees. Bring your tips, anecdotes and experiences to share.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and mentors in a leadership position in the science research lab.
Session Title:
Rock Your Presentations: Media acquisition, editing and integration into presentation software
Presenters:
Christopher Geanious MEd
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
This is a hands on workshop to introduce attendees software tools and techniques which will enable them download video from the World Wide Web, edit it, import it into popular presentation software and integrate it into existing course materials. Attendees are urged to bring a laptop or device to work on a presentation within this workshop.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Use software to download video for fair use. 2. Simple editing techniques for video. 3. Integration of video into presentation production software. 4. Editing or creation of classroom/online presentations integrating video content. Targeted Audience: Classroom or online instructors.
Session Title:
Take it off and keep it off! Tips for weight loss success
Presenters:
Erin Reichert,Linda Stoddard
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
Jump start your New Year's resolution with some real-life inspiration! Come and be motivated by two people who have lost a combined total of more than 150 pounds and kept it off. We'll share the stories of our own weight loss journeys and discuss the tips that work for us, including monitoring food intake, increasing activity level, setting SMART goals, engaging in positive self-talk, enlisting help from others, planning and preparing, and staying motivated. Many free tools will be discussed to help get you started towards your own weight loss goals.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is for anyone seeking inspiration and ideas for losing weight by making lifelong changes.
Session Title:
The Current State of Student Academic Misconduct at CSU: Can We Do Better?
Presenters:
Elaine Green,Shawn Archibeque,Craig Chesson,Carole Makela
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C144 Clark Building
Description:
In this session the current data on reported student academic misconduct will be shared via the rollout of the CSU Academic Integrity Annual Report. The report will look at who cheats and who reports, as well as how incidents were resolved last year. Members of the TILT Honor Code Task Force will discuss the group's deliberations and conclusions about what institutional steps would further reduce student cheating at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is designed to inform the CSU community of the status of student academic integrity and the possibilities for improving our systems. Members of the faculty, staff, and student task force that meet through Spring of 2013 will share their perspectives and conclusions made by looking through the lens of schools that have adopted a student Honor Code.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Become a “CSU Certified Conservation Champion”
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn,Dr. Patricia Aloise-Young,Dr. Jeni Cross
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
104 Eddy Hall
Description:
No matter your profession or position – you have the power and ability to help the CSU community reduce its energy use and environmental impact. Learn the difference between energy conservation and energy efficiency – learn what you can do in your cubicle, office, classroom, building, and community – to reduce energy use and lower your environmental impact. You might use this information to simply feel better about yourself, or you may choose to share it with your colleagues – we will give you the power to make choices and decisions that earn you the distinction of being a “CSU Certified Conservation Champion.” Our small individual actions lead to significant positive results.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: The goal for this session is to become an informed member of the CSU community regarding our energy use and environmental impacts. Each one of us can contribute to reducing the overall impact and work as an energy and resource conservation champion. Target Audience: Any CSU faculty or staff member interested in becoming a “CSU Certified Conservation Champion.”
Session Title:
Exchange Best Practices and an Office 365 Preview!
Presenters:
Lance Baatz,Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
During this session we will highlight some best practices for Exchange as well as offer a preview of what's to come with the planned move of Central Exchange to Office 365 Education. Topics to be covered for best practices include calendaring and how to organize a mailbox when using Outlook on a Mac, among others. During the Office 365 preview, we'll take a look at the Office 365 web portal and highlight some of the features and functionality we expect to be made available as part of Office 365.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for departmental IT support staff and Exchange "super users". The purpose of the session is to highlight recommendations regarding the use of Exchange to help ensure a good end user experience. We also would like to get Office 365 on people's radar and start the conversation about what to expect.
Session Title:
Free is better: Accessing free e-books and more from your public library
Presenters:
Amy Hoseth,Michelle Wilde,Kristen Draper
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 173 Morgan Library
Description:
Want free e-books? How about free online music and movies? All that and more is available from the Poudre River Public Library District. Now, through an innovative and groundbreaking program, the CSU Libraries and PRPLD have partnered to offer public library cards to CSU faculty, staff, and students at the Loan and Reserve Desk in Morgan Library. In this session we'll provide information about the partnership and show you how to find e-books, music, movies and more for easy download to your e-reader, iPod, laptop, or other device.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session Title:
New Strategies for Balancing Your Work and Life
Presenters:
Jennifer Krafchick,Toni Zimmerman
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A102 Clark Building
Description:
In today’s society it is rare for work hours to be restricted from nine to five, with laptops and smart phones, we are able to work from any space that has a good connection. What about that other connection in our lives that may need more than a Wi-Fi hotspot- our families? Some breadwinners find it difficult to balance work and family life successfully, often seeing spillover from one domain into another. Whether work interferes with family or family distracts from work, find tools to improve interactions with both and finally find the balance you need. Join these award winning faculty members from the Marriage and Family Therapy program at CSU in learning about different approaches to the balancing your work and your life. All types of families are recognized in this presentation.
Goals and Target Audience:
To provide strategies to help CSU employees balance work and life responsibilities.