Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

8:30 AM

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.

9:45 AM

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.

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.

1:00 PM

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.

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.

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.

1:00 PM

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

Wednesday, January 15th

9:45 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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.