Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:45 AM

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

11:00 AM

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

1:00 PM

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

2:15 PM

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.

3:30 PM

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

1:00 PM

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).

3:15 PM

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.

Wednesday, January 15th

8:30 AM

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.

11:00 AM

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:
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.

2:15 PM

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