Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:45 AM

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.

11:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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.

2:15 PM

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

Tuesday, January 14th

10:45 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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

3:15 PM

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

Wednesday, January 15th

8:30 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.

2:15 PM

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.

3:30 PM

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.