Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:45 AM

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.

Tuesday, January 14th

10:45 AM

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.

3:15 PM

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.

Wednesday, January 15th

11:00 AM

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.

2:15 PM

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.