Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
21 & 22 User's Guide Overview
Presenters:
David Leathers,Summer Leaming,Grant Polzer
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
This session will go over the recently released 21 & 22 Account Users' Guide which is to provide guidance on setting up new 21 (Recharge) and 22 (General Operations) accounts.
Goals and Target Audience:
College Business Officers & Accountants/Acct Techs for departments that do 21 and 22 accounts.
Session Title:
Blooming Bulbs for Colorado Landscapes
Presenters:
Alison Stoven O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
This class will introduce gardeners to the wide variety of bulbs that thrive in northern Colorado gardens and offer design tips on where and how to incorporate bulbs into your existing garden for the greatest effect. Join Carol and Alison as they take you on a colorful journey of the various bulbs you can incorporate into your garden--from early spring snowdrops to stately dahlias in summer, there are bulbs for every landscape.
Goals and Target Audience:
This presentation is for all gardeners, regardless of experience.
Session Title:
Flipping the Classroom Fundamentals
Presenters:
Debora Colbert,TILT Team
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
This session will give the fundamental elements of "flipping" the classroom. You will learn what tools are available and how to go about changing the way that you interact with your students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session Title:
Kuali Coeus 6.x: A New User Interface for Proposal Development & Budget
Presenters:
Chris Carsten,Tracey Castaneda
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
"New & Improved User Interface Available Now” … Based on feedback and input from the wide variety of colleges and universities participating in the ongoing development of the web-based Kuali Coeus research administration application, the appearance and flow of the data entry fields for the proposal and budget sections of KC has been transformed. The new interface is intended to be more user-friendly, and will look more like other websites and web-based forms. The highlights include simplified initial data entry, fewer open browser windows or tabs, easier navigation, and a lighter, more open look in place of the densely packed multiple tabs and panels of the original design.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: This session will be an overview of the new look, with a limited demonstration of functionality, but not a full training session. Targeted audience: 1. Department research administrators and research faculty/staff who will use KC to create proposal records and develop budgets for review by Sponsored Programs and submission to external funding agencies or for applicable internal funding opportunities. 2. Sponsored Programs pre-award staff who will use the application for the proposal review and submission process.
Session Title:
Leave Management and Family Medical Leave
Presenters:
Human Resources
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
312 LSC
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 Parental Leave (AF/AP). After attending the PDI 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.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives
Session Title:
Navigating Conflict
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Erik Hokanson
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
This session will provide an overview of skills for navigating employee conflict as a supervisor. We will explore coaching skills for working through conflict, and practice these skills during the session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Supervisors & Managers

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Applying Ergonomics to Non-Office Environments
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
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:
First-Year Seminars: For What?
Presenters:
Darrie Burrage,Mark Brown,Heather Matthews,Latoya Noel,Michelle Wellman
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Many departments and programs across campus offer a first-year seminar course. While some departments are hesitant to offer such a course, some have fully embraced the potential of what this course could offer to students. This session seeks to explore both the benefits and drawbacks of offering first-year seminar courses by addressing the following questions: How should we approach the curriculum of a seminar course? What could this type of course achieve for students in terms of their academic and personal growth? What challenges might students and departments encounter by offering such a course? What sorts of resources does it take to build a successful seminar course? These questions will be addressed in the form of brief panelist presentations, as well as whole-group discussions. The goal of the session is for participants to be exposed to a variety of pedagogical standpoints reflecting the experiences we seek to foster for first-year students at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: For participants to be exposed to a variety of pedagogical standpoints reflecting the experiences we seek to foster for first-year students at CSU. Target Audience: Instructors and Staff
Session Title:
Grantwriting for Private Foundations
Presenters:
Peter Hartman,Sam Ernst
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Private foundations are one resource that many people consider as they seek to diversify funding streams for their projects. Some foundations 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. The Office of Foundation Relations, in collaboration with development officers throughout the university, is a great resource when it comes to approaching private foundations. In this session, we'll provide an overview of foundation grantmaking trends, highlight the resources available for those seeking foundation funding at CSU, and finally use some case studies to illustrate the do's and don'ts of writing proposals to private foundations.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: The goals of this session are threefold: 1) to provide an overview of the world of private foundations and their grantmaking processes; 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; and 3) to look at a few real-world examples as case studies to learn how proposals can be optimized. Targeted Audience: CSU Faculty and Staff
Session Title:
Helping Students with Chronic Health Conditions Succeed in College
Presenters:
Julie Hill
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
According to recent statistics, 7% of college students are living with a chronic health condition. Many of these students start college, but find it too difficult to manage their condition, advocate for themselves, find resources and support and eventually end up leaving school without graduating. This session will provide information to participants about what life is like for students living with one or more chronic health conditions and provide resources and advice for working with a student with a chronic health conditions To help them succeed in class and graduate from college.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session are to raise awareness of what life is like as a college student living with a chronic health condition, as well as provide advice and resources for successfully working with this population. Target Audience: faculty, instructors, advisors, academic support coordinators, anyone who works with students!
Session Title:
Providing Video Feedback to Students Digitally
Presenters:
Zachary Hutchins
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
310 LSC
Description:
This session will present evidence that undergraduate students at CSU prefer to receive video feedback on papers, projects, and presentations, rather than the traditional handwritten end note. Presenters will be introduced to technologies--both through Canvas and commercially distributed software--that make offering video feedback to students both efficient and easy. Participants who choose to bring laptops will be able to walk through the process of creating and sharing brief videos in real time; participants will also discuss the educational benefits and potential drawbacks to adopting this new method for evaluation and instruction.
Goals and Target Audience:
This presentation is designed for instructors, graduate teaching assistants, and others who grade and provide feedback on student work. Participants will leave with an understanding of the benefits that giving video feedback digitally offers to both students and faculty. Participants will also leave with an understanding of the ways in which Canvas and commercially distributed software can facilitate their decision to give students video feedback.
Session Title:
The New Roles and Responsibility Survey
Presenters:
David Hoffman,Yvonne Bridgeman
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
The Roles and Responsibility Survey will be transitioning to Kuali Coeus Conflict of Interest Reporting. This session will review how this new process will work and demonstrate the KC COI software.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone wanting to know how to complete the Roles and Responsibility Survey for 2015
Session Title:
Virtual Desktops in the Library: Feasibility & Viability
Presenters:
Youssef Benchouaf
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
During the Spring 2014 semester, the Morgan Library IT Staff worked with representatives from VMWare, Teradici, and Nvidia to conduct an intensive proof-of-concept to implement a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). A VDI centralizes computer resources by offloading computation to a back-room server, leaving a "thin client" station for users to interact with. Such a solution is intended to simplify desktop management, reduce cost, extend hardware lifespan, and increase application portability. This PDI will discuss the goals and results of our tests in these topics.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this PDI are to: educate staff & faculty about VDI technology, describe the players and techniques used to test a VDI environment in the Library, and discuss the findings of the test and what impact it may have on future technology prospects in the Library.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Big Data: Big Opportunities or Big Trouble?
Presenters:
Shea Swauger,Kathy Partin
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Big data is changing how research is being conducted and allowing new kinds of questions to be asked. Meanwhile, data management has enabled a rapid increase in the dissemination and preservation of research products and many funding agencies like the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health now require data management plans in their grant applications. The combination of big data applications and data management processes has created new opportunities and pitfalls for researchers. In the past year, prominent scientists including the Director of the NIH have suggested that inappropriate methodology for data acquisition, analysis and storage has led to a gap in the translation of basic research findings to clinical cures. In this session we will track data through all research stages, describe best practices and university resources available to faculty grappling with these important issues.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Attendees will learn about big data and data management as they relate to research compliance issues in a university setting as well as the resources available to mitigate these issues. Target Audience: faculty, research staff, graduate students or anyone interested in big data, data management or research compliance.
Session Title:
Calibrating Grading Across Multiple Graders: Consistency IS possible!
Presenters:
Karla Gingerich,Sue Doe
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
This session is for anyone who would like to develop strategies for consistent grading across multiple graders. We will present reasons for using calibration sessions, and we will describe how we have used them to calibrate grading with multiple graders by using holistic grading approaches. Calibration can be conducted in fairly short sessions, and can create relatively high levels of consistency. Participants in this workshop will do an actual calibration session in order to experience how it works.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, graduate students
Session Title:
Eating for a Healthy Heart
Presenters:
Shelby Chandler, RDN
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, a coronary event occurs every 25 seconds. If you’re young, you might think you have years or even decades before it is time to worry about heart disease, but heart health merits your attention no matter what your age. With heart disease topping the list of preventable causes of death in the U.S., it makes sense to become informed on how to avoid or manage high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other related issues. A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons! This session will help you to take control of your diet and make good lifestyle choices that benefit your heart and your overall health.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1.Understanding diet recommendations for improved heart health 2.Getting a variety of nutritious foods in the diet 3.Replacing less nutritious choices easily and realistically 4.Finding calorie balance 5.Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight Target Audience: 1.Individuals interested in early prevention of risk factors related to Heart Disease 2.Individuals with risk factors who have not yet developed Heart Disease 3.Individuals with established Heart Disease
Session Title:
She...he...I'm sorry: How to Respectfully Talk with Trans People
Presenters:
Darcy Gabriel
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
This workshop will focus on answering the questions you didn't know how to ask, how to ask respectful questions, and generally how to make sure you're respecting trans people. We will go over the basics of what it means to be trans, practice using different pronoun sets and names for people, as well as answer questions you were too afraid to ask. Participants will be expected to ask questions, do some short free writing, as well as do informal role playing situations with others in the session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: anyone who wants to learn more about how to respectfully interact with trans people; anyone who wants to learn more about trans people Goals: This workshop aims to create a safe space to ask questions; participants will learn to craft respectful questions; participants will learn new ways of addressing people, including pronoun sets other than he/him and she/her; participants will unpack some of the harmful myths about trans people that can create toxic interactions
Session Title:
Succeeding in the PACe Program
Presenters:
Lois Samer,Anita Pattison
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308 LSC
Description:
The PACe Program (MATH 117 - 126) has recently implemented strict deadlines and changed how the program is structured. This session will provide an overview of the changes. We will also share important information that advisers should know as they work with students taking the PACe Courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is to educate advisers on how they can best help students be successful in the PACe Courses.
Session Title:
Supporting Students AFTER Your Course is Over
Presenters:
Darrell Fontane
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
310 LSC
Description:
This session will explore ideas for ways to support students after a course is over. During a course, learning material is usually provided either as handouts or on a class RamCT website. However, after the course is over the RamCT website is no longer available and handout material might be lost. The session will explore the question of whether material should be provided beyond a course and if so what material should be made available and what technologies might be used to do this. Examples of shared course material that go beyond a specific course session will be presented.
Goals and Target Audience:
Course instructors
Session Title:
The New and Improved General Catalog
Presenters:
Jerry Becker,Andrea Russo
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
The process for creating, editing, and publishing the CSU General Catalog is currently a labor intensive manual undertaking that is due for an upgrade to meet the needs of the CSU community. Join us as we welcome the General Catalog into the 21st century. The Registrar's Office is automating the publication process and integrating the catalog with the ARIES Student Information System.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff responsible for authoring or editing sections of the General Catalog will get a preview of the new workflow-enabled process of generating the catalog.
Session Title:
Web Application Security
Presenters:
Greg Vogl
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
A high-level overview and discussion of web application and software security, including: * Importance, seriousness and scope of the problem, cost/benefit and ROI of addressing it; * Information technology infrastructure and security components; * Problem types, classifications and lists, including bugs, flaws, vulnerabilities and threats; * Methods, processes and tools for problem management, prevention, detection and reaction; * Resources, including websites, books, people, organizations and training
Goals and Target Audience:
Web/software developers and information technology coordinators will: * Increase awareness of web application security issues; * Increase motivation to assess and improve security of their applications; * Learn key concepts, practical tips and resources; * Share knowledge and ideas with others

1:00 PM

Session Title:
A Calm Within Guided Meditation
Presenters:
Debora Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
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:
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) : How YOU Can Save a Life!
Presenters:
Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
372-74 LSC
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 to aid an unconscious victim. 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:
Begin the Journey With Canvas – A Tour of CSU’s New Learning Management System
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Fran Campana,Nick Leinen
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
310 LSC
Description:
In 2015, CSU will upgrade from RamCT Blackboard to Canvas as its online learning management system. Canvas consistently rates highly with both instructors and students for ease of use and reliability. In this session we will discuss when and how to get from RamCT to Canvas and what resources are available to help instructors and students. We will demonstrate how to navigate in Canvas and how users can set notifications to their email account or send messages to social media such as Facebook or Twitter. We will show examples of the two main ways to display content – via pages and modules. We’ll discuss how users can work with a migrated, teaching or demo course to prepare their 2015 course content. And we will save time to answer your questions about this transition.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff interested in online course content delivery
Session Title:
Campus Collaboration and Video Conference Technology
Presenters:
Chris Chagnon
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
This session will provide demonstration and instruction on campus video conference technology such as BlueJeans cloud based video conference, Microsoft Lync voice chat and instant messaging, as well as LifeSize video conferencing.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Increase awareness, familiarity and comfort with available campus collaboration technology. Demonstrate usability,potential applications and drawbacks of technology. General instruction and demonstration Target Audience: Instructors, researchers and administrative staff.
Session Title:
Elephants Don't Bite: Delivering Purposeful Customer Experiences
Presenters:
Zach Mercurio
Category:
Customer Service
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
We create experiences within each moment of our lives and work; and the outcomes of even our smallest and seemingly insignificant actions have either positive or negative long-lasting consequences. This interactive workshop takes a different approach to customer experience design by focusing on the experience-creators first: ourselves and our staffs. The workshop uses experience in delivering university-wide orientation programs along with research on interpersonal communication, customer service, and experience design to empower participants to realize and unleash their potential to create positive, dynamic, and lasting experiences for their customers.
Goals and Target Audience:
All staff/faculty who interact with constituencies on behalf of the University. Goals: 1. Participants will be able to identify specific personal behaviors that contribute to the creation of experiences for others on behalf of their organization. 2. Participants will be able to discuss strategies for creating positive experiences, both personally and organizationally. 3. Participants will be able to describe how they can use their organization's purpose to empower the creation of positive experiences at every level of the organization.
Session Title:
Live Outside Fort Collins - Vanpool to CSU
Presenters:
Aaron Fodge,Amanda Fitzpatrick,VanGo
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
Tired of your long commute to CSU from outside Fort Collins? Is the cost of driving causing your to re-think how you travel to the CSU? This collaborative session will discuss vanpooling as a cost-saving, stress-saving commute to the University. If you live outside Fort Collins, please come to this session to learn about vanpools forming from your hometown to help you save money while someone else takes care of the driving you home.
Goals and Target Audience:
Employees seeking to commute to CSU without their personal vehicle. Employees seeking to save money on their commute to CSU.
Session Title:
Petitioning for in-state residency 101
Presenters:
LeAnne Schnader
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Why am I not a Colorado resident? Why am I still classified as a non-resident and paying non-resident tuition? Have you had to answer these questions, then this is the session for you. We will explore what is required by the Colorado Revised Statutes for a student to be considered a resident of Colorado for tuition purposes, how a student petitions to change their residency requirements, and the deadlines to petition.
Goals and Target Audience:
All CSU faculty and staff that formally or informally advise a student about tuition classification.
Session Title:
PSYCH Up Your Course: How General Psychology Principles Apply To College Classrooms
Presenters:
Andrew Ogle,Angela Martin,Diana Sanchez,Hillary Wehe,Nate Douda,Sara Dieterich and Karla Gingerich
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
General Psychology students learn basic principles of human behavior and mental processes, many of which can be applied readily in the college classroom. In this session, teachers of CSU's General Psychology course will review many such principles and their applications for instructors and students, including topics such as emotion, memory, motivation, perception, consciousness, development, and social influence.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and Graduate Student Teachers
Session Title:
Scheduling Emergency! How the EMS scheduling system can ease your department scheduling woes
Presenters:
Marianna Walsh
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308 LSC
Description:
Most think of the EMS acronym as Emergency Medical Services, but in the world of scheduling spaces here at CSU, it stands for Event Management Systems! While the need to schedule a space can constitute an emergency, the Virtual EMS scheduling system can help ease those scheduling woes. Come to this PDI to learn more about how you can achieve your goal of transforming the scheduling of your department controlled spaces. This session will also review how EMS will help bring innovation to the course scheduling build process.
Goals and Target Audience:
Those department schedulers who help to schedule departmentally owned spaces, such as department classrooms or teaching labs.
Session Title:
Tools and emerging metrics for articulating your research impact
Presenters:
Michelle Wilde,Allison Level,Merinda McLure
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan LIbrary CC174
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. This session will be of interest to individual researchers, members of research groups, graduate students, representatives of CSU departments, and others.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Academic Integrity: Then and Now at CSU.
Presenters:
Elaine Green
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
We will look at and discuss trends in student cheating at CSU, including the data collected last February when over 4000 students were surveyed. We have data from 1991 and 2007-08 as well so we can construct longitudinal patterns.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and other Instructors
Session Title:
An Overview of University Sponsored Retirement Benefits and the Process of Retirement
Presenters:
Human Resources
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
324 LSC
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 process. It will also provide basic strategies focusing on saving early and developing a steadfast plan for retirement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives
Session Title:
Banking Services Updates and Reminders
Presenters:
Suzanne Zimmerer,Zach Campain
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
This session will cover changes within Banking Services including but not limited to: required technology changes for EMV (chip cards), NFC (near field communication) smartphone payments, e-commerce merchants accepting PayPal, necessary ACH and Wire information on Kuali documents, and a refresher on cash handling best practices.
Goals and Target Audience:
Credit card merchants, Faculty/Staff who handle cash or transact with ACH/Wire payments, Kuali users who submit cash receipts
Session Title:
Campus on a Carbon Diet - Annual Update of CSU Carbon Emissions
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn,Carol Dollard
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308 LSC
Description:
Colorado State has made an ambitious goal to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) 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. We will focus on the areas and devices the university has control over and, discuss the largest opportunities for reducing our carbon footprint. Remember, the university's footprint is actually made up of our individual contributions so we will explore specific measures that each of us can embrace to reduce our individual impact. Please join us!
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, and 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:
How to Optimally Price Research Contracts with Industry
Presenters:
Mark S. Wdowik,Pam Harrington
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
We all know how to budget for federal grants, but working with industry poses some unique challenges, as well as opportunities. This session will focus on how to optimize pricing for research sponsored by corporations. We will discuss innovative pricing models and strategies, including fixed price and full cost reimbursement models, and will also discuss various ways to recover "other direct" expenses, provide for a risk pool reserve, and ensure timely payments by the sponsor.
Goals and Target Audience:
Research faculty, department heads, business officers, pre-award personnel.
Session Title:
IPv6: The next version of the Internet
Presenters:
Kyle Haefner,Scott Dawson
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Learn about the next version of the Internet, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6). IPv6 is being deployed worldwide at an ever increasing pace, you may even be using it today. Learn what IPv6 is, how it is different from IPv4, new features, where it is deployed, how it will affect you and how you can start getting prepared.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Introduce IPv6, the next version of the Internet, and familiarize attendees with what it is, where it is deployed and how to use it. Audience: Subnet Managers, IT Professionals.
Session Title:
System Assets – Putting it all Together (and Taking it all Apart)
Presenters:
Genevra Scott,Debra Ellison,Rachel Drenth
Category:
Campus Accounting Processes
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
How to capitalize and track multiple unit assets (systems) from purchase to disposal. This session will demonstrate the creation of a system asset, tracking a system asset, and disposal of a system asset. Specific system asset adjustments to be covered include trade-in, upgrade, add-to, cannibalization, asset separate, asset merge, and repair/replacement parts.
Goals and Target Audience:
Capital asset users or custodians and financial document processors involving capital assets
Session Title:
Using Trello for Project Management
Presenters:
David Hoffman
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Trello is a free tool on the internet that can be used for managing projects. Come learn how you can manage projects, keep people informed and ensure that tasks are assigned and followed up with using this free tool.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Learn how you can use this free tool for managing both small and large projects Audience: Anyone that is managing tasks and assignments to complete a project

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Export Control Reform: How It Will Impact Your Research
Presenters:
John Williams,Jennifer Strange,Grant Calhoun,Scot Allen
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Join us as we untangle the web of federal regulations related to Export Control (known to fans as Ex Con). Do you have questions about export control and your research? Does your research involve dual use items of concern? Do you need to develop a technology control plan? What about international researchers on your project? Come and get answers to your questions.
Goals and Target Audience:
To protect researchers, CSU's global engagement, and the university's reputation, we must comply with complex requirements. Using a case-study approach, this session will help administrators, researchers, and graduate students learn what you need to know about export control and the support CSU offers.
Session Title:
Salary Equity at CSU
Presenters:
Nicholas Cummings,Diana Prieto
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Salary equity on the basis of gender and race/ethnicity for Administrative Professional and State Classified employees is analyzed at CSU in several ways by the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). OEO also studies the equity of other employment decisions, including hires, promotions, and terminations. This session will describe the methods of analysis undertaken by OEO, share some of the results of recent study that can be shared without identifying individuals, and encourage questions and discussion about the study.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to educate interested Administrative Professional and State Classified employees about the motivations and methods behind salary equity analysis at the university.
Session Title:
Signing and encrypting email at CSU
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
We're almost ready to launch InCommon personal certificates, which can be used to digitally sign and encrypt emails and other online communication. Steve Lovaas (IT Security Manager) will describe the concept and the process, and will register attendees who wish to participate in the early testing phase of the project.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any faculty or staff member interested in encrypting and signing emails, particularly those who wish to participate in the testing phase of the project in the first half of 2015. No particular technical expertise is assumed or required.
Session Title:
Teaching like a Scientist: Is it necessary to kill the sage on the stage?
Presenters:
Paul Laybourn,Aaron Sholders
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
310 LSC
Description:
The session facilitators will explain the need for change in how we traditionally teach large science lecture courses and the published evidence for better alternatives. We will then describe scientific or evidence-based teaching and student-based learning outcomes driven course design and contrast it with content-based course design. We will discuss the process of developing active learning activities focusing on: 1. Learning outcomes/objectives (backward design based on Bloom’s taxonomy) 2. Assessing the effectiveness of these activities (how to tell if you are improving learning outcomes) 3. How to infuse active learning activities into your classes (examples of different approaches and how to implement them)
Goals and Target Audience:
Disseminate evidence-based teaching practices, and use them: • To enhance the quality of science education at CSU • To help increase the CSU scientific community diversity • To continue transforming science education at CSU. People who attend this session should be able to: a. Describe the process of scientific teaching. b. Define learning objectives. c. Define summative and formative assessment and begin to understand how and when to use these to test student learning. d. Properly identify verbs/words with Bloom’s taxonomy. e. Define “active learning” and state its importance in the future of education. f. Be motivated to develop a scientific approach to their teaching. g. Be motivated to develop new ways to engage students in the classroom. Targeted to faculty, instructors, postdocs and graduate students from all disciplines, especially the STEM disciplines interested in alternatives to content driven course design and straight lecture based delivery.
Session Title:
Understanding Your a Role As A Mandatory Reporter at CSU and Supporting Survivors
Presenters:
Ashley Vigil,Casey Malsam
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
Come learn more about your role as a mandatory reporter and effective ways to support your students through this process. If you've attended a similar session previously, this session will include information on updated reporting requirements and our new University policy. This session will also include information about the University response to reports of this nature to best prepare and work with your students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session open to all employees of the University to include faculty, staff, and student employees. Goals will include learning about employees' obligation to report, learning about the University response and updated University policy, and best and most effective ways to support survivors throughout this process.

Tuesday, January 13th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales,Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
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:
College on the Cheap...sort of (the sequel!)
Presenters:
Alan Fenn
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Thinking about sending your kids to college? Wondering how you'll ever be able afford it? A parent of a recent college graduate and a current student will take you through his personal experiences with planning, saving, scholarships, and financing his children's college educations, including real-life examples and strategies. Updated from the original session as presented in 2012.
Goals and Target Audience:
Parents of pre-college age children
Session Title:
Flipping the Classroom with Digital Tools
Presenters:
Jaime Jordan,Robert Jordan
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
This session will introduce the basic features of Rap Genius, Thinglink,Tiki-Toki, and Story Maps -- free, web-based digital tools. Rap Genius and ThingLink enable students to make public or semi-private multimedia annotations to texts (Genius.com) and images (thinglink.com), and Tiki-Toki and Story Maps enable students to produce and share powerful, visual narratives pulled from content across a number of scholarly disciplines. These tools allow students to embed videos, images, and links to articles using an intuitive interface, transforming them from passive consumers of knowledge into active producers and publishers of information.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to give faculty and grad students in the Humanities ideas for flipping the classroom in order to make students knowledge producers rather than passive recipients of knowledge. These tools are useful in classes of 20 or 120, and they allow students to be creative and collaborate on a variety of projects. In addition, these digital tools engage different types of learners.
Session Title:
Our Legacy of Learning
Presenters:
Darrie Burrage,Gwen Gorzelsky,Alan Lamborn,Mike Palmquist
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Universities are environments where what has been called “higher learning” is fostered. This sentiment could be perceived as enlightening or entirely obscure, and its application either fully embraced or arguably lost. Thinking further on this note we encounter the following questions: How do we define higher learning at CSU? What are the critical competencies and skills we would like students to develop at the university? What can happen in our classrooms and through our programming efforts that can create an environment that fosters learning? Lastly, what can CSU be known for in terms of the academic experience we seek to cultivate here? By addressing these questions in small-group discussions, session participants will be involved in building the educational “trademark” of our institution. In other words, we hope to together arrive at a proposed vision for CSU’s legacy of learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Share ideas concerning the formation of CSU's academic reputation Target Audience: Instructors and Staff
Session Title:
Paying Foreign Vendors and Hiring Foreign Employees
Presenters:
Genevra Scott,Matt Wills,Beth Fritzler,Haitao Cao
Category:
Campus Accounting Processes
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
This 1.5 hour session aims to assist department personnel in identification and payment to foreign vendors, individuals, and entities; to provide guidance on the appropriate forms to fill out for each of the three categories of foreign vendors; and to outline the process for hiring foreign employees.
Goals and Target Audience:
Financial document users who initiate purchases and/or payments to foreign vendors/individuals/entities and department personnel who assist in the process of hiring foreign employees
Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Life Reimagined Checkup
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
Life is full of checkups - - for our health, our finances, our car, and our pets. What about a checkup for your life? Led by a Life Reimagined Guide, this two-hour experience starts you thinking about what's next in your life. This is an opportunity to hit the pause button, take a break from the busyness of your everyday life, reflect on what's happening, and consider "What's Next?". Life Reimagined is for anyone who wants to pursue a passion or possibly take a new direction. Backed by decades of research, Life Reimagined introduces a powerful step-by-step approach to help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real - - whether you're focused on work, health, relationships, or pursuing your passion. Life Reimagined was developed by AARP, in partnership with the world's leading experts, researchers, and coaches in personal development and life transitions.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session Title:
Shibboleth Service Provider Installation (Linux)
Presenters:
Randy Miotke
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
Learn about federated authentication and how to install a Shibboleth service provider. Shibboleth is an open source federated access management technology that has been widely adopted by academic institutions worldwide to facilitate anytime/anywhere access to higher education, government and commercial e-resources. Colorado State University is using Shibboleth to access many federated systems on and off campus. Session topics include: * Shibboleth overview * Installation and configuration of a prototype Shibboleth service provider in a Linux virtual machine environment * Connecting a Shibboleth service provider to the CSU Federation This is a hands-on session. You must bring a laptop with VMWare Player installed to complete the outlined tasks.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will provide attendees technical installation and configuration experience with a Shibboleth service provider. Content has been developed for CSU IT professionals new to Shibboleth, or for individuals assuming responsibilities at their college or department with existing Shibboleth deployments.
Session Title:
Understanding University Employee Benefits and Privileges
Presenters:
Human Resources
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Human Resources will provide a comprehensive overview of Benefits & Privileges provided through University employment. The presentation will include Health, Dental, Life (AD&D), Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts as well as a brief overview of Retirement, Employee Study Privilege and the Tuition Scholarship program for eligible family members.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives
Session Title:
Workplace Coaching Skills: Powerful Questions and Levels of Listening
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
How would it be if you could think through a project or situation with an unbiased 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? In this session you will learn the core coaching skills of asking powerful questions using your natural curiosity and intuition, and listening fully without judgment. This highly interactive session is co-led by two seasoned professional coaches. They will create a "fail-free" zone to learn 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 attending the full three hours.
Goals and Target Audience:
To empower employees, supervisors, managers and leaders with tools to create a respectful climate for open communication.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Community Action Poverty Simulation
Presenters:
Guy Arnesen,Mims Harris,Jen Johnson,Barb Kistler,Alma Vigo-Morales
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. IT IS A SIMULATION, NOT A GAME. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people. In the simulation, up to 88 (and a minimum of 45) participants assume the roles of up to 26 different families facing poverty. The experience lasts for three hours and includes an introduction and briefing, the actual simulation exercise, and a debriefing period. Please note: We must have 45 participants for this session to "be a go."
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is open to the entire CSU community. Grad students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate. Participants must make a commitment to participate in the full three- hour session.

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Engaging Students and iclickers in the Classroom
Presenters:
Steve Foster, iClicker specialist – McMillan,ACNS Staff
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Please join us to learn how iclicker 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, 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. We will also discuss how iclicker information can be transferred to Canvas and RamCT.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors who are interested in using clickers in the classroom.
Session Title:
Free is better: Accessing free e-books and more from your public library
Presenters:
Kristen Draper,Amy Hoseth,Michelle Wilde
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library CC173
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, you can turn your RAMCard into a public library card. In this session we'll provide information about how to activate Poudre River Public Library District services for your RAMCard and we will 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:
CSU faculty, staff and students who want to use their RAMCard to access Poudre River Public Library District services.
Session Title:
I think someone cheated in my class: what do I do now?
Presenters:
Elaine Green,Lindy Cartrite
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
It is nearly inevitable that the day will come when you suspect that a student has cheated in your course. This session will review the CSU procedures for faculty and other instructors, noting the basic requirements laid out in the Faculty and Administrative Professionals Manual. We will also share what happens when instructors send a student to the Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services for a hearing or just for documentation. On-line tools will also be described.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and other Instructors
Session Title:
Managing Departmental Receivables
Presenters:
Barb Gustison,David Leathers
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
Business and Financial Services, Accounts Receivable Operations, manages receivables and ensures compliance for accounts that are billed through the University's central billing system, Banner. However, there are departmental receivables not billed through Banner that are managed by campus departments. This session will guide those campus departments on how to properly manage, record and collect their receivables, provide guidance and resources to ensure compliance with accounting rules, and explain what central billing resources are available.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department accounting technicians or office managers who maintain receivables outside of the Banner system.
Session Title:
Planning your eight semesters . . . welcome to the Course & Graduation Planner
Presenters:
Erin Pitts
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
The new Course & Graduation Planner tool is scheduled to be made available to students and advisors in December 2014. Please come learn what went into creating the Major Completion Maps, how to use the Course & Graduation Planner tool and what the plans for future utilization look like.
Goals and Target Audience:
Advisors, faculty, staff
Session Title:
Telling Your CSU Story
Presenters:
Elias Martinez,Kyle Henley,Kimberly Stern
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Join the Division of External Relations as we introduce the university’s new brand campaign and discuss the principles of modern branding. We’ll then show you how you can tell your story through CSU’s vast array of communication channels, ultimately helping you grow your brand and enriching the university brand.
Goals and Target Audience:
University communicators who work with internal and external audiences. Faculty and staff who have an online communications presence. Goals: 1. Introduce concept and importance of branding when communicating with various audiences 2. Explain Colorado State University brand and provide examples of its use in messaging 3. Demonstrate how university employees can leverage CSU's owned media channels.
Session Title:
Why the Classified Personnel Council Matters to You
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn,Carol Carroll
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Are you a State Classified employee? If yes, did you know there is an entire Council that works to promote, improve, and protect your role within the CSU shared governance model? We invite you to come learn more about the Classified Personnel Council (CPC) and its representatives – what we do, how we do it, and how we can be of service to you. This session will bring you up to date on the actions and activities of your Council, and highlight the many ways State Classified employees can get involved at CSU. Moreover, it will give us a chance to hear from you – what issues are most relevant and important to you, what questions can we help answer, and what ideas do you have to make CSU a better place for State Classified employees? In short, how can we help? Please join us for this informative and interactive session. CSU depends on a strong, dedicated, and informed Classified Personnel Council to ensure State Classified views, ideas, and concerns are respected in University decision-making. And we cannot fulfill this mission without YOU.
Goals and Target Audience:
State Classified employees interested in learning more about the actions, activities, and opportunities available to them through the Classified Personnel Council (CPC), as well as learning more about the practice of shared governance at Colorado State University. Supervisors and co-workers of State Classified employees are also encouraged to attend.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Data Warehouse (ODS) Reporting - Student, Financials, Research and HR
Presenters:
John Walker,Kathy Gargan
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Describe the ODS (operational data store) Data Warehouse platform that supports Student, Financial, and HR reporting across campus. Information Systems has created a new web page that describes what the Data Warehouse is, what tools are used for reporting, and resources to leverage the warehouse for departmental reporting needs.
Goals and Target Audience:
Campus departments that run and/or create reports that use Student, Financial, and HR data.
Session Title:
Electronic Reserve: Making Your Teaching Life Easier
Presenters:
Theresa Spangler,Cristi MacWaters
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Morgan Library CC174
Description:
We will explain how using Electronic Reserves can make course instruction easier for you. Our session will detail how to use E-Reserves (seeing your course, adding readings, statistics, tagging, etc.), how it interacts with Canvas, and provide useful copyright information. There will be time for specific questions. This session is helpful for anyone new to Electronic Reserves, as well as current users of the system.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To showcase the advantages to using E-Reserves rather than course-paks, textbooks, handouts, or only RamCT/Canvas for readings. To provide information about copyright concerns. To show exactly how an instructor can use E-Reserves, including all its bells and whistles. Target audience is any instructor, teaching advisor, or staff member who assists with course content.
Session Title:
Men, Women and Worthiness
Presenters:
Michele Faris
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
This session will explore how women and men experience and talk about shame and vulnerability and how we overcome our own and society's stereotypes in order to live more wholehearted lives. This presentation is based on the work of Brene Brown, whose groundbreaking research has been featured on TED.com, the Oprah Network, NPR as well as internationally.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to identify areas of their lives in which they feel like "not enough" and learn how to come from a place of worthiness as opposed to coming from a position of scarcity and comparison.
Session Title:
Onboarding New Employees: From Job Acceptance and Beyond
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Lorie Smith
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
Failure to pay attention to new employees, especially in the first few days, weeks and months of employment is a lost opportunity. Come learn more about the university's strategy to create an onboarding process that provides a foundation for all new employees to be successful. Onboarding new employees cannot happen through one single department, it takes interfacing with many departments across campus. Find out how to link what your department may already be doing for new employees and glean new ideas from best practices.
Goals and Target Audience:
HR Liaisons and anyone involve in the hiring process of new employees.
Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Engaging Students and iclickers in the Classroom
Presenters:
Steve Foster,ACNS Staff
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Please join us to learn how iclicker 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, 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. We will also discuss how i>clicker information can be transferred to Canvas and RamCT.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors who are interested in using clickers in the classroom.
Session Title:
Super Star Nominations
Presenters:
Arlene Nededog
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
Do you want to show your appreciation of a super star? Have you ever wondered how to nominate your friends and colleagues for awards? Learn, as well as share ideas, on how to create a nomination for the one of the many campus recognition and awards that Colorado State University has to offer. Come prepared with a Super Star nomination in mind, and we will walk you through the steps in a fun and interactive way!
Goals and Target Audience:
•Learn about the recognition and award opportunities at Colorado State University •Create a personal plan of action for a nomination •Access resources to assist with your nomination Administrative Professional Staff State Classified Staff Faculty

3:15 PM

Session Title:
From the Heart with Data
Presenters:
Michael Brake,Amy Robertson,Teresa Metzger
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Retaining students is a priority for most, if not all campuses, and fostering students’ sense of belonging and connection to campus is a critical factor in retention. Meaningful and personal interactions with staff help create that connection and residence halls are a great place to start. In this session, presenters will share their experiences working to enable connections through use of a critical conversation informed by data.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any CSU staff member is invited to come talk about Taking Stock - the questions asked to students, and results and how they are used by various populations on campus. 1. Participants in this session will identify methods to encourage students to make connections to their university. 2. Participants in this session will explain the application of data to interactions designed to impact retention. 3. Participants in this session will describe decisions campuses will make regarding crafting questions to gather valid and meaningful data, and to focus discussions for different roles.
Session Title:
Mass OSX image deployment leveraging DeployStudio
Presenters:
Robert Kidd
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan LIbrary CC174
Description:
Saving time is a daily concern for system administrators, especially with the increase of minor interventions requested by end-users: accidentally modified system preferences, third-party applications instability or misconfigured, wrong access rights, etc... OS X is stable and robust but the capacity to (re)install completely a workstation or a server in a few minutes following a preset workflow that automatically restores the right disk image, configures and backs up what was planned by the administrator is a real benefit in terms of time and money. DeployStudio was designed this way, in order to manage flawlessly large deployments of workstations, servers and cluster nodes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Present DeployStudio as a fully automated imaging solution for OSX deployments. Show how to create an image for deployment. Show how to deploy an image to an Apple computer. Show how to create workflows and tasks to fully automate image process. Show how to bind OSX computers to Active Directory and Open Directory using built in tasks. Audience: IT administrators looking for a freeware imaging solution for apple OSX systems.
Session Title:
O is for Open: Open Educational Resources (OER) in Teaching and Learning
Presenters:
Merinda McLure
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
This session will provide a what? why? and how? introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and their consideration, use, and impact in higher education.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Participants will gain a what? why? and how? understanding of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education. 2. Participants will have an opportunity to react and respond through group discussion. 3. Participants will be introduced to resources for their own further exploration of OER. This session will be of interest to all who teach, to graduate teaching assistants, and to graduate students who plan to teach in the future.
Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Creative ways to use tools: Making animated movies with Powerpoint
Presenters:
Elaine Chen
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
PowerPoint is commonly used for designing slideshow presentations, but do you know there are creative ways of using it for animated movies? The movie can then be uploaded to YouTube for easy access. In this session, participants will use the PowerPoint skills they currently have and take them in new directions. The presenter will showcase some of the movies that she has developed for a variety of online courses. And participants will have the opportunities to build a short movie if they bring their own PC laptops with PPT 2010 (or newer) installed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Participants will learn creative ways of using PowerPoint to create animated movies. Targeted audience: Faculty who would like to learn how to use PowerPoint to create animated movies.
Session Title:
TILT Course Quality
Presenters:
Dave Johnson,Christianne Magee,Sean Burns,Katie Lyon
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
What is TILT “course quality”? What is TILT “assessment”? Both of these terms have been used interchangeably during the past three semesters while TILT has grappled with the goal of assessing learning outcomes and online and residential course quality for two TILT programs: Online Course Development and the Provost's Course Re-Design Competition/Learning Ecologies. TILT assessment tracks a variety of indicators of course quality and successful learning outcomes through a mixed-methods approach to data collection and analysis for the purposes of evaluating the effectiveness of these two programs, in addition to giving faculty vital information about their courses. The purpose of this panel will be to discuss some of the challenges, highlights, discoveries, and new directions for the assessment program at TILT. Presenting are TILT's assessment team and a faculty member from Biomedical Sciences. Presenters will give a 40-minute presentation followed by facilitated Q&A/discussion.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals include providing information to interested faculty and administrators about this new program at TILT, as well as eliciting feedback on methods and potential directions of TILT Assessment.
Session Title:
What Else Is Possible? A Simple Guide to Managing Stress During the Workday
Presenters:
Kerrie Lapoehn
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
There are simple and effective stress reduction/management tools that are easy to implement into the workday. Simple strategies and techniques that can be used in as little as 5 to 15 minutes a day and have a huge impact on a person's health and overall stress level. Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping), breathing exercises, mini meditations and a daily energy routine will be explored. Information about the energetic body and why it is vital to manage stress to promote long term health and wellness will be shared.
Goals and Target Audience:
To create awareness for the general campus community on the small things that can be implemented in the workday to keep stress levels in check and implement self care. Exploring several techniques for stress reduction offers a variety of resources for the diverse campus community.
Session Title:
What’s New with Sponsored Research Data
Presenters:
Diane Rees
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
The Kuali Coeus award module is up and running and exciting things are happening with sponsored research data. Come join us in conversation to find out what award data is now available in the university data warehouse (ODS) and learn more about the tools and resources provided by the office of Research Services such as Research Project Status (RPS) and MyRAM portal.
Goals and Target Audience:
To provide information to faculty and staff on tools and resources available for accessing sponsored research data.

Wednesday, January 14th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Campus Single Sign-On with Shibboleth
Presenters:
Randy Miotke
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Shibboleth is an open source federated access management technology that has been widely adopted by academic institutions worldwide to facilitate anytime/anywhere access to higher education, government and commercial e-resources. Colorado State University is using Shibboleth to access many federated systems on and off campus. Learn why and how it is being used at CSU. Session topics include: * Active services * Benefits of federated authentication * How does Shibboleth work? * Security of your eName and password * Single sign-on * Session time-outs * Logout * How your privacy is protected * InCommon Federation and Silver Assurance
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will provide a high-level understanding of federated authentication and best practices to follow when you access protected on-line resources. The information presented is intended for all faculty and staff that use protected web-based resources such as KFS, ARIESweb, Canvas, research.gov and many others.
Session Title:
Creative ways to use tools: Making animated movies with Powerpoint
Presenters:
Elaine Chen
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
PowerPoint is commonly used for designing slideshow presentations, but do you know there are creative ways of using it for animated movies? The movie can then be uploaded to YouTube for easy access. In this session, participants will use the PowerPoint skills they currently have and take them in new directions. The presenter will showcase some of the movies that she has developed for a variety online courses. And participants will have the opportunities to build a short movie if they bring their own PC laptops with PPT 2010 (or newer) installed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Participants will learn creative ways of using PowerPoint to create animated movies. Targeted audience: Faculty who would like to learn how to use PowerPoint to create animated movies.
Session Title:
CSU Research Data Systems and Data Management
Presenters:
Shea Swauger
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
This session will cover the infrastructure for research data at CSU. Topics will include solutions for management of large and complex data files, security and storage and accessibility, privacy and shared access. In addition, the CSU Data Management Committee will be introduced to the CSU community. This is the committee whose job it is to help you deal with the above issues and to represent faculty needs. Come learn about the current state of infrastructure and data management solutions and provide feedback about what issues need to be addressed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: faculty, staff, researchers, students or anyone interested in data management. Goal: Attendees will learn about CSU’s research data ecosystem, including the infrastructure, systems, policies and people involved in producing, managing, disseminating and preserving research data.
Session Title:
Payroll New Hire/Change Process Review
Presenters:
Human Resources,Human Resouces
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
This presentation will be an overview of the internal payroll process and critical deadlines for new hires and changes for all employee types in the Oracle system. This reviews processes for faculty, administrative professional, graduates, state classified, student hourly and non-student hourly employees.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives
Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION Workplace Coaching Skills: Powerful Questions and Levels of Listening
Presenters:
Debra DeVilbiss,Reuel Hunt
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
386 LSC
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? 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. 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, managers and leaders with tools to create a respectful climate for open communication.
Session Title:
Slips, Trips and Falls: Avoiding Common and Potentially Serious Injuries
Presenters:
Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
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:
Travel Training - Commuting by Transit and Bicycle to CSU
Presenters:
Aaron Fodge,Amanda Fitzpatrick,TransFort
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
Are you on the fence about trying transit? Worried about sweating on your bike ride to work? This session will discuss the new transit and bicycle commuting options to Colorado State University. This interactive session will include personalized travel training and route finding to CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Employees seeking to commute to CSU without their personal vehicle. Employees seeking to save money on their commute to CSU. Employees concerned about safety when riding transit or riding a bicycle to work.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
"Dear Committee Members": 3 Steps to Mastering Letters of Recommendation
Presenters:
Mary Swanson,Nancy Levinger
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
In Julie Schumacher's new novel,"Dear Committee members," the protagonist, disgruntled professor Jason Fitger, writes "The LOR has become a rampant absurdity, usurping the place of the quick consultation and the two minute phone call--not to mention the teaching and research that faculty were hired to perform. I haven't published a novel in six years; instead I fill my departmental hours casting words of praise into the bureaucratic abyss." If you, like Fitger, feel that you spend countless hours writing letters of recommendation for students, then this session is for you! We will discuss 3 steps that both reduce the amount of time it takes to write LORs and improve their overall quality. We will also discuss when and how to tell students no. Those who appreciate humor are encouraged to attend.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and Staff
Session Title:
Achieve your diversity goals! Learn how to create electronic content that is usable and accessible to diverse learners using diverse technologies.
Presenters:
Allison Kidd,Shannon Lavey
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Morgan Library CC171
Description:
In this hands-on workshop, learn how to design materials that are flexible and usable for a variety of technologies, that work well for many students on many devices. The workshop will focus on a few tips for formatting your PDFs, Word Documents, and PowerPoint Presentations. Students are accessing course materials using a wide variety of operating systems, mobile devices, and software that allows them to listen to text, highlight key points for a paper, or manipulate documents on screens of all sizes. Student diversity is also greater than ever, including English Language Learners, non-traditional students such as veterans, and students with disabilities. Making course materials usable and accessible gives all students greater flexibility in their learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff and T.A.s who prepare and deliver content electronically to students.
Session Title:
Administrative Professional Council (APC) Open Forum
Presenters:
APC Representatives
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308 LSC
Description:
Administrative Professional Council (APC) representatives will provide a short presentation on the Council with highlights of activities for the current year. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions as well as provide feedback on any items of interest or concern.
Goals and Target Audience:
Share purpose and objectives of the Council and solicit feedback from APs on concerns or interests that the APC could help address through shared governance with the Classified Personnel Council (CPC) and Faculty Council, as well as through recommendations to the university administration.
Session Title:
Creating “Desirable Conflict” in the Classroom
Presenters:
Darrie Burrage,Mark Benn,Cori Wong,Cindy Griffin
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
310 LSC
Description:
The classes we teach often include tough topics we deem as important in terms of enabling students to grasp the overall curriculum of the course. Tough topics can include conversations on race, gender, socioeconomic class, and environmental sustainability. Bringing these difficult conversations into the classroom presents a particular set of challenges. Questions we must consider include: How can we create classroom environments where all students feel they have a stake in the topic at hand? Simply stated, how can we encourage students to care? This session seeks to posit a response to these questions by sharing various methods of creating “desirable conflict” in the classroom. Desirable conflict will be defined as engaging in topics in ways that promote enough discomfort for students to feel invested, but not enough discomfort where students feel overwhelmed and disengaged from the topic. By using brief talks from panelists to establish the session’s foundation, attendees will be involved in a whole-group discussion where we will share different pedagogical concepts and practices that can take our in-class conversations to the next level of depth, and to the next level of community.
Goals and Target Audience:
- Goals: Share strategies on facilitating tough conversations in class, and those strategies be ones that solicit high student engagement. - Target Audience: Instructors and Staff
Session Title:
Ergonomics in the Office Environment
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
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:
Introduction to an on-line location-specific data platform for large-scale CSU transdisciplinary Agriculture/Environmental/Public Health/Climate Change global studies
Presenters:
Andrew Jones,Ken Nugent,John Corbett,Chad Hansell
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
This session will cover CSU’s role within the Rocky Mountain Consortium for Global Development (RMCGD), and introduce the audience to the RMCGD on-line location-specific data-provisioning platform that is being made available to CSU faculty, staff, and students for transdisciplinary studies. The Consortium members include Universities, Federal Labs, non-profit Organizations, and for-profit Companies acting under management by a non-profit, Global Development Analytics, Inc. (GDA). As a group, we are focused on providing accurate, location-specific and action-oriented output targeting food security in water limited environments, including the provisioning and linkage of climate change data through our partnership capabilities. Because food security in water limited environments is never a single issue, we also address water, public health and energy issues as they relate to food security. The aWhere, Inc. on-line data provisioning platform is a key enabling technology that researchers at CSU can now use free-of-charge in many regions of the globe. In addition, public health and water resource issues are a key part of a transdisciplinary approach to large-scale global development issues. Discussion will focus on how CSU provides data to the consortium partners, and how in turn CSU benefits from the sharing of partner-contributed environmental data resources for global development research projects working with near real-time global data sets at an unprecedented scale and ease of availability for CSU research projects.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, researchers, students or anyone interested in global development research and climate change impacts.
Session Title:
Securing your web server: TLS and authentication
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Running a web server that's more than just a static information page? You'll likely want encryption and authentication. But there are so many options! Steve Lovaas (IT Security Manager) will walk through the possibilities and discuss recommended approaches that provide the best of both security and user experience.
Goals and Target Audience:
IT professionals with an interest in web security, particularly those responsible for running web servers.
Session Title:
The State of Diversity at Colorado State
Presenters:
Mary Ontiveros,Ria Vigil
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity will update the campus on current diversity initiatives, the direction of diversity training over the next year, and have an interactive conversation with participants regarding campus climate.
Goals and Target Audience:
Inform campus members on the many diversity initiatives happening on campus.
Session Title:
Use Your eID to Access Office 365 Services
Presenters:
Frances Campana
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan LIbrary CC173
Description:
CSU’s Office 365 services include OneDrive for Business, Lync, as well as a downloadable copy of Microsoft Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs plus an additional 5 copies for mobile devices. Using OneDrive for Business, you can create, edit, and share documents with others, including people who are not affiliated with CSU. You can use Lync to chat or instant message other users who have a Lync client installed and an active CSU eID. Lync also provides desktop sharing and hosting online meetings. The Office subscription provided by Office 365 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Publisher, and Outlook and is available to most employees and all CSU students with an active eID. Learn more about how you can utilize various Office 365 services using your CSU eID!
Goals and Target Audience:
Introduce Office 365 to Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students

11:00 AM

Session Title:
CSUs NEW Talent Management System - Introductory Session
Presenters:
Chris Mullen,Lyn Martin
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Come and learn about CSU's new Talent Management System. This session will introduce the new system to the campus-wide community and show some of the efficiencies that can be gained for your department or unit in the search and hiring process.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal - to introduce CSU's new Talent Management System to the university campus. This is a campus-wide initiative. Target Audience is anyone who works with searches or takes part in the hiring process.
Session Title:
Degree Progress Audit & Transferology: R.O. Tools for Student Success
Presenters:
Katie Risheill
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Within the past year changes have occurred to two systems utilized frequently by students and advisors on campus. Please come learn about new functionality available to both students and advisors as well as discussion on other FAQ's.
Goals and Target Audience:
Advisors
Session Title:
FAQ's about Animal Research
Presenters:
Denise Ostmeyer,Lon Kendall
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Did you know that CSU works with over 100,000 animals every year for research and teaching? What kind of animals, where do they live, and what is being done with them? We will address answers to these questions as well as many common questions about animal research in general,such as how is animal research regulated? And - what is a transgenic animal?
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who is curious about the animals that we work with at CSU for research and teaching, or interested in learning more about animal research in general.
Session Title:
Global learning in all disciplines through the means of a foreign language
Presenters:
Frederique Grim,Andrea Purdy
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
310 LSC
Description:
This talk will explain the concept of Culture and Language across the Curriculum (CLAC), a method that enables global learning across disciplines (e.g., business, agriculture, family studies, engineering, biomedical science, business administration) through the use of a foreign language. Students become better prepared linguistically, culturally and professionally for a global market because they are able to talk about their major discipline in the second language. The benefits of developing a specific curriculum with the support of a foreign language have been proven to be very efficient as it provides meaningful and relevant content to learners and opens door to professional opportunities. The presenters will share concrete plans for extending global learning in a variety of disciplines and will seek to work with faculty/departments interested in developing such plans or courses within Colorado State University.
Goals and Target Audience:
• to promote all CSU disciplines through the use of a foreign language, • to show how foreign languages can be relevant and enhance any other curriculum across campus • to strengthen students’ experience and prepare them for a global market and network • to develop a network within CSU that could implement a variety of CLAC models • no foreign language knowledge is necessary to attend this session • Audience: anyone who is interested in internationalizing their discipline to better prepare their students.
Session Title:
Office 365 Exchange: The road ahead!
Presenters:
Lance Baatz,Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
This session will focus on CSU’s transition from Central Exchange and Lamar e-mail to Office 365 Exchange. We will review the current status of the migration effort, discuss what to expect in the coming weeks/months, and point out some of the “gotchas” or known issues expected during the transition. We will also discuss the effect of the transition on eID options and processes. Time permitting, we’ll open the session up for questions.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience is campus IT support and helpdesk staff
Session Title:
Teaching Effectiveness and Excellence in a Changing Campus Environment
Presenters:
Dave Johnson,Jerry Vaske,Michele Marquitz
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
Join the lead researchers in a discussion about the evaluation of teaching in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR). Questions addressed (and still being entertained) include: What is excellent teaching? What is effective teaching? What indicates either category? Can these measures be quantified? Or, should any honest evaluation put more emphasis in qualitative data? Should instructors (or departments) put any stock in course evaluations, or peer observations, or grades? The presenters will offer a short review of the scholarship on teaching excellence and effectiveness, discuss new initiatives in HDNR to evaluate teaching, and host a guided discussion with attendees about problems and possibilities when evaluating teaching.
Goals and Target Audience:
Audience will consist of faculty primarily and administrators second. Goals include informing the audience of initiatives to successfully and fairly evaluate teaching and to gather feedback from the campus community.
Session Title:
Using the Digital Collections of Colorado, Your Scholarly Archive
Presenters:
Daniel Draper,Nicole Kaplan,Jocelyn Boice
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Faculty members, researchers and projects on campus produce materials in addition to formal refereed works, which contribute to scholarly endeavors at CSU. Many of these materials sit on local servers, laptops, or in file cabinets and are not considered for wider distribution to a broader audience. CSU Libraries presents opportunities to self-archive these works in the Digital Collections of Colorado (DCC) and make them available to the global research community and discoverable via the Internet, leading to increased citations and satisfied mandates for open access. The DCC is a consortium of eight academic libraries including CSU-Fort Collins, CSU-Pueblo, the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, University of Colorado-Health Sciences Library, the Auraria Library, Colorado Mesa University, and the Colorado School of Mines. It hosts over 50,000 digital objects produced at CSU, including research data, oral histories, presentations, video, posters, reports, conference proceedings, and photographs. The DCC provides a stable online repository with responsive services to preserve and provide access to digital works. We will introduce services available through the Libraries’ College Liaisons and repository staff, and show faculty members, researchers, and scientific support staff examples for organizing and prioritizing their digital objects for the DCC.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Give overview of Digital Collections of Colorado (DCC) as the institutional repository of CSU, which serves to preserve and provide open access to collections of scholarly works. Audience: Faculty members, researchers, and scientific support staff.
Session Title:
Weight loss surgery: What I know now, What I wish I knew then, and What I can share with you
Presenters:
Charles Wheeler
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308 LSC
Description:
Four years after my Bariatric surgery I still deal with it every day. So much information is available out there but when I was considering my surgery I just wanted someone to share with me their experiences without judgement or alternative motives - the good, the bad, the ugly. In this session I will share my experiences with the biggest decision, the biggest impact, and the biggest learning opportunity in my life. Consideration will also be given to those who are close to someone who is considering this type of life change. This session will include information for those who get to take the journey with us. There will be time for questions and open discussion following the presentation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone considering Bariatric surgery, those who have had it and would like to share with others and those whose partners or loved ones are considering/have had Bariatric surgery.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Customized Graphics with Deducer
Presenters:
Ann Hess
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Deducer is a free, easy-to-use program for graphing and data analysis. Deducer is an R based program, but does not require command line programming. The menu based system allows users to quickly create customized graphics. Example graphs will include scatterplots, bar charts and boxplots. This session will focus on Deducer’s graphing capabilities, but a few data analysis examples may be shown. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops, but should have R and Deducer installed prior to the session. Download instructions are available from www.deducer.org.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide an introduction to graphing with Deducer. The targeted audience is anyone interested in making summary graphics.
Session Title:
Hands ON VoIP!
Presenters:
Kyle Haefner
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Learn how to use the new VoIP phones. 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:
History on the Web: Getting Started
Presenters:
Naomi Lederer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Morgan LIbrary CC174
Description:
Achieve your history research goals by learning about Web sites with primary sources. CSU’s History Librarian will show where links to some topical sites can be found (for example, US History, Colorado History, World War I, World War II, Medieval Europe, Medieval Middle East, etc.)—and what selected sites look like. See images of scrolls, books, documents, photographs, and posters. See and hear stories told by war veterans. While the bulk of the sites shown will be on the free Web, a select number will feature library databases available only to CSU affiliates. A brief amount of time in the session will be spent discussing how to find primary sources on the Web so that attendees interested in additional historical topics will have some strategies for finding resources on them. Please keep in mind that not every historical event has digitized resources, and, in addition, geographical location (or more to the point, the government(s) in certain places) can play a huge role in the likelihood of there being funds and/or willingness to digitize and/or make available materials to researchers. Nevertheless, there are a lot of really valuable primary sources out there!
Goals and Target Audience:
Attendees will leave having seen dozens of Web sites with primary sources of interest to research in history. A jump-off URL will be provided so that after the session attendees will be able to view the shown sites (and many others) at their leisure. Anyone interested in history is the targeted audience.
Session Title:
Leveling the Playing Field: How does it play out in Higher Education?
Presenters:
Dr. Patricia Vigil,Arlene Nededog
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
There is often a common misconception that equality and equity means the same thing. There is an essential difference between them. This interactive presentation will provide insight and understanding regarding the difference between these two concepts and the impact on individuals from underrepresented groups. The focus will be to provide participants with the knowledge and development of skills to serve the needs of all demographic groups. Equality has become synonymous with “leveling the playing field” attend this workshop and understand not only what this mean but how equity is essential to begin “leveling the playing field”.
Goals and Target Audience:
• Gain an understanding of the concepts equity, equality, and social justice • Familiarity with the historical and social context of equity and equality • Impact of equity and equality in higher education • Knowledge, skills and tools to serve the changing college population
Session Title:
Life Reimagined Checkup
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Life is full of checkups - - for our health, our finances, our car, and our pets. What about a checkup for your life? Led by a Life Reimagined Guide, this two-hour experience starts you thinking about what's next in your life. This is an opportunity to hit the pause button, take a break from the busyness of your everyday life, reflect on what's happening, and consider "What's Next?". Life Reimagined is for anyone who wants to pursue a passion or possibly take a new direction. Backed by decades of research, Life Reimagined introduces a powerful step-by-step approach to help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real - - whether you're focused on work, health, relationships, or pursuing your passion. Life Reimagined was developed by AARP, in partnership with the world's leading experts, researchers, and coaches in personal development and life transitions.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is for any one of any age, however those who are mid-life and older may appreciate this opportunity to reflect, connect and explore the possibilities for what's next in life.
Session Title:
Notice and Respond: Assisting Students in Distress
Presenters:
Janelle Patrias
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
The Notice and Respond: Assisting Students in Distress workshops were developed as part of a broad public health approach to help our campus community understand the potential role they play in maintaining campus mental health. The faculty version models an effective interaction between a faculty member and a distressed student.The interactive workshop uses a combination of learning modalities to learn how to recognize and respond to a range of mental health issues including suicide. Participants explore common concerns that may present barriers to taking action, and learn why a proactive response is vitally important.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience is faculty members who routinely engage with students and want to be better prepared to assist students in distress. Participants can expect to • observe a realistic filmed scenario of a conversation with a distressed student • engage in self-reflection and dialog • overcome fears, judgments and hesitations in order to help others • learn about response options they can use in their settings • consider campus resources that offer support
Session Title:
Payroll Termination Process Review
Presenters:
Human Resources,Human Resources
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
310 LSC
Description:
Overview of the payroll termination process and related responsibilities. This reviews processes for faculty, administrative professional, graduates, state classified, student hourly and non-student hourly employees and reasons for separation including retirement, resignation, job elimination, involuntary termination, transitional appointments and death.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives
Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Begin the Journey With Canvas – A Tour of CSU’s New Learning Management System
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Fran Campana,Nick Leinen
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
In 2015, CSU will upgrade from RamCT Blackboard to Canvas as its online learning management system. Canvas consistently rates highly with both instructors and students for ease of use and reliability. In this session we will discuss when and how to get from RamCT to Canvas and what resources are available to help instructors and students. We will demonstrate how to navigate in Canvas and how users can set notifications to their email account or send messages to social media such as Facebook or Twitter. We will show examples of the two main ways to display content – via pages and modules. We’ll discuss how users can work with a migrated, teaching or demo course to prepare their 2015 course content. And we will save time to answer your questions about this transition.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff who are interested in how to deliver learning content online.
Session Title:
Three Years Later: An Update on INTO Colorado State University
Presenters:
Nancy Berry,Fabiola Ehlers-Zavala,Carmen Rivera
Category:
International Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
This session will provide the Colorado State University campus with an update regarding INTO Colorado State University, the international student center created as a result of the partnership between Colorado State University and INTO University Partnerships. A panel consisting of representatives from INTO CSU Academics, Student Services and Operations will offer updates on programming, progression data, and strategic goals. The panelists will also field questions from the audience.
Goals and Target Audience:
The main goal of the presentation is to update the campus community about the status of this joint venture between Colorado State University and INTO University Partnerships. We will probably need at least one hour and perhaps up to 1 hour and 30 minutes for this session.
Session Title:
Writing to learn in the sciences
Presenters:
Meena Balgopal,Paul Laybourn
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
308 LSC
Description:
In this workshop we will describe how writing-to-learn and writing-to-communicate are different instructional goals. We will share how these can be modified for smaller, lab-sized courses as well as for larger (~100+ students) lecture sections. We will share our experiences with providing feedback to students in an efficient and timely manner using peer feedback, instructor feedback, and assignments built around self-evaluation strategies. After completing this session participants will be able to: 1. define scientific literacy and writing to learn 2. develop a writing to learn activity for their course 3. implement a writing to learn activity including scoring the submitted assignments in their own course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty members and instructors of natural and physical science courses

3:15 PM

Session Title:
Independent Contractor or Employee?
Presenters:
Genevra Scott,Matt Wills,Tracy Hutton,Beth Fritzler
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308 LSC
Description:
To assist department personnel in identifying whether an individual performing work for Colorado State University should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. There are tax implications based on the classification of the individual providing the work; this session is to provide guidance specifically addressing IRS classifications and tax planning associated with PERA Retirees.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department personnel who hire employees and/or independent contractors to carry out specific assignments for Colorado State University
Session Title:
LAMP - CSU Free Dynamic Web Hosting Service
Presenters:
Daniel Hamp
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Introduction to CSU's centrally managed free web hosting service based on Linux, Mysql, Apache, and PHP (LAMP). Learn what the service has to offer, how to access it, how to use it, and what it can do to help you in this 1 hour session
Goals and Target Audience:
Any department or unit interested in php based hosted web services, which would include things applications like Wordpress, Drupal or self written websites.
Session Title:
Living your Life - Commitments to Work, Family, & Self
Presenters:
Jennifer Aberle,Sue Doe,Jen Krafchick,Laura Thomas
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
This session will present an invitation to participants to discuss how their work commitments integrate with family, home, and self priorities in ways that are both life-giving and life-draining. We will engage with participants to explore the ways that contemporary workload expectations are shifting and influence our attention to home, family and self. We will talk about personal & systemic strategies that might help us strike a more sustainable balance to address and participate in all of the things that we value and bring meaning in our life related to work, family, home, & self.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals of session are to: 1. Engage with participants about their work and family/home/self balance related to both stress and fulfillment 2. Strategize with participants about how to increase the life-giving nature of work and enjoy a well-balanced life 3. Provide an opportunity for connections among the CSU community to share about their work experiences as it relates to meaning-making and values and learn from one another Targeted Audience: everyone and anyone who works at CSU
Session Title:
Partnering with Parents and Families – Finding a Positive Balance to Support Student Success
Presenters:
John Henderson,Erin Hammersley,Colin Watrin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
This session will provide a foundation for the positive impact of parent and family member involvement in a student's CSU experience. Participants will learn the history of the Parent and Family Programs Office at CSU. Presenters will share program philosophy, challenge commonly used stereotypes of parent/family behavior, and draw from theory that supports programs and strategies for working with parent and family members. These strategies will focus on the positive impact a parent and family member can make in a student's life at CSU, how the CSU community can support a positive parent/family relationship (one that places the parent/family member in the role of supporter), and how the Parent and Family Programs Office can assist other staff with difficult interactions from parent and family members. In addition to strategies for working with this audience, participants will explore generational differences (Millennial to Generation Z) as it relates to student relationships with parents and/or family members. After the presentation participants should be able to identify the positive role parents and families can play in a student's time at CSU, should be able to identify the Parent & Family Programs Office and what role the office can play in supporting the CSU community, and they should be able to identify strategies for effectively communicating with parent and family members.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any member of the CSU community that interacts with parents and families of students. This could be those individuals that receive phone calls, emails, or any form of contact directly with parents and families, or those who collaborate with the Parent and Family Programs Office. Additionally, this presentation could be valuable to those that hope to perform outreach to parents and families of CSU students, or hope to work in a field that will require significant contact with parents and families.
Session Title:
Translating your curriculum into the 8 semester Major Completion Map
Presenters:
Erin Pitts,Katie Risheill
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
With the upcoming Course and Graduation Planner, all majors are required to have an accompanying Major Completion Map. Please come learn the process and nuances associated with turning an approved program of study into an eight semester major map
Goals and Target Audience:
Assisting departments in building the Major Completion Maps for their majors. Audience: Faculty, Staff, Advisors
Session Title:
Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders and Promising Instructional Approaches
Presenters:
Cynthia Tate,Megan Wolff
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
310 LSC
Description:
According to the Center for Disease Control’s latest stats (March 28, 2014) on the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) among children aged 8 years, one in 68 now have some type of ASD. Many of whom are those with higher functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome who are matriculating to higher education and will continue to at increasing rates. This presentation provides insight on what ASDs are, relates common strengths and challenges associated with this population; and, shares emerging instructional approaches that assist learning while improving retention and graduation rates for all students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Instructors, GTAs Goals: 1. Audience participants will gain an understanding of what Autism Spectrum Disorders are and what they are not. 1.1. ASDs defined 1.2. Growing numbers and how this impacts institutes of higher education 1.3. Dispelling myths associated with ASDs 1.4. Common strengths and challenges as related to academics and campus life 1.5. The many variances: a couple case studies 2. Participants will learn some of the emerging instructional approaches that foster learning and growth for students with Asperger’s while also benefiting all students. 2.1. Importance of structure: syllabus, assignments, expectations, procedures, guidelines, changes in routine 2.2. Emotional climate: reducing stress/anxiety- triggers, one-on-one check in, preparation 2.3. Environmental factors: lighting, positioning, stimuli – sights and sounds 2.4. Promoting successful group teaching/learning experiences 2.5. Encouraging self-advocacy, a key indicator of success. 3. Participants will be informed of campus and online available resources.