Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

9:45 AM

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!

11:00 AM

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

3:30 PM

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.

Tuesday, January 13th

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.

Wednesday, January 14th

9:45 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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