Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

11:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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.

2:15 PM

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.

Wednesday, January 14th

9:45 AM

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.

11:00 AM

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:
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