Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

8:30 AM

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

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

Tuesday, January 13th

8:30 AM

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

10:45 AM

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.

Wednesday, January 14th

8:30 AM

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.

9:45 AM

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.

11:00 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.