Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

8:30 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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.

Tuesday, January 13th

8:30 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.

3:15 PM

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.

Wednesday, January 14th

1:00 PM

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.

3:15 PM

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