Program for the 2016 PDI

Monday, January 11th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Facilities Management: Building Success- Current and Planned Construction on Campus
Presenters:
Steve Hultin,Fred Haberecht
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
CSU is investing with intent to create a physical environment that shapes our future and keeps us at the leading edge of learning and discovery for the next 50 years and beyond. Come gain a better understanding about where, when and why construction is happening on campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
To inform the campus community of what construction will occur on campus over the next few years. Create awareness of where projects are on campus and what programs will occupy those buildings; and guide the campus community on how to stay informed during this period of construction.
Session Title:
Overview of Retirement and Wellness Programs
Presenters:
Human Resources Staff
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
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. Additionally learn about our wellness programs through FitLife and CafeWell.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives
Session Title:
Small Fruits for the Colorado Garden
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
There are many types of small fruit that Colorado gardeners can grow. These include raspberries, strawberries, currants, gooseberries and grapes. This session will cover the basics of growing small fruit for backyard gardens and also include some troubleshooting tips.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session will be for individuals to become more familiar with growing small fruit in their gardens. This session is geared towards any gardener.
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Get To Know Canvas - An Overview
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
Interested in learning what tools are available to teach part or all of your course online? In this hands on session, instructors and TA's will learn about CSU's online learning management system, Canvas. You will learn how to configure Canvas to send you notifications by email or text. We'll discuss which tools are available for you to use to teach your Canvas course. You will leave this session knowing how to navigate and customize your Canvas course. You will also learn about resources that are available to help you learn how to use Canvas.
Goals and Target Audience:
Introduce instructors and TA's to CSU's Canvas learning management system.
Session Title:
Supporting Survivors: A Guide for Faculty and Staff
Presenters:
Casey Malsam
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
This session is designed to help Faculty and Staff understand some of the dynamics involved with surviving interpersonal violence: stalking, sexual assault, and dating/domestic violence. We will discuss the culture of violence often referred to as a Rape Supportive Culture. This discussion will help to establish a foundation on how to be a good support for survivors of interpersonal violence.
Goals and Target Audience:
The Targeted Audience is all Faculty and Staff; The goals are: 1. Establish a foundation understanding of Rape Supportive Culture. 2. Create an understanding of the effects of interpersonal violence on student success. 3. Develop a plan for how to be a good support for students in and out of the classroom.
Session Title:
Teaching effectiveness: tips on pursuing excellence in teaching and learning.
Presenters:
Matthew Hickey,Meena Balgopal
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This is a session designed to share suggestions on alternate ways to evaluate teaching effectiveness, and to mentor faculty on creating effective teaching and learning environments. The session will be led by members of a TILT working group on evaluating teaching excellence.
Goals and Target Audience:
All faculty of all ranks and appointment types, department heads, tenure and promotion committee chairs, graduate students.
Session Title:
The Art of the Recommendation Letter
Presenters:
Mary Swanson,Nancy Levinger
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Writing letters of recommendation can be a daunting task. How do I write the best possible letter for a student I barely know? How can I recommend a really great candidate who has some flaws in their past? How do I know where to begin, what to include, how to best represent the candidate? These types of issues can challenge even the most seasoned letter writer. This workshop aims to increase faculty and staff comfort, confidence and effectiveness when writing letters of recommendation. Topics covered in this session will include: the job of the recommender, the job of the applicant, how to say "no", and best practices for letter writing. Most of the workshop will focus on recommendation letters for students, but topics and activities apply quite universally to recommendations for any situation. Come prepared to interact with workshop participants and leaders in activities designed to develop your skills.
Goals and Target Audience:
This workshop aims to increase faculty and staff comfort, confidence and effectiveness when writing letters of recommendation.
Session Title:
Understanding and Completing the Form I-9
Presenters:
Chelsey Lane,Melissa Morgan,Joey Murphey,Jo Royal
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
This session will cover the purpose and basics behind the Form I-9. Breadth of information will include, but is not limited to: acceptable documents, completion and compliance of Section 1 & 2, proper procedures for reverification of employment authorization, Form I-9 completion for J-1, F-1, & H-1B employees, receipts, making corrections, Employment Verification Law Form, and preventing common errors.
Goals and Target Audience:
To understand the proper procedures for completing the Form I-9 to enable the successful completion of the form. Target audience is HR Liaisons and other hiring staff who work with employees to complete the Form I-9 paperwork.

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Advertising Job Postings
Presenters:
Sara Graffis,Jenny Cox
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
This session will be a How To on advertising positions. It will go over a different posting model.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who posts jobs or conducts searches.
Session Title:
Credit Card Security for Consumers
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Credit card breaches at major retailers have become commonplace. Many of us have experienced credit card fraud firsthand, whether through actual fraudulent charges or through the hassle of having credit cards re-issued by the banks. Is there anything we can do to make ourselves safer when shopping at physical store locations and online? Steve Lovaas, IT Security Manager for CSU, will highlight what's going on in the world of credit card security, and share tips and technologies that can reduce the risk of becoming a credit card victim.
Goals and Target Audience:
This is a general session that assumes basic knowledge of using a web browser to shop online. Attendees will leave with an increased awareness of credit card threats and current defenses, and with a list of recommended alternative payment approaches.
Session Title:
Frequently Asked Questions about Animal Research
Presenters:
Denise Ostmeyer,Lon Kendall
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 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:
How a Public University Educator Can Better Support Spiritual Diversity in the Classroom?
Presenters:
Elizabeth Sink
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
This session will explore common public higher education classroom scenarios where issues of religious/spiritual/non-religious diversity arise. It will introduce research from the field of Interfaith Studies that emphasize strategies of religious pluralism within the public classroom, which attempt to change cultural views of extremism and polarization.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide educators with considerations and strategies for engaging students in topics of spiritual diversity (religious/spiritual/non-religious).
Session Title:
Managing Departmental Receivables
Presenters:
Barb Gustison,Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 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:
Maximizing Effectiveness of Queries & Bin Management in the Graduate Slate Admission System
Presenters:
Trish Torrez,Jordan Fritts
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 175 Morgan Library
Description:
Tips, tricks, and guidance for querying applicant populations and statuses in Slate. We will also discuss bin management to effectively move applications through the system.
Goals and Target Audience:
To increase the comfort level of operating in the new admissions application system for Slate Phase I graduate coordinators who handle the application process for their departments.
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Best Practices for Student Engagement
Presenters:
Debora Colbert
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Our student population becomes more varied each year with more first generation, non-traditional, racially, and ethnically diverse students. Come join this session to discuss student engagement and look at some strategies for reaching this wonderfully changing student population in both your face to face and online courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide faculty and GTA's tools for student engagement. The target audience is faculty and GTA's
Session Title:
Who Wants $50,000 ?
Presenters:
Daniel Banuelos
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
CSUs Commitment to Campus initiative is more than meets the eye. We all benefit from being healthy and engaged. Find out how to make Commitment to Campus work for you; learn about opportunities campus wide that will engage your mind, body, and (Ram)spirit! This session is sponsored by the Administrative Professional Council. Join us for an interactive presentation of currently offered Commitment to Campus benefits and a chance to play "Commitment to Campus" Jeopardy!
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is provide information to CSU’s faculty and staff on the wonderful benefits that are available at this institution. Most benefits provided by CSU are underutilized. CSU is a great place to work and we want to help bring an awareness of what CSU is doing to value their employees.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
BlueJeans Video Conferencing
Presenters:
Chris Chagnon
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
This session will be a demo and Q&A on BlueJeans cloud based video conference software. Best practices, general use, features, availability etc.
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff, faculty and administrative professionals. Goals: Awareness; Increase in campus adoption; Teaching/Instructional purposes
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Campus on a Carbon Diet - Annual Update of CSU Carbonm Emissions & Progress Toward Neutrality
Presenters:
Carol Dollard,Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Colorado State has made an ambitious goal to eliminate the net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the university by 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:
Looking for Durable Plants for Your Flower Garden? Look to Plant Select ®!
Presenters:
Ronda Koski
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Plant Select® is a unique collaboration among Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and members of the Rocky Mountain Region "Green Industry" (plant nurseries, greenhouses, and garden centers), and focuses on plants designed to provide more beauty with less work in landscapes throughout the high plains and intermountain regions. Session attendees will learn about the Plant Select® program and how to incorporate some of these plants into their urban landscapes.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session: 1) Inform attendees about the unique regional horticultural program known as "Plant Select®". 2) Describe how the plants in the Plant Select® program can help attendees to be more successful in their landscaping efforts. 3) Illustrate how the plants in the Plant Select® program can be adapted to small-scale urban environments where the traditional "back yard" may be quite small or non-existent. 4) Encourage attendees to visit the Plant Select® website, where they can obtain additional useful information about the plants in the Plant Select® program. The targeted audience: Any CSU employee who enjoys flower gardening!
Session Title:
Mobilizing Your Canvas Course - A Mobile Design Checklist
Presenters:
Shaun Beaty
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
As students keep leveraging mobile devices for learning, it is essential that course content is mobile friendly. This session will offer considerations and best practices for mobile design and on-the-go delivery of your Canvas course(s).
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, administrators, graduate students and anyone that designs, develops or provides course content through the Canvas LMS.
Session Title:
Stories 'n' Steps: Narratives of Gendered Experiences at CSU
Presenters:
Darrie Matthew Burrage,Cindy L Griffin
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Among the different identities we carry, gender tends to take precedent as a dominant feature of our everyday lives, and can become highlighted in our interactions with others. We all have encountered moments of challenge, revelation, and triumph related to our gender in one way or another. Which of these experiences should be told? How can our stories help us and others grow? This interactive session will be discussion-based and will focus on participants giving words to the moments when gender has mattered to their experiences here at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of session are as follows: (1) Model the Environment We Seek to Cultivate on Campus – Create a safe space for participants to be their most vulnerability by having session facilitators demonstrate their own vulnerability and active listening skills. (2) Understanding Gendered Experiences – Have participants reflect and be able to identify how their gender has informed different experiences they have encountered here at CSU. (3) Writing Skills – Have participants practice articulating their gendered experiences to one another and to themselves by using writing as the method of achieving such ends. (4) Opportunities to Share – Provide an opportunity for participants to have their writing be safely stored and carefully shared with the CSU Stories-n-Steps grant project. There is no particular target audience of this session; however, we hope to have representation from participants no matter the gender (or any other point of identity) and position at the university (faculty, staff, student, etc.).
Session Title:
The Syllabus Makeover
Presenters:
Julie Taylor-Massey
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
The syllabus is arguably the most ubiquitous yet overlooked element of a college course. Have you given much thought to the efficacy of yours? If your syllabus is filled with pages upon pages of black text and you question whether students are even reading it, then it may be time for a syllabus makeover. Attend this session for a discussion about the functions of a syllabus; points to consider when designing a syllabus to be a useful course tool; and a framework for taking a syllabus from looking like a boring, bloated legal document to a visually appealing, lean class brochure.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: - To describe the functions of a syllabus and their implications for syllabus construction - To provide points to consider in order to make a syllabus a more effective teaching and learning tool - To identify a framework for approaching a syllabus makeover with the objective of creating an engaging, appealing, and useful document for students Target Audience: This session is appropriate for graduate students, new instructors, and more experienced faculty--anyone interested in creating or revisiting their syllabus.
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Your Role as Designated Departmental Person (DDP) for CSU’s Workers’ Compensation Program
Presenters:
Kenda Weigang,Sharon Baker
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This class will cover changes in the system for entering information related to workers' compensation incidents and claims. Additionally, we will walk through the flow of a workers' compensation claim and the DDP’s role in the process.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for Designated Departmental Persons(DDP)or Persons responsible for the oversight of workers' compensation in their departments. It is designed to review the roles of the DDP and how we can foster collaborative effort between all parties.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Best Practices of Contacting Applicants
Presenters:
Christopher Mullen
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Want to find out what the best practices are for contacting applicants and candidates throughout the search process? This session will go over why you should be contacting applicants, when you should be contacting them and what you should include in your correspondence.
Goals and Target Audience:
AUDIENCE: University employees who are involved in the search process and typically contact applicants and candidate. If you are a Search Chair, Search Support Staff member or Hiring Authority this program is for you.
Session Title:
Collaborative Communication: Own Your Impact
Presenters:
Lauren Ankarlo,Beth Gordon
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Are you learning in work relationships, or merely conversing? The majority of any office culture is based on the communication within that team. The tools for developing a collaborative team dynamic lie within the relationships that you choose to build and to cultivate. Each day you make decisions on where to build these communication lines, how you’ll develop them, when the best timing is, and with whom you’ll communicate. Are you creating and seizing the best possible opportunities for communication? Our session will provide a lively and empowering presentation about the working relationship between professional staff as well as student staff. Not a “how-to” seminar identifying your specific communication style, but rather a look into the opportunities for and advantages of cultivating a collaborative and mutually beneficial team dynamic through communication.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Participants will identify opportunities for mutually beneficial, collaborative communication amongst team members. 2.Participants will purposefully create interactions that yield constructive learning opportunities for those involved. 3. Participants will evaluate team dynamic within the context of relationship building, and redirect as necessary.
Session Title:
Seeking Funding from Private Foundations
Presenters:
Sam Ernst,Peter Hartman
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 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:
Spring Ramp-Up: Engage them with Smart Technologies
Presenters:
Marianne Bauer
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Engineering B-2
Description:
Join the CSU Online Learning Technologies Team in a Smart Classroom and learn all about the use of the amazing technologies available to engage your students and help focus their attention on your content. Use of Smart Meeting Pro software, the Crestron control system, Sympodiums and or SmartBoards, audio, and Echo 360 recording will be covered. Plan to bring a USB stick with a sample presentation so you can interact with the various technologies. If you plan to teach with a laptop, bring it along with your video adaptor and test everything out before the first day of classes!
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals •Introduce faculty to some of the capabilities of installed systems in some of our Distance Smart Classrooms. •Show faculty how the software enhances engagement of students both F2F and Online. •Discuss Smart Meeting Pro software to run SmartBoards and or Sympodiums. Also look at Document Cameras, Echo 360 Safe Capture for Recording, Mic systems and their use. •Give faculty hands on experience using the systems and applying the concepts to their teaching style. •Answer questions faculty may have about the systems installed in various Distance Smart Classrooms. Target Audience Any faculty or staff interested in learning more about using these technologies to enhance student engagement. Specifically, those teaching in the following technology equipped distance rooms: Anazo W205, BSB 107, BSB 103, Clark A206, Clark A101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202; Chem A101, CS 130, CS 325, Engr B2, B4, C205 and 100, Scott 229, Shep 218, Stat 6, UCA 142, Weber 202, 237.
Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Engaging students with video-based assignments using YouSeeU
Presenters:
Jeff Lewis,Kim Knab
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 173 Morgan Library
Description:
YouSeeU is an educational technology platform, providing synchronous and asynchronous environments that enrich the online learning experience through student and instructor-generated video. Higher education institutions are using YouSeeU to conduct high-engagement activities such as oral communication assessment, spontaneous response Q&A, presentations, and student demonstrations of key skills. CSU recently signed an agreement with YouSeeU making the platform available to all instructors and students through Canvas.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Discuss the benefits of incorporating video-enriched assignments into the curriculum and show how that is possible through Canvas using YouSeeU. Part of the session will be “hands on” with an opportunity to build “ready for class” video based assignments. Target: Educators interested in extending their connection with students through synchronous and asynchronous video.
Session Title:
Strong Authentication at Home and at Work
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
We've been hearing for a long time that "passwords are dead." In order to protect ourselves from attack, we’ve had to make passwords longer or more complex. But attackers continue to succeed, and usable alternatives to passwords have been a long time coming. Finally, we have reached the point of common availability and easy use of stronger alternatives for authentication to online systems. Steve Lovaas, IT Security Manager for CSU, will explain the concepts and the technology behind strong authentication technologies, and preview the DUO two-factor authentication system that's being rolled out at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
This is a general session that assumes basic familiarity with computers and the internet. Attendees will leave with an increased awareness of the options and issues with multi-factor authentication, multi-step authentication, and the major available technologies on the internet. Attendees will also be shown how to participate in the next phase of implementation of the DUO two-factor authentication system at CSU.
Session Title:
The Americans With Disabilities Act and Pregnancy
Presenters:
Jennifer Mayhew
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
This presentation provides information on the interplay between the ADA and pregnancy, including whether pregnancy can be a disability, guidance on work restrictions associated with pregnancy, and the accommodation process.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to help supervisors, staff, and faculty understand the relationship between pregnancy, pregnancy-related impairments, and protection under the ADA. The goal is also to help supervisors understand their responsibilities when presented with work restrictions associated with pregnancy, and to help all faculty and staff understand the reasonable accommodation process as it relates to pregnant employees and faculty. The target audience is all staff including student staff, all faculty, and any staff or faculty member in a supervisory position.
Session Title:
The Science of Learning: Infusing Memory Research into the Classroom
Presenters:
Lauren Bates
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
The Science of Learning centers on research-based strategies to promote effective studying among students. This information will help you (or your students) maximize the time spent on studying course material. We will go over some strategies that can be utilized to ensure students are emphasizing quality of study over quantity (i.e., hours spent studying). We will also discuss examples of how these methods can be used in a classroom setting.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session benefits a wide array of individuals in academia. Its information is helpful for students who are looking to harness more effective study strategies, advisors who are looking to provide academic advice to their students, as well as instructors who may want to implement some of these effective learning and memory techniques into their classroom.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
A Calm Within Guided Meditation
Presenters:
Debora Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 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:
Session Title:
Engaging the Whole Student
Presenters:
Michael Brake,Teresa Metzger,Amy Robertson,Jennifer Schneider
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Students come to college to learn the skills and make the connections necessary to live a successful life. We are confident that every student who attends CSU can succeed. The tricky part is creating an environment that encourages success inside and outside the classroom. To do that, it is critical to know as much about each individual as possible, listen closely to needs and allow for reflection, then customize services and support. To that end, the Taking Stock program was developed. The survey provides a further opportunity: to understand the students we serve better. Studying student success outcomes is typically limited to student demographics and a few academic characteristics. Results from the Taking Stock Survey now provide the opportunity to bring in psychosocial factors in our understanding of students’ persistence, GPA, and graduation rates. Come learn more about CSU first-year students!
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and Staff interested in the first year student experience at CSU should attend in order to: • Understand first year students’ experience with particular emphasis on their students’ financial concerns, homesickness, resiliency, commitment to CSU, adjustment, and self-image • Learn how psychosocial factors can impact a student’s success above and beyond the traditional academic and demographic predictors • Explore how these predictors can be used in a wide breadth of areas on campus to strengthen student success initiatives • Hear about engagement efforts at CSU based on students’ responses, in the residence halls, at U-Turn and beyond • Discuss various outreach at CSU to strengthen and create a warmer and more supportive environment for first year students
Session Title:
Overview of Employee Self-Service (navigating the system and convenience options)
Presenters:
Human Resources Staff
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Human Resources recently released an expansion to Employee Self-Service; an innovative resource designed to provide you with the ability to receive high quality service at any time of the day or night. The web-based resource makes available to you via the Campus Administrative Portal (CAP) the ability to view and manage many elements of your employment information in a secure and confidential environment through your eID login credentials. Join Human Resources on how to securely access CAP to perform tasks quickly, without completing complicated forms, calling or faxing. This session will offer a comprehensive list of the available features and the best way to navigate the system.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives
Session Title:
Simple Steps to Measure the Effectiveness of Teaching Innovation
Presenters:
Dave Johnson,James Folkestad,Sean Burns
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Join a workshop-style discussion with three learning researchers from the Education Department and CSU Research & Analytics who will discuss some simple, but effective methods to evaluate the effectiveness of innovations in your classroom. Come prepared to discuss specific learning problems you would like to address and expect to leave the session with a clear plan for collecting evidence, analyzing and evaluating evidence, and connecting your efforts to your students’ learning outcomes. In addition, you can expect to hear about campus resources already and soon-to-be available to assist your evaluation efforts.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goals would include having instructors from any discipline leave with some clear ideas for creating and implementing their own assessment plans to measure teaching innovations in their classrooms.
Session Title:
Success for Students with ASD
Presenters:
Julia Kothe,Kathleen Ivy,Karin Bright
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Presenters will use an interactive format to provide best practice strategies to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorders succeed in and out of the classroom. This session will provide up-to-date information and examine how to help students with ASD in all aspects of college life while maintaining a positive learning environment for all students.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to help faculty and staff gain an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders and learn how to apply effective support strategies to help students with ASD succeed in and out of the classroom. Faculty and staff will also learn how to address potential behavioral issues and learn about helpful resources on campus.
Session Title:
You Can Save Energy at Home - Take the WorkWise Challenge!
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn,Heidi Wagner
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
We invite you to take the WorkWise Challenge! The community of Fort Collins is currently involved in a two year competition to reduce energy use in homes and raise awareness around energy efficiency. With your help, we could win 5 million dollars for the community! If you’re interested in helping Fort Collins win, sign up for this fun, interactive presentation that challenges you to take simple actions at home - then log onto the http://lose-a-watt.com/workwise-challenge website to tell us what you’ve done. Participating employees will be given a free home conservation kit and/or LED lightbulb and have a chance to receive prizes!
Goals and Target Audience:
Any CSU employee interested in learning about simple ways to reduce energy use at home. Please join us!

Tuesday, January 12th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
340 General Services Bldg.
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:
Agents of Engagement: Student-Centered Academic Success Programming
Presenters:
Darrie Matthew Burrage,Stacey Clark,Lory-Ann Varela
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
TILT Learning Programs, in part, is in the business of helping students sustain or reinvigorate their excitement for learning – inspiring lifelong learning. This vision prompts the question: How can we further advance toward this goal both inside and outside our classroom walls? We have learned that student-to-student interaction is an integral piece of CSU’s academic success aspirations and initiatives. In this discussion-based session, we will spend some time sharing how Learning Programs has embraced peer education in its pursuit of inspiring lifelong learning, as well as have session attendees talk through how they can incorporate these practices into their own academic success efforts.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of session include: (1) promoting the academic success efforts Learning Programs has engaged, (2) have participants explore how they may incorporate these various practices in their own efforts, and (3) generate potential collaborations for how Learning Programs can best serve the larger campus community. Although the particular target audience for session includes university faculty and staff, students are also welcome to attend.
Session Title:
Custom Mobile Apps: Unleash the Phone for Engagement and Productivity
Presenters:
Christopher Geanious
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Mobile apps are ubiquitous. Mobile apps in higher education are coming online at a rapid pace. Learn how TILT has developed custom apps for field courses as part of the face to face course redesigns conducted during the past two years.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will learn how mobile apps are being developed at TILT and how they are being used in undergraduate field courses here and abroad. Target audience are faculty who would like to know more about the potential of mobile apps for undergraduate education.
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Feed Your Potential for a Quick Turnaround Time for Background Checks
Presenters:
Renee Johnson
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Tips and tricks for quick turnaround time for background checks
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Granite has fallen. Acquiring animals for teaching and research-The new Animal Resource Managment System
Presenters:
Lonnie Kendall,Diana Collins
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
LAR has long been the central location for acquiring animals for teaching and research. The legacy Granite system has been replaced with an upgraded Animal Resource Management System which ties into eProtocol. This system will be the resource investigators need to acquire animals for their teaching and research and we'll review the pertinent features for ordering and transferring.
Goals and Target Audience:
All personnel that use animals in teaching and research.
Session Title:
Mindfulness in Advising and Higher Education
Presenters:
Amy Quinn,Anne Van Arsdall
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
The practices of mindfulness have been demonstrated to provide beneficial effects for a multitude of different populations over the past decade of research. We will discuss some specific techniques of mindfulness that can be utilized in advisors’ and other higher education professionals’ daily lives as well as the students’ daily lives, in advising sessions with students and with work teams. Additionally, we will suggest specific practices to embody the spirit of mindfulness in these aforementioned four areas. We will also share how the Human Development and Family Studies Department and CSU in general utilizes mindfulness in research, workshops, and other methods. This session is intended for advisors and higher education professionals with a basic understanding of mindfulness practice.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. To acquire specific ideas on how to incorporate mindfulness into your advising/higher education practices 2. To acquire specific ideas on how to incorporate mindfulness into professional self-care practices 3. To learn how CSU is incorporating mindfulness in research, workshops, and other various methods
Session Title:
Navigating Professional Development on Campus
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Ria Vigil,Debora Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Professional development is a key part of our university community and yet it can be challenging to navigate what opportunities are available right on our own campus. This session will be facilitated by staff from the Vice President for Diversity, Training and Organizational Development and the Institute for Learning and Training. The goal will be to provide a guide to training topics available on campus and share what resources exist to provide training experiences for campus members. We will also facilitate a discussion about what other training opportunities participants are interested in having available.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: Anyone who interested in learning more about professional development opportunities available on campus.
Session Title:
Safety Concern and Near Miss Reporting with Origami
Presenters:
Erin Rezac
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Risk Management and Insurance has recently developed a simple, web-based form to report safety concerns and near misses on campus. This session will provide a demonstration of the form, as well as information on accessing the form and when it should be used.
Goals and Target Audience:
Intended for anyone interested in reporting safety concerns or near misses on campus.
Session Title:
The CSU Honor Pledge: Making it Make a Difference
Presenters:
Elaine Green
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
CSU has codified our Honor Pledge since the ASCSU recommended it and the Faculty Council adopted it in 2011. In this session we will examine the research behind it and explore how to use it in ways that are optimally effective in discouraging cheating and promoting a culture of integrity in your class.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and other Instructors
Session Title:
Why the Classified Personnel Council Matters to You
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn,Carol Carroll
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 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.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Financial Readiness for Retirement
Presenters:
Dr. F. C. 'Ted' Weston, Jr.
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
This seminar is about your preparation and eventual readiness for retirement - specifically addressing the question "What can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life?" Stated alternately, as planning for retirement is a work-in-progress, this seminar will address specifics for computing retirement income from both before and after-tax sources. Problems and pitfalls will be discussed. Preparation basics for retirement will be emphasized. This seminar is intended for those in the early or middle stages of retirement planning. This seminar is vendor and product neutral.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Inform participants of the basics of retirement planning focusing on the question "When I retire, how much will I need and where will it come from?" Targeted Audience: Anyone interested in the basics of financial planning for retirement WITHOUT a vendor or product bias.
Session Title:
Human Subjects Protection Training Offered by the Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office (RICRO)
Presenters:
Matt Hickey,Gene Gloeckner,Evelyn Swiss,Tammy Felton-Noyle,Molly Gutilla,Claire Calhoun
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Do you plan to conduct research that involves human volunteers? If so, do you know that if your research meets the regulatory definition of “research” with “human subjects,” you are required to complete a documented form of human subject’s protection training prior to conducting your research? This session provides you an opportunity to receive this required training (conducted by the IRB Chairs and RICRO IRB staff). The session includes: a. History and Ethical Principles b. Regulations that all human subjects research must follow c. Basics of Informed Consent, and what form is appropriate? d. CSU protocol submission-and-review processes
Goals and Target Audience:
The IRB training policy at CSU is that all Principal Investigators (PI), Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PI), and “key personnel,” on NIH-funded grants are required to complete human subjects training. The goal of this training is to ensure that all participants learn the history and basic ethical principles that the IRB follows, an overview of the regulations that must be adhered to, key consent requirements, and the nuts and bolts of submitting a protocol to the IRB. Training must be updated every three years.
Session Title:
Learn How to Help All Students Reach their Potential with Accessible Course Materials
Presenters:
Allison Kidd
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 175 Morgan Library
Description:
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to design electronic learning materials to work well with technology. Specifically, how to make PDF documents searchable, how to format Word documents using Styles, and formatting PPT presentations for multiple uses. Formatting these materials prior to embedding them in various technology platforms enables students to access the content through multiple media and technological tools, thus supporting students of all abilities to engage the material.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any Faculty, TA, or Staff member who prepares electronic content for distribution, whether in a course, on the web, or for administrative purposes.
Session Title:
Leave Management (Parental Leave, FML, Disability)
Presenters:
Human Resources Staff
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
324 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 enhancements to 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:
Personal Perspectives on Brain Injury - Living the Experience at CSU and Beyond
Presenters:
Sarah Beetch
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Information on traumatic brain injuries and other forms of brain injures, including personal perspectives from current CSU students, will be provided to raise awareness about how these types of injuries can impact the experiences of attending college and engaging in different aspects of life at Colorado State University and beyond.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff, students, community
Session Title:
Providing Constructive Feedback
Presenters:
Erik Hokanson,Steve Thompson
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This interactive session will explore how leaders and supervisors optimize employee engagement and departmental effectiveness by providing timely and effective feedback to employees.
Goals and Target Audience:
Strategies and tips for providing constructive employee feedback. Target audience: leaders and supervisors.
Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Creating Canvas Assignments, Using the Canvas Grade Book
Presenters:
Nick Leinen,Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
Assignments and the Grade Book go hand in hand in Canvas. Did you know that you need to create and publish an Assignment in order to create a column in the Grade Book? Or if you have combined sections in your Canvas course that you can assign different due dates for different sections? Would you like to learn how to drop lowest scores, excuse a student from an assignment and weight the grades in your course? Join us in this hands on session to learn how to create and grade assignments in Canvas.
Goals and Target Audience:
Instructors and TA's who would like to learn how to create and grade assignments in Canvas.
Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Everything You Want to Know About Electronic Reserve
Presenters:
Cristi MacWaters,Theresa Spangler
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Morgan Library CC171
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:
What is the procurement and contracting process at CSU?
Presenters:
Linda Meserve,Grant Calhoun,Farrah Bustamante
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
This session will provide a high-level overview of the procurement and contracting process at CSU. A process map will be used to follow a requisition from initiation to creation of a purchase order. Attendees should leave with a better understanding of where both, Procurement Services and Contracting Services, are in the process.
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff and faculty involved in the procurement and contracting process for goods and services.
Session Title:
Work - Life Balance: Taking Care of You
Presenters:
Jep Enck
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Many times our jobs can tax us and cause burnout. In order to prevent such stress it is important to take care of yourself in ways that promote a healthy and fun balance between work and play. International speaker and life coach, Jep Enck, MS will provide an entertaining and introspective program to help participants identify strategies and behaviors that can assist in maintaining a healthful and productive career.
Goals and Target Audience:
Help participants identify strategies and behaviors that can assist in maintaining a healthful and productive career. A balancing survey will be administered to help customize the lessons. Audience: anyone who needs help balancing the demands of work/life balance.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Commuting to CSU - Travel Training for Bicyclists, Carpoolers and Transit Riders
Presenters:
Aaron Fodge
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
This session provides best practices for commuting to CSU without the use of a personal vehicle. The session will include a presentation about transit, bicycling, and carpooling along with a targeted break-out to identify routes to the University. Parking and Transportation Service will also introduce new employee programs including Emergency Ride Home, Commuter Parking 10-Packs, and Zipcar. Attendees will receive maps of the local transit and bike system.
Goals and Target Audience:
Employees considering a change in how they commute to campus seeking to: 1. Reduce their personal cost of transportation (fuel, insurance, maintenance, depreciation of their vehicle) 2. Avoid searching for available parking on campus 3. Improve their physical and mental health by commuting by bicycle, transit or carpool. 4. Enjoy the social nature of commuting by transit, bicycle, or carpool.
Session Title:
Facebook, Friends with Engaged Pedagogy
Presenters:
Cori Wong
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
You may think Facebook is just a place where your friends post mundane status updates and questionably curated photo albums from the weekend. But did you know that Facebook can be a powerful pedagogical platform where your students write, reflect, and engage with one another at levels that would make Canvas jealous? I've used Facebook in all of my courses for the past five years with tremendous success. This workshop will share what I've learned in terms of rationale, tips, and best practices for how to make Facebook part of your pedagogy to encourage students' critical engagement with course materials, current events, and one another.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, grad students, post-docs and anyone else who wants to engage students in their courses.
Session Title:
Fueling Potential, Following Passion, and Finding Purpose: Stories of First Generation Graduates
Presenters:
Tae Nosaka,Barb Musslewhite
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Join us to hear the personal journeys of CSU staff members who attained a Bachelor’s Degree when neither parent ever had the privilege of doing so. As the first to attain a degree, hear how passion led to living a life of purpose, hear the struggles along that path, the perseverance, and the constant reflection of those who navigate the current reality with the former life.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session Title:
Making decisions for your pet
Presenters:
Maria Gore
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Our beloved pet's one fault is that they do not live long enough. When our pets are aging or ill we struggle to make the right decisions on their behalf. The Argus Institute at CSU is an excellent resource and place for support when facing these challenges. There are tools to help assess our pet's quality of life so that we can make the best decisions for them and for us. When we do have to say goodbye there are some ways to make that goodbye as gentle as possible. We will discuss ways that the Argus Institute can be a resource to you and your pet.
Goals and Target Audience:
Pet owners and those that support pet owners.
Session Title:
Research Data Rigor, Ownership, and Access at CSU: What’s New that Impacts You?
Presenters:
Carolyn Broccardo,Daniel Draper,Linda Schutjer
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
328-30 LSC
Description:
There is a heightened national awareness on the issue of research data quality and management. In an effort to foster research that is reproducible, robust, and transparent, the National Institutes of Health has introduced the data Rigor and Reproducibility initiative. This includes new requirements for grant applications submitted January 25, 2016 and beyond; researchers will be required to follow strict new rules on the reporting of their scientific premise, experimental design, choice of sex/other biological variables, and authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources. Don’t be caught off guard by these new requirements! Another aspect of data transparency is good data management and storage. CSU Libraries presents opportunities to self-archive data in the CSU Digital Repository and make them available to the global research community and discoverable via the Internet, leading to increased citations and satisfied mandates for open access. It hosts over 70,000 digital objects produced at CSU, including research data, oral histories, presentations, video, posters, reports, conference proceedings, and photographs. The digital repository provides stability with responsive services to preserve and provide access. Finally, in an effort to formalize researchers responsibility regarding data management, CSU is in the process of approving a research data policy outlining the issues of data ownership, storage, transfer, and sharing. This policy will affect anyone at CSU who produces research data; our goal in developing this policy is to better support CSU researchers in establishing a data management plan per federal guidelines and general good data management practices.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: We will discuss three new efforts that will impact researchers at CSU 1) the NIH Data Rigor and Reproducibility initiative, 2) the proposed CSU research data policy, and 3) the new CSU central data repository. Target Audience: These changes will affect those doing any type of research at CSU that generates data, and those seeking funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2016 and beyond.
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Security Features in Windows 10
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas,Jason Huitt
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Planning on checking out Windows 10 for home? Or are you considering when to roll out Windows 10 for a CSU department or lab? Windows 10 boasts a number of new security features, but which ones just work by default and which will need some choices or configurations? How do the new features interact with CSU's network and central systems? Steve Lovaas and Jason Huitt of ACNS will review the new security features and give recommendations for adoption and deployment.
Goals and Target Audience:
This is targeted at CSU IT administrators, though anyone interested in security benefits in Windows 10 will benefit. Attendees will leave with an increased awareness of the security features available in the new platform, and a roadmap for implementation at CSU.
Session Title:
Understanding Workers' Compensation at CSU
Presenters:
Kenda Weigang
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Basic overview of the Workers' Compensation program and processes at CSU from incident to claim to closure.
Goals and Target Audience:
This class is meant for anyone who is interested in knowing the flow of a workers' compensation claim at CSU.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities
Presenters:
Marla Roll,Shannon Lavey,Jennifer Mayhew
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
This presentation provides an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and provides an overview of the accommodation process at CSU, including definitions and terms. Assistive technology accommodations for CSU employees with disabilities will also be highlighted, along with demonstrations of assistive technology. This PDI is presented by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Assistive Technology Resource Center.
Goals and Target Audience:
The targeted audience is all CSU students, staff, and faculty. Goals: The audience will have a better understanding of: 1. Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 2. The accommodation process at CSU for employees with disabilities, including definitions and terms 3. The assistive technology accommodations available for CSU employees with disabilities
Session Title:
Business Continuity Planning at CSU
Presenters:
Erin Rezac,Sally Alexander
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
The Office of Risk Management and Insurance is in the process of rolling out business continuity planning campus-wide using a web-based tool called Kuali Ready. Attend this session to learn what business continuity planning is, why CSU is implementing it and how your department can get involved.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for anyone interested in business continuity planning for their department or business unit.
Session Title:
Data Quality and Data Integrity: Practical Approaches for the Research Environment
Presenters:
Catherine Bens,Karen Dobos
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
Data Quality and Data Integrity are key components in assuring the reliability, accuracy and confidence of our research data. Recent increases in publication retractions and difficulties in assuring research reproducibility, have resulted in increased scrutiny by funding agencies in data integrity and quality. This program will review basic concepts of Data Quality and Data Integrity and present practical applications in the research environment. Promoting a quality culture and the impact of poor Data Quality and Data Integrity will also be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To review the principles and practices of data quality and data integrity and how they might be applied in the everyday research environment. Target Audience: Researchers who are interested in improving or assuring data quality and integrity in their research environment
Session Title:
Elephants Don't Bite: Delivering Purposeful Customer Experiences
Presenters:
Zach Mercurio
Category:
Customer Service
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 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 and interactions have either positive or negative long-lasting consequences for our organizations and the people we serve. Zach takes a different approach to customer experience design by taking a purpose-driven, human-centered approach and uses research on interpersonal communication and experience design to empower participants to realize and unleash their potential to create positive, dynamic, and lasting experiences for their customers to ultimately produce tangible, measurable results.
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:
REPEAT- Spring Ramp-Up: Engaging students with video-based assignments using YouSeeU
Presenters:
Jeff Lewis,Kim Knab
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 173 Morgan Library
Description:
YouSeeU is an educational technology platform, providing synchronous and asynchronous environments that enrich the online learning experience through student and instructor-generated video. Higher education institutions are using YouSeeU to conduct high-engagement activities such as oral communication assessment, spontaneous response Q&A, presentations, and student demonstrations of key skills. CSU recently signed an agreement with YouSeeU making the platform available to all instructors and students through Canvas.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Discuss the benefits of incorporating video-enriched assignments into the curriculum and show how that is possible through Canvas using YouSeeU. Part of the session will be “hands on” with an opportunity to build “ready for class” video based assignments. Target: Educators interested in extending their connection with students through synchronous and asynchronous video.
Session Title:
REPEAT: Spring Ramp-Up: Engage them with Smart Technologies
Presenters:
Marianne Bauer
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Engineering B-2
Description:
Join the CSU Online Learning Technologies Team in one of the Distance Smart Classroom and learn all about the use of the amazing technologies available to engage your students and help focus their attention on your content. Use of Smart Meeting Pro software, the Crestron control system, Sympodiums and or SmartBoards, audio, and Echo 360 recording will be covered. Plan to bring a USB stick with a sample presentation so you can interact with the various technologies. If you plan to teach with a laptop, bring it along with your video adaptor and test everything out before the first day of classes!
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals • Introduce faculty to some of the capabilities of installed systems in some of our Distance Smart Classrooms. • Show faculty how the software enhances engagement of students both F2F and Online. • Discuss Smart Meeting Pro software to run SmartBoards and or Sympodiums. Also look at Document Cameras, Echo 360 Safe Capture for Recording, Mic systems and their use. • Give faculty hands on experience using the systems and applying the concepts to their teaching style. • Answer questions faculty may have about the systems installed in various Distance Smart Classrooms. Target Audience Any faculty or staff interested in learning more about using these technologies to enhance student engagement. Specifically, those teaching in the following technology equipped distance rooms: Anazo W205, BSB 107, BSB 103, Clark A206, Clark A101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202; Chem A101, CS 130, CS 325, Engr B2, B4, C205 and 100, Scott 229, Shep 218, Stat 6, UCA 142, Weber 202, 237.
Session Title:
The Hunting Ground: A Primer for Conversations About Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Presenters:
Kathy Sisneros
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
The film The Hunting Ground will be shown for the first hour of the session. The second hour will consist of a Q&A, brief overview of Title IX and the national discourse regarding sexual assault on college campuses, and will provide specific information related to Colorado State University. A brief overview of the process at CSU and what your role and responsibility is in terms of supporting students that identify as survivors of sexual assault.
Goals and Target Audience:
To share some of the national conversation related to sexual assault survivors and the role of a university in supporting the students throughout a reporting process. To share the process that is in place at Colorado State University. To share how you can support students who identify as survivors of sexual assault. This workshop is intended for any/all faculty and staff who interact with our college students at CSU.
Session Title:
Why Your ‘Already-Always-Listening’ is Getting In the Way of Listening to Others & Redefining Integrity as Whole and Complete.
Presenters:
Dr. Karl Zeller,Jessica Whitney, Capt, USAF
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Based on the distinctions presented in the internationally taught Being A Leader course (beingaleader.net) and CSU’s Leadership On the court IU-381A3, we will introduce two distinctions that give power to people’s being in leadership and in life situations. We will begin by exploring an ontological constraint that gets in the way of our ability to lead: listening to others. As leaders we want to listen for and know the fundamental concerns of those we lead, so that they (and ourselves) are open to motivation and new futures. Unfortunately, we all have a perceptual constraint we call Already-Always-Listening (AAL) getting in the way. We are unaware of it, but it constrains and shapes our ability to listen, and it runs us. This presentation will help you start to discover and distinguish your AALs so that they no longer have power over you. Redefining integrity as neither ‘good nor bad’ but as ‘whole and complete’ opens a whole new world of opportunity for application toward increased workability and performance for oneself and for one’s organization. We human’s often fall short keeping our word, however, it turns out we can maintain our integrity by honoring our word. Applying this new definition increases the bottom-line: grades, job enhancement and profits.
Goals and Target Audience:
We are looking for those people who want to elevate their personal/organizational performance and workability. These topics are for leaders, for those who wish to more effectively exercise leadership, and for personal improvement.

Wednesday, January 13th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Ergonomics in the Office Environment
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 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:
Facilitating Effective Meetings
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
We’ve all had the experience of sitting in a meeting that is simply taking too long. By some estimates up to 37% of our time is spent in meetings, and up to 50% of time spent in meetings is completely wasted. If only there were a way to be respectful of everyone’s time and to make a group more productive by keeping things moving… Enter parliamentary procedure! With a light application of professional meeting management rules, any meeting can be more organized and effective, while allowing a group to accomplish more in less time. At this session we’ll discuss this topic at a high-level, and conduct a mock meeting to give folks a chance to practice what they’ve learned.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is aimed at staff, faculty and students who chair meetings as well as folks who simply attend meetings, and will cover the basics of organizing a meeting, facilitating discussions, making motions, voting, and record keeping.
Session Title:
Insider Tips on Submitting an IACUC Protocol
Presenters:
Laura Hinds,Lon Kendall
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Many research investigators find writing and submitting an IACUC protocol to be a daunting task. If you are a researcher working with animals, learn how to reduce the amount of time you spend writing and submitting IACUC protocols, what the IACUC is really looking for in each section of the protocol, and how the protocol process works.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will be extremely helpful for new and seasoned investigators who will be submitting IACUC protocols by making the process easier. Goals for participants after this session include knowing the purpose for each section of the eProtocol form, what the IACUC is expecting to see in each section, understanding the process of protocol submission, amendments, and continuing reviews and applying this knowledge to increase efficiency when they work with the IACUC and eProtocol in the future.
Session Title:
Introduction to the CSU Learning Analytics Working Group (LAWG)
Presenters:
Dave Johnson,James Folkestad,Gwen Gorzelsky,Laura Jensen
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
More-and-more course activities are being delivered electronically or online. As students complete these activities they leave behind data trails that are logged in computer databases. These data trails are expanding and can be analyzed to understand learning processes and learner behaviors, behaviors that can be used to develop responsive learning interventions. In this session we will discuss the activities of the Learning Analytics Working Group and how that group is working to help faculty to conduct research to enhance teaching and learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
This is an introduction to the structure and activities of the Learning Analytics Working Group (LAWG). Our goal is to introduce the LAWG and to provide worked examples of learning analytics activities that are being supported through the LAWG.
Session Title:
Moving from Buddy to Boss
Presenters:
Beth Gordon,Lauren Ankarlo
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
It is not easy moving into a position that supervises people who used to be your peers. It's also not easy being in a new position over those who didn't get the promotion when you did. How can you maintain and continue to build positive professional relationships, while overcoming the possible resistance and passive aggression that can come with moving from Buddy to Boss? This session will discuss role changes, work culture, boundaries, and communication that will assist you in succeeding as a leader.
Goals and Target Audience:
Those transitioning into a manager or supervisor role from previous role as a team member; Those who hope to make the transition into supervisor role in the future.
Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: VeriCite - I came, I saw, I Checked Canvas Papers for Plagiarism!
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
In this age of copy and paste, it becomes more and more important to check student papers for copied content. VeriCite is the tool that CSU has adopted for use to check papers submitted in Canvas for plagiarism. In this session you will learn how to create a VeriCite assignment. You will learn how to interpret a VeriCite content matching report, identify content from the Internet that a student may have used in their paper or content that may have come from another student's paper. Verily, the truth will set you free, as long as you cite it properly in your paper!
Goals and Target Audience:
Instructors and TA's who would like to check for plagiarism in papers submitted in Canvas.
Session Title:
Stay Organized
Presenters:
Dakota Schuppe,Lisa Lytle,Elodie Vigneron
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Delectable menu of tools to stay organized and on task.
Goals and Target Audience:
*Organizing tools such as Trello *In depth utilization of Outlook *Manage To-Do list *Increase efficiency and productivity *Minimizing errors

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Feel the Love: Building Emotional Employee Commitment
Presenters:
Zachary Mercurio
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
In a poll conducted by Gallup just this past year, only 3 out of every 10 employees in the U.S. said they felt engaged in their jobs and committed to their organizations. The implications of the endemic lack of organizational engagement and commitment are personal, organizational, economic, and social. In response to this problem, an integrative literature review methodology was used to analyze and synthesize the existing organizational commitment literature. Findings indicated that focusing on building affective, or emotional, commitment is an important core activity for building employee commitment. This session intends to provide useful lessons for supervisors and managers along with scholars in the field who are interested in the question: How does your organization foster a deep emotional connection between your employees/people/volunteers and your organization? Findings from the integrative literature review along with practical recommendations for managers and leaders in practice will be shared. This article was published in the Human Resource Development Review: Mercurio, Z. A. (2015). Affective Commitment as a Core Essence of Organizational Commitment An Integrative Literature Review. Human Resource Development Review, 1534484315603612.
Goals and Target Audience:
1.Present practical recommendations for managers and leaders to develop emotional commitment in their organizations based on a modern study of organizational commitment. 2. Present the findings from a published integrative literature review on organizational commitment. 3. Inform and guide interested scholars in future studies on commitment. Target Audience: Supervisors, leaders, managers, and faculty.
Session Title:
Fuel Your Brain- Not Your Stress!
Presenters:
Amanda Boostrom
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Do you feel like your stress is getting the best of you? Does a busy day get in the way of choosing a healthful diet? What are the best foods to eat to help with energy and concentration? In this session, we will dive into nutrition tips to fight stress, talk about the best foods to fuel your brain, practice eating mindfully and discuss how to fit it all in during a busy day.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals of the session include increasing awareness of stress and its physical consequences, increasing knowledge of the best foods to eat to decrease stress, to provide tips and resources for planning a healthful diet into a busy day, and to motivate attendees to make positive changes in their diets. The target audience is anyone who struggles with fitting good nutrition into a busy and stressful day.
Session Title:
Instructional Strategies for Student-Centered Learning
Presenters:
Stan Kruse
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
This session will discuss instructional strategies and activities centered on student collaboration and engagement. Topics presented included active learning, group dynamics and collaborative learning, classroom assessment techniques, and strategies that create self-regulated learners.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1) Provide techniques that promote student-centered learning 2) Provide insight into active learning and collaboration. 3) Created interest in innovative teaching strategies that fosters further exploration. Target Audience: Instructors
Session Title:
Is it a dog? (And other animals on campus.)
Presenters:
John Malsam,Kathleen Ivy
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals are an increasing presence on campus. This session presents relevant materials on the rights an responsibilities that faculty and staff have regarding animals on campus. We will also explore issues that faculty and staff may have faced, or questions and concerns they may have regarding animals on campus. Both legal and procedural guidelines will be available and open for discussion during this session.
Goals and Target Audience:
To: 1) provide legal and procedural guidelines that could impact interactions with students within the campus community, 2) offer insights to observations that faculty and staff may be making when they see students who have service and/or support animals, 3) provide a forum where questions and concerns can be voiced and discussed openly.
Session Title:
Millenials: Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow??
Presenters:
Judith Barth
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
There have been volumes written on the coming of Millennials to the workforce, and the changes they will bring and demand. But what is true? According to a recent study 25% of Millennials believe working for a company for seven months makes them a loyal employee. More than 61% of Millennials think they should be promoted every two to three years, and 91% expect to stay in a position for fewer than 3 years. Not exactly the picture of the past workforce. So, what can we do to engage and retain Millennials? This hour-long workshop will dispel myths and provide time for creative collaboration on the challenge of hiring and retaining Millennials. Come prepared to be surprised at some of the ‘facts,’ pleased about at least some of the implications, and involved in the discussion!
Goals and Target Audience:
To provide insight into Millennials (who they are, how and what they think and act), and discuss strategies for hiring and retaining millennials as employees. Targeted audience would be anyone responsible for or involved in hiring for CSU or anyone wanting to know more about millennials.
Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Echo 360
Presenters:
Frances Campana
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 171 Morgan Library
Description:
Recording lectures and making them available for student review is becoming very popular as part of the blended learning experience for students. The campus currently uses Echo360 as a lecture capture standard and it is available to faculty in two ways; through hardware appliances that have been installed in a small handful of classrooms on campus, but also through ‘personal capture’ software that can be installed on your desktop or laptop. This session will cover both options but will focus primarily on the functionality of the personal capture software and how it can be used to augment your course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors
Session Title:
Starting a Sustainability Team in your department or office
Presenters:
Neyda Gilman,Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
CSU is known for being a “green” school with a long history of sustainability related accomplishments in research, teaching and outreach. More recently, CSU has received many accolades for its sustainability. However, even though the school as a whole is doing great things, sometimes our smaller sections, offices/departments/units, are not quite as active as we would like. Morgan Library has recently started it’s own Sustainability Committee in order to improve the library’s sustainability, to provide resources for library staff, and to become more involved in campus wide sustainability. This session will cover how we got started, what we are doing, and suggestions on how you could get started in your own department.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who is interested in starting a sustainability team/group in their area, or anyone interested in what the library is doing with its new sustainability committee.
Session Title:
Travel Module Common Errors (TEM)
Presenters:
Grant Polzer,Erin Mercurio,Summer Leaming,Terri Bedan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
This session will touch upon the common errors we have identified users making, and also go over time saving input and other tips related to the electronic travel system (TEM).
Goals and Target Audience:
Travel Arrangers/Preparers
Session Title:
Using Mobile Devices and Mobile Applications to Promote Effective Teaching and Learning
Presenters:
Shaun Beaty
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session will provide an overview of mobile learning and suggestions for incorporating mobile technologies and applications into a learning environment. The presenter will share ideas and demonstrate applications (both free and minimal cost) that support student engagement, participation and learning. Participants will leave with a list of suggested apps, tips, tricks and tools to manage teaching and learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, administrators, graduate students and anyone interested in mobile learning.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) : How YOU Can Save a Life!
Presenters:
Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 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:
Best Practices for Helping Independent Students Achieve Academic Success
Presenters:
Jill Putman,Joanna Lilley,Miel McCarthy,Jennie Baran
Category:
Other
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Independent students are defined by FAFSA as those who were in foster care or legal guardianship, orphaned, a dependent or ward of the court, emancipated minor, unaccompanied youth, or at risk of homelessness. These students face many barriers to pursuing a college degree, and faculty and staff play a crucial role in helping them persist and graduate. Research indicates that approximately 7-13% of former foster youth attend college, and only 2% earn four-year degrees (Casey Family Programs, 2010.) Here at CSU, we have over 200 independent students on campus. In this presentation, we’ll discuss strategies that faculty and staff can take to help students achieve academic success. We’ll also review current programming efforts on campus for these students.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is primarily designed for faculty and other staff members who work directly with undergraduate students. The goals of this session are: -To inform session attendees about the Fostering Success Program at Colorado State University -To present research and data on the barriers to higher education facing independent youth -To discuss best practices for working with independent students to achieve academic success
Session Title:
Beyond the Rocktopus - 3D Printing For the Higher Ed. Classroom
Presenters:
Christopher Geanious
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Access to 3D printers and 3D printable data has expanded exponentially over the past five years. Fused deposition technology will be explained and shown to be a cost effective method of producing models for student use. This presentation will showcase examples of 3D printed models in use in courses at Colorado State University and describe how inexpensive manipulatives can be produced by nearly anyone with access to a 3D printer. Participants will be shown how to access 3D printable files and data sets.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will learn what Fused Deposition Modelling is. Participants will learn how to find 3D printable files and data sets Participants will learn how to integrate 3D printing into face-to-face courses
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Employee vs Contractor
Presenters:
David Leathers,Grant Polzer
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session will explain the difference between an employee and a contractor as defined by IRS regulations.
Goals and Target Audience:
Individuals that hire contractors or employees
Session Title:
REPEAT: BlueJeans Video Conferencing
Presenters:
Chris Chagnon
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Teaching session on how to use BlueJeans, as well as potential applications for using it. Explanation of technology, getting started etc.
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff, Faculty and Admin pros Goals: Further campus adoption of BlueJeans Give potential use applications Instruction on how BlueJeans works, how to use it etc.
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Research with International Students and Scholars – Export Compliance for CSU
Presenters:
Scot Allen,Paul Collier,Lisa Pappas,Grant Calhoun,Claire Calhoun
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
How does CSU balance the imperative for a tier 1 research institution to bring in talented students and scholars from around the world with the requirement to comply with export control laws and regulations? We use a decision tree that considers restrictions on research and the level of sensitivity of the technology, as well as federal rules about the country in question. Panelists from the Offices of International Programs, General Counsel, and the Vice President for Research will lead a discussion of CSU’s approach to resolving this dilemma. Come join the conversation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will have the opportunity to engage with panelists and one another in a workshop format. Attendees will hear from the speakers and work together on scenarios, to come away from the session with an understanding of the CSU decision-making process. Ultimately, the goals are to bring in the most qualified researchers and remain in compliance with the law.
Session Title:
You Deserve Joy: The KonMari Method in an Untidy World
Presenters:
Andrea Bazoin,Jessie Stewart
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
This session will use the international best-selling guide by Marie Kondo, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing,” as a springboard to a larger conversation around finding joy and worthiness in the midst of our modern culture of consumerism. We will examine the ways tidying one’s surroundings and respecting one’s possessions can be a metaphor, and even catalyst, for a radical unlearning of the ways we seek belonging and self-worth through consumption, collection, and exhibition of material objects.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about the KonMari Method, critique their own role as a consumer, and develop a more mindful approach to their everyday lives. Participants will learn practical strategies to clearing clutter in their office, car, or home and have an opportunity to dig deeper into the emotional impact of clutter. The session will be interactive, with opportunity for discussion.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Active Shooter: Emergency Classroom Preparedness
Presenters:
Adam Smith,Anthonie Rose,Clint Schnorr,Bob Chaffee
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
With continued incidents of campus shootings around the country, the importance of safety and preparedness cannot be over stressed. This session will help prepare campus staff to be as informed as possible in the event of a critical incident on or off campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
To facilitate the development of a survival mindset, and discus practical everyday skills and exercises to maximize practical preparedness while minimizing risk. Targeting: Campus Professionals and Students
Session Title:
Advanced Workers' Compensation
Presenters:
Kenda Weigang
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session will go beyond the basics and will explore topics such as the stages of a claim, dealing with abnormal claims, investigating a claim, make whole reporting, state admissions and working through Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Short Term Disability (STD) and workers' compensation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide training to designated departmental persons, HR liaisons and anyone who has direct contact with workers' compensation for their department's employees.
Session Title:
Creating and Running Effective Inclusive Meetings
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Ria Vigil
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Longs Peak Room (LSC)
Description:
Having effective, inclusive meetings requires intentional thought and preparation. This session will explore the meaning of inclusive meetings, discuss benefits and provide some key tips to achieving this desired state. Selected leaders from campus will share how they are working to create an environment of openness and purpose. Join us for this opportunity to learn and share, as leaders, to improve the quality and effectiveness of your meetings.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: Faculty and staff that facilitate meetings and are interested in creating an inclusive environment.
Session Title:
HR Oracle Liaison Payroll Responsibilities New Hire and Termination Process
Presenters:
Human Resources Staff
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
306 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:
Hungry to Help Students Reach their Potential?
Presenters:
Jeanne Breiner,Ilene Withers,Jamie Yarbrough
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
The Registrar’s Office is here to help with an overview of a variety of registration and administrative policies. We have a smorgasbord of topics to cover from overrides, add/drop dates, late registration, grade entry, repeat/delete, planned leave and appeals. Still hungry for more? We’ll share how students request transcripts, how they adjust credits for a variable credit course and what happens when a student waitlists for a course. And for dessert we’ll hit the highlights on advising codes, continuous registration, major changes, holds and more! Bring your plate and we’ll fill it up with important policies and deadlines.
Goals and Target Audience:
Advisors, faculty and staff working with students.
Session Title:
Implementing Competency-Based Teaching, Learning, and Assessment--Information and Tips
Presenters:
Barbara Wallner
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
382 LSC
Description:
Information and tips for beginners or those already using competencies...for teaching and learning, self-assessment, evaluation, and/or accountability.
Goals and Target Audience:
Raise awareness, reactivate or reposition prior knowledge, and challenge all to think in new ways!
Session Title:
Mindfulness meditation in support of research and teaching
Presenters:
Asa Ben-Hur
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Mindfulness is the practice of maintaining a non-judgemental awareness of what's happening in the present moment. It turns out that maintaining such an awareness is an extremely powerful tool: Cultivating it fosters the ability to stay focused, provides clarity about our moment by moment experience, as well as an acceptance of it. There is much recent research to support the use of mindfulness techniques for stress reduction, evidence for its positive effects on teacher efficacy and reduced burnout, increase in gray matter concentration in regions involved in learning, memory and emotional regulation, the positive correlation of those changes with psychological well-being, its effects at the molecular level, along with studies of brain activity that provide an understanding of the neural mechanisms of meditation. In this workshop we will explore the specific benefits of mindfulness meditation for our work in research and teaching, and discuss ways to apply it. We will begin with some practice to give participants who are new to mindfulness a taste of its effect on the body-mind. We will then discuss how to incorporate mindfulness in our daily lives and how to use it to enhance teaching and research. There are many barriers towards doing that, including the fear of how it will be received by students and colleagues. Dr. Ben-Hur typically starts each of his classes with a few minutes of mindfulness meditation and has found that students are receptive and sometimes even appreciative of it. He motivates them by explaining how this practice can help them through enhanced creativity and ability to maintain their focus and well-being in the face of the challenges of college. In the past decade mindfulness has gained acceptance and is making its way into classrooms all the way from kindergarten to college. Its potential is recognized even in the corporate world, where companies like Google are making mindfulness available to their employees (see e.g. http://www.mindful.org/google-searches/). Closer to home, Colorado State University has recently approved the formation of a "Center for Mindfulness" that Dr. Ben-Hur is engaged with. Dr. Ben-Hur is an associate professor at the department of computer science. He has studied meditation with Shinzen Young and has done teacher training in his Basic Mindfulness system (see http://www.basicmindfulness.org/). He teaches mediation workshops, incorporates meditation into the courses he teaches, and holds a weekly meditation group on campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience is educators and researchers on campus who are interested in using mindfulness meditation in their work.
Session Title:
Spring Ramp-Up: Adding Content to Your Canvas Course
Presenters:
Fran Campana,Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
Teaching part or all of your course online in CSU's Canvas system? Will you create all new content or reuse content from a previous course or RamCT? How will you organize your content? Will you use Modules, Pages or a combination to present your content to your students? In this hands on session we'll help you learn how to upload, organize and present materials in your Canvas course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Help instructors and TA's learn how to create and present content in a Canvas course.