Program for the 2016 PDI

Monday, January 11th

2:15 PM

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:
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.

Wednesday, January 13th

11:00 AM

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