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.

10:45 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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!

3:30 PM

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.

Tuesday, January 12th

8:30 AM

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

1:00 PM

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:

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

Wednesday, January 13th

8:30 AM

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:
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.

1:00 PM

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.