Program for the 2016 PDI

Monday, January 11th

8:30 AM

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:
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).

1:00 PM

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.
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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

3:30 PM

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

Tuesday, January 12th

8:30 AM

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

9:45 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.

Wednesday, January 13th

8:30 AM

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.

9:45 AM

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.

11:00 AM

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
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