Program for the 2016 PDI

Monday, January 11th

10:45 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.

2:15 PM

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.

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:

Tuesday, January 12th

8:30 AM

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:

9:45 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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.

Wednesday, January 13th

8:30 AM

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.

9:45 AM

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

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

1:00 PM

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