Program for the 2016 PDI

Monday, January 11th

8:30 AM

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.

10:45 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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.

Tuesday, January 12th

8:30 AM

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.

9:45 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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:
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.

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.

9:45 AM

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:
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

1:00 PM

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.