Program for the 2017 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Culture Shock and You
Presenters:
Todd Cornell
Category:
International Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
This session will focus on “culture shock” – what it is and what spurs it. We will consider language, religion, regional habits, and even common sense. The presenter will share from personal experiences and touch on reversed culture shock and its implications. And lastly we will explore ways to support or be sensitive to culture shock in peers. The session will be comprised of approximately an hour or so of presentation with additional time for discussion and brainstorming.
Goals and Target Audience:
To become aware of cultural differences and become more sensitive to people from different backgrounds. Increase awareness of the reality of culture differences and how it can influence interactions and cooperation. Recognize that our personal and societal ideals and values do not cross all cultures. Learn how to increase sensitivities when interacting with persons from different cultural backgrounds and consider when the differences may be greater.

Wednesday, January 11th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Semester at Sea: What is the Partnership?
Presenters:
Shamera Loose,Jodi Reesman
Category:
International Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
We will explain the Semester at Sea program and how the partnership with CSU works. This includes an academic overview, cross campus partnerships, and benefits to CSU students, faculty and staff. The session will include a panel discussion by:Toni Zimmerman (FA16 Academic Dean); D. Tobiassen Baitinger (FA16 Academic Advisor/Registrar); Laura Roth (FA16 Dean of Students); Craig Chessen (FA16 Assistant Dean of Students); Karla Gingerich (FA16 Teacher); Jodi Reesman, Director of Academic Administration; and Shamera Loose, Executive Assistant to the President/ CEO and Board of Trustees.
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU faculty and staff. Students are always welcome as well.

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Global Partnerships, Agreements and Delegations: Where do I start?!
Presenters:
Sarah Olson,Kristine Ewan,Chad Hoseth
Category:
International Issues
Date:
2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Take your global connections to the next level. Come and learn best practices on how to partner with international universities. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the steps necessary to create a formal agreement, host a delegation on campus, and learn about a new tool that highlights CSU's existing partnerships around the world. Colorado State University operates in a global context, reaching out to all sectors of society at home and abroad to make education an international experience. As part of Colorado State's internationalization strategy, the Office of International Programs creates and fosters international activities including education abroad opportunities, special efforts to support international students, and faculty initiatives and partnerships with universities around the world. At CSU, campus internationalization is not just about one thing - it is about everything - because with strong faculty linkages with strategic partners, global opportunities fall into place for students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our target audience is any faculty or staff member who has a current collaborative partnership with an international institution or would like to establish a new global partnership. Our goals include: -Review the steps necessary to generate a formal international agreement. -Discuss preferred practices and ideas that will help your department host an international visitor. -Introduce the Global Engagement Directory as a new resource for faculty and staff.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Using Sunapsis software to complete a DS-2019 request for an international scholar
Presenters:
Courtney Beardmore,Paul Collier,Tyler Clayton
Category:
International Issues
Date:
2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Over 200 international scholars are currently working in academic departments at CSU. International Student and Scholar Services recently upgraded to a new international case management software system called Sunapsis. This session will demonstrate how academic departments can utilize Sunapsis to request immigration documents or update information for international scholars who will be working in their departments.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is for any academic department interested in hosting international researchers and faculty members.
Session Resources: