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.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Research compliance at CSU: A process overview
Presenters:
Catherine Bens,Elaine Kim,Christine Johnson,Evelyn Swiss,Tammy Felton-Noyle,Laura Hinds
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Colorado State University (CSU) has a long-standing reputation for ethical conduct of research in all areas and takes pride in the quality and quantity of research performed on its campuses. A unique component of the support system provided at CSU is a collaborative effort to maximize research integrity support and minimize administrative overload through the Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office (RICRO). RICRO is a service-oriented office under the Office of the Vice-President of Research and provides assistance to researchers, staff, and the faculty in maintaining an ethical environment for activities in the following research and teaching areas: 1. Protection of animal subjects – Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 2. Protection of human participants – Institutional Review Board (IRB) 3. Protection of animal subjects – Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 4. Responsible use of biohazardous agents and rDNA – Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) 5. Responsible Conduct of Research – RCR Program 6. Quality Assurance Program including Research Integrity and Regulatory Affairs 7. Post Approval Monitoring 8. Conflict of Interest. By strategically housing these programs in one office, CSU promotes a collaborative and cohesive approach toward protecting the rights and welfare of research subjects while providing guidance on research integrity issues and assisting the research and scholarly community in conducting and promoting responsible and ethical research. This collaboration supports all university regulatory review committees, research integrity programs and quality assurance programs to ensure that research is conducted ethically and in accordance with applicable regulations and guidelines. This session will provide an overview of the programs, educational support, benefits, and challenges of the RICRO approach toward research integrity. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussion.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide an overview of CSU's Research Integrity and Compliance Review Office, including program descriptions for our research compliance areas: Institutional Review Board (IRB); Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); Institutional Biosafety Committee; and Quality Assurance (QA) program. This session is appropriate for researchers and research administrators who wish to better understand the functions of a University compliance office. It will address common questions and concerns as well as questions from members of the audience.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Leave Management and Family Medical Leave
Presenters:
Jackie Swaro
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Review of the various leave and benefit programs available to Academic Faculty / Administrative Professionals (AF/AP) including sick leave, annual leave, Family and Medical Leave, Short and Long Term Disability and Parental Leave (AF/AP). After attending the PDI session, employees should be able to identify employee leave and benefit programs available AF/AP employees, as well as understand how the various leaves coordinate with each other.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives

Wednesday, January 11th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
KonMari for Your Computer: Applying Marie Kondo’s advice to your digital life
Presenters:
Andrea Bazoin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
You may have heard of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home by Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo. You may have even attended the 2016 PDI presentation, “You Deserve Joy – the KonMari Method in an Untidy World” by Andrea Bazoin and Jessie Stewart. Now, revisit this philosophy by considering how you can apply the KonMari principals to your digital life. Learn how you can better organize your photos and files, manage your passwords, and start preparing your digital assets to pass on to your loved ones. Just as Marie Kondo taught us to keep only what “sparks joy”, we will discover how to delight in our digital lives.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will review the basic principles of the KonMari method, and then consider ways to apply the ideas to organizing their digital files, accounts, and equipment. Target audience is anyone who experiences chaos and frustration with managing their digital lives.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
It's not all fun and games, but it could be: The Science of learning and how to integrates games and play into the classroom experience
Presenters:
Diana Sanchez,Pamela Lundeberg,Lauren Bates
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Research on the science of learning explores methods and techniques that can be used in the classroom to improve student learning. Three researchers will talk about modern topics of adding games and play to the classroom. They will present current ideas based on research findings and practical applications of what instructors can do to make the classroom more fun while facilitating learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Present current research on learning methods and provide practical recommendations for instructors.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Completing the Form I-9: The Electronic Process
Presenters:
Chelsey Lane,Melissa Morgan,Joseph Murphey,Jo Royal
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
This session will focus on completing and updating the Form I-9 using the electronic Equifax system and provide an opportunity to go over error prevention.
Goals and Target Audience:
To understand the process and procedures for completing the Form I-9 using Equifax. Target Audience is HR Liaisons and other hiring staff who work with employees to complete the Form I-9.
Session Resources:

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Analytics Series, Part 3: Unizin Initiatives: Canvas, Engage, Snapshot, Unizin Data Warehouse, Learning Analytics
Presenters:
Dave Johnson,Pat Burns,Gwen Gorzelsky
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
This series of sessions will inform attendees of recent progress and ongoing projects related to building academic and learning analytics capacity at CSU. Come learn more about the potential of learning analytics to support learning and teaching, as well as about major initiatives behind learning analytics, including efforts to outline an operational ethics and policy, build digital infrastructure, pilot and assess analytics tools, and get faculty involved in learning analytics research through CSU’s new Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching (C-ALT). Description of Session: It has been nearly three years since Colorado State University helped found the Unizin consortium, which now boasts a membership of eleven universities. Since that time, Unizin has worked closely with members of the CSU community to provide tools, expertise, and support for educational tools and student success initiatives. Presenters will discuss how Unizin is supporting CSU’s strategic plan for student success, survey Unizin-led projects and educational tools, and talk about joint Unizin-CSU projects that are ongoing and on the horizon.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty members, administrators, and support staff will be informed of past and future Unizin-sponsored initiatives and will be provided time to ask questions and engage in discussion.
Session Resources:

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Traumatic Brain Injuries - Student Voices on "Going for It" at College and Beyond
Presenters:
Sarah Beetch, M.S., OTR/L,Erica Tohtz, MOT, OTR/L,Lauren Migliaccio,Ashley Hackett,Brandon Kidney
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
What does it take to pursue a college degree or employment when you are an individual with a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Learn from perspectives of Colorado State University student leaders who have multiple traumatic brain injuries and who will discuss the different needs and challenges of having a TBI. Resiliency is a key factor. These students will share their experiences including diverse ways of examining problems and managing solutions in creative and innovative ways in order to create greater success in the classroom, within other campus environments, and beyond into the employment realm through positive interactions and enhanced awareness. Information on traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries will be provided to raise awareness about how these types of injuries can impact daily experiences on and off campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal 1: Raise awareness about brain injuries. Goal 2: Educate on impacts of living with a brain injury. Targeted Audience: Faculty members, state classified personnel, administrative professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, other community members.

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.

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Analytics Series, Part 1: What is Learning Analytics? An Introduction for Everyone
Presenters:
Dave Johnson,Laura Jensen,Gwen Gorzelsky,James Folkestad
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2017
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Series Description: This series of sessions will inform attendees of recent progress and ongoing projects related to building academic and learning analytics capacity at CSU. Come learn more about the potential of learning analytics to support learning and teaching, as well as about major initiatives behind learning analytics, including efforts to outline an operational ethics and policy, build digital infrastructure, pilot and assess analytics tools, and get faculty involved in learning analytics research through CSU’s new Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching (C-ALT). Session Description: Learning analytics seems like the latest craze among higher education institutions, but what is learning analytics really? And, how is learning analytics relevant to research, teaching, course design, and student success? Further, what is CSU doing to build capacity for learning analytics? This session will introduce attendees to learning analytics, explain what it is and how it works, discuss case uses of analytics, and introduce attendees to CSU’s three-year draft plan for using learning analytics to improve learning and teaching. Though most of this session will be devoted to presentation, attendees should expect to participate in discussion and ask questions. Attendees will also be introduced to additional resources about this very promising effort.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended to be the cornerstone of the Learning Analytics PDI series. Two main goals for this session include: (1.) faculty members, administrators, and support staff leave with a clear sense of what learning analytics means and what it can do, and (2.) attendees discuss CSU’s three-year plan for building learning analytics capacity.
Session Resources:

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) : How YOU Can Save a Life!
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
An AED is a small, portable device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm and prompts the user to deliver a defibrillation shock if it determines one is needed. Once turned on, the AED guides the user through each step of the defibrillation process by providing voice and/or visual prompts. AEDs are specially designed for easy use by a first responder to aid an unconscious victim. Attend this training to get an overview of how this device works, where they are located on campus and what you can do to help in an emergency.
Goals and Target Audience:
Debunk AED myths, provide hands on training and help to reduce or eliminate a lay person's hesitation to act in an emergency.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Studying Foreign Languages in a Classroom, Abroad or Self-Study: Opportunities & Advice
Presenters:
Mary Vogl
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
Have you always wanted to learn Chinese? Vacationing in Venice and need a crash course in Italian? Looking to refine your already-strong skills in Spanish? Curious about Swahili? Want to know if Rosetta Stone is worth the money? Think it's too late for you to start studying a language? This session will offer advice on opportunities at CSU, locally, nationally and internationally for face-to-face instruction, online learning, tutoring and self-study. While mostly focused on practical needs for the language learner, it will briefly address aspects of research on language acquisition.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to inform participants about opportunities for language study and how they can maximize their efforts to get results. There will be time for questions and discussion. audience: students, faculty and staff at any level of language study from beginning to advanced
Session Resources:

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Reflections on an instrument designed to provide quantitative feedback on teaching
Presenters:
Andrew West
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
To help support faculty in diversifying their teaching styles, we have adopted a published, research-based teaching observation tool that allows for quantitative, non-evaluative feedback that helps faculty members to see themes in their teaching style and prompts reflection regarding ways to make their teaching more dynamic. In this session, I will describe the Teaching Dimensions Observation Protocol instrument (TDOP)(Hora, 2015), train participants on how to use it with an interactive and hands-on approach, and share feedback from our faculty member’s experiences using the instrument with a specific focus on how the TDOP supported instruction better suited for a diverse student population.
Goals and Target Audience:
By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1) make an argument for the use of the TDOP based on educational research and theory, 2) utilize the TDOP instrument as a peer observer, and 3) cite specific examples of ways the TDOP has made our faculty member’s instruction better suited for a diverse student population.