Program for the 2017 PDI

Wednesday, January 11th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
A Walk Through the New Online Exam Scheduling System at RDS
Presenters:
Amanda Wimmer,Allison Penfield
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Resources for Disabled Students (RDS) has moved to a new online exam scheduling system. All students with disabilities are now scheduling their exams at the alternative testing center using this system. This step-by-step tutorial will help guide faculty members and instructors through the exam scheduling process. We will also be able to answer questions you may have regarding the new system and process.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors with students receiving accommodations through Resources for Disabled Students.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
The Power of “Where:” Adding a Geospatial Component to your Course or Research
Presenters:
Elizabeth Tulanowski,Danielle Davis
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Geospatial technology can integrate a "where" component into just about any research project or course. Location matters: where something occurs is affected not only by that place but by other features, elements, or processes at work in that place. Often just seeing information displayed on a map can help tell the story better, and potentially improve a student's understanding of the material. Geospatial technology has become increasingly prevalent in a variety of disciplines, from natural resources to urban planning, archaeology to military tactics, engineering to epidemiology, and more. Instructors can make use of these spatial visualization and analysis tools to show new approaches to problem-solving, and encourage new observations and analyses of patterns not considered before. The Geospatial Centroid is CSU's hub for all things geospatial. The Centroid provides resources to assist professors in incorporating spatial thinking into their classes and research, for geospatial training and education, and comprehensive project work with its staff of interns. Learn about how you might benefit from adding a spatial perspective to your course or research, and how to get started.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Learn about resources and methods for incorporating a geospatial perspective to your classes or research. Target Audience: Faculty, graduate students

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Getting Started with Microsoft Azure at CSU
Presenters:
Mike Willard,Bill Becker
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
A description of the CSU Microsoft Azure agreement and how to get started using it.
Goals and Target Audience:
This information is targeted at campus IT staff interested in exploring Microsoft Azure cloud services.
Session Resources:

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Athletics 101
Presenters:
Steven Cottingham,Albert Bimper,Christine Susemihl,Shalini Shanker,Matt Klein,Dani Belinski
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
An overview of the intercollegiate athletics landscape for those interested in the workings of intercollegiate athletics and the context behind the sport page headlines. Topics will include (1) an overview of national structures such as the NCAA and conferences, (2) CSU's place in that structure, (3) athletic scholarships, recruiting and compliance issues, (4) major business issues such as television rights, licensing and apparel deals, and (5) national trending topics such as Title IX, concussions, drug testing and student-athlete time demands and pay for play.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience is faculty and staff who would like an overview of the business of college athletics. The goal is to give campus colleagues a better understanding of the national intercollegiate landscape and the place of CSU Athletics within that landscape.

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Want to Get Ahead? Get a Mentor!
Presenters:
Carolyn Broccardo,Brad Woods,Cat Bens,Kimberly Cox-York
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2017
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Navigating your professional career can be tricky, but an effective mentor can help you navigate the murky waters. The mentoring relationship can be a pivotal experience for both the mentor and mentee, and may take many forms. A formal mentoring relationship is a commitment between individuals that often lasts for years with the express goal of imparting ethical norms, expectations, best practices, and the intangible subtleties of navigating the chosen field of expertise. This complex interplay between the mentor and mentee is ever changing and evolving based on the needs of the mentee as they progress through their professional career. A successful relationship is built on trust, mutual respect, and honest communication. Learn more about different types of mentoring relationships (formal, peer, situational etc.), tips for choosing a mentor, and the roles and responsibilities of a mentor and mentee.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Learn about different types of mentoring 2. Learn about responsibilities for a mentor and mentee 3. Learn how to choose a mentor Targeted Audience: 1. Graduate Students 2. Post-doctoral Fellows 3. Junior Faculty 4. Administrative Professionals/State Classified Personnel

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Substitutions from the Student Audit
Presenters:
Brenda Hoffman,Beth Klaisner
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
In this session, advisors will learn the basics of making substitutions for course requirements from a student's degree progress audit. If you have already attended this training, you don't need to sign up again unless you want a refresher.
Goals and Target Audience:
Advisors