Program for the 2017 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Analytics Series, Part 2: Ethical Considerations for Learning Analytics
Presenters:
Dave Johnson,Laura Jensen,Gwen Gorzelsky,James Folkestad
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
304-06 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: Learning analytics is often discussed in terms of technical capability and technical expertise. For example, it relies on capabilities such as long-term data storage, the use of statistical analyses and machine algorithms, the use of web-based reporting tools and data visualizations, and more. Questions about technical expertise are often focused on whether or not we can or could. However, the conversation should also address should and how. In other words, how do we advance ethical considerations for learning analytics in pace, or even ahead of, the conversation about whether or not we can do learning analytics? Those who attend this session should expect a brief, but comprehensive presentation on the ethical considerations related to learning analytics that intends to answer the following questions: What are ethical considerations for learning analytics? How does a conversation about ethics inform campus projects and policy? How are those who are spearheading analytics efforts also making progress with ethics? The presentation will be followed by small group break-out sessions for focused discussion, and attendees will be provided resources for further reading and study.
Goals and Target Audience:
After attending this session, faculty members, administrators, and support staff should be able to hold an informed discussion about ethical considerations for the use of learning analytics.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Kuali Research Proposal Development 2017
Presenters:
Diane Barrett,Chris Carsten
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304-06 LSC
Description:
The Kuali Research Proposal Development module is scheduled to replace CSU's legacy PASS proposal record and approval tracking system starting January 9, 2017. This demo will highlight navigation among the sections of a proposal; show the details of a basic budget; explain how to find records using Action List, links, and search functionality; and show the integrated summary & approval screen.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Demo CSU's new proposal tracking system. Audience: Anyone who has used PASS to create, track, and/or approve a proposal, including faculty researchers and department research administrators.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Basic Project Management with Trello
Presenters:
David Hoffman
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304-06 LSC
Description:
This overview of Trello will show you how you can use this free tool to get control of your project. Assigning tasks, collaborating with your team members and tracking progress are all areas that Trello can help keep your project on track. In this session we will examine the strengths and weaknesses of this tool and and show some examples of how it's being used on campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Understand where Trello is a good fit for organizing a project and what it's limitations are for organizing or managing a project. Target Audience: People that are managing projects in their job and need a simple tool that will help.