Program for the 2017 PDI

Wednesday, January 11th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Understanding Your Role As A Responsible Employee at CSU and Supporting Survivors
Presenters:
Ashley Vigil,Casey Malsam,Mike Katz
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Come learn more about your role as a Responsible Employee at CSU and effective ways to support your students through this process. If you've attended a similar session previously, this session will include information on updated reporting requirements and University policy. This session will also include information about the University response to reports of this nature to best prepare and work with your students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session open to all employees of the University to include faculty, staff, and student employees. Goals will include learning about employees' obligation to report incidents related to sexual misconduct and/or interpersonal violence, learning about the University response and University policy, and best and most effective ways to support survivors throughout this process.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Crowdfunding: Raising funds for campus causes
Presenters:
Douglas Patmore
Category:
Fundraising
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Colorado State University has a multitude of causes worthy of support, and attendees of this session will learn about an exciting fundraising option: crowdfunding. CSU has a dedicated platform, CHARGE!, that allows clubs, colleges, and research opportunities to generate support from highly engaged audiences. This is an emerging field of fundraising, and we are excited to discuss opportunities for our area to assist.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to inform attendees of the program, share success stories, and help impart a firm idea of how CHARGE! can make a difference. This session might help generate some great ideas for projects in the Spring of 2017. Our audience might be student groups, development personnel, or faculty who wish to learn about ways that this method of fundraising might make a difference for them.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Green Initiatives at CSU: How you can help us stay on top
Presenters:
Carol Dollard,Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Colorado State has recieved many accolades recognizing their sustainability efforts, including the status as the only university to recieve a Platinum rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). In addition, CSU has goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. This session will provide an update on the strategies in place to achieve that goal and the progress made to date. Remember, the university's footprint is actually made up of our individual contributions so we will explore specific measures that each of us can embrace to reduce our individual impact. Please join us!
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, and students should all be interested in how their work here at the university impacts the environment. The goal is to keep the university community informed on progress toward reducing GHG emissions, and how each of us can help.
Session Resources:

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Engaging Undergraduate Students in Your Research
Presenters:
Lauren Burton
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Are you interested in involving undergraduates in your research? Research experience is a great way for students to connect with faculty, engage with curriculum, and explore career and academic opportunities. It is one of those high-impact practices that makes a positive difference in the retention and success of college students. In this session, we will explore different ways to involve undergraduate students in your projects, the role of the Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry (OURA) in identifying and referring students to you, and what it means to be a good research mentor. This interactive session will ask for your feedback in helping to prepare students for a positive experience and will address questions you may have about resources, time commitment and training.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any faculty, postdocs, and graduate students interested in working with undergraduates in a research environment are welcome. All disciplines are encouraged to attend.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Ergonomics in the Office Environment
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
306 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.

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Applying Ergonomics to Non-Office Environments
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Industrial ergonomics encompasses any job task performed outside of the office/computer workstation environment. These include, but are not limited to: laboratory work (pipetting, microscope, etc.), custodial work, manual materials handling (lifting, pushing, pulling), animal care, mail handling, food service and cooking, etc. Attend this session to gain insight on how to apply ergonomics to your specific setting.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide ergonomics education, training, and implementation ideas to non-office workers to prevent, reduce and, ideally, eliminate ergonomic related pain and discomfort associated with the work environment.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Colorado State University Women's Association: Over Ten Decades of Helping Students
Presenters:
Ronda Koski
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
The Colorado State University Women's Association was formed in 1910 as a social group for the wives of the faculty of the then Colorado Agricultural College. Within a few years, the association established a loan fund to provide financial assistance to deserving students. Come learn about some of the fascinating women who have been part of the CSUWA over the years, and what this association is currently doing to provide financial assistance for some of CSU's outstanding students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To share with current CSU employees the life story of this historical association, and to highlight some of the fascinating women who have helped to fulfill the association's mission. Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning about the CSUWA and its history, and especially women employees who want to be part of a women's organization that helps students succeed in their pursuit of higher education.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Mobile App Development for the Field and the Classroom
Presenters:
Christopher Geanious
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Mobile apps are ubiquitous. Mobile apps in higher education are coming online at a rapid pace. Learn how TILT has developed custom apps for field courses and classroom use. Custom app development will be explained and technologies explored and explained.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this presentation is to show attendees the promise of mobile apps in higher education and to demonstrate their use and describe their development. The target audience is faculty who are interested in going where the students are and utilizing mobile technologies to enhance academic success.