Program for the 2017 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
How Transactions Feed to the Financial Statements
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session will go over how transactions from the Kuali Financial System (KFS) feed to the Financial Statements so users of KFS have a better understanding of how their transactions effect the financial statements.
Goals and Target Audience:
Kuali Financial System Users

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Do You Measure Up?
Presenters:
Donald Hillger
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
The adoption of the metric system is inevitable for the United States! History tells us that countries have only switched to metric, none the other way (except for temporary reversions). The US remains in the midst of its metric transition as measurement changes are made in various sectors of the economy. Therefore, this information is especially important for teachers/instructors, who should also know our metric history and its current status. The US “missed the boat” in the 1970s when the rest of the English-speaking world converted to metric. That was a time when the metric system was being taught in schools, and metric was intended to replace our former units in most aspects of daily life. However, the lack of firm deadlines for conversion has hindered progress towards metric. Therefore, the US remains the only major industrial nation not using the metric system. The voluntary (slow) path that the US chose to follow is why we are still struggling with metric transition. Most people are surprised when they learn of the large number of consumer products, services, and standards that already use metric units, but that are mostly hidden to the average/casual observer.
Goals and Target Audience:
This lecture presents the current status of the metric system adoption by the US, where the change is currently taking place, and where it will likely take place in the future. Most Americans do not realize the extent of metric usage in the world, how widely metric is already used in the US, and that metric is inevitable for the US Faculty and staff - as teachers, instructors, and leaders - should be knowledgeable of the history and status of the US transition to metric. This PowerPoint lecture, with imbedded humor, explains what resources are available to help them, and it encourages participants to support the metric transition of the US

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Financial Record Retention
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session will go over the financial record retention requirements set by the state in the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration's State Archives Records Management Manual, Schedule 7 - Financial Records and Schedule 8 - Higher Education.
Goals and Target Audience:
Individuals who are responsible to record retention of financial information
Session Resources:

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Discover Colorado
Presenters:
Beth Oehlerts,Greg Vogl,Yongli Zhou
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Colorado has a new online encyclopedia! Launched in May 2016, the Colorado Encyclopedia is an accessible, comprehensive online resource providing information on all things Colorado. It includes articles on the state’s past and present, vetted by top Colorado scholars, plus resources for students and teachers from kindergarten through college. We will give attendees a tour of the encyclopedia, highlighting its various sections plus people, places and events that give users an in-depth understanding of the state of Colorado and its development. The Colorado Encyclopedia welcomes articles on pre-approved topics, and we discuss the ways you can contribute content.
Goals and Target Audience:
Inform people about the new online encyclopedia. Faculty, staff, and students.
Session Resources:

Wednesday, January 11th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Managing Departmental Receivables
Presenters:
Barb Gustison,Campus Services
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Accounts Receivable Operations manages receivables and ensures compliance for accounts that are billed through the University's central billing system, Banner. However, there are departmental receivables not billed through Banner that are managed by campus departments. This session will guide those campus departments on how to properly manage, record and collect their receivables, provide guidance and resources to ensure compliance with accounting rules, and explain what central billing resources are available.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department accounting technicians or office managers who maintain receivables outside of the Banner system.
Session Resources:

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Converting windows web applications from eID Webauth to Shibboleth
Presenters:
Adam Warren
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session will demonstrate migrating a simple .NET web application from eID Webauth to Shibboleth, in advance of next summer's scheduled transition to Shibboleth as the campus's supported central authentication system. This will include a brief review of Shibboleth, a comparison between the identifiers that webauth returns to its registered eServices and the attributes that the campus Shibboleth Identity Provider returns, ways to protect web applications with Shibboleth, and how to manage single sign on session. This demo will be of a C#.NET web application, and will make use of a Shibboleth Service Provider already installed on IIS (specifically, on WSNET2); SP installation and configuration will not be covered.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: Campus web developers and programmers who work in an IIS environment. Goals: Attendees will understand how to perform Shibboleth Authentication, how to access and make use of the attributes released to their app from the Identity Provider, and how to protect resources in their web applications with Shibboleth.
Session Resources:

11:00 AM

Session Title:
“Thanks, Kiddo”: Navigating the Professional World as a Young Professional
Presenters:
Kelsey Stamm,Elizabeth Zentner
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Navigating the professional world as a young professional has its challenges. How do you ask for a promotion? How do you respond when someone calls you "kiddo"? How do you ask for a mentor? Kelsey and Elizabeth will share their experiences and invite young professionals to share theirs as well.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is targeted at new, young professionals (0-5 years of experience). Our goal is to identify common barriers and struggles/ young professionals all face and discuss strategies to not only be taken seriously, but to also propel our careers forward.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Adaptive Learning in Support of High Impact Practices
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan,Stan Kruse
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Through the support of an Association of Public and Land-grant Universities grant, TILT Instructional Designers are partnering with CSU faculty to use Adaptive Learning Platforms (ALP) in their courses in support of High Impact Practices (HIP). ALPs can help students master basic concepts and better prepare them for classroom activities that promote higher level thinking skills typically found in HIPs. Learn about the goals and objectives of the three-year grant and how faculty might incorporate an ALP into courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -Describe adaptive learning platforms. -Promote innovative teaching strategies. -Inform faculty to a variety of Adaptive Learning Platforms. Target Audience: Faculty

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Effort Reporting and Certification on Sponsored Programs - What Is It? Why Is It? Do I Have to Do It?
Presenters:
Diane Barrett
Category:
Research
Date:
2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Effort must be reported and certified for all individuals who receive salary support from a sponsored project or who expend committed effort on a sponsored project regardless of source of the salary. Success in the effort realm depends on careful attention to important issues throughout the sponsored project lifecycle, and entails much more than simply signing a form. From the initial budget planning through closeout, effort requirements play a vital role.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff who work with sponsored projects and effort coordinators (individuals who pass out effort reports from the payroll system).

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Recharge Accounts
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2017
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Recharge accounts are accounts within the Kuali Financial System (KFS) that charge other accounts within KFS, including grants. This session will cover how to create/update the required Business Plans and Billing rates for recharge accounts and the items to factor in. It will also cover direct cost vs. indirect costs.
Goals and Target Audience:
Accountants, Accounting Techs, and researches who use Recharge accounts
Session Resources:

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Design your Canvas course to leverage current analytics tools
Presenters:
Melody Brake , Kevin Nolan,Stan Kruse,Cale Rogers
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session provides a practical guide to strategically designing your Canvas course to better leverage existing analytics. Using built-in reports and tools, instructors can gain a better understanding of student interaction within the course environment. We will provide brief guides (quick start handouts) with concrete examples of how to maximize student, course, video, quiz, and discussion based analytics right in your Canvas course. The session will be focused on the use of analytics information to improve learning and teaching.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to assist faculty, staff, and instructional designers to understand the basics of learning analytics in Canvas and begin to incorporate these tools into their development, teaching, and learning practice. Participants will walk away with practical guides and instruction on how to design course features that will leverage current analytic-based tools to understand student behaviors and improve learning and teaching.
Session Resources:

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Common Accounting Mistakes
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
This session will go over the common accounting mistakes that Campus Services sees while performing their monthly reports and reviewing documents in Kuali. The goal is to share these mistakes to save people time so they are caught while creating the documents and not after the fact.
Goals and Target Audience:
Accountants and Accounting Techs
Session Resources:

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: