Program for the 2017 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
CSU’s Alcohol and Drug Policy Update
Presenters:
Robert Schur,Anthonie Rose,Steve Thompson
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
In October 2016, CSU’s revised Policy on Alcohol and Drugs went into effect. The policy provides clear definitions, sets forth the prohibitions that apply on campus, explains the rules for having alcohol at CSU events, and provides a new approach to dealing with alcohol and drug impairment in the workplace and academic settings. Forms and procedures relating to workplace impairment will be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Attendees will gain an understanding of CSU’s Policy on Alcohol and Drugs, learn how to identify and respond to impairment in the workplace and the classroom, and understand the requirements and restrictions on including alcohol at events. The session is designed for all CSU faculty and employees who want to gain a better understanding of CSU’s rules on alcohol and drugs on campus.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Open Textbooks: Opportunities, Considerations, and Faculty Experience
Presenters:
Merinda McLure,Meg Brown-Sica,James Wilson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
Open textbooks are “textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed” (Open Textbook Network, 2016). Their publication and adoption is increasing across academic disciplines in higher education and open textbooks can offer students and instructors a number of benefits. The open licensing of these texts gives individual instructors the flexibility to augment, customize, and update the content. Open textbooks are freely accessible; they can present significant course materials cost savings for students. Because access is open, open textbooks are available to all students from the first day of the course and indefinitely thereafter, facilitating students’ use of open textbooks as resources for subsequent courses and beyond university study. Open textbooks can be used electronically, or printed in part or full, providing instructors and students with multiple format options and the ability to travel light. In this session, Merinda McLure, Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian, and Meg Brown-Sica, Libraries Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communications and Collection Development will address the what, why, and how of open textbooks in higher education currently. Dr. James Wilson, Assistant Professor, Mathematics will share his experiences and perspectives as a faculty member who has adopted open textbooks for course instruction. This workshop will be especially informative for faculty and instructors who teach, current graduate teaching assistants, and graduate students who hope to teach in the future. We will welcome questions and discussion throughout the session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: This session will be of interest to faculty and instructors who teach, to graduate teaching assistants, and to graduate students who hope to teach in the future. Goals: 1. Participants will gain an understanding of open textbooks and their current adoption in higher education. 2. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the experience and insights of one faculty member who has used open textbooks in his course instruction. 3. Participants will depart with resources for their own further exploration of open textbooks and open educational resources (OER).

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Staff: “Notice & Respond”, then “Tell Someone” about a Person of Concern… and then what?
Presenters:
Janelle Patrias, MSW,Josh Alvarez, M.A. ,Bailey Dunn
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
This session, specifically for staff, will couple two campus resources which function as part of a comprehensive campus-wide suicide prevention plan that prepares community members to notice signs of distress and know what to say and do in response whether that person is a colleague or a student. An integral component of this early intervention and suicide prevention training, is exploring not only the warning signs of declining mental/emotional health but also, campus support resources and the undercurrents of human interaction around mental health situations. We will discuss why and how our perceived barriers can make it so difficult to intervene when someone is struggling. Participants in this session will complete CSU Health Network’s Notice and Respond Assisting Students in Distress training program, which includes information about various campus resources, and will discover the “what’s next” in regards to the behind the scenes processes that the TELL SOMEONE Program utilizes to help provide support to students and employees of concern, specific to their unique needs.
Goals and Target Audience:
Staf:Support, State Classifed, Admin-Pro, Student Affairs Professionals

Wednesday, January 11th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Questions to Ask before Adopting a New Digital Learning Tool for Your Classroom
Presenters:
Elaine Chen & Stan Kruse,Kelly McKenna,Li-Shan Tao,Matt Titchener,Kevin Nolan,Tim Amidon
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
In recent years, there has been an explosion of digital learning tools available to faculty. Some of these tools are available at cost and some are open source, or free of charge. Integrating tools on the enterprise level often requires a vetting process to ensure system compatibility, state and federal compliance (e.g., FERPA), software stability, data security and privacy, data access that supports CSU analytics efforts, and that CSU Canvas administrators can provide support and maintenance. However, these concerns have become increasingly important for single-course installations, too. When instructors install tools in their courses, they often do not ask these vital questions, which have substantive implications for students’ data privacy, the university’s ability to support students’ learning and academic success, and ACNS’s capacity to provide effective campus-wide support. Because the landscape for the use of digital tools is undergoing substantial change, CSU policy and process needs to not only catch up, but get ahead of that change. During the fall term, Research & Analytics (R&A) and TILT charged a committee to develop an approval process for small and large-scale adoptions of digital tools and to communicate to all of campus important considerations, as well as about digital tools that have passed scrutiny. Attend this session to learn more about the implications of using digital tools and this new committee’s progress in their efforts.
Goals and Target Audience:
The audience for this session is primarily faculty, but support staff who work with educational technology should find the discussion informative. Attendees should leave the session with a more complete understanding of the implications of using technology tools in their residential and online courses.
Session Resources:

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Semester at Sea: What is the Partnership?
Presenters:
Shamera Loose,Jodi Reesman
Category:
International Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
We will explain the Semester at Sea program and how the partnership with CSU works. This includes an academic overview, cross campus partnerships, and benefits to CSU students, faculty and staff. The session will include a panel discussion by:Toni Zimmerman (FA16 Academic Dean); D. Tobiassen Baitinger (FA16 Academic Advisor/Registrar); Laura Roth (FA16 Dean of Students); Craig Chessen (FA16 Assistant Dean of Students); Karla Gingerich (FA16 Teacher); Jodi Reesman, Director of Academic Administration; and Shamera Loose, Executive Assistant to the President/ CEO and Board of Trustees.
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU faculty and staff. Students are always welcome as well.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
What's Wrong With Being Confident?
Presenters:
Marvin Withers
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
We all make decisions every day, what to wear, what to eat, which road to use to get to work, etc. Most of the time this works out fine, but not always. Sometimes the way we think can lead us away from making the best decision possible. This is not because we don't know how to think, but because we don't know how we think. Understanding how our minds work can help us avoid decision making pitfalls. This session will provide an overview of the Availabitlity Heuristic and related concepts, and how it can effect the quality of your decision making if ignored. The basis of this presentation is the work of Nobel Laureate, Daniel Kahneman, and other researchers
Goals and Target Audience:
TARGET AUDIENCE This session would be useful to anyone who is involved in mid to upper level decision making here at CSU or anywhere for that matter. GOALS 1) To present an easily understandable explanation of how this one heuristic can alter the quality of our decision making processes. 2) To discuss ways to avoid negative effects from this heuristic.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Advanced Active Assailant: After Shots Fired
Presenters:
Dustin Vinzant,Adam Smith,Anthonie Rose
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
We have created a large base of people that have taken the Beginner Active Assailant and want another course. This session will provide information on what to do after the assailant has come through. To include developing a mindset as to how to save lives as well as some basic skills to do.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will allow organizations on campus to continue their preparedness against an active assailant. This is geared towards Campus Professionals and Students

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Beginner Active Assailant: Emergency Classroom Preparedness
Presenters:
Anthonie Rose,Adam Smith,Dustin Vinzant
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
With continued incidents of campus shootings around the country, the importance of safety and preparedness cannot be over stressed. This session will help prepare campus staff to be as informed as possible in the event of a critical incident on or off campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
To facilitate the development of a survival mindset, and discus practical everyday skills and exercises to maximize preparedness while minimizing risk. This is geared towards Campus Professionals and Students

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Introducing CSU’s New Supervisory Development Program, TA DA!
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Dr. Michele Newhard
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
2017
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
Supervisors across the CSU system have the opportunity to register for Training & Organizational Development’s new learning series. Additionally, an aspirational version of the skill building program will become available soon for members of the CSU workforce who would like to build supervisory competency but may not hold the role yet. The speakers will cover the impetus and development of the series, as well as the summaries of the foundational courses and elective courses offered under the supervisory development banner.
Goals and Target Audience:
•Introduce the new series to the larger university audience •Promote supervisory skill development •Discuss the return on investment of professional development FOR STAFF INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS NEW SERIES FOR SUPERVISORS AT CSU.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Faculty: “Notice & Respond”, then “Tell Someone” about a Person of Concern… and then what?
Presenters:
Janelle Patrias, MSW,Josh Alvarez, M.A. ,Bailey Dunn
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
This session, specifically for faculty members, will couple two campus resources which function as part of a comprehensive campus-wide suicide prevention plan that prepares community members to notice signs of distress and know what to say and do in response whether that person is a colleague or a student. An integral component of this early intervention and suicide prevention training, is exploring not only the warning signs of declining mental/emotional health but also, campus support resources and the undercurrents of human interaction around mental health situations. We will discuss why and how our perceived barriers can make it so difficult to intervene when someone is struggling. Participants in this session will complete CSU Health Network’s Notice and Respond Assisting Students in Distress training program, which includes information about various campus resources, and will discover the “what’s next” in regards to the behind the scenes processes that the TELL SOMEONE Program utilizes to help provide support to students and employees of concern, specific to their unique needs.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty Members

3:30 PM

Session Title:
How to Challenge Subtle Sexism in the Workplace - Feminist Fight Club Moves for Everyone!
Presenters:
Cori Wong
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
The everyday challenges women face at work because of their gender are sometimes hard to specifically identify and name, let alone challenge and change. Whether you call them instances of unconscious bias, subtle sexism, gendered microaggressions, or just seemingly small - but unfair - comments and jabs that negatively impact women, it's most helpful to know how to respond and intervene on behalf of yourself and others when they occur. This session will introduce you to some of the best fight moves from the amply evidence-based book, Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual. People of all genders and all ranks within the university are encouraged to attend!
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff, Faculty,Graduate Students; men and women