Program for the 2017 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Curriculum: from Department to Degree Audit (and everything in between)
Presenters:
Katie Risheill,Andrea Russo,Shelly Ellerby
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Providing an opportunity to campus to learn about the University Curriculum process from input into CIM/CAT through approval. This will also inform on the cycle of the General Catalog as well as when and how approved changes are implemented in the Degree Audit.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department staff and advisors who wish to expand their knowledge on the entire curricular process for programs and courses and how these changes are implemented on campus, after approved through the University Curriculum Committee.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
SharePoint Online - Introductory Training Session
Presenters:
Kris Swanson,Robert Kidd
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Geared for everyday users of SharePoint Online and consumers of SharePoint Online. This session will serve as a general introduction to becoming productive with SharePoint Online. This training is appropriate for the vast majority of people interested in using SharePoint Online. • Introduction and Navigation • Working with Lists: Sorting and Filtering, Quick Edit views, What is an App or List or Library • Document libraries overview: Creating personal views, Versioning Overview, Check-in Check-out Overview • Alerts
Goals and Target Audience:
Introduce the audience to SharePoint Online and its capabilities. SharePoint Online, part of CSU's Office 365 offering, is a web-based platform that can be used for group collaboration, project management activities and workflows. The intended audience for this session is anyone who is interested in SharePoint Online - no previous experience with the platform is required.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
SharePoint Online - Power User Training Session
Presenters:
Kris Swanson,Robert Kidd
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Geared for those already familiar with SharePoint Online who are looking for a better understanding of the technical capabilities within SharePoint Online. This session will cover: • Site templates • Creating/editing list columns • Enforcing versioning and checking in and out • Metadata or folders • Custom lists
Goals and Target Audience:
SharePoint Online, part of CSU's Office 365 offering, is a web-based platform that can be used for group collaboration, project management activities and workflows. The intended audience for this session is those who are currently utilizing SharePoint Online, or have prior experience with SharePoint (on-premises or Online) and have interest in diving deeper into the capabilities of SharePoint Online.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Going Going Gone, resources for disposal of University equipment
Presenters:
Debra Ellison,Rachel Drenth
Category:
Campus Accounting Processes
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
New resources and forms to clarify some of the more common methods for disposing of University property.
Goals and Target Audience:
Asset managers, building proctors, internal inventory reps, KFS users, and anyone seeking clarification on proper disposal methods will benefit from these new resources.

Wednesday, January 11th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Employee vs Independent Contractor
Presenters:
David Leathers,Grant Polzer
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
This session will explain the difference of an employee and a contractor as defined by IRS regulations. We will also discuss the process to hire independent contractors and explain the determination process and factors used when deciding if an individual should be treated as an independent contractor or an employee when providing services to the University.
Goals and Target Audience:
Individuals that hire contractors or employees.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
How to Consider Diversity in the Search Process
Presenters:
Diana Prieto,Becca McCarty
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
This presentation will detail how Diversity can be considered as part of the search process, including various methods for recruiting broadly. This will be an opportunity for individuals at the University to ask questions about the process of considering Diversity when searching to fill a position.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone involved with hiring at the University.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation
Presenters:
Mary Swanson,Nancy Levinger
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
Writing letters of recommendation can be a daunting task. How do I write the best possible letter for a student I barely know? How can I recommend a really great candidate who has some flaws in their past? How do I know where to begin, what to include, how to best represent the candidate? These types of issues can challenge even the most seasoned letter writer. This workshop aims to increase faculty and staff comfort, confidence and effectiveness when writing letters of recommendation. Topics covered in this session will include: the job of the recommender, the job of the applicant, how to say "no", common mistakes letter writers make, and best practices for letter writing. Most of the workshop will focus on recommendation letters for students, but topics and activities apply quite universally to recommendations for any situation. Come prepared to interact with workshop participants and leaders in activities designed to develop your skills.
Goals and Target Audience:
This workshop aims to increase faculty and staff comfort, confidence and effectiveness when writing letters of recommendation.
Session Resources:

10:45 AM

Session Title:
What is WAVE and how do I use it?
Presenters:
James Cox
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2017
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
What is WAVE and how do I use it? A short session on how to use the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool to evaluate the accessibility of your website.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone that creates content for the web.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
"Travel Module (TEM): Common Errors, Managing Encumbrances, and Processing Travel Advances"
Presenters:
Grant Polzer,Terri Bedan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2017
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
This session will touch upon the common errors we have identified users making, and also go over time saving input and other tips related to the electronic travel system. We will also discuss how to close encumbrances, how to process travel advances for travelers, as well as demonstrate how to look up DHA approvers in Kuali.
Goals and Target Audience:
Travel Arrangers/Preparers
Session Resources:

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Survey Feedback in Online Courses: How do we get it? How do we use it?
Presenters:
Sean Burns,Kimberley Corwin,Matt Titchener,Matt Creighton
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
CSU Online and TILT place surveys into newly developed Online courses. We will talk about how we designed these surveys, how they can be useful, and how we would/should improve them in the future during an interactive portion.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted at instructors and instructional designers with a goal of improving audience knowledge of existing survey systems. Our second goal is to utilize the vast knowledge and experience of the audience to improve the future design of our current survey tool.
Session Resources:

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Publish or Perish: Effective Writing Practices to Help You Flourish!
Presenters:
Arsineh Hecobian Najjari
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
Description:
One of the important parts of an academic life whether you are a student taking classes, a researcher publishing papers, someone who needs to submit proposals to generate funding for themselves or their group is writing. There are a lot of different techniques to make writing a more smooth and enjoyable activity. We are going to discuss some of those and do short practices of a few others. You will hopefully leave this session with some practical tools that you can use or adapt to your needs so that you are a more efficient writer.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -Share effective writing techniques for more productive writing sessions and practices. Target Audience: -The session will be directed to an academic audience (faculty, staff, and students) who need to write papers, proposals, etc. for work or classes. However, people who want to write in general are also welcome.
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