Program for the 2018 PDI

Monday, January 8th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Mindset For Supervisor
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Michele Newhard
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
Morgan Library Event Center
Description:
In this class you will develop an understanding of who you are as a supervisor by exploring the strengths you bring to the role. In addition, you will build your knowledge of team dynamics, looking at how the team functions and how to enhance performance,and finally, you will explore how your team contributes to this mission of the institution. We recommend you take this class first if you are doing the Supervisor Development Certification, as this provides an overview of the certification program. This foundation course provides an introduction to the four key themes of the Supervisor Training Program: Self-discovery Interpersonal skills Team effectiveness Systems thinking
Goals and Target Audience:
Who should attend: Mindset for Supervisors is one of the Foundation Classes for the Supervisor Development Certification Program and is part of the required training for all supervisors. We recommend that you currently be in a supervisory role to attend this class.
Session Title:
Train Your Pet Without Stress- Giving animals choice and control during training means everyone wins!
Presenters:
Jennie Willis
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Explore the emerging new ideas in applied animal behavior- reach your pets in a new way by offering them choice and control. Learn the basic premises for teaching new behaviors and modifying undesired ones. Practice your skills through active learning. Find out what how to arrange the environment for your pet's success, what timing and precision can gain you and how to help your pet learn the behaviors you would like them to know through goal oriented planning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Pet owning staff and faculty at CSU

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Bicycle Friendly Driver
Presenters:
Aaron Buckley,Jamie Gaskill-Fox
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
The Bicycle Friendly Driver program is a 1 1/2 hour interactive class, taught by Bicycle Ambassadors aimed at educating all drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people on bicycles. Developed by FC Bikes in collaboration with Bike Fort Collins the class addresses: -Why sharing the road is the safest alternative for both motorists and bicyclists -What's legal and what's not legal, for both motorists and bicyclists -Common crashes and how to avoid them -Why bicyclists "take the lane" and what motorists should do in response -How to navigate bicycle related infrastructure such as: sharrows, bike boxes, and green lanes.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience for this course would be individuals interested in learning more about driving, or pedaling safely in their daily lives. *** We would like to offer two sessions during the three days if possible. Thank you ***
Session Title:
Body Modification - Historic Roots to Modern Practices
Presenters:
Stephen Escobar
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
Body modification (tattoos, piercings, etc.) have existed within many cultures from around the world since time in memoriam. The reasons for body modification can vary greatly from person to person/culture to culture. It can be cultural rites/traditions, standards of beauty, age based milestones, religious requirements and yes, even just because one can. This presentation will take you back 5,000 years to the oldest known tattooing practice to the modern day. We will discuss a form of diversity that is (typically) self-elected and what that can mean in such a diverse world. The world of body modification is vast so the information from this presentation will hopefully provide you with a general idea of how to understand those who participate in this practice. We will review several tribal traditions as well as newer forms of modification. Questions will be most welcome during this presentation so if you have something that you've been too afraid to ask, this would be a great time to do so.
Goals and Target Audience:
The main goal of this presentation is to expand on understanding this area of diversity. With this ever changing world and the prevalence of the tattooing and body modification industry, I seek to expand people's understanding of what it means to modify oneself externally (and in part, internally); what that may mean culturally, personally or professionally. My target audience is anyone who wishes to have an understanding of these practices and the varying reasons that they are done; whether that be students, current professionals or any others.
Session Title:
Conscious Bravery: A Women's Leadership Workshop
Presenters:
Alexis Kanda-Olmstead
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
Full Day
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Conscious bravery is an emerging model for women who wish to lead in a male-designed world. It involves four critical elements: (1) Developing a new relationship with power, (2) Getting comfortable with fear, (3) Adopting a bravery mindset, and (4) Using self-compassion as a safety net. During our time together, we will explore why women are needed now more than ever to lead, our own internalized beliefs about women and leadership, and ways that women can thrive as leaders and whole people at work. This session is focused on the experiences of women staff and faculty. For men who wish to learn more, please contact the speaker directly.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals for the workshop include: (1) Contributing to the campus-wide dialogue about women's leadership and (2) Equipping women with the knowledge needed to explore leadership in their lives and work. Targeted audience: Women staff and faculty
Session Title:
Pathway Programs at INTO Colorado State University
Presenters:
Nancy Berry,John Schillo,Kari Schlobohm,Robert White
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Since Fall 2012, INTO Colorado State University has been offering Pathway Programs to support the successful transition of international students to undergraduate and graduate degree programs at Colorado State University. In this informational session, the presenters, all members of the Pathway team at INTO Colorado State University, will explain what the Pathway Program is, which classes Pathway students take, what support is available to Pathway students, and what support is available to faculty who have Pathway students in their classes.
Goals and Target Audience:
The main goal of this session is to provide information about the Pathway Programs offered through INTO Colorado State University. This session is designed for CSU faculty and department coordinators and advisors.
Session Title:
Reporting in TimeClock Plus
Presenters:
Nick Cummings
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
This session will show participants how to use the reporting options in TimeClock Plus to successfully extract the information needed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Employees with Department HR role in TimeClock Plus.
Session Title:
Sweeten Your Sugar Smarts
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd,Chris Gentile
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
Do you know how much sugar is in the food you eat every day? Can you find sugar hidden in labels and numbers? Do you know how to talk to your kids or grandkids about sugar and its effect on their bodies? Join us in this interactive workshop designed for all ages. Kids encouraged to attend, especially middle and high school students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to... convert grams of sugar to teaspoons in order to determine the amount of sugar found in common junk foods as well as "health foods." evaluate their own daily intake of sugar and whether or not it surpasses the AMA recommended daily allowance. use the presented information to learn how to talk to kids about the perils of over-consumption of added sugar.
Session Title:
Technology Addiction – Why “just stop doing it” is not working (and what we can do instead)
Presenters:
Andrea Bazoin
Category:
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
If you wanted to lose weight by improving your diet, you couldn’t just stop eating junk food. Likewise, if you feel your tech habits are over-bloated, saying “no more technology” will be neither realistic nor sustainable. So, what can we do to maintain the right sense of balance between our real and digital lives, especially as technology takes up more and more space? How can we do a better job modeling appropriate use of technology for our kids? Is there a way we can embrace the digital age without becoming slaves to our devices? In this session, we will explore the latest research about our online habits and discuss strategies for thriving in the digital age.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will review the latest research on the trends in personal technology use, and then consider ways to bring conscious choice and purposeful habits into our individual digital lives. Target audience is anyone who experiences a sense of imbalance, overwhelm, or addition in their digital lives.
Session Title:
Using Endnote citation management software
Presenters:
Robert Erb
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library Room 175
Description:
Using Endnote citation management software to facilitate your research, writing, and publishing.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any faculty or staff whose work would benefit by effective use of citation management software.
Session Title:
What's New in Research Administration at CSU?
Presenters:
Diane Barrett,David Doty
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Uniform guidance, Changes to the Common Rule, and Grants.gov PDF’s going away… oh my! There is a lot going on these days: new electronic routing and submission systems, new policies, new Federal rules, new people and even a new organizational structure in the Office of Sponsored Programs. “Where is it all coming from,” and more importantly, “How might you be impacted?” This PDI will provide a high-level overview of where research administration at CSU is headed. Come armed with questions and ideas for improvement in the web of support that research administration provides for our fantastic researchers and for those who support them!
Goals and Target Audience:
Audience: anyone involved in research administration Goals: Communicate the changes taking place on the national level and the impact on CSU.
Session Title:
Why the Classified Personnel Council Matters to You
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn,Kristin Stephens
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
Are you a State Classified employee? Did you know there is an entire Council that works to promote, improve, and protect your role within the CSU shared governance model? We invite you to come learn more about the Classified Personnel Council (CPC) and its representatives – what we do, how we do it, and how we can be of service to you. This session will bring you up to date on the actions and activities of your Council, and highlight the many ways State Classified employees can get involved at CSU. Moreover, it will give us a chance to hear from you – what issues are most relevant and important to you, what questions can we help answer, and what ideas do you have to make CSU a better place for State Classified employees? In short, how can we help? CSU depends on a strong, dedicated, and informed Classified Personnel Council to ensure State Classified views, ideas, and concerns are respected in University decision-making. And we cannot fulfill this mission without YOU. Please join us for this informative and interactive session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Information about the practice of shared governance at CSU. Ideal for State Classified employees or any employee curious to learn more about shared governance at CSU.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Leave Management and Family Medical Leave
Presenters:
Jackie Swaro
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Review of the various leave and benefit programs available to Academic Faculty / Administrative Professionals (AF/AP) including sick leave, annual leave, Family and Medical Leave, Short and Long Term Disability and Parental Leave (AF/AP). After attending the PDI session, employees should be able to identify employee leave and benefit programs available AF/AP employees, as well as understand how the various leaves coordinate with each other.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives
Session Title:
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) : How YOU Can Save a Life!
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 374
Description:
An AED is a small, portable device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm and prompts the user to deliver a defibrillation shock if it determines one is needed. Once turned on, the AED guides the user through each step of the defibrillation process by providing voice and/or visual prompts. AEDs are specially designed for easy use by a first responder to aid an unconscious victim. Attend this training to get an overview of how this device works, where they are located on campus and what you can do to help in an emergency.
Goals and Target Audience:
Debunk AED myths, provide hands on training and help to reduce or eliminate a lay person's hesitation to act in an emergency.
Session Title:
Financial Readiness for Retirement
Presenters:
Dr. F.C. 'Ted' Weston, Jr.
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
This seminar is about your preparation and eventual readiness for retirement - specifically addressing the question "What can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life?" Stated alternately, as planning for retirement is a work-in-progress, this seminar will address specifics for computing retirement income from both before and after-tax sources. Problems and pitfalls will be discussed. Preparation basics for retirement will be emphasized. This seminar is intended for those in the early or middle stages of retirement planning. This seminar is vendor and product neutral.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Inform participants of the basics of retirement planning focusing on the question "When I retire, how much will I need and where will it come from?" Targeted Audience: Anyone interested in the basics of financial planning for retirement WITHOUT a vendor or product bias.
Session Title:
Leapin Lizards! Don’t Get Lost in Canvas.
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
What tools can instructors and TA’s utilize in Canvas to provide ease of use and consistent layout and navigation for their students? Would you like to see a well-designed course template that you could import into your Canvas course? You got it. Design tools for you to create eye catching pages? Of course. Modules to guide students through course content? Naturally. We’ll review the tools and strategies that you can use to provide a smooth, consistent experience for your students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Instructors and TA's using, or considering using, Canvas.
Session Title:
Math Placement at CSU
Presenters:
Anita Pattison,Lois Samer
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
Math placement at CSU isn’t one size fits all students. Each student has unique abilities, background experiences, and goals. Should students take the MPE? What about transfer course work? What are all these various math placement options at CSU: Math Placement Exam, Math Challenge Exam, ELM Tutorial, and Precalculus Tutorial? What do students see when they log into the math placement websites? Our goal is to answer these questions and any others you may have about math placement.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to clear up confusion around math placement and cover what has changed recently about placement. The target audience is anyone who may need to discuss math placement with a student.
Session Resources:

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Basecamp or Trello? Two options for basic project management
Presenters:
Suzi White,Dave Hoffman
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Trello and Basecamp are tools that can help you keep your project on track with the ability to assign tasks, collaborate across teams and show progress. We’ll provide an overview and strengths and weaknesses of each tool, how they compare to one another and examples of their use on campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Understand the basics of Basecamp and Trello to determine if they will work for your project management needs. Target Audience: People who manage projects and are interested in software options to help them organize their work.
Session Title:
Best Practices for Writing Recommendation Letters
Presenters:
Mary Swanson,Nancy Levinger
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Faculty from a number of CSU’s 8 colleges will discuss strategies for writing effective letters of recommendation for undergraduate students, graduate students, and colleagues. Panelists will address a range of topics including: mentoring students, biased language, and common mistakes made by both recommenders and candidates. This conversational panel will address disciplinary differences and encourage audience participation. Mary Swanson, Associate Director of OURA, will moderate.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and Staff
Session Title:
Commuting to CSU - Personalized Training for Bicyclists, Carpoolers and Transit Riders
Presenters:
Aaron Fodge,Erika Benti,Aaron Buckley
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
This session provides best practices for commuting to CSU without the use of a personal vehicle. The session will include a presentation about transit, bicycling, and carpooling along with a targeted break-out to identify routes to the University. Parking and Transportation Service will also introduce new employee programs including Emergency Ride Home, Commuter Parking 10-Packs, Zagster, and Zipcar. Attendees will receive maps of the local transit and bike system.
Goals and Target Audience:
Employees considering a change in how they commute to campus seeking to: 1. Reduce their personal cost of transportation (fuel, insurance, maintenance, depreciation of their vehicle) 2. Avoid searching for available parking on campus 3. Improve their physical and mental health by commuting by bicycle, transit or carpool. 4. Enjoy the social nature of commuting by transit, bicycle, or carpool.
Session Title:
Composting:what do you need to know?
Presenters:
Sheela Backen,Maggie Gilman
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 374
Description:
Composting what can the Faculty and Staff do to help make campus composting successful
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and Staff
Session Title:
Home computer security, after Equifax and Wi-Fi KRACK
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas,Jason Huitt
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
2017 has seen some significant breaches and vulnerabilities on the internet. CSU has been actively following up; what should you do at home to protect yourself and your computers?
Goals and Target Audience:
Target: all faculty/staff (general-interest/home IT) Goals: 1) Learn details of the Equifax breach and the KRACK vulnerability. 2) Get advice and best practices for securing home networks/computers. 3) Learn how to check and protect credit-rating information.
Session Title:
Integrating Information Literacy into the Writing Process
Presenters:
Kristine Nowak,Kristie Yelinek
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library Room 175
Description:
While writing skills are widely acknowledged as key to academic success, information literacy is seldom recognized as essential to the writing process and, therefore, is often marginally addressed in the content classroom. This session addresses a collaborative instruction project between a librarian and composition instructor, in which we focused on helping CO130 students integrate their argumentative writing with effective sources to support their research by locating and evaluating both popular and scholarly sources. The goal of this project was to help students integrate the sources they chose into the process of refining their topics, exploring perspectives on their topics, and writing their papers. We also focused on the evaluation of information resources to try to help students develop critical thinking skills, identify relevant sources, and recognize poor information sources, including fake news. The ultimate goal of this project was to help students improve their writing and research skills by coming to recognize the interchange between information utilization, critical thinking, and writing.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is aimed at teaching faculty, particularly those who have a strong focus on writing skills in their courses. The purpose is to discuss ways to integrate information literacy into assignments and class activities, for the ultimate purpose of improving writing and critical thinking.
Session Title:
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) & Course Development in Online Education
Presenters:
Sirui Wang
Category:
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
University Design for Learning (UDL) has been defined as “a set of principles and a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people, and give all individual equal opportunities to learn.” By integrating the principles of UDL, both instructors and instructional designers aims at creating an equal learning environment for all learners in the same class, no matter of their age, gender, knowledge background, learning ability/competency, etc. In this best practice presentation, it would demonstrate how UDL has been applied to online course design through examples of online courses from various disciplinary, discuss the current issues and improvements of designing equal learning opportunities for all learners in online educational environment, and explore the possibility of building interactive and engaging learning community for both instructors and learners, especially in online courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session Title:
Who should sign this? Can I sign this?
Presenters:
Grant Calhoun
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
These are two of the most common legal questions on campus. Whether it is a contract, quote, license, permit, authorization, attestation, lease, acknowledgement, invoice, amendment, MOU, proposal, birthday card, or any other document, there is a correct university signatory and a good reason behind it. Signature issues cause processing delays, and under Colorado law, CSU employees who improperly sign on behalf of the university are personally liable for the obligations or costs they incur. Learn how to avoid this and other signature issues, and how to help others in your office or department get documents executed quickly and properly.
Goals and Target Audience:
Attendees will learn about university signature authority, who they represent when they sign a document, how to avoid individual liability, the university signature process, electronic signatures, and signatures vs. approvals. There will be a question and answer period. The session is tailored for administrators and researchers.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Advancing Toward the Equality of Women and Men
Presenters:
Timothy Wood
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
This session is a group study of a text used at the United Nations to open dialogue among those working toward the equality of women and men. The document approaches equality from a Baha'i-inspired perspective, which posits that all human beings have a soul, that this is our primary identity, and that a spiritual perspective may open new possibilities for thought and action. A tutor will lead the group through discussion of the document and exploration of the questions raised.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals of the study would be: (1) to deepen understanding of a spiritual perspective on advancement toward gender equality, (2) to consider that a commitment to spirituality may link with a commitment to gender equality, and (3) to develop connections across lines of faith with others who are thinking and acting on behalf of equality. Audience: People who believe in a spiritual aspect of human beings or who are curious to participate in a dialogue on gender equality based on that assumption
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Grantwriting: Crafting Compelling Proposals
Presenters:
Sam Ernst,Peter Hartman,Dr. Kristina Quynn
Category:
Fundraising
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
In today’s world of budget constraints, people are forced to look for ways to augment their traditional funding streams. One common route is grantwriting. Whether for private foundation or federal funders, there are a number of resources available at CSU for those interested in pursuing extramural funding. In addition to talking about the resources available to you here on campus, we’ll provide a snapshot of some helpful tips and techniques you can use when writing proposals so as to improve your chances for funding.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: The goals of this session are twofold: 1) to provide an overview of the world of grantwriting; and 2) to provide an introduction to the services offered at CSU that can be of benefit when seeking funding from private foundations and other funders. Targeted Audience: CSU Faculty and Staff
Session Title:
Inclusive Excellence Part 1
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Ria Vigil
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
Morgan Library Event Center
Description:
Supervisors play a key role in creating an inclusive work environment. These classes provide an understanding of diversity and inclusion at Colorado State and examine the impact that unconscious bias may play in the workplace. As supervisors we set the tone and culture of our office, because of this we have the opportunity to create inclusive environments for all employees to succeed,regardless of background. The purpose of this session is to: • Identify the need to diversify and create inclusion in our working environments • Learn foundational principles of diversity and inclusion in general and at CSU • Understand and explore key definitions and concepts • Create opportunities for personal identity exploration
Goals and Target Audience:
Who should attend: Inclusive Excellence is one of the Foundation Classes for the Supervisor Development Certification Program. We recommend that you currently be in a supervisory role to attend this class. It is recommended that you take Part 1 and then Part 2.
Session Title:
Introduction to Zotero: Easy-to-Use, Free Citation Management
Presenters:
Renae Newhouse
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan Library Room 175
Description:
Zotero is a citation-management favorite because it can be used after graduation, on the go, on multiple computers, and more since it is free. Come learn how to: obtain Zotero; collect citations for articles, books, and more right from your browser; organize citations in Zotero; and cite quickly and easily using the Zotero plugin in Microsoft Word.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for faculty, staff, and students--anyone who needs to organize literature/sources for their research. Attendees will learn the basics of using Zotero, as well as its strengths and weaknesses.
Session Title:
Live Outside Fort Collins - Vanpool to CSU
Presenters:
Aaron Fodge,Erika Benti,Aaron Buckley
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 374
Description:
Tired of your long commute to CSU from outside Fort Collins? Is the cost of driving causing you to re-think how you travel to the CSU? This collaborative session will discuss vanpooling as a cost-saving, stress-saving commute to the University. Learn about hte emergency ride home program along with commuter 10-pack parking permits. If you live outside Fort Collins, please come to this session to learn about vanpools forming from your hometown to help you save money while someone else takes care of driving you home.
Goals and Target Audience:
Employees seeking to commute to CSU without their personal vehicle. Employees seeking to save money on their commute to CSU.
Session Title:
Managing Projects with Smartsheet Workflow and Automations
Presenters:
David Hoffman
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Smartsheet is an easy to use tool that can help you manage projects that may or may not require a formal project plan. This session will cover the strengths and weaknesses of this tool, examine several use cases, and show some of the new features for automating communications and workflow. If you are looking for a cost effective tool that will help your project stay on track, improve collaboration with your team and stake holders, this session will show you how Smartsheet can help.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: discover the advantages of using Smartsheet to keep your project on track. examine how to use automations, workflow and dashboarding to keep your project moving and your stakeholders informed. Target Audience: This session is for people that manage more complex projects on campus and are looking for a tool to help collaborate with the team, keep the project on track, and teir stakeholders informed.
Session Title:
Marijuana at CSU
Presenters:
Andrea Coryell
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
This session will cover the current landscape of marijuana products in Colorado, current use trends with CSU students, and how the CSU Health Network is working to reduce risk and prevent use in underage students.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to educate participants about the types of marijuana products available on the retail market, health impacts, student use trends, and how they can help to reduce risk in the students they interact with.
Session Title:
SSI-2 Task Force on Early Performance Feedback
Presenters:
Kelly Long,Stephanie Clemons
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
CSU Institutional data show that grades in the first four-to-five weeks of a foundational course are strongly associated with graduation. For first generation, low income, or minority populations, the correlation is even stronger. Highlighting the importance of supportive interaction and early performance feedback in the first weeks of a course, this session will engage educators in research-based active learning strategies that help to engage students, support growth-mindset, and provide early feedback on their progress during the first four weeks of a course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to: 1)Explain the impact of grades earned in the first four-to-five weeks of class on likeliness of timely graduation, noting the disproportionate impact on first generation, low income, or minority populations. 2) Reflect knowledge of strategies that can be used to increase student engagement and growth mindset in early weeks of a course. 3) Develop ideas about ways to incorporate prior learning assessment, course overview,metacognitive approaches, focus strategies, modeling, and slow - fast approaches.
Session Title:
Succeeding in the PACe Program
Presenters:
Anita Pattison,Lois Samer
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
Do you really know how the PACe Program works (MATH 117-126)? Based on student comments, there is a lot of misinformation shared around campus about the PACe Program. We will discuss program details and address misconceptions. We will also share key factors that advisers should consider as they work with students taking the PACe courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is to educate advisers on how they can best help students be successful in the PACe courses.
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Truth Bee Told: Promoting Pollinators on Campus and in Our Communities
Presenters:
Holly Miller ,Ronda Koski,Arathi Seshadri,Freddie Haberecht,Lisa Mason
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Our session is a basic introduction to pollinators. We will explore ways to promote pollinator populations, from including plants in your garden that attract pollinators and management of honeybee hives to safe engagement practices and resources. After a basic introduction to pollinators, we will focus primarily on the insect species with a specific emphasis on bees. What is a pollinator? What is a pollinator habitat? How do they fit into our concept of a sustainable university? What is CSU doing to encourage more pollinators on our campus? How can you create pollinator friendly habitats on the property where you live? We will share simple practices you can incorporate to help support native habitats and healthy ecosystems. Understand how native and non-native plants can be components of pollinator habitats. We will help participants to better understand patterns and behaviors of pollinator communities. We will provide information about who to contact concerning engagement with pollinators, and will give tips for how to safely interact with these fascinating creatures. This session will also feature the new CSU Apiary Club. Members will discuss the importance and impact of honeybees through our planned hives on campus. What will it mean for hives to be a part of the campus community, visible and accessible? What hands on educational experience does the club offer? Please join us in discovering the diverse world of pollinators.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: We will help participants to better understand patterns and behaviors of pollinator communities and will provide practical tips for supporting pollinators. Target Audience: People interested in learning about promoting pollinator populations.
Session Title:
Yoga and Meditation for Relaxation
Presenters:
Kirsten Slaughter-Rice
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
This gentle yoga class will explore yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to help participants let go of stress, tension, and tightness, calm the mind, and settle the body. We will practice basic yoga poses and explore the openness and release that comes from combining breath and movement. Participants will learn techniques they may incorporate into their daily life to decrease stress and tension. Take a moment to move, find your breath, and surrender stress or tension. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel and a blanket, towel, or pillow. Participants may also bring blocks. Mats and other yoga props will not be provided.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: - To take a break and practice yoga, breathing, and yoga! - To practice yoga postures and breathing and meditation techniques to reduce stress and promote relaxation - To learn poses and techniques that may be practiced throughout the day to reduce stress and cultivate relaxation Targeted Audience: Everyone is welcome. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.
Session Title:
Your Toolbox for Constructing Learning Objectives
Presenters:
Barbara Maynard,Greta Steber
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
lsc 308-10
Description:
Come prepared with two topics in a course you plan to teach and something to write or type on. We’ll start this workshop with a very brief overview of how and why to write learning objectives, then you’ll spend most of the hour writing learning objectives for your topics, with help from your fellow instructors and TILT instructional designers. You’ll leave with specific, measurable learning objectives written for your two topics and the tools to write more.
Goals and Target Audience:
Workshop Goals: 1. Find out why learning objectives are critical to effective learning outcomes. 2. Consider what to keep in mind when writing measurable objectives. 3. Walk away with a conceptual toolkit of how to write learning objectives. 4. Practice writing learning objectives. Target Audience: If you have a course in mind that you expect or just hope to teach someday, this workshop is for you. No experience with writing learning objectives necessary.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Dogs & Rabbits & Snakes, oh my! The changing definitions and uses of Service & Emotional Support Animals on campus
Presenters:
John Malsam,Kathleen Ivy,Bob Schur
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
Ever see a student or visitor with an animal on campus? Ever see them inside your building, in a classroom, or in an office? Ever wonder why? Ever wonder if they can do that? Dogs, cats, iguanas, tarantulas, and other animals may have more of a place in the lives and lifestyles of our students than we may be aware. And the University may need to provide opportunities for these animals to be a more welcome part of student lives on-campus. The frequently evolving, and sometimes conflicting, guidelines that help define accommodations for students to have and use service & support animals have presented challenges to some colleges and universities. In our effort to remain open and evolving student access to an education here at CSU, this session will explore what those guidelines are and how CSU services have been working to respond. Representatives from Resources for Disabled Students, the Office of Policy Compliance, and Housing & Dining Services will share their perspectives and plans for supporting students through the process and, hopefully, finding a successful experience at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
To provide legal and procedural guidelines that could impact interactions with students/visitors within the campus community. Offer insights to observations staff may be making when they view students/visitors with service and/or support animals. Help staff address concerns they may have when working with students/visitors who have service and/or support animals Audience = All faculty and staff
Session Title:
FAQs about Animal Research
Presenters:
Denise Ostmeyer,Lon Kendall
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 374
Description:
Did you know that CSU works with over 100,000 animals each year for research and teaching? What kind of animals, where do they live, and what is being done with them? We will address answers to these questions as well as many common questions about animal research in general, such as how is animal research regulated? And - what is a transgenic animal?
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who is curious about the animals that we work with at CSU, or interested in learning more about animal research in general.
Session Title:
How Did That Get Into Canvas?? - Evaluating a Digital Tool For Use in Canvas and the Classroom
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Elaine Chen,Stan Kruse,Li-Shan Tao,Matt Titchener
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
Different vendors create tools that can plug into Canvas via LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability). Current tools included in Canvas include Unizin’s Engage e-text reader, McGraw Hill, Pearson MyLab, Cidilabs Design Tools, etc. An instructor can submit a request to have a tool evaluated for inclusion in Canvas. The CSU Digital Tool committee reviews these requests base on a number of criteria. Then makes a recommendation to the campus LMS Steering Committee to include or not include the tool in Canvas. Come learn about the request process and what criteria is used to evaluate a digital tool, either for Canvas or the classroom.
Goals and Target Audience:
Educate instructors on how digital tools get evaluated for use in Canvas.
Session Title:
Leaping into the New Year to Rekindle Your Professional Passion
Presenters:
Debora Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Join me for an interactive session to reconnect with your passion as we leap into the New Year! We all experience times when we’re unsure of where our professional lives are going. Having this facilitated time and space for reflection can help reignite our dedication and remind us that we are right where we’re supposed to be or that we need to make changes to realign our actions with our passion.
Goals and Target Audience:
All are welcome!
Session Title:
Researchers and Federal Information Security
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas,Scot Allen,Claire Calhoun,Sally Alexander
Category:
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
The Federal Government has been consolidating information security requirements for research using federal information that may need protection. Learn about emerging requirements for protecting Controlled Unclassified Information, and the security system being put in place at CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: researchers and research administrators Goals: 1) Learn about the state of federal security requirements for research, and the risks and requirements imposed on CSU. 2) Learn about the new CSU research security system. 3) Meet the people involved in evaluating new grants and contracts that may involve Controlled Unclassified Information.
Session Title:
Striking A Work-Life Balance: What is Work-Life Balance and How Can We Achieve it?
Presenters:
Kelly A. Cave,Gwenith G. Fisher
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Many workers struggle with having the time and resources to accomplish everything they want and/or need to do both at work and in non-work roles. This often results in not having a consistent work-life balance, which can be a source of chronic stress and lead to a variety of negative outcomes, including job and life dissatisfaction, and poor mental and/or physical health. This session will introduce the audience to the concept of work-life balance, summarize findings and best practices from empirical research, share strategies for how to achieve a better work-life balance, incorporate audience participation, and include time for a question/answer session.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to help participants achieve a better work-life balance. The target audience is any full or part time employee who is looking to learn more about the topic and/or improve their work-life balance.
Session Title:
System Assets (Putting it all Together and Taking it all Apart)
Presenters:
Debra Ellison,Property Management
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
This session will provide examples of what items are included when creating a system capital asset and what items are expensed. Also, how to handle reconfiguring capital assets during their life cycle.
Goals and Target Audience:
Individuals responsible for submitting requisitions and individuals having capital asset record management responsibilities.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Efficient & Effective Meetings
Presenters:
Tricia Callahan,Jennifer Strange
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Much of our work week is spent conducting and attending meetings. While some meetings are incredibly productive, others are a waste of time, energy, and valuable resources. This session is designed to help those new (or newer) to conducting meetings design and host efficient and effective meetings. Participants will be exposed to different meeting types and will gain hands on experience using various consensus-building techniques.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Anyone who has to conduct meetings on a regular basis Goals: -Participants will discuss what makes for an efficient & effective meeting. -Participants will be able to identify different meeting types. • Participants will be able to describe and implement the OSCAR approach to a successful meeting. • Participants will practice consensus-building techniques.
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Paddle into the New Year
Presenters:
Jessie Stewart
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Colorado is landlocked state known for foothills and mountains, hiking and skiing. But we have many waterways to explore and the weather to do it. This session provides information on how to get started paddling in 2018 including the benefits, types of personal watercraft, and places to go around NoCo. A paddleboard and kayak will be available to stand, sit in, interact with. There will also be a sign up for folks who want to meet up to test out paddling in late spring and form a group of CSU paddlers.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who: -has been curious about getting in the water -wants to find a new hobby or try something new -wants to find new places to explore around NoCo - has wanted to purchase a personal watercraft but doesn't know how to get started
Session Title:
PCI Complaint Web Commerce in 2018
Presenters:
Jason Huitt,Steve Lovaas,Angie Asmus
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
BFS and ACNS have recently contracted with a new vendor for e-commerce and event registration web site services and are beginning to roll this service out to defined campus merchants. This session will present an overview of the currently available services, allow campus merchants to better understand their options to leverage these services, and review the criteria with which requests for this new service will be evaluated.
Goals and Target Audience:
Payment card-accepting e-commerce merchant staff will learn about the roadmap for web-based payment card acceptance in the year ahead.

Tuesday, January 9th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Adult, Infant, Child CPR, AED & First aid
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Full Day
Room:
General Services Room 340
Description:
**This session has a $99 fee per participant.** Please make payment arrangements with Frank Gonzales (Frank.Gonzales@colostate.edu) PRIOR to the day of the session. Learn to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac problems, and/or sudden illness or injury, among adults, children and infants.
Goals and Target Audience:
This training teaches individuals and families how to appropriately respond in emergency situations, while overcoming barriers to act. It is a vital training for all ages and walks of life. Lives are saved with CPR!
Session Title:
Supporting Students, Colleagues, and Families Who are Undocumented
Presenters:
John Henderson,Connie Jaime-Lujan,Elias Quinonez
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
Morgan Library Event Center
Description:
Students and colleagues (and their family members) who are undocumented are invaluable members of our Ram Family. This interactive session will provide participants with historical and present day information re: the broader socio-political situation, personal stories of strength and courage, and information re: what CSU (and you specifically) can do to be supportive. This four-hour training will cover the following: •The political, historical and social context of how state and federal policies have impacted college access and retention •Important terminology •Student stories highlighting challenges and successes of CSU students who are undocumented •Resources CSU has implemented to assist students and colleagues (and their families) who are undocumented •Best practices for supporting CSU students and colleagues (and their families) who are undocumented throughout the college and career pipeline
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted audience: CSU staff, faculty, administrators and broader community members. Goals: •Raise awareness re: the complexity of the situation CSU students and colleagues (and their families) – who are undocumented – experience •Develop knowledge re: ways you can be supportive of students, colleagues and their families who are undocumented •Become aware of resources that are available on and off campus – to support students, colleagues, and their families who are undocumented •Develop awareness re: the strengths and courage of students, colleagues and their families who are undocumented and how systemic, historical systems of privilege and oppression continue to be very present when working to understand this complex topic

9:00 AM

Session Title:
“Notice & Respond”, then “Tell Someone” about a Person of Concern… and then what?
Presenters:
Michelle Jacoby, MSW,Janelle Patrias, MSW,Josh Alvarez, M.A.
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
This session 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:
For any Faculty, Staff, Support, State Classified, Admin-Pro, Student Affairs Professionals to learn more about recognizing signs of student/employee distress and how the Tell Someone Program can intervene
Session Title:
Campus on a Carbon Diet - Annual Update of CSU Sustainability Efforts
Presenters:
Carol Dollard,Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Colorado State has made ambitious carbon reduction goals. These include the 2017 signing of the Climate Reality Pledge - a commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2030. In addition, CSU has committed to reducing the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the university to zero by the year 2050. This session will provide an update on the strategies in place to achieve those goals and the progress made to date. Remember, the university's footprint is actually made up of our individual contributions so we will also 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 Title:
Disability Discourse: The Disclosure Conundrum and Other Considerations of Disability and Employment
Presenters:
Jennifer Mayhew
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990 to remove barriers to employment encountered by individuals with disabilities. Though the ADA opened doors that previously were closed, 27 years later, individuals with disabilities still encounter challenges at and in preparation of joining the workplace. Questions arise such as: “What are my legal rights?,” “Do I disclose my disability, and, if so, when?” “What can I be asked in an interview about my disability?,” “How do I request a reasonable accommodation?,” “What do I do if I disclose my disability and am treated differently or fired?,” “Can I be fired if I am an individual with a disability?,” and more. Supervisors, co-workers, advisors, and more may face these questions and wonder how best to respond to ensure individuals with disabilities are armed with resources, knowledge and tools to navigate the employment process. Topics include voluntary disclosure, the interview process, and disabilities in the workplace, and insights on how to respond to some disability related questions and support an individual with a disability.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this presentation is to provide general information on considerations in employment for individuals with disabilities seeking employment and navigating the workplace. The target audience is any employee or faculty member interested in understanding disability and employment and/or wishes to provide support for individuals with disabilities who may have these employment related questions.
Session Title:
Exploring First Destination Results for CSU
Presenters:
Barbara Richardson,Laura Jensen
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
This session will be a combination of information sharing and discussion related to the university's First Destination Results. Presenters will overview key data and implications as well as demonstrate how to use the IR interactive tool. This will be followed by a discussion of what others notice in the data and how others at the university might use and/or integrate the data into their work.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. To overview key data related to first destination by 6 months post-graduation including different populations. 2. Explore the importance of internships and other skill building experiences. 3. Teach the audience how to use the IR interactive tool to explore the data. Target Audience: CSU Faculty, Staff, and Students
Session Title:
Git Knows What You Did Last Summer: An Introduction to Git Version Control Software
Presenters:
Heather Cronk,Robert DeMaria
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
Since its inception in 2005, Git has become the standard for version control, code sharing, and collaborative code development. This beginner-level hands-on introduction will cover the technical basics of Git, as well as how Git addresses reproducibility and transparency issues that are common across many fields of research. Participants in this session will (1) install and configure the software, (2) create local and remote repositories, (3) commit files, and (4) learn how to incorporate branching and merging to support testing new code features.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is a gentle hands-on introduction to Git for version control. It is truly a class for beginners that assumes no prior knowledge of either version control or Git. Participants will need to bring a laptop on which they are comfortable working and have the necessary credentials to install software.
Session Title:
Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways Courses: Step-by-Step Instructions on the Resubmission Process
Presenters:
Shelly Ellerby,Susan Horan
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) announced a new review/approval process for Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways courses in October 2016, which all institutions are required to comply with. All existing GT Pathways courses must be resubmitted for re-approval to comply with the revised GT Pathways content criteria and competencies that were approved by CCHE. This session will provide guidance on how to resubmit existing GT Pathways courses in the Curriculum Management (CIM) system.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To provide step-by-step guidance on how to submit GT Pathways courses in CIM for the mandated CDHE resubmission process. Targeted Audience: Any faculty and staff involved or interested in the GT Pathways curriculum submission process at CSU.
Session Title:
Implementing Deeply Immersive, Experiential Learning in Higher Education at a Large Public University: A Continued Progress Report from the English Dept., the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, and the Career Center
Presenters:
Kristie Yelinek,Paul Hellmund,Louann Reid,Katie Flint,Barbara Richardson,Sue Doe
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
During summer session 2017, the Department of English and SoGES, with support from the Career Center, launched an experiential learning workshop that combined CO150 and CO300 with an experimental 100-level sustainability course. Working with four community organizations, students got hands-on experience in project planning, implementation, and presentation, while also learning key concepts in sustainability, composition, and career readiness. This PDI session is the third in a series about the course and will focus on the transdisciplinary vision of the course, course implementation, reflections on course implementation, and plans for the future. The session will be mostly discussion-based, with the opportunity to discuss implications of implementing the same experiential, transdisciplinary model in other courses and contexts.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is aimed at teaching faculty and curriculum designers who have a strong interest in combining traditional classroom concepts/skills with real-world application. The purpose is to discuss workshop results and possibilities to implement a similar design into other courses, with the ultimate goal of identifying strengths and areas for improvement of this model for further implementation.
Session Title:
Smart Cycling Part 1 (Classroom)
Presenters:
Erika Benti,Aaron Fodge
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Certified instructors will lead the class through an interactive and in-depth discussion of the following principles, while applying them to CSU and the Fort Collins area: -The Basics: Choosing a bike, maintenance, clothing/equipment, helmet, bike handling, shifting gears -Principles of Bicycling: Riding in a group, sharing paths/trails, inclement weather, night riding, long distances -Principles of Traffic Law: where to ride on the road, navigating intersections, rural roads -Bike Infrastructure -Hazards: Crashes and how to avoid them, five layers of safety
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will help build an understanding of traffic laws as they apply to bicyclists, and provide strategies to increase safety and confidence while riding on campus and throughout the community. The target audience ranges from current bicycle commuters to people who are interested but concerned about using a bicycle for transportation. Smart Cycling Part 1 is a prerequisite to Smart Cycling Part 2 (On-Bike).
Session Title:
Vicarious Trauma: Taking care of yourself while caring for trauma survivors.
Presenters:
Casey Malsam
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
LSC 374
Description:
This workshop is available for partners, family, mentors, and friends of gender-based violence survivors. In this workshop, we’ll be covering topics from how trauma affects the brain to how you can best support the survivor in your life, to how vicarious trauma can impact support systems. This workshop will consist of some information sharing as well as group dialogue.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this workshop would be multifold. 1. Participants will leave with an understanding of rape supportive culture. 2. Participants will gain knowledge of how to be a good support person in times of crisis. 3. Participants will learn about vicarious trauma and how it can affect each person (the primary survivor and the support person) in multiple ways. The target audience would be partners, family, mentors, and friends of gender-based violence survivors.
Session Title:
YOU Are an Adult Educator! Foundational Concepts to Assist Anyone Who Teaches or Trains Adults
Presenters:
Leann Kaiser,Kalpana Gupta
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Most people experience being an adult learner on a regular basis, whether in formal or informal settings. And, although many people may not directly identify themselves as such, those who facilitate this learning for adults are adult educators. Adult educators include university faculty/instructors, workplace trainers, human resource managers, adult basic educators, and career/technical instructors, among many others. Adult educators often do not have formal training in how to best facilitate adult learning. They are experts in their areas/subjects, but usually have little background in how to best teach those subjects. During this session the presenters will first help participants to understand the scope of breadth of adult education. They will then introduce the three main concepts that all adult educators need to know to succeed in their work. These include 1) how to teach/facilitate, 2) adult learning and development theory, and 3) instructional design. The overall intent of this session is to introduce the participants (adult educators) to the wealth of information available through the field of adult education, which in turn can assist them to improve their teaching and training of adults. Resources will be provided to help the participants apply these concepts, as well as additional information on how to continue to deepen their knowledge after the session has completed.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience for this session includes anyone who teaches or trains adult learners or plans to do so in the future. This includes university faculty/instructors in any discipline, workplace trainers, human resource employees, adult basic educators, and career/technical instructors, among many others. 1. Participants will explore what adult education is and identify the various professional contexts in which adult educators work. 2. Participants will be introduced to the major concepts that underlie being an effective adult educator. 3. Participants will be provided practical ways to begin to utilize these concepts in their own contexts.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Dialogue Across Difference
Presenters:
Kelly Long,Kathy Sisneros,Roze Hentschell
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Every day on the CSU campus we are involved in opportunities to refine our skills in dialogue across difference. In classrooms, offices, and public environments, we hear faculty, staff, and students asking for guidance in ways to structure meaningful dialogue. Toward that end, this session is designed to help faculty and staff facilitate conversations to better navigate social group identities, conflicts, communities, and topics of social justice. Based on the work of the Intergroup Dialogue Program from the University of Michigan, this session will share practical approaches and materials to help staff and faculty foster constructive dialogue, engage identities, and create inclusive environments.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to: 1) Explain differences between debate, discussion, and dialogue and make conscious decisions about when to employ which form of interaction; 2) Increase knowledge of pedagogical tools; 3) Acquire strategies for inclusive practices; 4) Gain awareness of identities, privilege, power, and bias; and 5) Develop strategies to incorporate intergroup dialogue in classrooms or other environments.
Session Title:
Did you read the textbook? Student use of the Unizin Engage eText Reader
Presenters:
Stan Kruse
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Unizin Engage is an eText platform for textbooks and other course content. Engage is integrated within Canvas and content can be accessed anywhere - online or offline - from any device. Leveraging CSU's Unizin membership, students save an average of 60% off the list price of print textbooks. This session will focus on the pedagogical benefits of using Engage. Discover how Engage analytics show how students consume content and how instructors use Engage to interact with students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Demonstrate the pedagogial features of Unizin Engage. Discover the benefits of Unizin membership and how it translates into cost savings for students. Target Audience: Faculty
Session Title:
Document Markup to Make Your Life Easy
Presenters:
Diane Noren,Dr. Ian Camera
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
Apple will be discussing methods for grading, annotating, and crafting engaging learning objects using their products.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals are to help attendees up their capacity to leverage technology for grading and annotating using apple technology.
Session Title:
Leap into New Technologies in the CSU Demo Classroom
Presenters:
Marianne Bauer
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Clark A68 Demo Classroom
Description:
Many current and new classrooms are being equipped with a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) design. Come see a demonstration of a typical lectern and test out your favorite teaching devices. Learn about the new Sharp Touchscreen Technology introduced this fall and how you can increase student engagement by interacting with your content.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Staff, and GTA's who teach in Smart Classrooms on the CSU Fort Collins Campus will leave with an understanding of the capabilities of smart technology equipped classrooms. If they choose to take time to practice and interact with the technology, they will have a comfort level to try these out in their own classrooms. Attendees are encouraged to bring their teaching devices such as laptops, tablets, and iPads, to try out.
Session Title:
Mentoring Effective Teaching
Presenters:
Matthew Hickey
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
This session will share reflections on how to mentor teaching, including discussion of a variety of tools to help instructor self-reflection on teaching, thoughts on the place for peer and student feedback in professional development, and suggestions on how peer teaching interactions can be mutually beneficial.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, and students interested in the art and science of teaching.
Session Title:
Pay Attention. . . What? Awareness is Only a Short Leap Away
Presenters:
Robert Chaffee,Anthonie Rose,Nicole Reed
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
Practicing observation skills regularly will make you more aware in every situation and safer wherever you may be. You will learn some basics and discuss situations in this session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learn how to read environments, groups, people, and anomalies in every day settings for all CSU employees.
Session Title:
Portal Proliferation: An overview of electronic portals used for research proposal, award, and reporting processes
Presenters:
Christine Carsten
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Submitting proposals and managing sponsored award funds has transitioned from the hard copy world to multiple electronic locations, both internally at CSU and externally. From the initial ask to the final report, CSU PIs, their department administrators, and Sponsored Programs personnel have to navigate in multiple systems, sometimes even more than one system for a single sponsor. This session will be an overview of some of the most commonly used portals and some of the ongoing challenges we face in the world of multiple portals.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Provide context, illuminate challenges, offer support, identify opportunities -- the more information we can share with each other, the more effective we can be. Targeted audience: Research administrators who work with PIs in development & submission of proposals and administration of externally funded awards and projects.
Session Title:
Spilling the ‘T’ about Transfer Students
Presenters:
Brett Caskey,Brittany Pearce
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
What do you know about transfers? Nothing? Something? That’s okay! Come check out this session aimed at educating you about the experiences of one CSU’s underserved populations. In this session, we will co-construct with you a picture of who makes up the transfer student population, what they mention are some of the greatest challenges they face as transfers at CSU and what they want/need from us to make their experience better, and talk about current initiatives happening at CSU to boost support of transfers. This is an interactive session, so come prepared to engage with others from across campus about the transfer student experience.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals for our session include the following: 1. Educate campus partners about who transfer students are at CSU. 2. Provide clarity on the transfer student experience, providing data from the transition survey given to transfers. 3. Talk about current initiatives here at CSU to boost the support of transfers. Our targeted audience includes staff, faculty, and administrators.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
[CSU] Decals Matter
Presenters:
Rachel Drenth,Property Management
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
This session will demonstrate the importance of keeping track of capital assets and provide tools to help the departments better manage their assets in order to ensure department success during the biennial equipment inventory/asset management assessment, and mitigate loss to the University. The CSU decal is an important aspect of this success in both the identification of capital assets and monitoring the utilization/storage/movement of assets throughout their lifecycle. This session represents two of the 10 Primary life cycle outcomes as defined by the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR).
Goals and Target Audience:
Individuals with capital assets assigned to their custody or having capital asset record management responsibility.
Session Title:
Disaster Recovery War Games
Presenters:
Stephen Oglesby
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery doesn't have to be a grueling interrogation or criticism of your personnel and colleagues. In fact they can be a lot of fun. I'll be presenting on how to use informal scenarios in a relaxed environment to gain a better understanding of systems.
Goals and Target Audience:
Bring ideas back to their IT areas to improve the reliability of systems and the lines of communication with their system administrators. Audience: IT Personnel, System Administrators, IT Managers/Directors
Session Title:
Everything you want to know about Plant Select.
Presenters:
Ross Shrigley
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
What is Plant Select? Explain the relationship between CSU and Plant Select. What Plant Select has done and is doing for Colorado.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience- anyone who is interested in gardening, landscaping or landscape architecture. Goal- to educate and update audience about Plant Select function and future activity under new director.
Session Title:
Go beyond passwords with Duo two-factor authentication
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
CSU has adopted Duo for two-factor authentication for moving beyond just passwords, and is currently rolling it out to several central applications on an opt-in basis. Before Duo becomes required later this year, get the details of how it works, and how you can get started.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: any faculty/staff member. Goals: 1) Learn the various options for using Duo. 2) Join the opt-in population. 3) Successfully use Duo from a computer or phone in this session.
Session Title:
Showcase of Talent Management System and Resource Improvements
Presenters:
Rebecca McCarty,Emily Rogers
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Please join us as we go through both the recent changes and upgrades to the Talent Management System (TMS) and the newly created resources to guide users with navigation and functionality. We have implemented changes following feedback from campus of the CSU search process and the TMS.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this session are to be responsive to feedback received and communicate new changes to the TMS. We also wish to unveil new upcoming in-person training sessions for those who wish to practice in the TMS prior to using the live system. The target audience is any CSU employee who currently uses the TMS, or will use the TMS in the near future.
Session Title:
Un-Busy: Integrating Renewal as a Way of Life
Presenters:
Joy Nyenhuis
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
When asked, "How are you?" Do you answer, "Busy"? Then this session is for you. As you begin 2018 this is an ideal time to learn how to focus, set priorities, and integrate renewal into your life. After participating in this session you will have a fresh perspective and a new answer to the question, "How are you?" What will it be?
Goals and Target Audience:
Main goal: To inspire attendees to move from busy to un-busy Additional goals: 1. Identify factors that lead to busyness 2. Explore the effects of busyness 3. Identify the benefits of being un-busy 4. Explore how to integrate renewal into every day life Target audience: Anyone who feels busy and answers "busy" when asked how they are doing
Session Title:
Young Professionals at CSU
Presenters:
Anselma Lopez,Ali Raza,Jessica Dyrdahl,Kelsey Baun,Evan Moore,Galeth Bolanos
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
The Colorado State University Young Professionals Board invites all ages and levels of professionals join our session as we share the value of this intentional community which provides Networking, Philanthropy, and Training and Development. Join us as we share stories of what it really means to be a “young professional” and brainstorm together on how to better engage and support each other as future leaders.
Goals and Target Audience:
All are welcome!

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Building University-Community Partnerships in Prevention: Training and Outreach Activities of the CSU Prevention Research Center
Presenters:
Melissa George,Rebecca Toll,Doug Coatsworth,David MacPhee
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
This session will provide an overview of the CSU Prevention Research Center's training and outreach services. The Prevention Research Center was established in 2014 as a campus-wide, trans-disciplinary center committed to studying the development, implementation and evaluation of effective and sustainable intervention programs that promote individual and family health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan. The center programs also aim to reduce risk for problems such as substance misuse, physical and mental health issues, violence and problems of aging. The center coordinates prevention research activities within the College of Health and Human Sciences to promote prevention research across the CSU campus. It also serves as a bridge between CSU faculty, community practitioners and organizations, and policy makers to help translate the most current scientific advances into practice. This session will highlight the informal and formal training opportunities provided by the center including for example in universal prevention programming and family-based prevention programs as well discuss the community outreach activities and services provided by the Center.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to increase awareness of the services provided by the Prevention Research Center to strengthen campus-wide and university-community partnerships in prevention science. The audience targeted includes university faculty, staff, and students and community partners interested in advancing the development, implementation and/or evaluation of programs, practices, and policies that support health and well-being for the individuals they serve.
Session Title:
CSU Shipping - Come See the Replacement for iShip!
Presenters:
Richard Thibault,Dan Kelso
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
The Departments of Central Receiving, Shipping & Receiving is in the process of replacing iShip with a brand new, web based shipping system that will allow campus staff to generate CSU business related shipment requests from their desktops for carriers such as UPS, FedEx, and DHL. This software will replace iShip that has been in use for over 5 years at CSU. The new system is anticipated to offer rate shopping among all carriers, include International Shipping documentation, and enable desktop HazMat shipping. Come see the new system and learn more about how it can streamline your desktop shipping needs! This project is anticipated to be complete by the time PDI sessions are held.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals - Provide a high level overview of the new shipping system to the campus that currently has over 2500 registered CSU users. Highlight new features such as additional carriers, rate shopping, international shipping, and Hazmat. Targeted Audience - Any campus member (Faculty, Staff, or Department Student Employees) that ships packages both domestically and internationally on behalf of their department.
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Equal Access/Equal Opportunity
Presenters:
Jennifer Mayhew
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
This presentation provides a basic overview of protected class discrimination and harassment, disability, religious accommodation, and retaliation. The presentation will include definitions, examples, and resources for bringing complaints or seeking assistance.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this presentation is to provide a practical understanding of the topic areas in relation to CSU's policies and procedures. The target audience is any employee or faculty member seeking a better understanding of equal access and equal opportunity at CSU.
Session Title:
Foreign travel and your technology
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas,Scot Allen
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Travelling to a foreign country, or supporting the technology for someone who will? There are risks, and CSU has both advice and resources.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: international travelers and their IT support staff Goals: 1) Learn the risks to technology and information involved in traveling abroad. 2) Learn CSU's policies and best-practice advice. 3) Discuss strategies for IT support of travelers.
Session Title:
Inclusive Excellence Part 2
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Ria Vigil
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
Morgan Library Event Center
Description:
Unconscious/Implicit Bias and Stereotyping Unconscious or implicit bias impacts us all. Supervisors play a key role in creating an inclusive work environment. These classes provide an understanding of diversity and inclusion at Colorado State and examine the impact that unconscious bias may play in the workplace. Through this interactive session, we will examine: • How to identify our own unconscious bias • Recognize ways bias impacts those we supervise, teach, and work with • Discuss strategies to stop bias and stereotypes when they are used
Goals and Target Audience:
Who should attend: Inclusive Excellence is one of the Foundation Classes for the Supervisor Development Certification Program. We recommend that you currently be in a supervisory role to attend this class. It is recommended that you take Part 1 and then Part 2.
Session Title:
Journey Around the World and Back to CSU
Presenters:
Jessica Dyrdahl
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
In 2014, I decided to leave a great position and support system at the University of Alaska Anchorage and began travelling the world. This adventure took me to places I had never even dreamed of before, both figuratively and literally. I backpacked to places in South America, South East Asia, Europe and Africa, and often by myself. I stayed in hostels and couchsurfed, took local transportation and ate delicious street food, and engaged with the local community whenever possible. I came back with a greater knowledge of the United States, the world and myself.
Goals and Target Audience:
My goal is that session participants will be inspired to take on their own adventure, no matter how big or small they may think it is. Target Audience is anyone who would like to pursue an adventure and might need extra support to do so.
Session Title:
Smart Cycling Part 2 (On-Bike)
Presenters:
Erika Benti,Aaron Fodge
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
LSC Plaza
Description:
Smart Cycling Part 2 will be held outdoors with your bike! The session begins with a set of drills to practice crash-avoidance techniques and hone your bike handling skills. Participants will also learn how to perform a safety check on their bike and to properly fit a helmet. After the drills, the group will set out on a ride through campus and into the surrounding community to practice a variety of scenarios, such as positioning at intersections, group riding and using special infrastructure. Each participant should arrive with their own bike in working order and helmet, and be dressed to be riding outdoors. To borrow a bike and/or helmet for the session, please contact Erika Benti at erika.benti@colostate.edu or 970-491-7600 at least one week prior to the session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Smart Cycling Part 1 (Classroom) is a prerequisite to this session. This session will build confidence for riding with traffic on roads and on multi-use paved trails. The target audience ranges from current bicycle commuters to people who are interested but concerned about using a bicycle for transportation.
Session Title:
Snakes on Planes and Stereotype Threats
Presenters:
Karen Falkenberg
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
In this session, we will engage with the concept of stereotype threat (Steele, 2010): what it is, why we should be aware of it, and what to do about it. Part of our time together will be to explore participants’ lived experiences, uncover biases, and identify when stereotype threat has been a part of the landscape. Time will be devoted to the scholarship of stereotype threats and implications for our students and our classrooms. Participants will also get an opportunity to learn what Claude Steele suggested in his keynote presentation on campus this Fall on working to build community and lessen these threats.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is for attendees to be able to describe the concept of stereotype threat, recognize common experiences leading to stereotype threat, and apply these ideas to classroom and campus culture. This session is appropriate for all audiences but will specifically target instructors working with students.
Session Title:
The Departments of Central Receiving It’s More than Envelopes and Boxes
Presenters:
Heather Reimer,Steve Burn
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
The Departments of Central Receiving is more than just envelopes and boxes. Come learn about all that we offer campus departments from our core services of USPS & Campus Mail, Bulk Mail Production, Shipping & Receiving Parcels and Freight and Surplus Property. Plus our other ancillary services including Document Scanning, Shredding, Warehousing & Storage, Event Rentals, Department Bike Rentals, The Spoke, and Lab Alcohol.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is for each participant to better understand what our department offers the campus community and how they might best utilize our services to push efficiency and save their department money. Our target audience is key faculty and staff within departments who help with the operational side of their department and office.
Session Title:
Work smarter not harder: Efficient research strategies with inclusive documents
Presenters:
Anna Walker
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
Do you spend extra time formatting and searching for information in research papers or grants you write? Are you always skimming through research articles trying to find that one topic or phrase you need? Discover the benefits of inclusive materials for making your workflow more efficient, and see the benefits for users, both with disabilities and without. Learn easy and quick tips for Word and PDF content. In addition, you will learn a couple quick tips for making your PPT content easier for users to work with. We will go through sample documents to practice these simple steps.
Goals and Target Audience:
1.) Understand at least one quick tool for both PDF and Word documents to make you more efficient in completing your research requirements 2.) Understand how these same strategies are considered inclusive and how they can help others who use the documents you create 3.) Learn how to easily make your PPTs inclusive as well
Session Title:
Working Together for Education Abroad: How Education Abroad Coordinators Can Collaborate with Academic Success Coordinators and Advisors in the Education Abroad Process
Presenters:
Amy Young,Sarah Vowels
Category:
International Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 374
Description:
This session will focus on practical resources for advising undergraduate students in education abroad opportunities. We will discuss CSU trends in education abroad, student success outcomes, as well as matters relating to financing education abroad and transferring credits. Additionally, the session will outline how education abroad coordinators and ASCs/advisors can work collaboratively in the process of sending students abroad.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience is ASCs and advisors on campus. Goals: 1. Familiarize ASCs/advisors with the current trends and resources relating to CSU education abroad. 2. Increase understanding of the role of ASCs/Advisors in the education abroad process. 3. Develop strategies for education abroad coordinators and ASCs/advisors to collaborate more effectively.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Advising Holds and Registration Overrides - updates to the ARIES (Banner) SIS will change the look and feel of the SOAHOLD and SFASRPO pages used by dept staff (the ARIESweb process that faculty and instructors use is NOT changing)
Presenters:
Matt Smith
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
The ARIES (Banner) Student Information System is going through an upgrade and the SOAHOLD and SFASRPO pages used for advising holds and registration overrides by departmental staff are going to have a new look. This session will take a look at the functionality and navigation of these upgraded pages. (The steps that faculty and instructors use to process holds and overrides for students is NOT changing - they will continue to use ARIESweb.)
Goals and Target Audience:
Departmental staff who process advising holds and registration overrides for students.
Session Title:
How to Advise Registered Student Organizations: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Presenters:
Sarah Stephens,Hermen Diaz
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
The Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office brings registered student organization (RSO) advisors a session entirely about advising best practices for student organizations at CSU. The topics covered include: benefits and challenges of advising, suggested advising roles and functions, student development theories specific to student organization advising, SLiCE's advising spectrum depicting the DOs and DON’Ts of advising, and University requirements for RSO advisors. Case studies and discussion will address some of the more common yet tricky scenarios that arise in student organizations. There will be ample opportunity to learn from other RSO advisors, as well as SLiCE professionals, and share different scenarios and best practices yourself, to gain a more holistic understanding of GOOD practice in contrast to the more BAD/UGLY practices of being a RSO advisor.
Goals and Target Audience:
AUDIENCE: Registered Student Organization (RSO) advisors. Considering there are nearly 500 RSOs at CSU, and being the office and professionals who work to directly to support these RSOs, our targeted audience is CSU-employed faculty/staff advisors (or graduate students who have received approval from their academic advisor) who, too, and more specifically support and challenge RSOs to whom they advise. GOALS: Advisors will be able to identify best practices when associated with at least 3 different scenarios related to student organizations. Advisors will be able to broaden at least 25% of their understanding of the functions and roles they should be engaging in and practicing as RSO advisors. Advisors will be able clarify the differences between the SLiCE's expectations of RSO advisors and the University's requirements of RSO advisors.
Session Title:
IRBs and the Common Rule-What does it mean for CSU?
Presenters:
Matthew Hickey
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
The Federal regulations that inform the human subjects oversight and review, known as "The Common Rule" are in the process of change. This session will: 1. Discuss the distinction between regulatory compliance and research ethics. 2. Describe the nature of the proposed changes, the proposed timeline for implementation, and the implications for human subjects research at CSU. 3. Provide tips and tools for human subjects research review.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, and students who are engaged in, or plan to be engaged in human subjects research.
Session Title:
Providing Constructive Feedback
Presenters:
Erik Hokanson
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
This interactive session will explore how leaders and supervisors optimize employee engagement and departmental effectiveness by providing timely and effective feedback to employees.
Goals and Target Audience:
Strategies and tips for providing constructive employee feedback. Target audience: leaders and supervisors.
Session Title:
The Power of Faculty Peer Mentoring as a Strategy for Teaching Effectiveness and Portfolio Development
Presenters:
Debora Colbert,Tonya Buchan,Jennifer Todd,Karen Falkenberg,Chris Geanious
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Join TILT in a conversation about the changes to the faculty manual on instructor effectiveness and evaluation. What does it mean for you as an individual instructor? What does it mean at a department level? And what is TILT proposing?
Goals and Target Audience:
All are welcome!
Session Title:
Your Obligations As A Responsible Employee and How To Support Survivors
Presenters:
Ashley Vigil,Casey Malsam
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
Learn more about your obligations as a Responsible Employee at CSU, to include how to make a report, what to include, and steps within the University process. We’ll also be providing information regarding supporting survivors through this process and how to make students aware of your role as a Responsible Employee.
Goals and Target Audience:
Attendees will leave this session with the knowledge of their obligations as a Responsible Employee, and best practices in supporting survivors throughout incidents of sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence. Targeted audience is any Responsible Employee as defined by University policy to include faculty, staff, student employees, and volunteers.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Financial Fraud: What it is, What it Looks like, and How to Prevent It
Presenters:
Susy Serrano,Nelson Bultmann
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Certified fraud examiners across the world estimate that the typical organization loses 5 percent of annual revenues to financial fraud. Fraudsters tend to display behavioral warning signs when they are engaged in their crimes, and most fraudsters have never been previously convicted of a crime. Find out what financial fraud is, how you can spot the warning signs for fraud, how you can prevent fraud, and what you should do if you suspect that fraud is occurring in the organization.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will learn: -How fraud is defined per the CSU System’s new financial fraud policy -How to identify red flags for fraud -How strong internal controls can help prevent fraud -What to do and what not to do when fraud is suspected Targeted Audience: Everyone

Wednesday, January 10th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Helping Students With Post Trauma Problems
Presenters:
David Fohrman
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Up to 20% of college student have serious post-trauma problems including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, the vast majority of these students avoid getting the help they need. They suffer for years, or even decades, with a treatable condition. The problem, in part, is that these students were never told, key potentially life-saving information about the cause as well as treatment of PTSD. This seminar will provide this information. In addition, you will be given the opportunity to start the process to be qualified “Trauma Peer Helper.” Trauma Peer Helpers are caring, compassionate staff or students interested being an essential part of a traumatized student’s path towards healing.
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU Staff and Students. Members of the community are also welcome to attend.
Session Title:
Rules of the Road
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Erik Hokanson,Jennifer Mayhew
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
Morgan Library Event Center
Description:
This course highlights the various aspects of the Public employee/employer relationship, including equal opportunity employment laws, reasonable accommodation, leave management, confidentiality guidelines, and employee rights and protections. CSU employment policies, procedures and practices will also be discussed. Upon completion, course participants should be able to evaluate organization policy for compliance and assure that decisions are not contrary to law. Learning Outcomes: • Define relevant employment laws and fair organizational practices. • Identify employee rights and protections. • Evaluate organizational policy for compliance. • Assess management decisions to assure they are not contrary to law or CSU policies.
Goals and Target Audience:
Who should attend: Rules of the Road is one of the Foundation Classes for the Supervisor Development Certification Program. We recommend that you currently be in a supervisory role to attend this class.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
"Thanks, Kiddo:" Navigating the Professional World as a Young Professional
Presenters:
Elizabeth Zentner,Kelsey Stamm
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
Young Professionals (YPs) face a unique challenge in today's workforce. How do we ensure that others take us seriously? How can we move forward with our careers in a meaningful way? Kelsey and Elizabeth will spend this session sharing tried-and-true tips for how to navigate the complicated world of your first (or second, or 20th!) job and how to elevate yourself professionally. Come prepared to learn, laugh, and network with other YPs!
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -Identify ways that YPs can propel themselves professionally. -Craft strategies for dealing with 'imposter syndrome.' -Have each participant leave with enhanced confidence to navigate their workplace. Target Audience: -Newer professionals, age 21-35.
Session Title:
Diabetes Awareness 101
Presenters:
Charlotte Lakin
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
Considered one of the largest public health emergencies of the 21st century, the pandemic of diabetes will have a profound impact on everyone. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes (1 in 10), but 7 million of them do not know it. Another 84 million American adults have prediabetes (1 in 3), which will lead to diabetes if not managed well. Whether you have diabetes or not, it is important to become better informed about your own risks, how to get diagnosed or treated, how to prevent or manage diabetes, and how to support those with diabetes. This session will dispel misconceptions about diabetes and help you to take the next step to control your health! We will also discuss diabetes and prediabetes programs offered on campus by the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center and additional resources in northern Colorado.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals 1.Understand the difference between prediabetes and diabetes 2.Learn risk factors for diabetes and prediabetes 3.Identify resources for diagnosis and treatment 4.Discuss steps and recommendations to prevent diabetes and prediabetes 5.Understand basic skills for managing diabetes and prediabetes Target Audience 1.Individuals interested in early prevention of risk factors related to diabetes 2.Individuals with risk factors who have not yet developed diabetes 3.Individuals with established diabetes
Session Title:
Do You Know an Ageist? Ageism in the Workplace”
Presenters:
Deborah Yeung,Summer Shaffer
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Is ageism the most commonly accepted form of discrimination today? Ageism is defined as the discrimination against persons of a certain age group with a tendency to regard older persons as “debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment.” This session will uncover ways that ageism presents itself in society and the workplace. Join the presenters to gain a better understanding of ageism and learn strategies on how to be more mindful of this growing form of discrimination.
Goals and Target Audience:
Team members and supervisors interested in being able to: 1) Define ageism and explain how it presents itself and 2) Gain strategies on how to be more mindful of ageism.
Session Title:
Ergonomics in the Office Environment
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 300
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.
Session Title:
Experiences Implementing Ansible for Configuration Management
Presenters:
Stephen Oglesby
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
Interested in learning more about Configuration Management and it's role within your IT structure? I'll be sharing our experiences with implementing Ansible. utilizing configuration management across Linux systems, revision/change tracking, deployment of configurations, and after-the-fact fixes that sometimes occur.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Provide basic information about Configuration Management and Ansible through the lens of our recent implementation. Audience: Linux Systems administrators
Session Title:
Keeping Your Bike Rollin’ – Maintaining Your Bike
Presenters:
Heather Reimer,Coleman Centola,Joy Childress,Aaron Buckley
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Want to learn to maintain your own bicycle? Curious about what is legal or not in terms of biking? Not sure the best route to get to CSU on your bike? Join The Spoke, CSU Police Department and Parking & Transportation Services to learn about this and more. This introductory class will cover basic bicycle maintenance including bike anatomy, lubing your chain, changing a flat, and the elements of an ABC Quick Check. Joy Childress, Traffic and Bicycle Education & Enforcement Program Coordinator from CSU PD will discuss bicycle safety, laws & common crashes. Aaron Buckley, Employee Focused Active Transportation Professional from Parking and Transportation Services will introduce how Parking & Transportation Services can help you plan your commute, reduce your transportation costs, design your route to campus, and learn about additional educational opportunities.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is for each participant to be able to change a flat tire, and properly lube their chain, while also learning how to safely navigate the CSU campus by bike. In addition they will be able to use the ABC Quick Check guidelines prior to each ride to better ensure a safe ride! Our target audience is any person who rides a bike either intermittently or routinely and wants to be able to sustain themselves when out riding. We are actively seeking out Faculty and Staff who commute by bike to campus or have interest in exploring this transportation model.
Session Title:
Lecture Capture 101
Presenters:
Al Powell,Jeff Dotson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
Nearly 50 CSU classrooms have lecture capture recording ability using Echo360. Not everyone is familiar with it, but it has benefits for both students and faculty. It can be used at no cost to you or students. This session is your basic introduction to lecture capture. Come and learn: - What is lecture capture? - How does it work? - What do students see when viewing Echo360 recordings? - What does it do to help students and faculty? - Which classrooms have lecture capture capability? - How can I record material for students if I’m not teaching in a capture equipped room?
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is to help you answer those questions and decide whether lecture capture can be used to help your students.
Session Title:
Managing Departmental Receivables
Presenters:
Barb Gustison,Campus Services
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 374
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 Title:
Reaching Global Learners through FutureLearn
Presenters:
Inger Johnson,Desiree Pina
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
In 2017, Colorado State University partnered with FutureLearn, a social learning platform, to expand our reach and deliver courses to learners around the world. In this session, we will introduce the FutureLearn platform, discuss how we can have a global reach and further the CSU brand, and share content in a new, exciting way. We will also showcase current CSU FutureLearn courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Faculty, instructors, staff. Goals: Introduce the FutureLearn Platform; Discuss the purpose and vision of the CSU- FutureLearn partnership.
Session Title:
Technology in Action: Adaptive Learning Platforms at CSU
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan,Stan Kruse
Category:
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 372
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. As we enter the half-way point of the grant, learn how CSU faculty have been using adaptive platforms in their large enrollment courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
-Describe adaptive learning platforms. -Discuss how Adaptive Learning Platforms can be used in large enrollment courses. Target Audience: Faculty
Session Title:
Write That Down using Office 365 and OneNote
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
Based on real-world experience at ACNS, in this session we'll explore Microsoft OneNote and discuss how to utilize Office 365 to create both a personal- and team-oriented, cloud-based, entirely free platform for documenting and accessing the knowledge created by high performing teams and individuals. We'll explore the blank canvas that OneNote creates, show you how all of your devices can access your online notebooks, and discuss how this platform can be securely applied to workgroups of any size.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone with an interest in using technology to better organize and document knowledge is encouraged to bring devices of their choosing to the session, as we'll show you how to build your first notebook during the session.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Curriculum Management (CIM) Proposal Forms: Tips and Tricks for submitting accurate and complete curriculum proposals through CIM
Presenters:
Shelly Ellerby,Susan Horan,Andrea Russo
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
Best practice tips on how to utilize information in the Curriculum Management (CIM) system to submit your curriculum proposals accurately and efficiently. Specific topics to be covered: how to utilize the CIM 'Ecosystem' field to identify affected departments and understand the scope of a curriculum proposal, how to find tips and policy information in CIM Help Bubbles, what to do if you are identified as an affected department, how to know when a course proposal necessitates that a program proposal(s) also be submitted, understanding curriculum deadlines and the CIM workflow, etc.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To provide a clear and accurate explanation of the CIM course and program proposal forms and how to utilize information in the CIM 'ecosystem' field and CIM Help Bubbles to submit CIM proposals efficiently; to explain how to identify affected departments, how to respond if you are an affected department, and how to know when a course proposal necessitates that a program proposal(s) also be submitted; and to answer any other specific curriculum questions from attendees. Targeted Audience: Any faculty, advisors, and administrative staff involved or interested in the curriculum submission process at CSU.
Session Title:
Financial Readiness for Retirement - Second Session
Presenters:
Dr. F.C. 'Ted' Weston, Jr.
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
This seminar is about your preparation and eventual readiness for retirement - specifically addressing the question "What can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life?" Stated alternately, as planning for retirement is a work-in-progress, this seminar will address specifics for computing retirement income from both before and after-tax sources. Problems and pitfalls will be discussed. Preparation basics for retirement will be emphasized. This seminar is intended for those in the early or middle stages of retirement planning. This seminar is vendor and product neutral.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Inform participants of the basics of retirement planning focusing on the question "When I retire, how much will I need and where will it come from?" Targeted Audience: Anyone interested in the basics of financial planning for retirement WITHOUT a vendor or product bias.
Session Title:
Financial Record Retention
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
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 Title:
How Will I Know My Impact? – Assessing Student Understanding to Provide Constructive Feedback
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd,Tonya Buchan
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
In this interactive workshop, we will highlight the connection between measuring student understanding and its role in providing constructive feedback to students. You will leave this workshop with several tools to quickly assess student understanding in both small and large enrollment classes. Participants should bring a lesson or concept with which students struggle.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to... explain the connection between outcomes, student understanding, and constructive feedback. determine outcomes and formative assessments for a typically challenging concept.
Session Title:
Intersectionality and How to Effectively Incorporate Feminist Fight Club In Your Unit
Presenters:
Cori Wong,Melissa Burt,Megan Skeehan,Mary Swanson,Becky Orsi,Ilse Flores
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Feminist Fight Club (the book) provides helpful strategies for challenging subtle sexism in the workplace, but the Feminist Fight Club at CSU (the real club on campus for employees) recognizes that these strategies are far more useful and effective when approached with intersectionality in mind. This session will provide attendees with foundational information about intersectionality and how to employ "fight moves" in more inclusive and meaningful ways. The FFC at CSU will share resources and continued support for all employees and unit leaders who are looking to utilize the FFC to shift the culture around gender in their unit.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Staff, Administrators, Directors, and Unit Leaders
Session Title:
Record Freshmen Enrollment: What to Expect in the Future and What We Can Learn from the Past
Presenters:
Leslie Taylor,Tom Biedscheid,Pushpa Lehene-Singh
Category:
Other
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
The incoming Fall 2017 freshman class was the largest in University history, and it was the third consecutive year of record-setting enrollment. Can these increases continue? Learn which economic and demographic trends across the country, and specifically in Colorado, will affect higher education in the years to come.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff in any role at CSU are welcome to attend. During the session, participants will learn about CSU’s undergraduate enrollment and financial aid trends of the past ten years. Attendees will also gain an understanding about how the Division of Enrollment and Access analyzes high school graduation rates, geographic population variations, and demographic shifts to develop enrollment goals for the future.
Session Title:
State Classified Employment: Preparing questions which will help you identify the right candidate through interviews
Presenters:
Amy Guy
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 374
Description:
Could you use some support and advice around preparing valid interview questions? Have you conducted interviews and been frustrated by the lack of insights you gain? Do you have questions about what is allowable in the State Classified system for interviews? This interactive 2-hour session will address all of these topics and more. Come share and learn about interviewing best practices, timeframes, different types of interview questions, and how to gain better insights into your candidates through the questions you ask. Bring your favorite interview questions with you to discuss!
Goals and Target Audience:
Hiring managers for State Classified positions on CSU campus
Session Title:
Using National College Health Assessment Data to Understand Student Health
Presenters:
Andrea Coryell, MS,Janelle Patrias, MSW
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
The CSU Health Network administers the National College Health Assessment every two years to better understand risk and protective behaviors, perceived norms, and incidence and prevalence of a variety of health indicators which may affect academic performance and retention in CSU students. This presentation will provide an overview of student health trends, how CSU compares to other students nationally, and how this translates into campus-wide health and well-being initiatives.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals of this session are to highlight current health trends in CSU students and how the Health Network works collaboratively with campus and community partners to support students. Target audience is faculty and staff.
Session Title:
WHAT’S YOUR PLAN? – Ensure you receive the kind of medical care and treatment you want at the end of life
Presenters:
Judith Dekle,Mindy Rickard
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
Leaping into the New Year provides an ideal opportunity to figure out how you want to live at the end of your life. Join us as we explore how different people chose their path at the end of life, and learn from experts in advance care planning to explore your own path.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Although, legal documents are important, the conversation about end-of-life preferences and goals is also critical. This presentation will include instructions and suggestions to facilitate 1) having a conversation about end of life with family and other loved ones, 2) identifying the person or persons best able to communicate a patient’s wishes regarding medical care when they cannot communicate for themselves, and 3) gaining familiarity with advance care directive documents that allow choices and wishes to be properly and effectively recorded, preserved, and honored. Target Audience: In Colorado no one is automatically authorized to make medical decisions for another adult. Therefore, advance care planning can and should begin as early as age 18 and regardless of an individual's state of health. It is about planning for the ‘what ifs’ that may occur across our lifespan. We welcome CSU faculty members, state classified personnel, administrative professionals, and graduate students 18 years of age or olde

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Arachnology 101
Presenters:
Alicia Sprague
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
Are daddy longlegs the most venomous arachnid in the world? Can scorpions glow in the dark? How big do camel spiders get? Join this introductory course on arachnids and we’ll cover all these questions and more! Live arachnids will be on hand to help us investigate the different characteristics and orders of these wondrously weird creatures.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To introduce the main orders and characteristics of arachnids, and to dispel some of the fear and myths surrounding these incredible creatures. Target audience: Anyone interested in arachnids and the natural world
Session Title:
CSU Shipping - Come See the Replacement for iShip! Second Session
Presenters:
Richard Thibault,Dan Kelso
Category:
Other
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
The Departments of Central Receiving, Shipping & Receiving is in the process of replacing iShip with a brand new, web based shipping system that will allow campus staff to generate CSU business related shipment requests from their desktops for carriers such as UPS, FedEx, and DHL. This software will replace iShip that has been in use for over 5 years at CSU. The new system is anticipated to offer rate shopping among all carriers, include International Shipping documentation, and enable desktop HazMat shipping. Come see the new system and learn more about how it can streamline your desktop shipping needs! This project is anticipated to be complete by the time PDI sessions are held.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals - Provide a high level overview of the new shipping system to the campus that currently has over 2500 registered CSU users. Highlight new features such as additional carriers, rate shopping, international shipping, and Hazmat. Targeted Audience - Any campus member (Faculty, Staff, or Department Student Employees) that ships packages both domestically and internationally on behalf of their department.
Session Title:
Healthy Male Behavior and Healthy Communities
Presenters:
Demetrios Godenitz
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
With political climate and high tensions, it is a proper time to discuss ways of being male and healthy processing of tension and emotion. The recent, local shooting (in the midst of so much else!) begs for a larger discourse about healthy male behavior as a way to present a narrative of not engaging in societal violence, instead seeking ways to acknowledge feelings beyond anger alone, debunking the "I'm an island" mindset, creating healthy practices and communities.
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU staff and students
Session Title:
Researchers: Join the Conversation
Presenters:
Katherine Jeracki
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Everyone can be part of The Conversation. Present your research to a global audience, become a recognized expert, boost your journal readership, and have a good time in the process. CSU's partnership with The Conversation has been outstandingly successful for more than six dozen authors on campus -- learn how you can join their ranks. Follow The Conversation at @ConversationUs or sign up for the newsletter at theconversation.com
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, post-docs and grad students. Introduce them to the opportunities to write for The Conversation and how to get started.
Session Title:
Summer Session: Increased Financial Aid Awards for Summer 2018 Promotes Access and Student Success
Presenters:
Anne Van Arsdall,Tara Spritzer
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Summer Session is an important academic behavior for CSU students and can contribute to university retention and graduation goals. Increased financial aid availability for summer 2018 will allow for greater access. In this session, an overview of summer enrollment and the positive associations with student success will be shared along with summer 2018 financial aid awards and criteria, tuition and fees, registration specifics, and prorated, flexible housing options.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Administrators, and Advisors. This session is relevant to anyone who advises students, coordinates summer courses for their units, or who is currently offering or developing summer programs for their units.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Active Assailant: Emergency Classroom Preparedness
Presenters:
Anthonie Rose,Dustin Vinzant
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
With continued incidents of active killer situations 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
Session Title:
Applying Ergonomics to Non-Office Environments
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 300
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.
Session Title:
Collaborations in learning analytics: Identifying students in need of support with in-class analytics and dashboards
Presenters:
Sean Burns,Kimberley Corwin
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
CSU researchers and faculty recently partnered with research teams from McGraw Hill and Barnes & Noble Education to develop in-class analytics aimed at identifying students in need of support. Through these collaborations, instructors, advisors, and student success coaches can access dashboards displaying course- and student-level analytics tailored to their needs, allowing them to determine who needs assistance earlier and faster than previously possible. Come explore the dashboards, hear about these pilot projects, and discuss some of the lessons learned.
Goals and Target Audience:
Attend this session if you are interested in learning about in-class analytics efforts at CSU and current collaborations with educational technology partners. Additionally, if you are interested in taking part in future projects, come meet the researchers!
Session Title:
Cultivating a Compassionate Community
Presenters:
Doug Coatsworth,Melissa George,Sue Schneider,Amanda Mahoney,Rebecca Toll
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
At the Prevention Research Center, we have begun exploring the role of compassion in our community. As part of that exploration, we would like to hear about what compassion means to you, your work, and its potential to influence your community. Some key questions we’d like to answer during our time together include: 1. How is compassion being intentionally applied / taught / motivated in our community? 2. How can we bring a greater focus on compassion through our work, collaborations, and engagement in the community?
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals and target audience: to engage university faculty, staff, and students and community partners in conversation and planning activities to intentionally promote compassion on campus and throughout Larimer County. More information on compassion here: https://coloradocct.com/
Session Title:
Emerging Women Leaders Webinar Series Info Session
Presenters:
Marianne Bauer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
The Colorado State University Emerging Women Leaders Webinar Series meets every other month to offer a webinar series on topics geared towards Emerging Women Leaders. We typically watch the webinar together, pause for discussion and application and enjoy networking and getting to know others who work here at CSU. Participants in the Webinar Series can bring their lunch as well. Men are also welcome to attend if the topics on leadership skills are of interest. Come and find out more about the upcoming series, and engage in a networking opportunity with other leaders at CSU. You can read more about individual webinar sessions for spring and sign up at training.colostate.edu.
Goals and Target Audience:
The purpose of this information session is to invite faculty and staff to attend these webinar luncheons. Participants will understand topics of interest, where and when they are offered, and how to register for these sessions. Participants will also hear about the benefit others have gained from attending including networking opportunities. They will have an opportunity to request specific topics of interest, and activities they would like to see organized.
Session Title:
Facilitating Effective Meetings
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
By some estimates up to 37% of our time is spent in meetings, and up to 50% that time is 100% worthless. In a democratic setting, meeting facilitators can make or break the productivity of the discussion. With a light application of professional meeting management protocol, any meeting can be more organized and effective, while allowing a group to accomplish more in less time. At this session we’ll discuss this topic at a high-level and provide actionable intelligence for both meeting attendees and meeting leaders.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is aimed at staff, faculty and students who chair meetings as well as folks who simply attend meetings, covering the basics of organizing a meeting, facilitating discussions, making motions, voting, and record keeping.
Session Title:
Great Perennials for your Colorado Garden
Presenters:
Carol O'Meara,Alison O'Connor
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Join Carol and Alison for their annual "ode to gardening" with a pictorial tour of their favorite perennials for Colorado gardens. Meet some tried and true "regulars" and some new introductions. They will cover perennials for sun, shade and tough spots.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this class are to educate people about plant selection, growing successful gardens and promote sustainable landscape management.
Session Title:
Open Educational Resources: Benefits, Options and Recent Trends
Presenters:
Meg Brown-Sica
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
This session will present information regarding how to find and evaluate Open Educational Resources, discuss the benefits for students and instructors and provide information about trends in Colorado and elsewhere.
Goals and Target Audience:
Grad Students, faculty, students, staff
Session Title:
Oracle Actions: From Submit to Approved!
Presenters:
Melissa Morgan,Shevaun Festervand,Joseph Murphey ,Jo Royal
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
A rundown of the "Top 10" most frequently asked questions received by the HR Records staff. A fun and informative interactive session providing campus liaisons an opportunity to ask questions, learn how to avoid common pitfalls, and efficiently move Oracle actions through the HR approval process. Bring your most mystifying Oracle entry and HR Records related questions to ask our team.
Goals and Target Audience:
Increase understanding of essential practices when submitting Oracle actions Answer questions our liaisons may have about processing actions in Oracle Empower our liaisons to feel confident when directing personnel action through the HR approval process Illuminate some simple ways to avoid common errors and misconceptions that slow down the approval process Target audience: HR Liaisons working in Oracle
Session Title:
Practicing Self-Care in Times of Stress
Presenters:
Casey Malsam
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Anymore self-care is used as a throwaway word. We have to change this idea. We all have limits and it is necessary to take care of our selves in order to lead productive lives. This session will focus on ways to integrate sensory grounding into our daily lives to help manage stress in the moment. We will take a look at each one of the senses and ideas to use that sense to calm ourselves at any particular time.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Introduce the topic of sensory grounding. 2. Give participants tools to mindfully manage stress in the moment. This session is intended for anyone who experiences stress and would like better tools to manage our daily lives.
Session Title:
Yoga and Meditation for Relaxation - Second Session
Presenters:
Kirsten Slaughter-Rice
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
This gentle yoga class will explore yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to help participants let go of stress, tension, and tightness, calm the mind, and settle the body. We will practice basic yoga poses and explore the openness and release that comes from combining breath and movement. Participants will learn techniques they may incorporate into their daily life to decrease stress and tension. Take a moment to move, find your breath, and surrender stress or tension. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel and a blanket, towel, or pillow. Participants may also bring blocks. Mats and other yoga props will not be provided.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: - To take a break and practice yoga, breathing, and yoga! - To practice yoga postures and breathing and meditation techniques to reduce stress and promote relaxation - To learn poses and techniques that may be practiced throughout the day to reduce stress and cultivate relaxation Targeted Audience: Everyone is welcome. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
"Wait, I can do that?" - Developing Career Narratives
Presenters:
Leanna Biddle,Greg Head,Barbara Valusek ,Katie Lloyd,Chase Weldon
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
“Wait, I can do that?”, a question we often ask ourselves throughout our professional journey. As professionals, we may follow career paths often not laid out in a linear way, opportunities found through networking or mentorship. During this session, we will review our own career narratives, begin to understand their importance, and gain knowledge about ways to engage our students in career conversations.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learning Outcomes - By participating in this session, participants will be able to: - Review their own career narrative - Understand the importance of career narratives by discovering connections, unique elements, and meaning in their careers - Become knowledgeable about ways to engage in career conversations Targeted Audience: CSU Faculty & Staff Professionals
Session Title:
Employee vs Independent Contractor
Presenters:
Grant Polzer,David Leathers
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
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.
Session Title:
Experiences Implementing a Cybersecurity Awareness Program
Presenters:
Stephen Oglesby
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
Phishing emails, ransomware, malware, and virus infections require a multifaceted approach to defense in today's cyber threat landscape. Warner College of Natural Resources uses a variety of methods to reach out to our technology stakeholders and improve communication. Recently this has included increased communication within the context for cyber security and data safety. This session will review what we've learned in our own implementations and provide information on resources we've found to aid us.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Bring ideas back to their IT areas to improve the lines of communication with Faculty and Staff about cyber security. Improve incident response and learn more about free resources available for cyber security education. Audience: IT Staff, IT Managers or Directors
Session Title:
Home Computer Security, after Equifax and Wi-Fi KRACK - Second Session
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas,Jason Huitt
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
2017 has seen some significant breaches and vulnerabilities on the internet. CSU has been actively following up; what should you do at home to protect yourself and your computers?
Goals and Target Audience:
Target: all faculty/staff (general-interest/home IT) Goals: 1) Learn details of the Equifax breach and the KRACK vulnerability. 2) Get advice and best practices for securing home networks/computers. 3) Learn how to check and protect credit-rating information.
Session Title:
Surplus Property: A Resource for Reuse, Recycling, and Redistribution of Funds.
Presenters:
Jacob Drenth,Holly Ritzman
Category:
Other
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
The Surplus Property department is more than just the department that comes and picks up the items your department doesn’t want or use any more. Come and learn how to let us know you have surplus items, why university excess needs to come through the Surplus department, answers to frequently asked questions, and what happens to the excess items once they leave your department.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is for each participant attending to better understand what the role of the Surplus Property department is on campus, how we operate, what happens to excess equipment when it comes to Surplus, and how we can benefit each department and the University. Our target audience is any university member that has a part in the transfer of excess property to the Surplus department, department property contacts, building proctors, department fiscal office, or anyone interested in learning more about what we do.