Program for the 2018 PDI

Tuesday, January 9th

10:00 AM

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.

2:00 PM

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.

Wednesday, January 10th

10:00 AM

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.