Program for the 2018 PDI

Monday, January 8th

9:00 AM

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.

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

11:00 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.

2:00 PM

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!

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:

Tuesday, January 9th

9:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM

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.

11:00 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.

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.

Wednesday, January 10th

9:00 AM

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.

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.

11:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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/