Program for the 2018 PDI

Monday, January 8th

1:00 PM

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.

Tuesday, January 9th

9:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM

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

11:00 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.

2:00 PM

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!

Wednesday, January 10th

10:00 AM

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

11:00 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.

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