Program for the 2018 PDI

Monday, January 8th

9:00 AM

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:
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:
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:

1:00 PM

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:

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

Tuesday, January 9th

9:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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

2:00 PM

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.

Wednesday, January 10th

9:00 AM

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

10:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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.