Program for the 2019 PDI

Tuesday, January 15th

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Working with Online Students
Presenters:
Amy Quinn-Sparks,Marti Demarest
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Information and best practices on advising as well as working with online students at CSU. Discussions on policy similarities and differences between on campus and online students. Helping on campus students understand more about their options online through CSU Online. Room for discussion on best practices of working with online student in an advising or administrative capacity.
Goals and Target Audience:
Advisors and other administrators working with undergraduate students (information may or may not apply to graduate level students) interested in taking online courses through CSU.

Wednesday, January 16th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Best Practices for Writing Recommendation Letters
Presenters:
Mary Swanson,Nancy Levinger
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Writing letters of recommendation can be a daunting task. How do I write the best possible letter for a student I barely know? How can I recommend a really great candidate who has some flaws in their past? How do I know where to begin, what to include, how to best represent the candidate? These types of issues can challenge even the most seasoned letter writer. This workshop aims to increase faculty and staff comfort, confidence and effectiveness when writing letters of recommendation. Topics covered in this session will include: the job of the recommender, the job of the applicant, how to say "no", and best practices for letter writing. This session will be divided into two 45 minute sessions. In the first session, letter writers will cover best practices for letter writing, and in the second session, attendees will work in groups to create sample letters of recommendation.
Goals and Target Audience:
All faculty and staff