Program for the 2019 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Save the Date: How to Use CSU's New Multifaith Calendar
Presenters:
Elizabeth Sink,Viviane Ephraimson-Abt,John Henderson
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
CSU has a new Faith, Belief, and Religious Observances calendar to help faculty, staff, students, and the broader community increase our faith, belief, and religious observance literacy. Join us to hear about this new tool and how you can apply it in the next academic year.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: faculty and staff Goals:To inform CSU faculty and staff about CSU's new Faith, Belief, and Religious Observances calendar, including suggestions for how to use the calendar, why increasing our faith and belief literacy as a community is important, and how the calendar is just one part of an ongoing effort to increase faith and belief literacy on campus.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Inclusive Communications
Presenters:
Brittany Heiring,Tonie Miyamoto
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
As communication and marketing professionals serving a diverse CSU campus, how can we best equip, educate, and prepare ourselves to share information with our audiences in ways that are authentic and inclusive? Come to this session to learn more about best practices for inclusive communication methods across a variety of mediums, including graphic design, copywriting, social media, and more. Attendees will engage in conversation to look critically at marketing pieces as well as review effective examples from the past year on campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
Communications and marketing professionals, communications and marketing students, professionals who communicate to target audiences

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Employee Climate Survey Forum
Presenters:
Shannon Archibeque-Engle,Jennifer Schneider,Rachel McKinney
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Your voice matters. For the fourth time in eight years, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness are asking all faculty and staff to share their perspectives and experiences about working at CSU. Through this interactive forum you will be able to weigh in on your own employee experience. You are welcome to join this session whether or not you completed the 2018 Employee Climate Survey.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal for the session is to gather additional data for the Employee Climate Survey. The target audience is all faculty and staff.
Session Title:
Invisible Diversity: Examining The Online CSU Student
Presenters:
Amy Quinn-Sparks,Joy Nyenhuis,Karin Skogerboe Bright
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
One of the largest growing populations within the CSU community is students completing courses online. Online students bring an important level of diversity and inclusivity to CSU, which is often overlooked due to the invisible nature of “being online.” CSU fulfills its land grant mission of access to all by offering online graduate and bachelor level degrees, individual courses, and professional digital badges. Our presentation will demonstrate the online student’s unique contribution to diversity in examining demographic information regarding ethnicity/race, gender, age, and geographic location, as well as characteristics of online students compared to on-campus students, utilizing Institutional Research and data collected from CSU Online. This session will include suggestions for retaining diverse students online as well as dialoging on topics of inclusivity and diversity in online courses (Barril, 2017; Dixson, 2010; Willging & Johnson, 2009).
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone interested in learning more about diversity and online CSU students as well as best practices of working with online students.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Creating Inclusive Events and Programs
Presenters:
Joe Akmakjian,Tyler Bowers
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
The Principles of Community are key to the mission of CSU. As event and programming professionals, how do we uphold the inclusion principle - We create and nurture inclusive environments and welcome, value and affirm all members of our community, including their various identities, skills, ideas, talents, and contributions - when the obstacles to doing so can seem insurmountable? This collaborative session aims to identify those obstacles, highlight where we aren't meeting student needs, and begin to craft better practices for creating inclusive programs and events to ensure student success for ALL students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -Identify obstacles to creating inclusive events and programs -Highlight student needs not being met -Provide resources for reasonable accommodation -Build better practices for creating inclusive events and programs Audience: -On-campus event professionals and all those interested in developing more inclusive programming
Session Title:
Intersectional Takeaways: 2016 Employee Campus Climate Survey
Presenters:
Cori Wong,Jennifer Schneider,Shannon Archibeque-Engle
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
The purpose of the 2016 Employee Campus Climate Survey was to assess employee perceptions related to campus and their immediate workplace. This session will break out the survey responses in order to provide a more intersectional view of the data. Comparisons at the intersection of race and gender were analyzed and will be discussed. Key takeaways regarding negative treatments, campus perceptions, and diversity perceptions will be highlighted.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: to increase awareness of campus climate through an intersectional lens audience: all faculty and staff

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Supporting Students who are Undocumented
Presenters:
John Henderson,Connie Jaime-Lujan,Amy Cailene,Alicia Sprague
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
Description: Students (and their family members) who are undocumented are invaluable members of our Ram Family. This interactive session will provide participants with historical and present day information re: the broader socio-political situation, personal stories of strength and courage, and information re: what CSU does(and you can do specifically) to support students (and their family members) who are undocumented. Participants will also learn about the career opportunities and limitations faced by people who are undocumented.
Goals and Target Audience:
•Participants will learn important terminology •Participants will be exposed to actual student stories highlighting challenges and successes experienced by CSU students who are undocumented •Participants will learn about CSU resources to support students (and their families) who are undocumented while they are here at CSU and when pursuing a career •Participants will learn about best practices for supporting CSU students (and their families) who are undocumented during their time here at CSU * Participants will learn about a new CSU initiative to support the career development of people who are undocumented, as well as how they can help contribute to this important effort.

Tuesday, January 15th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Diversity Strategic Plans: an update on process and progress
Presenters:
Shannon Archibeque-Engle
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 374
Description:
The President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion led a comprehensive effort to create unit level diversity strategic plans in the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018 based on a diversity, equity, inclusion, and campus climate blueprint. Each unit at Colorado State University submitted a diversity strategic plan in May of 2018. This session will focus on the individual plans, where community members can obtain all of the submitted plans, next steps and accountability for the plans, and how they can become engaged in this important effort.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to increase awareness and engagement regarding the university diversity strategic plans. The target audience is faculty, staff, and students.

Wednesday, January 16th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Diverse Dogs on the CSU campus – Digging around for facts
Presenters:
Helen Holmquist-Johnson,Kathleen Ivy,Lori Kogan
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Across the country, and even within CSU, there is a great deal of confusion regarding the different roles and rules of service dogs and emotional support animals. This presentation will discuss critical elements on this topic including: what these animals can be trained to do, ADA and HUD policies, and how these policies apply to the CSU campus. Through role playing and personal examples, we will address such issues as what questions can be asked of individuals who use support animals (and appropriate responses by animal owners), and how to recognize and prevent intentional or unintentional microaggressions. Audience participation will be encouraged through mobile device polling and scenario role playing.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our objective for this presentation is to help educate faculty/staff/students on how to create an inclusive, safe, learning environment for all students. More specifically, increased awareness about service animals can reduce conflict and increase retention of diverse students at CSU.