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:
How to Obtain and Maximize the Utility of an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)
Presenters:
Douglas Leavell,Dawn Paschal,Ron Splittgerber,Dave Hoffman
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
CSU is now a member of the LYRASIS Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) consortium. The ORCID is a global initiative managing more than 5 million registrations worldwide, following each individual over his or her professional life. ORCID provides a unique and persistent identifier – an ORCID ID – that distinguishes faculty and students from other researchers and a mechanism for linking their research outputs and activities to their ID. This ID can be used to automate publication updates, connect to researcher’s current works, connect to existing grants, connect existing profiles (e.g., ResearcherID, ScopusID, Medeley) together, simplify the publication import process into Digital Measures and meet some Federal grant application requirements for the National Institutes of Health and the Grants.gov portal. This session will outline the benefits of having an ORCID, describe the process necessary to obtain an ORCID and explain how to complete the ORCID profile.
Goals and Target Audience:
Describe the process for obtaining an ORCID and integrating the ORCID with various systems including Digital Measures. Provide tips for completing an ORCID profile. Our target audience is anyone involved in research and publication including faculty and graduate students.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
"Thanks Kiddo" Navigating the Professional World as a Young Professional
Presenters:
Kelsey Stamm,Elizabeth Bowman
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Navigating the professional world as a young professional has its challenges. How do you ask for a promotion? How do you respond when someone calls you "kiddo"? How do you ask for a mentor? Kelsey and Elizabeth will share their experiences and invite young professionals to share theirs as well.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is targeted at new, young professionals (0-5 years of experience). Our goal is to identify common barriers and struggles/ young professionals all face and discuss strategies to not only be taken seriously, but to also propel our careers forward.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Feminist Fight Club Presents Inclusive Supervision: Building Trust Among Diverse Teams
Presenters:
Brit Heiring,Erin Patchett
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
We know the supervisor/supervisee relationship is so critical to our individual success, so how do we create meaningful connections across a plethora of differences? Come to this presentation to learn from Feminist Fight Club members, Erin and Brit, about eight research-backed behaviors to build trust, investigate how social identities can impact those behaviors and the supervisory relationship, and build skills to be a more socially just supervisor. A foundational knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion topics is recommended.
Goals and Target Audience:
Supervisors of student or professional staff with a foundational knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Why We Do Not Measure Up! The Metric System in America
Presenters:
Don Hillger
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Even though the United States has resisted the worldwide change to the metric system, its adoption is inevitable for Americans! History tells us that countries have only switched to metric, none the other way (except for temporary reversions). The US remains in the midst of its metric transition as measurements change in various aspects of business and life. This information is especially important for teachers/instructors, who should also know the history and current status of metric in the US. The US “missed the boat” in the 1970s when the rest of the English-speaking world converted to metric. That was a time when the metric system was being taught in schools, and metric was intended to replace our former units in most aspects of daily life. However, the lack of a firm deadline and the voluntary nature of our conversion has hindered progress towards metric. Therefore, the US in effect remains the only major industrial nation not using the metric system. The slow (voluntary) path that the US chose to follow is why we are still struggling with metric transition. Most people are surprised when they learn of the large number of consumer products, services, and standards that already use metric units, most of which are hidden to the average/casual observer.
Goals and Target Audience:
This lecture presents the current status of the metric system adoption by the US, where the change is currently taking place, and where it will likely take place in the future. Most Americans do not realize the extent of metric usage in the world, how widely metric is already used here, and that metric is inevitable for the US. Faculty and staff - as teachers, instructors, and leaders - should be knowledgeable of the history and status of the US transition to metric. This PowerPoint lecture, with imbedded humor, explains what resources are available to help them, and it encourages participants to not ignore, but support the metric transition of the US.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
The $55,000 Question: Do You Know your Campus Safety Responsibilities?
Presenters:
Robert Schur,Frank Johnson,Joshua McClure,Sandra Hodgin
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Have you heard about the Clery Act but wonder what it really means? Do you know if you are a Campus Security Authority with responsibilities under Clery? (You might be, without realizing it)! This session will provide an overview of Clery and discuss the definition, purpose, and responsibilities of a CSA. Learn the differences between a Campus Security Authority under Clery and a Responsible Employee under Title IX—you may be both!
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to enable to the audience to understand what the Clery Act means for our campus community, what it means to be a Campus Security Authority, and how to respond when you observe or learn of an incident that might be a reportable Clery Crime. The intended audience is anyone who has significant responsibilities for student and campus activities at CSU or has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular safety issues on behalf of the institution.

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
EHS and a Green University
Presenters:
James Graham
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
What impact EHS has on CSU being a safe and green university. Examples will be provided on projects that were performed or are in the process for cleanups, green buildings and safety related items.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide insight to those interested in sustainability, cleanup, safety and into what role EHS has on CSU being safe, green and sustainable.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Truth Bee Told: Pollinators on Campus and in Our Communities
Presenters:
Fred Haberecht,Arathi Seshadri ,Ronda Koski,Holly Miller,Freddie Haberecht ,Christina Geldert
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Our session is a basic introduction to pollinators. We explore ways to promote pollinator populations, from including plants in your garden that attract pollinators and management of honeybee hives to safe engagement practices and resources. After a basic introduction to pollinators, we focus primarily on the insect species with a specific emphasis on bees. What is a pollinator? What is a pollinator habitat? How do they fit into our concept of a sustainable university? What is CSU doing to encourage more pollinators on our campus? How can you create pollinator friendly habitats on the property where you live? We will share simple practices you can incorporate to help support native habitats and healthy ecosystems. Understand how native and non-native plants can be components of pollinator habitats. We will help participants to better understand patterns and behaviors of pollinator communities. We will provide information about who to contact concerning engagement with pollinators, and will give tips for how to safely interact with these fascinating creatures. This session will also feature the CSU Apiculture Club. Members will discuss the importance and impact of honeybees through our hives on campus. What does it mean for hives to be a part of the campus community, visible and accessible? What hands on educational experience does the club offer? Please join us in discovering the diverse world of pollinators.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: We will help participants to better understand patterns and behaviors of pollinator communities and will provide practical tips for supporting pollinators. Target Audience: People interested in learning about promoting pollinator populations at CSU and in our community.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
The Rare Plants of Colorado
Presenters:
David G Anderson,Pam Smith,Crystal Strouse,Ann Grant
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
In this session we will go on an adventure focusing on the rarest, weirdest, and most interesting plants of Colorado. We will explore our state through the lens of habitats for rare plants, and what the rare plants tell us about our natural history, cultural history, and landscapes. We'll also talk about early botanical explorers of Colorado, focusing on the amazing women who made key discoveries, and about how we are saving the rare plants of Colorado. Then we will have a panel of amazing female botanists here in our community. They will talk about their work and career path and discuss ways that you can be a rare plant explorer. We will also take some time to look at specimens of rare plants.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Learn about Colorado's rare plants and their natural history, and meet some botanical super-stars. Become aware of ways you can be involved. Target Audience: Anyone who is interested in nature

Wednesday, January 16th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Applying Ergonomics to Non-Office Environments
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Industrial ergonomics encompasses any job task performed outside of the office/computer workstation environment. These include, but are not limited to: laboratory work (pipetting, microscope, etc.), custodial work, manual materials handling (lifting, pushing, pulling), animal care, mail handling, food service and cooking, etc. Attend this session to gain insight on how to apply ergonomics to your specific setting.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide ergonomics education, training, and implementation ideas to non-office workers to prevent, reduce and, ideally, eliminate ergonomic related pain and discomfort associated with the work environment.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Intaction: How to Journey from Intention to Action
Presenters:
Joy Nyenhuis
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Intaction? Yes! What is intaction, you say? It's a new word to describe what it takes to turn intentions into action. Join us for this workshop where we will explore what holds us back from taking action and discover strategies and methods to turn intentions into action. Whether you have a personal or professional intention, one or a list, start off 2019 with intaction!
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who has intentions to make progress on personal or professional actions, goals, or dreams will have fun in this interactive session.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Ergonomics in the Office Environment
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304
Description:
Ergonomics ideally involves fitting the job to the person, not the person to the job. As you begin working, the slight posture changes you may make to accommodate the workstation you are given can lead to more serious problems. This course will cover basic ergonomic principles that can be implemented in office spaces anywhere, by anyone. It aims to help reduce and prevent ergonomic related pain and discomfort associated with working in the office environment.
Goals and Target Audience:
Prevent, reduce and/or eliminate pain, discomfort and risk for greater injury. Provide education and training on correct ergonomic set up and implementation.