Program for the 2019 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) : How YOU Can Save a Life!
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
An AED is a small, portable device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm and prompts the user to deliver a defibrillation shock if it determines one is needed. Once turned on, the AED guides the user through each step of the defibrillation process by providing voice and/or visual prompts. AEDs are specially designed for easy use by a first responder to aid an unconscious victim. Attend this training to get an overview of how this device works, where they are located on campus and what you can do to help in an emergency.
Goals and Target Audience:
Debunk AED myths, provide hands on training and help to reduce or eliminate a lay person's hesitation to act in an emergency.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Facing Your Fears: A Glimpse into the Awesome Mystery of Dying
Presenters:
Judith Dekle,Mindy Rickard,Lisa Beth Paradise
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
The 40th Anniversary of the Professional Development Institute at Colorado State University inspires us to think about other milestones that should be celebrated. One of those is a milestone that we all experience - and that is the process of dying. This session will provide participants the opportunity to think about their own death and that of those they love, those they work with, and the students they teach and support. Whether facing their own death or knowing how to support someone else with the experience of death or the loss of a loved one, it is a relief to be prepared with the knowledge of the dying process.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will provide information about the natural changes that may accompany dying, gently describe physical changes, and suggest how best to provide comfort. Participants will be encouraged to think and talk about the natural process of dying. The target audience for this presentation is faculty, staff, and students at CSU. Everyone will experience their own death and in the meantime will be involved in the death experienced by those they love and care about, those they know intimately, and those that they know only casually. No matter the nature of that relationship, it is comforting to know that we are prepared.

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

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Animal Research FAQs
Presenters:
Denise Ostmeyer,Lon Kendall
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
Did you know that CSU works with over 100,000 animals each year for research and teaching? What kind of animals, where do they live, and what is being done with them? We will address answers to these questions as well as many common questions about animal research in general, such as how is animal research regulated? And - what is a transgenic animal?
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who is curious about the animals that we work with at CSU, or interested in learning more about animal research in general.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
First Four Weeks: A Faculty Initiative
Presenters:
Stephanie Clemons,Jennifer Todd
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
The first four weeks of a freshmen class not only have an impact on students’ final grades but on students’ overall retention and graduation rate. Faculty can make small changes to instruction during the first four weeks that can have major impact on students’ academic lives. Join participants of the 2018-2019 First 4 Weeks initiative as they share inspirational stories of successes and challenges of implementing First 4 Week teaching strategies into their classes.
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU Faculty

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Git Knows What You Did Last Summer: An Introduction to Git Version Control Software
Presenters:
Heather Cronk,Chris Slocum
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
Since its inception in 2005, Git has become the standard for version control, code sharing, and collaborative code development thanks in part to the software’s ease of use and extension through web-based services. This beginner-level hands-on introduction will cover the technical basics of Git via the command line, as well as how Git addresses reproducibility and transparency issues that are common across many fields of research. Participants in this session will (1) install and configure the software, (2) create local and remote repositories, (3) commit files, and (4) learn how to incorporate branching and merging to support testing new code features.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is a gentle hands-on introduction to Git for version control. It is truly a class for beginners that assumes no prior knowledge of either version control or Git. Participants will need to bring a laptop on which they are comfortable working and have the necessary credentials to install software.

Wednesday, January 16th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Completing the Form I-9
Presenters:
Melissa Morgan,Amy Bruning,Joseph Murphey ,Jo Royal
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
This session will cover the purpose and basics behind the Form I-9. Breadth of information will include, but is not limited to: acceptable documents, completing Section 1 & 2 in the electronic system, proper procedures for reverification of employment authorization, From I-9 completed for J-1, F-1, & H-1B employees, receipts, making corrections, setting up remote agents, and preventing common errors.
Goals and Target Audience:
To understand the proper procedures for completing the Form I-9 to enable the successful completion of the form in CSU’s electronic processing system. Target audience is HR Liaisons and other hiring staff who work with employees to complete the Form I-9 electronically.