Program for the 2019 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
The Introverted Teacher: Strategies for Teaching and Leading
Presenters:
Emily Morgan
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Particularly with the publishing of Susan Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, we are paying attention to and more thoroughly considering the role of introverts in society. There is a call to celebrate introverts’ contributions and destigmatize the personality type, and rightly so. Educators are frequently in a performance situation – teaching class, leading discussion - and so, on some level, forced to behave more like an extrovert and if introverted, less like ourselves. As an introvert, I have struggled with this spectrum for years. I love what I do, but teaching with an extroverted personality is exhausting. It stands to reason that some sort of extroverted behavior is needed for classroom management alone, but how do introverted teachers navigate that and preserve our energy while serving our students in the best possible ways? How do we share our enthusiasm and passion for what we do in our own, somewhat quieter way? How do we function (and sometimes survive) as introverted teachers? My session will start with a brief discussion of an introverted personality type, largely culled from the field of psychology. Then, I will share my own experiences as an introverted teacher over the past ten years, as well as those of others with whom I’ve spoken. I will also draw upon existing ideas and approaches for introverted teachers and leaders. I will share strategies for educators culled from research on introverted teachers and leaders, as we are both. Attendees will leave with concrete strategies for being their true selves in their teaching lives. Studies indicate introverted teachers burn out more quickly than others. The teaching profession benefits from all personalities, and it behooves us to support introverts in this field. Figuring out how to be true to oneself, to be as authentic as possible, makes us better, more efficient teachers and leaders.
Goals and Target Audience:
While the session is geared toward teachers, I will also address teaching introverted students, so students, professors, and graduate assistants may also get something from this session.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
CSU Business Continuity Planning
Presenters:
Sally Alexander,Angela Gray
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Business Continuity planning aka continuity of operations planning. Learn about what this is, and why it is important. Learn about what efforts have been made so far, and what is being planned.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learning objectives: 1. What is business continuity planning and why is it important? 2. Learn about what progress has been made so far 3. Learn about what steps you can take in this process Target audience: - Business officers, College or Department IT, unit leaders.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Exploring LGBTQ Mental Health Data from National College Health Assessment
Presenters:
Janelle Patrias,Dora Frias
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Using 2017 National College Health Assessment data explore some of the particular vulnerabilities challenging our LGBTQ students. Engage in discussion and dialogue about the concerns we have for this population of students and strategize how to best support LGBTQ students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Increase understanding and awareness of concerning mental health data as it relates to our LGBTQ students. Identify ways of supporting LGBTQ students in and out of the classroom. For: All interested Staff and Faculty

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Communicating Compassion in Teaching
Presenters:
Lara Pantlin,Ryan Rahm-Knigge
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
As instructors, we know that relationships with students enhance learning outcomes. Communicating compassion with students can foster relationships that help students feel empowered and motivated. This workshop is designed to help instructors identify, develop, and practice skills to communicate compassion to students, connect students with resources when necessary, and develop more personal relationships with students. Instructors will be encouraged to reflect on how skills discussed in the workshop can be applied to their courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: any instructor Goals: 1) Learn skills to develop rapport with students 2) Learn to create an atmosphere where students can share ideas and feel respected 3) Identify verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to convey compassion and understanding 4) Create a plan for ongoing self-awareness and reflection

Tuesday, January 15th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
How to Get Involved with Advancing Gender Equity - a new model for CSU
Presenters:
Cori Wong
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
The Women & Gender Collaborative is now offering a structured way to support, develop, and increase meaningful involvement among diverse and passionate employees who wish to serve on committees to advance gender equity across campus. This session will introduce the Systems-Based Leadership Development through Service model, which will be used to inform various programming and recommending efforts through the Women & Gender Collaborative and increase opportunities for employees to learn, work, and grow together to support inclusive culture change.
Goals and Target Audience:
staff, faculty, supervisors, administrators

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Spirituality, Social Activism, and Collective Healing
Presenters:
Atlas Tanudjaja
Category:
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
This session attempts to define spirituality beyond religious context and its relationship to a meaningful life, one that is engaged in collective healing. We will explore the definition of spirituality, why caring about social issues is important in a spiritual path, what it means to contribute to collective healing, and how one can somatically explore their relationship to all the above. I will invite attendees to explore the intersectionality of their identities through contemplative practices. Those who are experienced in the topics are invited to share and contribute. This session will end with reflection and discussion on these topics.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals -Understanding the difference between spirituality and religion -How religion can be spiritually harmful -Contemplation of personal relationship to spirituality -How to develop an authentic engagement to social causes in daily life -How to provide spirituality-informed service to others and respect differences in faith and belief -How to recognize the need for spiritual care Targeted audience: everyone

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

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Resources for Hiring Faculty and Administrative Professionals at CSU
Presenters:
Becca McCarty,Emily Rogers,Brigid Hinterberger
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
We will presenting the new resources available on the OEO website to assist with hiring faculty and administrative professional employees at Colorado State University. These resources have been created as a response to feedback received over the last two years. We will also provide details of upcoming features in the Talent Management System (TMS).
Goals and Target Audience:
Any employee who utilizes the TMS or will serve on a search committee.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Getting Great Responses from Your Online Surveys Using Qualtrics
Presenters:
Jennifer Cross,Jennifer Schneider,Kyle Saunders
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
CSU recently purchased a universal license for the survey tool Qualtrics for all university users. How can CSU users produce high quality surveys, get good response rates, and use this tool most effectively? In this session, we will explore best practices for survey development, strategies for creating high quality survey questions, approaches that improve response rates, university policies for survey deployment on campus, and campus resources for survey development and analysis.
Goals and Target Audience:
Primary audiences: CSU staff and faculty interested in using Qualtrics to survey CSU students, faculty or staff Objective 1: increase knowledge of university policy and resources for survey development Objective 2: improve quality of surveys developed by participants Objective 3: expand understanding of how to create quality questions and maximize response rates