Program for the 2019 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Encouraging metacognitive reflection in your large undergraduate course
Presenters:
Deborah Garrity
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
An important skill that helps students to improve their academic success is to learn how to analyze their preparation and performance on an exam. This session will present four metacognitive reflections given to introductory biology students after each exam. The purpose of these reflections is to direct students on how to analyze their own performance, to suggest possible solutions depending on the issue, and to guide students to choose one or two discrete next steps to practice for the next exam. The reflections are administered entirely through Canvas and require short answers to about 10 questions.
Goals and Target Audience:
GOALS: -Suggest tools for instructors to use to guide metacognitive development in students. Design these tools for a personalized student responses yet make them practical for even the largest courses. -Provide opportunity for instructors to reflect on how they might modify these tools to meet goals for their own course, and share these ideas with the group. AUDIENCE: Instructors and others interested in student success

10:00 AM

Session Title:
I’m Not a “Theory” Person: Practical Ideas and Applications to Help YOU Use Theory to Improve Your Teaching
Presenters:
Leann Kaiser,Kalpana Gupta
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Whether you have been teaching for 2 months or 20 years, there is always more we can learn to be effective educators. For many adult educators, what we have learned has been gained “on the job” and we may have little formal background on how or why what we do works, nor ideas based on solid evidence on how to improve in areas where we struggle. Luckily, there is a depth of knowledge about how adults learn and how to facilitate that learning. During this session the presenters will share the major academic foundations of adult education. The presenters are professors in a graduate level program, teaching adult education practitioners. The information they present will be drawn from their knowledge of theoretical underpinnings and how application of those can lead to improved instructional methods and design. During this session the knowledge and experience of the participants will be utilized as their questions, struggles, and areas in which they want to improve will form the basis for the content presented. These issues presented by the participants will be directly addressed through the lens of adult education theory and foundations to assist participants to both understand the importance of these foundations and also to use them to improve their own teaching practices.
Goals and Target Audience:
GOALS: 1. Participants will be introduced to major theoretical foundations on how adults learn and how to facilitate learning. 2. Participants will share their own questions and issues related to teaching adults and apply adult learning theory to address those items. 3. Participants will be given tools to apply what they have learned during the session to improve their own teaching practice. TARGET AUDIENCE: Faculty and staff with teaching and/or instructional design responsibilities

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Biosafety and Export Controls
Presenters:
Robert Ellis,Claire Chance
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Do you work with biological agents? Select agents and a few more pathogens or toxins not regulated by APHIS or CDC, such as rabies and yellow fever, are restricted for export outside the U.S. In certain cases, development, production, and use of agents in the U.S. may require that CSU take precautions. This PDI session will help protect you and CSU from inadvertent missteps with biologicals related to Export Controls. Join us for this session to learn the basics of Export Control and how these federal laws and regulations differ from biosafety requirements. Using hypothetical scenarios as a basis for discussion, we will explore together the impacts of these requirements on CSU researchers and research administrators working with biologicals.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will learn Export Control basics and the connection to biosafety, and discuss export controls in the context of typical CSU activities. Target audience: anyone at CSU who works with biologicals and has international partners.

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

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities
Presenters:
Brigid Hinterberger
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
This presentation will provide background on the ADA and ADAAA, as well as the protections extended by these acts, give an overview of the accommodation process through the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO), and provide resources for the CSU community.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to increase awareness about the ADA services in OEO, the process for obtaining accommodations through OEO, and resources on campus. The target audience is any employee, volunteer, student, supervisor, or community member interested in learning about ADA employment protections and resources at CSU.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
International Shipping, Export Controls, and You: Impact on CSU
Presenters:
Matthew Wixson,Shannon Irey,Scot Allen
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Do you ship or mail information, items, materials, or software outside the U.S? Many of us at CSU work with research partners or sponsors, universities or organizations, or students or individuals overseas. As a result, we are subject to Export Control laws and regulations. This PDI session is designed to help protect you, your department, and the Green and Gold from unintentional mistakes with international shipping related to Export Controls. Join us for this session to learn the basics of Export Control and how these federal laws and regulations impact our international shipping activities. We will share three perspectives: Central Receiving, Atmospheric Science, and Secure and Global Research. Through discussion of hypothetical scenarios with participants, we will explore the effects of these requirements on CSU faculty, staff, and students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will gain an understanding of the basic requirements of Export Controls, learn how these impact international shipping, and apply these ideas through discussion of typical CSU activities. Target audience: Anyone at CSU who ships internationally.

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Colorado State Young Professionals
Presenters:
Anselma Lopez,Ben Burnham,Ali Raza,Mitch Trebesh,Taylor Sidore,Nick Pheifer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
CSUYP is a group whose goal is to empower Young Professionals at Colorado State University by cultivating relationships, providing professional development, and engaging through community. CSUYP continues to grow and develop and are always interested in new ideas and encourage anyone to join and brainstorm ways to strengthen and grow our organization.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Seven Strategies for Embracing the Emotional Labor of Teaching
Presenters:
Ashley Harvey
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Educators have learned that in order to promote academic success, they have to support students’ social and emotional learning. Research suggests that in order do this, teachers need to reflect on their own emotional responses to students. In this workshop, we will explore this invisible emotional labor associated with teaching at the college level and focus on seven emotion-regulation strategies and mindsets for college instructors drawn from early education frameworks. Attendees will examine their own attitudes towards students’ challenging behavior, explore what “pushes their buttons,” and identify helpful reframes for hard moments with students. The goal of this session is to help academic instructors increase their experience of genuine, positive emotion, so that they can enjoy teaching more, as well as successfully engage students and promote their success.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide strategies that help academic instructors increase their experience of genuine, positive emotion, so that they can enjoy teaching more, as well as successfully engage students and promote their success.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Reframing our Relationship with Feedback: White Women & Racial Justice
Presenters:
Emily Ambrose
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Receiving tough feedback can be rough - and necessary. We can get defensive, feel challenged, and ultimately shut down. Using frameworks from Tara Mohr, Don Miguel Ruiz, and Brene Brown, this session focuses on our personal journeys reframing our relationship with feedback, specifically regarding feedback around privilege. How do we stay open? How do we process and consider what we've heard? How do we implement lasting behavior change? This isn't easy, and we'll tackle these questions together.
Goals and Target Audience:
By attending this workshop, participants will: - Explore personal experiences with receiving feedback - Participate in scenarios for learning - Understand the core of feelings which can emerge when receiving feedback - Learn tools to engage with feedback about privilege Target Audience: All are welcome, and the session will center the experiences of people who identify as women and as white.

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.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
How to Showcase Your Professional Value to Employers
Presenters:
Allison Robin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
Regardless of where you are in your career, you may find it difficult to pinpoint your achievements, let alone boast about them. This session will walk you through the process of identifying your skills, accomplishments, and professional value. You’ll learn how to document your greatest selling points in a concise manner that emphasizes the results of your actions, illustrating your value to an employer.
Goals and Target Audience:
The targeted audience for this session is any person looking to (1) update or create a winning resume, (2) answer interview questions with impact, (3) identify and speak comfortably about his or her achievements, (4) campaign for a promotion or raise, or (5) complete a performance evaluation highlighting quantifiable results. At the end of the session, participants will be able to communicate their value to an employer via concise statements that highlight their skills and accomplishments and emphasize the measurable results of their actions.