Program for the 2019 PDI

Monday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Mentoring - building relationships that build careers
Presenters:
Kimberly Cox-York,Mary Stromberger
Category:
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
We will cover the mentor-mentee relationship, including: - why have a mentor - the responsibilities of both parties - establishing and fostering the relationship - use of the individual development plan (IDP) to get the most of a mentoring relationship
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals are to: 1. make attendees aware of the value of mentoring 2. help attendees identify potential mentors 3. give attendees tools for fostering fruitful mentor-mentee relationships The primary audience is graduate students, post-docs and assistant professors, but everyone can benefit from mentoring and being mentored, and the IDP is a great tool for all levels.

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.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Fiscal Officer Training
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio,Summer Leaming,Publina Meldrum
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
The Kuali Financial System has the role of Fiscal Officer which is assigned to every account. This training will go over the roles and responsibilities of the fiscal officer and the financial statement impact the transactions have.
Goals and Target Audience:
Kuali Financial System's Fiscal Officers and/or Fiscal Officer delegates.

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Great Plants for Colorado Landscapes
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Amy Lentz
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
This session will focus on plants that should be successful in your Colorado landscape, including native and non-native species. Information about specific trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals will be presented, along with their cultural conditions.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this presentation to help gardeners be more successful in Colorado by offering plants that have proven to do well in most landscapes. The target audience is home gardeners.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Accrual Accounting
Presenters:
Erin Mercurio,Summer Leaming,Publina Meldrum
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
CSU follows accrual accounting, which means, we recognize revenue when earned and expenses when received. This training will go over what accrual accounting means for the departments, how to ensure items are recorded in the correct fiscal year, and how to review accounts to ensure accruals are reversing timely.
Goals and Target Audience:
Kuali Financial System users who create, approve, and review Kuali transactions.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
TWARBUS Overview - Loading Charges to Accounts Receivable Operations (ARO)
Presenters:
Barb Gustison,Janet Fox
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Do you currently use TWARBUS to load transactions to the Accounts Receivable subledger, Banner/ARIES, or are you a department that may be interested in using Accounts Receivable to collect for you? If you are a current user, this session will be a review of how to use TWARBUS and how to navigate through the upgrade from Banner 8 to Banner 9. We will show you tips that may help to increase efficiency, as well as how to use the import feature. For our prospective users, we will review what you will need to do to get set up as a Banner/TWARBUS user, how to use and view the Banner forms to view your accounts, as well as an overview of ARO's monthly processes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department users that use Banner to load charges via TWARBUS, and/or prospective department users that would like to utilize the services provided by ARO.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Flow With Me: All Levels Yoga
Presenters:
Toni-Lee Viney
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Focus on self care by treating yourself to a little yoga. You will be guided through a gentle yoga class which will focus on helping you to ground yourself as we move into the next semester. All levels are welcome to attend. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes that facilitate movement.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will offer attendees an opportunity to take a break and focus on self care. This session is intended to target anyone who has an interest in practicing yoga, whether for the first time or a seasoned practitioner.

Wednesday, January 16th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Best Practices for Writing Recommendation Letters
Presenters:
Mary Swanson,Nancy Levinger
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Writing letters of recommendation can be a daunting task. How do I write the best possible letter for a student I barely know? How can I recommend a really great candidate who has some flaws in their past? How do I know where to begin, what to include, how to best represent the candidate? These types of issues can challenge even the most seasoned letter writer. This workshop aims to increase faculty and staff comfort, confidence and effectiveness when writing letters of recommendation. Topics covered in this session will include: the job of the recommender, the job of the applicant, how to say "no", and best practices for letter writing. This session will be divided into two 45 minute sessions. In the first session, letter writers will cover best practices for letter writing, and in the second session, attendees will work in groups to create sample letters of recommendation.
Goals and Target Audience:
All faculty and staff

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Increased student engagement through the use of cold calls and surveys
Presenters:
Medora Huseby
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2019
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
I plan to discuss student engagement in the undergraduate classroom. I will discuss my use of cold calls and student surveys to increase student engagement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Undergraduate instructors.