Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

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 13th 2020
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.
Session Title:
Equality and Inclusion in Department Code?
Presenters:
Pat Mahoney
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
Recent changes to the hiring and promotion of non-tenured faculty (NTTF) at Colorado State University have mandated that departments revisit and redo their codes to reflect these changes. This session presents the findings of a content analysis of the NTTF code changes made in the various departments in the College of Liberal Arts. The question asked is: Have the practical code changes at the department level promoted the building of a future together that increases equality? The data will illustrate the various pathways identified by differing departments when it comes to inclusion of non-tenured faculty. These findings further reveal how departments were interpreting the approved changes for non-tenured faculty at the University-level, and how these interpretations are reflected in the actual code changes implemented within the respective departments.
Goals and Target Audience:
GOALS: To inquire into how questions of building community at CSU and promoting equity on campus are reflected in department code. Provide a summary review of the NTTF code changes made by College of Liberal Arts academic departments. Audience: Academic faculty and University Administrators.
Session Title:
Introduction to the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Join TILT for a tour of the Teaching Effectiveness Framework developed to guide faculty and departments in the process of defining, enhancing, and evaluating teaching effectiveness at CSU. After extensive research into best practices in teaching and learning, along with feedback from CSU faculty and leadership, the TILT Teaching Effectiveness Team has identified 7 domains for effective teaching and, therefore, student learning. The team has developed a program that outlines a process for departments and faculty to set teaching goals and evaluate goal achievement to develop teaching effectiveness. The program includes a set of tools that can be modified by each department or individuals to meet their needs as they grow their teaching practice.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Chairs Participants will be able to… Define effective teaching Describe the Teaching Effectiveness Framework Connect growth in teaching to annual review Identify tools that can be used to improve teaching
Session Title:
Join the Conversation
Presenters:
Katherine Jeracki,Jeff Dodge
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Faculty, researchers and grad students, come learn how to present your science to a worldwide audience through The Conversation. Colorado State is a participating institution in The Conversation, and the PR team can help you craft a pitch to the editors at The Conversation, or just put you in touch with the right person who is expert in your discipline. To date, nearly 100 CSU faculty have had almost 170 articles published in The Conversation, with global readership ranging from 2,000 to 350,000; authors have also seen follow-on interest in terms of radio and TV interviews and invitations to speak at conferences. This session can help you get in on The Conversation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, researchers, graduate students
Session Title:
Moby GeoX - What is this and what are they doing to our IM field!
Presenters:
Carol Dollard
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
In 2020, construction will begin on one of the largest geoexchange systems (GeoX) in the Western US. This system will be constructed in the IM field and serve the Moby complex. Once completed the field will be restored, but while construction is underway, things will be messy. Come to this session to find out about this new technology on campus and how it is helping us move toward our greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Goals and Target Audience:
The entire campus community will be impacted by this project. Goals: educate the campus community about the impacts of this project. These impacts include: - Short term - construction mess in the IM fields and in the Moby complex. - Longer term - reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and utility costs and a restoration of the impacted IM fields
Session Title:
Smart Cycling Part 1 (Classroom)
Presenters:
Erika Benti,Aaron Buckley
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Certified instructors will lead the class through an interactive and in-depth discussion of the following principles, while applying them to CSU and the Fort Collins area: 1.The Basics: Choosing a bike, maintenance, clothing/equipment, helmet, bike handling, shifting gears 2. Principles of Bicycling: Riding in a group, sharing paths/trails, inclement weather, night riding, long distances 3. Principles of Traffic Law: where to ride on the road, navigating intersections, rural roads 4. Bike Infrastructure 5. Hazards: Crashes and how to avoid them, five layers of safety.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will help build an understanding of traffic laws as they apply to bicyclists, and provide strategies to increase safety and confidence while riding on campus and throughout the community. The target audience ranges from current bicycle commuters to people who are interested but concerned about using a bicycle for transportation. Smart Cycling Part 1 is a prerequisite to Smart Cycling Part 2 (On-Bike).
Session Title:
STOP Asking About Passion: Increase Equity Through Aptitude, Purpose and Life Design Concepts
Presenters:
Rich Feller
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Focusing on "passion" and "what do you like to do" dominates advising and career practice. New data shows how this misguides students, reinforces exposure bias by gender, race and geography. What if learners identified their competitive advantages that always show up, clarified their purpose, and gained voice through life design? This is changing academic and career advising on a growing number of campuses. Learn how CSU can use www.youscience.com, purpose and life design tools free. Explore how campuses are building employer partnerships to fill the talent pipeline using www.YouScience.com while helping students gain voice and self-advocate.
Goals and Target Audience:
1) Review data and the www.youscience.com performance based aptitude platform to evaluate its use on campus; 2) Learn how to access it "free" to use with any CSU student or employer partnership; 3) Complete and learn to use a "purpose" finding tool with students tomorrow; 4) Key "life design" concepts Each academic and career advisor, and staff involved with course selection, retention, employer partnerships, and career development is welcome.
Session Title:
The Case Against Statistical Significance
Presenters:
Ben Prytherch,Zach Weller,Julia Sharp
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Recently, The American Statistician published a special issue focused on statistical inference: “Statistical Inference in the 21st Century: A World Beyond p < 0.05”, which expands upon the American Statistical Association's 2016 Statement on p-values. There is much discussion in the statistics profession and in science about the use of p-values and statistical significance. An editorial co-authored by the Executive Director of the American Statistical Association tells readers that "it is time to stop using the term 'statistically significant' entirely". Why do so many statisticians object to the use of statistical significance? And how should we go about making statistical inferences, if not through the lens of significance? These are the big questions that will be addressed in this session. We will cover the history and logic behind the use of p-values and significance, the consequences of their misuse, and look at a variety of recommendations for doing things differently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5logb3o7wo
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session will be to inform participants on the use of statistical significance in science. Participants will be CSU researchers.
Session Title:
Using an Online Video Platform to Bolster the Graduate Admissions Process
Presenters:
Heather Hall
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
In order to keep up with current trends in admissions, The Department of Biomedical Sciences has started using a video assessment tool to help evaluate applicants. Kira Talent is a software platform that allows students to record themselves answering questions that cover core competencies as a supplement to the traditional graduate school application. In this session, we will cover the benefits of using a video assessment tool in the review process, show a demo of the reviewer experience, as well as a demo of the applicant experience.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: to introduce a new technology to help with the admissions process Targeted Audience: Graduate coordinators, admissions committee members, graduate program directors

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Accounting and Kuali for Non-Accountants
Presenters:
Summer Leaming
Category:
Campus Accounting Processes
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
This PDI session aims to provide important fundamentals of accounting as well as understanding the use of debits and credits, recording financial transactions accurately, and principles of accounting under general accepted accounting principles (GAAP). As Kuali Financial System (KFS) is CSU’s system of record, this session will also provide an overview of Kuali tailored to the non-accountant user. Discussion will include screen layout, document searches, responsibility roles in the system, and items to consider when approving documents. 
Goals and Target Audience:
This class is designed for those who access Kuali and refer to basic accounting information infrequently.
Session Title:
Containers Kubed: Orchestrating Docker Containers with Kubernetes
Presenters:
Heather Cronk,Phil Partain
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Maybe you jumped on the Docker bandwagon because containers are the new hotness or maybe you like that they eliminate dependency conflicts, are more efficient than VMs, and can be easily shared with others. Either way, as your team's container usage has grown, so have your container management headaches. What's running and where? What crashed? Which server has the resources to run my new container? Why aren’t we using more sci-fi references in our daily lives? Born out of Google's Borg system via Project Seven of Nine, Kubernetes (helmsman to the Greeks, k8s to the efficient) solves all of these problems! Beam aboard for a high-level overview of Kubernetes, an abundance of Star Trek and nautical puns, and hear about our team's journey from an Undiscovered Country to a United Federation of…Containers.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will assume this is the First Contact with Kubernetes, but basic knowledge of containers will be helpful. The overview is geared toward technology enthusiasts that are curious about, thinking about, or using containers and Kubernetes.
Session Title:
EAP, CARE Program and Housing Resources: Working to provide equitable resources in a system based on Equality
Presenters:
Emma Chavez,Jan Pierce ,Deborah Mayer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) CARE Program at CSU and The Housing Navigator, help employees access resources both on and off campus with the combined goal of supporting staff and building a healthy workforce. We do this work by identifying individual needs and implementing steps to meet those needs, through opportunity for one-on-one sessions, conducting interest surveys, or simply providing information via email or phone calls if that suits the individual’s needs.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: CSU employees Goal: For CSU employees to leave with a better understanding of support services offered by the three offices and to learn about the ways EAP, CARE, and Housing Navigator work to provide services beyond equality but rather equitably to employees on campus.
Session Title:
Incidents of bias: How CSU responds to hate and bias
Presenters:
Joshua Alvarez,Shannon Archibeque-Engle
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
According to the FBI, hate crimes have been on the rise on college campuses across the country since 2015. The U.S. Department of Education reported a 25% increase in hate crimes on college campuses between 2015 to 2016. CSU has seen incidents of hate and bias on its campus. CSU's Bias Assessment Team has been hard at work tracking incidents of hate and bias and reaching out to support those impacted by hate and bias. This session will cover CSU's Bias Assessment Team, its mission, and what happens when a report of an incident of bias is received. Participants in this session will learn the definition of a bias incident, the difference between an incident of bias and a hate crime, and how the First Amendment applies to incidents of hate and bias.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will cover CSU's Bias Assessment Team, its mission, and what happens when a report of an incident of bias is received. Participants in this session will learn the definition of a bias incident, the difference between an incident of bias and a hate crime, and how the First Amendment applies to incidents of hate and bias. All students and employees are the target audience.
Session Title:
Leave Management
Presenters:
Jackie Swaro
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
A review of various leave and benefit programs available to Academic Faculty / Administrative Professionals (AF/AP) and State Classified staff. This will include sick and annual leave, Family Medical Leave, Short and Long Term Disability and Parental Leave.
Goals and Target Audience:
After attending the PDI, employees should be able to identify employee leave and benefit programs available to both AF/AP and State Classified employees, as well as understand how the various leaves coordinate with each other.
Session Title:
Protection of Minors
Presenters:
Sally Alexander,Linda Schutjer
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
Learn about CSU's Protection of Minors policy. Learn about best practices for designing programming or activities that involve minors.
Goals and Target Audience:
Coordinators, group leaders, supervisors or anyone who is involved with activities or programming which involve minors. Learn about what you need to know to design programs or plan activities that keep minors safe.
Session Title:
Ready to try the Undergraduate Learning Assistant (LA) Model? Organizational Techniques for your ULAs
Presenters:
Medora Huseby
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
Employing learning assistants (LAs) in the classroom disrupts the traditional, 'professor down' style of teaching. Learning assistants serve as a bridge between the professor and the students, straddling the role of both learner and teacher. Research shows that LA involvement increases student performance. Furthermore, LAs support interactive classroom environments, which positively impacts nontraditional students (such as first generation students). LAs promote student-centered learning, where students have agency over their educational choices. Many LAs have pedagogical training (or go through pedagogical training during their LA tenure) that increases their awareness of student's backgrounds and how individual experiences impact learning. These LA specific practice create a more inclusive classroom environment. This session will focus on the importance of and preparation for weekly LA meetings, as well as strategies to increase LA learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participant learning outcomes: -Gain awareness of how the LA model increases classroom inclusivity -Discuss strategies for organizing courses to include LAs -Discuss strategies to prepare LAs for student interactions This session is intended for teachers that use the LA model, are considering employing the LA model in future courses, or would like to learn effective organizational techniques within the LA model.
Session Title:
The Rare Plants of Colorado
Presenters:
David Anderson,Pam Smith,Crystal Strouse,Ann Grant
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
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.
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

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Advancing Equitable Hiring Practices
Presenters:
Rebecca McCarty,Emily Rogers
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
The Office of Equal Opportunity is responsible for equitable hiring processes for Administrative Professionals and Faculty at CSU. We will provide resources for departments to conduct a smooth search while ensuring equity and equal opportunity. In particular, we will detail a new interview question bank, new posting announcement changes, and ways to keep the search process quickly moving forward.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone associated with conducting the search process at CSU.
Session Title:
All Things Echo
Presenters:
Marianne Bauer,Nichole Pullen
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
In this session plan to find out everything you need to know to successfully record to Echo360. Topics include Echo360 basics – How to set up your course to record your lectures in Echo360, classroom recording tips and best practices, Echo Universal Capture (formerly Echo Personal Capture) from home, office or classroom, and Echo Active Learning, some great tools to help you with student engagement. Finally we will briefly touch on Echo Analytics tools and how to gauge your student’s involvement in your videos.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty interested in using Echo360 to enhance active learning in their classrooms.
Session Title:
Enhance Student Success: Canvas New Analytics Tool
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Which items are students clicking on in your Canvas course? Can I see the items a specific student clicked on? Canvas’ New Analytics tool provides this information and more! Bring your laptop and learn how to view the course grade average and compare that average with individual sections or students in the course. Message students who have a grade within a certain range or who have not viewed the syllabus. We’ll also discuss how this tool ties into CSU’s Learning Analytics initiative. And how this information can be used to quickly interact with students who might be struggling in your course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Help instructors and TA’s understand how to use the new analytics tool in Canvas.
Session Title:
Mentoring Best-Practices for Equity and Inclusion
Presenters:
Colleen Webb
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
This session will introduce best-practices tips for mentoring students and postdocs with a focus on equity and inclusion. These best-practices should be considered when mentoring all types of mentees regardless of background or experience of the mentee. However, mentors should be culturally responsive and mentor through a lens of equity and inclusion to best support the success of mentees, including those groups that have been traditionally under-served. In addition to introducing best-practices for mentoring, we will cover resources available at CSU to support mentoring, including the Graduate Center for Inclusive Mentoring. We encourage those that mentor postdocs, graduate students or undergraduate students to attend.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Introduce best-practices for mentoring students and postdocs 2. Encourage lens of equity and inclusion when mentoring 3. Familiarize audience with resources at CSU to support best-practices mentoring Audience: 1. Faculty who mentor graduate students and postdocs 2. Postdocs who mentor graduate and undergraduate students 3. Graduate students who mentor undergraduate students
Session Title:
Requesting to Reserve General Assignment Classroom Space on Campus - Intro to EMS Web App
Presenters:
Beth Klaisner
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
All faculty and Staff of CSU have access to the EMS Web App system to request to reserve General Assignment classroom space for academic-related purposes. This session will offer an introduction to how and when to use this system to request to reserve this kind of space.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: To give an overview of the uses and tools of the EMS Web App and it's use on campus. Audience: Any and all faculty and staff.
Session Title:
The Magic Circle and Inclusion in Classroom Game Design
Presenters:
James D. Fielder
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
This session explains how well-designed games create "magic circles," or risk-free space where students can safely explore lesson material, test strategies, and form cohesive bonds with diverse classmates. The presenter draws from ludology, or the study of games, to describe how concepts such as game constraints, the risk/reward cycle, the theory of fun, uncertainty, and cooperative challenges build student confidence and inspire teamwork.
Goals and Target Audience:
faculty and staff interested in using classroom games as educational and training tools, focusing on how good games foster inclusivity and active learning.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Building the Future Together: The Collaborative Process of Creating a Schedule of Classes
Presenters:
Beth Klaisner,Jennifer Buchfink
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Much of what keeps the academic mission of Colorado State University moving forward from semester to semester and year to year depends on the class registration schedule for each term. Before students can register for the courses they need in any given term, various university partners including faculty, advisors, academic department staff, program coordinators, department and college administrators, and members of the Office of the Registrar staff must work together to gather all of the necssary information needed to create the list of sections that will be offered to students for registration. We will give an overview of this complex process, the tools and steps involved in it, and suggest best practices for completing each part as completely and accurrately as possible, with the ultimate goal of providing all students access to the courses and credits they need to graduate successfully from CSU.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is to provide the information and conversation necessary for the Office of the Registrar and other stakeholders to work together to build the most clear, accurate, and accessible class schedule possible for each term so that students can register easily and accurately. We welcome department schedulers, faculty, academic advisors, and any other interested parties who may be involved with scheduling at any stage of the process, or who may benefit from gaining an understanding of the larger process of building the class schedule.
Session Title:
Campus on a Carbon Diet - Annual Update of CSU Sustainability Efforts
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn,Carol Dollard
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
Colorado State has made ambitious carbon reduction goals. These include the 2017 signing of the Climate Reality Pledge - a commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2030. In addition, CSU has committed to reducing the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the university to zero by the year 2050. This session will provide an update on the strategies in place to achieve those goals and the progress made to date. Remember, the university's footprint is actually made up of our individual contributions so we will also explore specific measures that each of us can embrace to reduce our individual impact. Please join us!
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, and students should all be interested in how their work here at the university impacts the environment. The goal is to keep the university community informed on progress toward reducing GHG emissions, and how each of us can help.
Session Title:
Commitment to Campus
Presenters:
Tammy Hunt
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Review of discounts and benefits available through Commitment to Campus
Goals and Target Audience:
Expand awareness of this program -- audience is all CSU employees.
Session Title:
Feedback and Assessment: Integrating Formative Feedback into your Teaching
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd,Tonya Buchan
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Frequent formative assessments and low stakes assignments inform instructors and students of how much, and the extent to which, content or skills are mastered. Teaching strategies can then be adjusted to meet students’ needs. This workshop will introduce you to a variety of formative assessment strategies that can provide students with in the moment feedback.
Goals and Target Audience:
Teaching Faculty Participants will be able to… Define the difference between formative and summative assessments and their purposes Align formative assessment strategies with course outcomes and essential skills Learn a variety of formative assessment techniques Identify opportunities to incorporate feedback as a regular component of the student experience
Session Title:
Smart Cycling Part 2 (On Bike)
Presenters:
Erika Benti,Aaron Buckley
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
LSC Plaza
Description:
Smart Cycling Part 2 will be held outdoors with your bike! The session begins with a set of drills to practice crash-avoidance techniques and hone your bike handling skills. Participants will also learn how to perform a safety check on their bike and to properly fit a helmet. After the drills, the group will set out on a ride through campus and into the surrounding community to practice a variety of scenarios, such as positioning at intersections, group riding and using special infrastructure. Each participant should arrive with their own bike in working order and helmet, and be dressed to ride outdoors. To borrow a bike and/or helmet for the session, please contact Erika Benti at erika.benti@colostate.edu or 970-491-7600 at least one week prior to the session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Smart Cycling Part 1 (Classroom) is a prerequisite to this session. This session will build confidence for riding with traffic on roads and on multi-use paved trails. The target audience ranges from current bicycle commuters to people who are interested but concerned about using a bicycle for transportation.
Session Title:
Swim, Don't Sink: Simplifying your WordPress Security Workload
Presenters:
Andrew Crane,Russell Dickerson,Richard Young
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
As the web management group for the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, we found ourselves struggling with the number of WordPress sites on our servers. Any one of them might have a security flaw that would provide attackers a way in to our network, and new sites were being created every month. How could we keep up with this flood of security and maintenance work? If this problem sounds familiar, you might be interested in hearing how we used a combination of WordPress features, administrative "best practices," free off-the-shelf tools, custom scripting and a bit of old-fashioned communication to turn our College's WordPress experience around. After the presentation portion, we will lead a brainstorming discussion on the challenges encountered when deploying WordPress at scale in a university setting.
Goals and Target Audience:
This presentation is aimed at WordPress site owners and administrators, especially those of us responsible for managing or overseeing multiple WordPress installations. Participants should leave with fresh ideas for reducing their WordPress security and administration workload.
Session Title:
The Art of the Recommendation Letter: Avoiding Bias
Presenters:
Mary Swanson,Nancy Levinger
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
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? How can I ensure that my letter doesn’t contain implicit bias? These types of issues can challenge even the most seasoned letter writer. This activity-based workshop aims to increase faculty and staff comfort, confidence and effectiveness when writing letters of recommendation with a special focus on avoiding bias. Other 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. Come prepared to interact and learn from your colleagues across campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
All faculty and staff
Session Title:
The Future of Student Empowerment and Equity: Learning About Self, Community, and Social Change: Social Justice Thru the Arts
Presenters:
Dr. Patricia Vigil,Lisa Morgan,Silvia Minguzzi,Dr. Caridad Souza
Category:
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
This workshop shares insights about a collaborative learning experience called Social Justice Thru the Arts, a week-long CSU Alliance Partnership summer institute for underserved high schools in Colorado. We use a performative format to chart a feeling sense about our journey working with the students who attended. The year’s institute incorporates participant’s sense about power, privilege, and gender justice via the Selfie where seeing, being seen, and seeing through, or unmasking encourages social change. The metaphor of the mask or Mas/caras helped participants develop awareness about how self fits into community and how community fits into the self.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty staff students and anyone interested in learning about how art can be used in social justice contexts; anyone interested in learning about the social justice aspects of art.
Session Title:
Understanding Your Role As A Responsible Employee at CSU and Supporting Survivors
Presenters:
Ashley Vigil,Casey Malsam
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Come learn more about your role as a Responsible Employee at CSU and effective ways to support your students through this process. If you've attended a similar session previously, this session will include information on updated reporting requirements and University policy. This session will also include information about the University response to reports of this nature to best prepare and work with your students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session open to all employees of the University to include faculty, staff, volunteers, and student employees. Goals will include learning about employees' obligation to report incidents related to sexual misconduct and/or interpersonal violence, learning about the University response and University policy, and best and most effective ways to support survivors throughout this process.
Session Title:
Who You Are Matters!: Game Play to Honor Self and Humanity's What's Next
Presenters:
Rich Feller
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
Play the Who You Are Matters! personal discovery game. (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucGFcaAuVwo ) Used throughout the US, in six countries and on Semester at Sea, the simulation is a fun, safe and highly structured storytelling experience. Players in tables of five listen deeply to honor your stories, give feedback and gratitude, and serve as resources to encourage you to act upon your “what’s next possibilities”. The game is played with high school and college students, adult learners and workers, and 50+ groups. Facilitators use it within leadership, diversity, team building, and personal development trainings at all levels. Co-created by the presenter find information at www.onelifetools.com
Goals and Target Audience:
(1) increase confidence and clarity about your “what’s next possibilities” (2) increase empathy and permission to honor yourself and humanity through “safe and structured” storytelling (3) reduce dualistic thinking (4) create a written clarification sketch and one inspired action (after receiving feedback from 4 peers at your game table) and (5) receive a passcode to the Online Storyteller ( https://onelifetools.com/pages/online-storyteller-self-directed-narrative-assessment ) to use at home for the rest of your life. The experience welcomes each campus member to honor each individual's story and "what's next" while building community. Once played, participants can easily facilitate the game in their homes, work units or leadership role.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Balanced Eating: One Diet Does Not Fit All
Presenters:
Charlotte Lakin
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
"Eating healthy is so expensive! To be healthy I have to eat salads and make everything from scratch. I can’t eat the foods that are important in my culture or try foods from other cultures because they are unhealthy." We hear these misconceptions all the time and many of us start to believe they must be true. Eating a balanced diet can be accessible for all populations and there is no one ‘perfect’ diet. The first step in making nutrition available to a wider population is understanding that balanced eating comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Food for a balanced diet can come from grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, food banks, home gardens, or farmers markets. Balance can be found in all different eating patterns around the world. This session will dispel common myths about nutrition and help you recognize that eating a balanced diet can be a reality for you too! We will also discuss nutrition services offered on campus by the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center and access to resources to support your nutrition goals.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals 1. Understand the composition of a balanced diet 2. Understand the composition of a balanced diet in different countries and geographical regions 3. Learn how to make a balanced diet work with any budget 4. Identify how to make balanced choices when eating out 5. Discuss how to make small changes towards eating a balanced diet Target Audience: 1. Individuals interested in learning what comprises a balanced diet 2. Individuals interested in learning about a balanced diet for a variety of audiences 3. Individuals interested in learning how a balanced diet can be accessible by all
Session Title:
TLC for your Nervous System: Tools to Manage Stress and Anxiety in Modern Times
Presenters:
Erin Bisenius
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
As someone with a self-proclaimed "Chicken Little" nervous system, which responds to most situations with alarm, I will be discussing the best tools and practices I've found to manage stress, anxiety and negative thoughts. These include: an emergency breathing technique, meditation apps, heart rate variability (HRV) training, and neurofeedback. To put these tools/practices in context, we'll discuss the stress response, how it plays out in modern times, and why these tools/practices are effective.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: even if you already practice stress reduction techniques, my goal is for each participant to leave with one new idea/tool/practice to implement. Target audience: anyone looking for new ideas to manage stress and anxiety in his/her life.

Tuesday, January 14th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
General Services Building Room 340
Description:
**This session has a $50 fee per participant.** Please make payment arrangements with Frank Gonzales (Frank.Gonzales@colostate.edu) PRIOR to the day of the session. Learn to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac problems, and/or sudden illness or injury, among adults, children and infants.
Goals and Target Audience:
This training teaches individuals and families how to appropriately respond in emergency situations, while overcoming barriers to act. It is a vital training for all ages and walks of life. Lives are saved with CPR!

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Building a Better Web: Using Quality Metrics to Improve Our Sites
Presenters:
Andrew Crane,Russell Dickerson,Rich Young
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
Sure, your website is good. But how good is it? While some of what makes a site good (or not) is inherently subjective, there is still plenty that can be quantified. And once you've got numbers, you can put them to work in useful and interesting ways. In the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, we've begun tracking a handful of quality metrics across the various sites in our college. Come see how we're gathering our data, what we're learning from it, and how we hope to use it. Bring your stories and questions, too, as we'll follow up with a broader conversation about what tools are available, which metrics they provide, and how they can be harnessed to improve your organization's web presence.
Goals and Target Audience:
This PDI is intended for website owners and contributors, but it will be especially relevant to those who are responsible for complex, high-profile websites or who manage multiple sites. Participants should leave with new ideas on how to measure and track site quality.
Session Title:
Classified Personnel Council: Advocating, Communicating and Leading
Presenters:
Meg Skeehan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Did you know there is an entire Council that works to promote, improve, and protect the roles of State Classified Employees within the CSU shared governance model? We invite you to come learn more about the Classified Personnel Council (CPC) and its representatives – what we do, how we do it, and how we can be of service to you. This session will bring you up to date on the actions and activities of your Council, how we are advocating for equity and change at CSU and also at the state level, and highlight the many ways State Classified employees can get involved at CSU. Moreover, it will give us a chance to hear from you – what issues are most relevant and important to you, what questions can we help answer, and what ideas do you have to make CSU a better place for State Classified employees? In short, how can we help? CSU depends on a strong, dedicated, and informed Classified Personnel Council to ensure State Classified views, ideas, and concerns are respected in University decision-making. And we cannot fulfill this mission without YOU. Please join us for this informative and interactive session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Information about the practice of shared governance at CSU. Ideal for State Classified employees or any employee curious to learn more about shared governance at CSU.
Session Title:
Introduction to the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Join TILT for a tour of the Teaching Effectiveness Framework developed to guide faculty and departments in the process of defining, enhancing, and evaluating teaching effectiveness at CSU. After extensive research into best practices in teaching and learning, along with feedback from CSU faculty and leadership, the TILT Teaching Effectiveness Team has identified 7 domains for effective teaching and, therefore, student learning. The team has developed a program that outlines a process for departments and faculty to set teaching goals and evaluate goal achievement to develop teaching effectiveness. The program includes a set of tools that can be modified by each department or individuals to meet their needs as they grow their teaching practice.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Chairs Participants will be able to… Define effective teaching Describe the Teaching Effectiveness Framework Connect growth in teaching to annual review Identify tools that can be used to improve teaching
Session Title:
Need a Better Work Commute?
Presenters:
Aaron Buckley,Aaron Fodge,Erika Benti
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
This session provides best practices for commuting to CSU with minimal or no use of a personal automobile. The session will include a presentation about transit, bicycling, and carpooling along with a targeted break-out to identify routes to the University. Parking and Transportation Services will also introduce new employee programs including Emergency Ride Home, Commuter Parking 10-Packs, Pace bike share, Bird e-scooters, and Zipcar. Attendees will receive maps of the local transit and bike system.
Goals and Target Audience:
Employees considering a change in how they commute to campus seeking to: 1. Reduce their personal cost of transportation (fuel, insurance, maintenance, depreciation of their vehicle) 2. Avoid searching for available parking on campus 3. Improve their physical and mental health by commuting by bicycle, transit or carpool. 4. Enjoy the social nature of commuting by transit, bicycle, or carpool.
Session Title:
New Initiatives for Mental Health, Well-being, Resilience at CSU-
Presenters:
Viviane Ephraimson-Abt,Janelle Patrias
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
Through the National College Health Assessment, we know that CSU students, along with campuses nationwide,are seeking more mental health support. This desire for more support can impact everyone who serves students at the university. The CSU Health Network has been developing services to impact our student's mental health on the continuum from prevention to crisis response. Our campus is sometimes surprised to learn of all the ways in which students can access services and support. In this session we will cover new initiatives to support student mental health, including those for academic environments and online support.
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU Faculty and Staff
Session Title:
Sustainability 101 at CSU - what we do and how you can help
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
CSU has received and achieved a lot of recognition in the category of sustainability. Remember, here at CSU, sustainability is about a holistic approach that recognizes the intersectionality of economics, social justice, and environmental justice. Sustainability 101 at CSU will have three parts. First, the session is designed to answer some FAQ's: What do we do? How do we do it? Who is involved? Second, offer your suggestions and ask your questions: What should we do? Why do we or don't we...? And third, we'll talk about how anyone and everyone can be a part of this success.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learn more about sustainability efforts at CSU - what we do and how you are a part of the effort! No question is too small or too large - let's talk! The session is open to any interested faculty, staff or student. Thanks for joining the conversation.
Session Title:
The Future of CSU Employee Development: Bridge/My Learning
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Diane Fromme,Nick Leinen
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
For two years, CSU has been ramping up the Bridge Learning Management System (LMS) for employee professional development. Come learn why Bridge/My Learning represents the future of CSU employee professional development and compliance training. Watch demos and ask all your great questions to engage with the Talent Development and ACNS presenters.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -Answer why consider joining the CSU My Learning movement? -Introduce Bridge/My Learning, a centralized CSU employee development platform -Provide a short Learner demo -Introduce and briefly show the My Learning Website: resources for all learners and Bridge administrators -Provide a short Department Administrator demo -Recap why Bridge/My Learning is the future of CSU employee development Audience: This session is for all campus employees who want to take professional development classes, as well as for those who want to use Bridge/My Learning as a platform for their Department professional development and compliance training and tracking.
Session Title:
Using the Individual Development Plan for Non-tenure Track Faculty
Presenters:
Kimberly Cox-York
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
Virgina Dale
Description:
This session will cover the Individual Development Plan (IDP) as a tool to help Non-tenure Track Faculty define and achieve teaching, scholarship and service goals.
Goals and Target Audience:
Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Session Title:
Volunteering with your pooch - Would you like to train your dog to be a therapy dog?
Presenters:
Tae Yamaki
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Have you seen therapy dogs at hospitals, schools, libraries, or nursing homes and ever wonder if your dog and you can do the job? Do you have well-behaved dogs who love people and think they may be good therapy dogs? There are a lot of different organizations nationwide which certify you and your dog as a therapy dog team and each one has somewhat different policies and processes. During this session, I will show you handful of reliable organizations that you can get certified within FortCollins/Loveland or Denver area and will share how to prepare for becoming a therapy dog team from my own experience of being a therapy dog handler for past 7 years with two of my dogs through two different organizations and volunteering in various places weekly.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who is interested in becoming a therapy dog handler.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Accrual Accounting
Presenters:
Summer Leaming
Category:
Campus Accounting Processes
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
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.
Session Title:
An Eco-feminist Response to the Funeral Industrial Complex. Or, in other words… why you should totally join the death positivity movement.
Presenters:
Monica Rivera
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
If you haven’t heard yet, there is a revolution happening in the US known as the Death-Positivity Movement. Named after similar movements which aim to destigmatize an issue (think “body positivity”), the death-positivity movement is rooted in the ideas that: death and dying shouldn’t be taboo subjects, that the choices we make for our bodies have environmental impacts long after we are gone (spoiler alert: cremation isn’t the most environmentally friendly option), and race/gender/class/disability/sexuality identities have an impact on a person’s access to a “good death”. While the death of a loved one is never easy, the process immediately following a loss is often made worse by our lack of understanding about the industry and our society’s general incompetence regarding grief. This session will act as a death positivity 101 and will invite participants to reflect on how much they know about death and dying in a US context. We will explore common myths, the state of the funeral industry and provide resources for exploring the topic of death with our loved ones.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: • Introduce participants to the death positivity movement • Use humor and storytelling to help destigmatize the topic of death, dying and end-of-life planning • Share a framework for how examining death can contribute to a stronger outlook on life • Explore the impact of racism, sexism, transphobia, classism and ableism on death and end-of-life planning • Gain an understanding of the negative impact that death-denial and avoidance has on our lives and one the experiences of our loved ones (particularly elderly family members and those responsible for funeral planning) • Provide take-away prompts for folks to reflect on regarding their own death and/or the death of an aging parent/loved one Target audience: • anyone who might die someday. :)
Session Title:
Creating Youth Summer Programs to address your Unit’s Diversity Goals
Presenters:
Anne Van Arsdall,Dr. Patricia Vigil ,Anna Fontana,Claudia Hernandez
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
This session will provide an overview of how departmental units can identify specific diversity goals and create summer youth programming to support those goals. Presenters will share examples of best practices and discuss steps to design, implement, and evaluate culturally relevant and high impact programming. In addition, presenters will review relevant aspects of the Institutional Diversity Plan and share emerging university-level support for the creation and implementation of youth summer programs. Participants are encouraged to consider their unit goals prior to this informative and interactive session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To share a framework for designing and implementing summer youth programs as well as examples and best practices for each stage. Targeted Audience: Current and prospective summer program coordinators; staff and faculty exploring ways to enhance diversity within their units
Session Title:
Diving into the data on STEM and non-STEM faculty - lessons and programs for advancing equity
Presenters:
Ruth Hufbauer,Susan James,Heather Novak
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Did you know that in STEM departments, women on the faculty take longer to be promoted to associate professor than men, which is not true in non-STEM fields? What does this mean? Are STEM fields less hospitable to women or are they more flexible than non-STEM disciplines? We will present new ways of looking at demographic and climate survey data to evaluate the similarities and differences between STEM and non-STEM disciplines. We will present our findings, and request input from the community on ways of improving equity across the board.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and staff will find these data fascinating, and we welcome input and ideas from all. Our end goal is to submit a grant proposal to NSF for an Advance grant to increase equity in STEM disciplines. The institutional transformation should improve equity across the board, and should improve culture and climate beyond just the faculties.
Session Title:
Increasing Student Equity by Supporting CSU Students Who Are Undocumented - From Campus to Career
Presenters:
Connie Jaime-Lujan,John Hendeson,Dr. Susana Munoz,Amy Cailene
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
372-74
Description:
To effectively support and increase the equity for CSU students who are undocumented – from campus to career – requires awareness of the many contributions they make to the campus, their unique and powerful stories, the challenges they face in the broader socio/political context, and resources that are available to support them while at CSU and when considering their transition to career opportunities. Hear directly from students who are undocumented as well as receive specific information regarding how you can be supportive. Also, you will leave with additional resources and things you can do to build your understanding of how to best support the students.
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.
Session Title:
Self-Care and Caring for Others: Mindful Compassion Practice
Presenters:
Margit Hentschel
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Are you finding obstacles to your inner calm in meeting all of life’s challenges? Mindful Compassion Practice is an antidote to help us transform these obstacles. Neuroscience research shows how mindfulness practices can help us access the part of our brain that induces relaxed action, so that we can stay fully engaged in our lives without becoming stressed out. This session offers guided mindfulness practices that contribute to mental equanimity, which helps us connect with our innate capacity for self-compassion and compassion for others. We’ll begin with an overview of compassion science and engage participants in "hands-on" mindfulness practices. Audience participation will be invited in a "learning circle" format. A "start where you are" philosophy is embraced, and no previous experience is needed. Practice sessions will range from 5-15 minutes, followed with time to share experiences and learn from each other. For those interested in continuing a daily mindfulness practice, we’ll offer tools you can take with you.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to learn compassion practices that can be applied in daily life. Everyone is welcome.
Session Title:
Set a Teaching Goal with the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan,Karen Falkenberg
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
You want to become a “better” instructor. But what does that mean? How do you get started? And what does effective teaching look like? Join instructional designers from TILT who will walk you through a goal-setting process based on the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework. You will leave this session with a goal, action steps to carry out that goal, and a plan to assess your level of achievement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to… Determine an area of strength in their teaching Determine an area of growth in their teaching Set a SMART goal for teaching Develop an action plan to achieve their teaching goal Target Audience: Instructors
Session Title:
Showing Research Impact: Strategies and Tools for a Variety of Disciplines
Presenters:
Jocelyn Boice,Naomi Lederer
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
Do you need to show the impact of your research in order to achieve tenure, be promoted, or apply for grants? Depending upon the subject area, this may be relatively straightforward or it could require some creativity. But no matter the field, the process is easier if you know how to approach it. Learn successful strategies from CSU librarians who will present go-to resources for demonstrating research impact, including CSU Libraries’ databases and free web-based tools. The session will cover techniques and resources that work within and across disciplinary boundaries, along with recommendations for how to use them.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and researchers in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences will be able to access free tools, use CSU Libraries’ databases, and employ various approaches to demonstrate the significance, impact, and reach of their research and creative activities.
Session Title:
Team Science 101
Presenters:
Jeni Cross,Alyssa Stephens,Allison Cantwell
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
People at all career levels—from recent college graduates to experienced researchers—are being called upon to collaborate to solve complex social problems. This emphasis on knowledge creation and problem-solving in groups—not as individuals—requires a different approach and a different set of competencies than previously taught in the college classroom or developed through single-researcher projects. The Science of Team Science emerged as a field of study in response to this need. Research from the Science of Team Science highlights best practices that can help researchers work on teams more successfully. Practices like followership and social sensitivity can dramatically improve team experiences and foster collaboration for researchers at all career stages. IRISS proposes to provide an interactive, 90-minute introduction to the Science of Team Science. This introduction will emphasize opportunities to incorporate the Science of Team Science principles into both teaching and research activities.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal will be to provide a foundation to faculty and instructors at all career stages to approach collaborative research, and better prepare students for working on teams and combining knowledge to solve complex problems. This session is also appropriate for students working as part of research teams.
Session Title:
Transtream Shipping Software Open Forum
Presenters:
Richard Thibault,Dan Kelso
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
The Transtream Multi-Carrier Shipping Software is in full swing at CSU! You use this application to ship via UPS, FedEx, DHL, and USPS for all CSU business related packages/large envelopes. We want to hear your questions, suggestions, and feedback and we'd like to share some tips and tricks on using Transtream that can make your life easier. This open forum session with begin with a short demo of new or updated features, and the remaining time will be allotted for questions and answers, and listening to your feedback.
Goals and Target Audience:
Current users of Transtream, and those that may need to ship for their departments in the near future. Our goal is an exchange of information regarding the use and function of Transtream at CSU. This session is conducted by staff of the Departments of Central Receiving.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Flexible Work Schedules
Presenters:
Ashley Stahle
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
In this session, we will discuss how the Office of Sponsored Programs implemented the option for employees to work remotely. Additionally, this option has been in effect for 9+ months and we will discuss what has gone well, what we have had to figure out along the way, and the benefits of it all. https://source.colostate.edu/adopt-and-adapt-how-one-unit-implemented-teleworking/
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone interested in teleworking! Join to hear how this was successfully implemented in the Office of Sponsored Programs.
Session Title:
Let's Play Cards!: Building Community in Large Classes
Presenters:
Jennifer Reinke
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
In classes of 150 or 200 students, learners can feel nameless, instructors can feel frenzied, and both can feel overwhelmed. In this session, participants will experience and learn about a classroom management model that promotes student engagement and accountability, students' sense of belonging and teamwork, and effective and efficient assessment.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of the session is to describe and demonstrate a model for breaking down a large lecture-style class into manageable small groups. The target audience is instructors who teach large (50+) on-campus classes.
Session Title:
More than Memes and Gifs: Creating Accessible Social Media Content
Presenters:
Joe Tiner,Allison Swanson
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
Social media is embedded in today’s culture. Between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. it is nearly impossible to not consume some form of social media. Because of this, social media has become a powerful tool in higher education. However, not everyone has access to the content posted on social media. Individuals with disabilities may be excluded from this content. In this interactive session participants will learn how to engage larger audiences by creating accessible social media content.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Participants will gain an understanding of accessibility principles Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of creating accessible content Participants will gain an understanding of how to create accessible social media content Target Audience: Those interested in public relations, marketing, social media, advertising, or communications.
Session Title:
Reimagining the Canvas quiz: Introduction to U-Behavior, a teaching method for encouraging spaced and interleaved practice in classrooms.
Presenters:
James Folkestad ,Marcia Moraes,Kelly McKenna
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Testing or quizzing oneself is an extremely reliable way to strengthen memory and increase recall. In an attempt to get students to utilize these beneficial study methods faculty are creating low-stakes quizzes and encouraging students to test their ability to recall critical information. Following what we know about “best practice” techniques, faculty want students to space their practice (space across time) and to interleave their practice (alternating between quizzes and content), to consolidate their memory and to further test their ability to recall information. Despite these intentions, we have found that faculty do not have access to information about how students actually use the quizzes that they have developed. Furthermore, we have found that this lack of information makes it difficult for faculty to respond to less than desirable behaviors and encourage “best practice” behaviors. A team within the Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching (C-ALT) is developing a process called U-Behavior to help faculty and students explore quizzing behaviors and to experiment with a teaching method that has a positive effect on students’ usage behaviors. The teaching method starts with redefining quizzes as retrieval practice activities (RPAs), designed as tools for learning rather than assessment, and provides students with visualizations that illustrate how they used the RPAs during the semester. In this session we will discuss the following: • Current state of U-Behavior, • Benefits of U-Behavior for both students and instructors, and • Informational about how faculty can get involved and use U-Behavior in their classrooms.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Discuss the benefits of using U-Behavior and retrieval practice activities as a teaching method. 2. Present U-Behavior and provide information regarding how the method is integrated into course design. Target audience: Faculty and staff interested in boosting learning based on the science of learning.
Session Title:
Tips & Tricks for Employees: Navigating a Graduate School Application
Presenters:
Elizabeth Bowman,Grace Hall
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
Considering pursuing a graduate degree with your Employee Study Privilege? Come learn from two enrollment counselors who work with CSU employees applying to one of our most popular programs for ESP students, the Online and Evening MBA program. We will touch on how to find a program that's right for you, typical application materials needed, a basic overview of the ESP, and tips and tricks for your application. While we will focus on the MBA program, these suggestions can be used to apply to your graduate program of choice! Please Note: This session will be geared towards those who already have a Bachelors degree.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: CSU employees with a Bachelors degree, wanting to learn more about how to utilize their study privilege for graduate education. Goals: Identify personal goals. Learn how to navigate a graduate application. Understand "where to go from here," and who to contact on your academic journey.
Session Title:
Using RMarkdown to Create Reproducible Research Reports
Presenters:
Zach Weller,Mara Sedlins,Julia Sharp
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
Virgina Dale
Description:
Reproducible research is an important topic and an area of increasing emphasis in the scientific community. Advances have been made that facilitate sharing research outputs (e.g., data and code) such that other researchers can verify results. One such advancement is R Markdown which enables seamless integration of statistical computing (e.g., R) with text for generating research and analysis reports. This is also useful for those who repeat similar analyses for multiple datasets over time. In this session, we will demonstrate how to use R Markdown for creating reproducible research reports. This session will be interactive and participants are encouraged to bring their laptop with R and R Studio installed. Lunch will be provided for this session only!
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session will be to demonstrate R Markdown to participants, enabling them to do reproducible research reporting. The skills learned in this session will help promote reproducible research in the scientific community. Participants will be CSU researchers.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
A CISO Looks at DEI: Why good cybersecurity requires diversity, equity, and inclusion
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
Steve Lovaas, Chief Information Security Officer for CSU, will discuss the role of equity in cybersecurity -- how the concepts relate, how the higher education IT community is considering DEI, and how cybersecurity activities at CSU can contribute to an equitable culture. Steve will share his slightly provocative belief that achieving an equitable organizational culture is the only way to truly build a culture of security, in which people, process, and technology are knit together in a fabric that protects us all. Participants will interact in small groups to imagine various approaches to security that promote equity among the various communities at CSU; these groups will report back and contribute ideas to help spur the creation of an advisory group looking at DEI in CSU's approach to cybersecurity.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1) Participants will learn how US higher education is addressing issues of diversity and inclusion. 2) Participants will learn the major cybersecurity issues which require DEI, and how the goals of the security team can only be fully realized when equity is stressed. 3) Participants will be given an opportunity to express interest in participating on a DEI advisory group for information security at CSU. Targeted audience: IT leaders and those interested in how equity fits in IT (and especially IT security).
Session Title:
Bicycle Friendly Driver
Presenters:
Aaron Buckley
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
The Bicycle Friendly Driver program is a 1 1/2 hour interactive class, taught by Bicycle Ambassadors aimed at educating all drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people on bicycles. Developed by FC Bikes in collaboration with Bike Fort Collins the class addresses: -Why sharing the road is the safest alternative for both motorists and bicyclists -What's legal and what's not legal, for both motorists and bicyclists -Common crashes and how to avoid them -Why bicyclists "take the lane" and what motorists should do in response -How to navigate bicycle related infrastructure such as: sharrows, bike boxes, and green lanes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals and Target Audience: The target audience for this course would be individuals interested in learning more about driving, or pedaling safely in their daily lives.
Session Title:
Civility in the Workplace
Presenters:
Janet Pierce/Compsych
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
The prevalence and costs of incivility are on the rise in organizations. When employees are exposed to incivility in the workplace, they experience diminished self-control, which in turn creates increased incivility toward co-workers. Incivility does not involve openly hostile behavior, threats or sabotage and therefore doesn’t warrant the same legal attention or sanctions as other forms of mistreatment, such as harassment. Incivility could be as simple as a sarcastic reply to a co-worker’s comment or a perceived rude sentence in an email. This session will help you understand why we act less civil today and give some suggestions for making sure you don’t exhibit behaviors that are uncivil.
Goals and Target Audience:
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: • Recognize behaviors considered uncivil • Understand the impact of workplace incivility • Understand what may cause us to act in uncivil ways • Learn suggestions for making the workplace civil
Session Title:
How to Showcase Your Professional Value to Employers
Presenters:
Allison Robin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
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 emphasize the results of your actions, illustrating your value to employers.
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.
Session Title:
Inclusive Pedagogy: Essential for Equitable Teaching
Presenters:
Karen Falkenberg
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Inclusive Pedagogy is a student centered teaching approach that considers all students’ backgrounds, experiences, and learning variabilities in the planning and implementation of student engagement activities, equitable access to content, mutual respect, and a more robust learning experience for all learners. This workshop will model inclusive teaching strategies and help faculty integrate equitable practices into their classroom.
Goals and Target Audience:
Teaching Faculty After completing the two sessions on Inclusive Pedagogy, learners will: Incorporate a variety of instructional strategies that include the voices of all students Know and practice inclusive language that supports student learning Design opportunities for students to feel safe to engage with each other Direct students to CSU campus resources to meet their diverse needs
Session Title:
Introduction to the Best Practices in Teaching Online Modules
Presenters:
Katy Little,Jennifer Todd
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
Virgina Dale
Description:
TILT is offering a new “Best Practices in Teaching” (BPiT) Hybrid Course. The course offers you an opportunity to build your skill set in a key area of your job responsibility, teaching. In the course, you’ll learn evidence-based strategies, choose strategies to apply in your courses, and then reflect in facilitated discussions with colleagues. Most of the work is done asynchronously online (with weekly delivery dates), so you can pursue it at times that are convenient for you. Come hear how you can take part in this exciting opportunity!
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Instructors Goals: Participants will be able to: Connect the BPiT course with the Teaching Effectiveness Framework. Decide whether the course is a good fit for their professional development needs.
Session Title:
Let’s Play “Jeopardy” - Taking Microsoft PowerPoint to the Next Level
Presenters:
Tae Yamaki
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
Did you know you can make Jeopardy game with Microsoft PowerPoint? Using some advanced features, you can create slide shows look like the Jeopardy! This is the most fun way to engage students to test their knowledge that you want them to have! You can play this at classroom, orientations, or summer camp with your students or department/division meetings with your staff members. In this session, you will learn how to create a Jeopardy game using PowerPoint with two advanced features, animations and action buttons. There is another session to create “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” game using similar technique.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal is to introduce two specific advanced features; therefore, this session is for people who already know how to create basic PowerPoint presentation slides.
Session Title:
Pollinators on Campus and in Our Communities
Presenters:
Fred Haberecht,Holly Miller,Ronda Koski,Freddie Haberecht,Mike Amato
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Our session is a basic introduction to welcoming pollinators onto our campus and into our communities. We explore ways to promote pollinator populations, from including plants in your garden that attract diverse kinds of pollinators 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 diverse kinds of pollinators. Target Audience: People interested in learning about promoting diverse pollinator populations at CSU and in our community.
Session Title:
The Necessity and Value of Mentors in CSU Summer Programs Promoting a College Going Future for Historically Underrepresented Pre-Collegiate Populations.
Presenters:
Patricia Vigil,Heather Hall
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Developing summer programs for pre-collegiate students allows us to create partnerships with high schools achieving CSU’s land grant mission to promote a college going future for historically underrepresented students. The presenters will offer a new paradigm of culturally competent mentorship and the importance of mentors who work with youth in summer programs. Author Torie Weiston-Serdan states that “the myriad of challenges facing marginalized youth require acknowledgement and the use of critical frames if mentoring is to be helpful.” Mentors are role models offering positive relationships and strategies in overcoming obstacles to achieve college attendance. At a predominately white institution, mentoring creates opportunities for students developing awareness, knowledge, and skills in working with diverse populations. Different methods of training will be addressed with a focus on the importance of culturally relevant training.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff and students interested in CSU summer programs to promote equity for underrepresented populations attending college.
Session Title:
Using the Multicultural Organizational Development (MCOD) Model to address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion issues for CSU Employees
Presenters:
Laura Larson,Shannon Archibeque-Engle
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
Presenters will introduce the Multicultural Organizational Development (MCOD) model (Hardiman & Jackson, 1994; 2014) that CSU has adopted as a road map to address diversity, equity and inclusion issues identified in the 2018 Employee Climate Survey. The university's analysis of the data was released by the Office of the VP of Diversity in October and presented to both on-campus and Extension staff. This session will explore the 6-phase MCOD model in relation to the findings and the work that President McConnell and CSU leadership has committed to doing to address problems in our current employee climate. We will engage participants in a conversation on next steps, and how to move CSU toward becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal 1: To familiarize CSU employees with the Multicultural Organizational Development (MCOD) model that CSU has adopted to move all of CSU toward a more inclusive and diverse organization. Goal 2: To provide opportunity for CSU employees to dialogue about how to effectively engage CSU staff across campus and in County-based Extension programs to advance the MCOD effort. All employees, including CSU Extension, will be encouraged to attend.
Session Title:
Yoga for Relaxation
Presenters:
Kirsten Slaughter-Rice
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
This gentle yoga class will explore yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to help participants let go of stress, tension, and tightness, calm the mind, and settle the body. We will practice basic yoga poses and explore the openness and release that comes from combining breath and movement. Participants will learn techniques they may incorporate into their daily life to decrease stress and cultivate relaxation. Take a moment to move, find your breath, and surrender stress or tension. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel and a blanket, towel, or pillow. Participants may also bring blocks. Mats and other yoga props will not be provided.
Goals and Target Audience:
To take a break and practice yoga, breathing, and yoga! To practice yoga postures and breathing and meditation techniques to reduce stress and promote relaxation To learn poses and techniques that may be practiced throughout the day to reduce stress and cultivate relaxation Targeted Audience: Everyone is welcome. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Elevate the Quality of your Performance
Presenters:
Lauren Klamm
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
It is easy to continue performing in the same way year after year. We will discuss three primary tools to help upgrade the quality of your conversations, your projects and your engagement to prepare you for 2020.
Goals and Target Audience:
Close out 2019 and jump start the new year thinking about personal and professional life!
Session Title:
Finding Equity Through Weight-Sharing
Presenters:
Emily Morgan
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
Virgina Dale
Description:
This session explores equity through weight-sharing. Using principles of contact improvisation, a movement practice created in the late sixties/early seventies, we will find ways to balance and move with another person through the cultivation of personal awareness and attention to touch. Contact improvisation is a democratic form of movement - two people of any shape and size can find ways to move together equally. Please come in sneakers and clothes you are comfortable moving in.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone is welcome.
Session Title:
Improving Survey Results with Great Survey Design using Qualtrics
Presenters:
Jeni Cross,Allison Cantwell
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
This session will discuss campus survey policy, best practices in survey development, question quality, and suggested ways to maximize survey response rates. A brief overview of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences and its available survey development support services will be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is appropriate for a general audience with a focus on those having to generate surveys for assessments or evaluations of their programs or interventions. This session is also relevant to those generating surveys for research purposes.

Wednesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Applying Ergonomics to Non-Office Environments
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
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.
Session Title:
Child Care in Larimer County: Challenges, Workforce Implications, and Support Resources
Presenters:
Karen Rattenborg,Emma Chavez
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Lack of access to child care is one of the barriers that prevents qualified people from fully participating in the workforce and adversely affects the ability of employers to recruit and retain employees, especially employees from under-served and diverse populations. This presentation will look at the challenges of access to child care in Larimer County, explore how lack of access has implications for workforce equity, and share resources available through CSU and in the community.
Goals and Target Audience:
To foster understanding of child care as an economic driver with implications for the workforce. To increase understanding of the challenges and barriers facing under-served and diverse populations in our community. To increase awareness of policies and resources at CSU and in our community that support engagement in the workforce. The targeted audience is CSU Supervisors and employees (faculty and staff). This topic is also appropriate for CSU students.
Session Title:
Emerald Ash Borer: What You Need to Know and Replacement Shade Trees
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Amy Lentz
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Emerald ash borer was confirmed in Larimer County in September 2019, after being discovered in Boulder County in 2013. This is the most destructive urban forest pest we've faced, with 15-20% of urban trees being ash. Join Amy and Alison to find out more about this invasive insect and what you can do for your trees. If you're in the market for a new tree (whether you have ash or not), they will also cover a list of shade trees that are great choices for Colorado landscapes.
Goals and Target Audience:
All gardeners and homeowners. The goals of this session are to provide fact-based information about emerald ash borer and offer suggestions for alternative trees to plant.
Session Title:
First Gen & _____: An Intersectional Approach
Presenters:
Miel McCarthy,Fabiola Mora,Jill Putman
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
The purpose of this presentation is to examine and discuss the experiences of first generation students who hold multiple marginalized or historically underrepresented identities (student of color, low income, LGBTQ, undocumented, student with disability, etc.). These students come with unique challenges and often don’t find one office on campus that meets all their needs. National data indicates a need to support first generation students due to lower retention and graduation rates. Colorado State University (CSU) recognized a need to provide programming and initiatives to support first generation students that approached the work with a more intersectional lens, which was the impetus to develop programming that is more inclusive and valuing of the many other identities first generations students hold. CSU has had documented success with cross-campus collaborative programming that had addresses that needs of first generation students with multiple intersecting identities. The presenters will use an interactive small and large group format to engage in discussion about identity and intersectionality for the first half of the session. The second half of the session will use a similar interactive format that will allow attendees to examine programs and initiatives within their departments at Colorado State University that are closing achievement gaps and increasing student success by engaging students from an intersectional approach. Participants will leave the session with strategies that support students sitting at the intersections of first generation and multiple marginalized identities
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to articulate the definition of "intersectionality" and engage in critical discussion about the unique barriers students with multiple marginalized identities face as first generation students - Presenters will use small groups to engage participants in discussion about identity and holistic support needs of first generation students as backed up by personal experience in the field. Participants will be able to identify best practices for holistically supporting first generation students with multiple intersecting identities - Presenters will share information about best practices and how best practices helped with the development of several programs and initiatives at Colorado State University that have been demonstrating positive student success outcomes, like, increased retention, persistence, and graduation. Participants will leave with tangible program ideas to use in their own departments to create a more student ready campus that values the experiences of students who are firstgen&_____.
Session Title:
Keeping Your Bike Rollin’ – From Basic Maintenance to Safe Cycling on Campus
Presenters:
Heather Reimer,Aaron Buckley
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Want to learn to maintain your own bicycle? Curious about what is legal or not in terms of biking? Not sure the best route to get to CSU on your bike? Join The Spoke, CSU Police Department and Parking & Transportation Services to learn about this and more. This introductory class will cover basic bicycle maintenance including bike anatomy, lubing your chain, changing a flat, and the elements of an ABC Quick Check. The CSU Police Department will discuss bicycle safety, laws & common crashes. Aaron Buckley, Employee Focused Active Transportation Professional from Parking and Transportation Services will introduce how Parking & Transportation Services can help you plan your commute, reduce your transportation costs, design your route to campus, and learn about additional educational opportunities.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is for each participant to be able to change a flat tire, and properly lube their chain, while also learning how to safely navigate the CSU campus by bike. In addition they will be able to use the ABC Quick Check guidelines prior to each ride to better ensure a safe ride. Our target audience is any person who rides a bike either intermittently or routinely and wants to be able to sustain themselves when out riding. We are actively seeking out Faculty and Staff who commute by bike to campus or have interest in exploring this transportation model.
Session Title:
Set a Teaching Goal with the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan,Karen Falkenberg
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
You want to become a “better” instructor. But what does that mean? How do you get started? And what does effective teaching look like? Join instructional designers from TILT who will walk you through a goal-setting process based on the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework. You will leave this session with a goal, action steps to carry out that goal, and a plan to assess your level of achievement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to...Determine an area of strength in their teaching, Determine an area of growth in their teaching, Set a SMART goal for teaching, Develop an action plan to achieve their teaching goal. Target Audience: Instructors
Session Title:
Setting the Course: Inclusive Pedagogy on Semester at Sea
Presenters:
Robert Kling,Maite Correa,Lisa Daunhauer,Andrea Duffy,Jose Luis Suarez-Garcia
Category:
International Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
This panel presentation features five returned CSU-based Semester at Sea (SAS) faculty members – four Global Teaching Scholars and an Academic Dean – who will discuss the challenges and successes of their voyage experiences with respect to inclusive community, and their approaches to inclusive pedagogy. Time will be provided for discussion and Q&A. The SAS floating campus represents a microcosm of a traditional campus with respect to diversity, privilege, marginalization, and the value of inclusive excellence. Within that context, the staff and faculty – known as “staculty” in a visible application of inclusive language – deliver a unique program of comparative international education aimed at helping create the next generation of effective global leaders. SAS offers a curriculum of about 70 courses as well as comprehensive student life programming, and an itinerary that includes some 50 days of in-country intercultural experience. The shipboard living-learning community offers all voyagers a high potential for social justice awareness and personal transformation, as well as for anxiety, misunderstandings, and culture clash that can be amplified in a relatively closed and close-knit social environment. As such, the SAS experience presents a focused opportunity for educators to teach, live, and learn inclusiveness, and bring new understandings and practices back to the CSU campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to share inclusive pedagogy/community experiences from Semester at Sea with faculty members, student life professionals, and others interested in inclusive community.
Session Title:
Student Employment Job Posting Transition
Presenters:
Karri White,Codi Delgadillo,Barb Richardson
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
During this session, we will talk about moving the on campus job postings from JobX to Handshake. Topics covered include: - Why this change is being made - Benefits for student and campus partners - Timeline for this integration - Q&A
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: - Inform campus partners of the upcoming change - Introduce the new upcoming job posting template - Integrating Career Competencies into the job description Target Audience - On-Campus Student Supervisors - All staff who post jobs for students
Session Title:
The Future of Quizzes in Canvas
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
We’ve seen the future of quizzes in Canvas and we would like to share! There are new question types to explore. Learn about Levenshtein Distance and how can it help with fill in the blank question grading. Be one of the first to see Canvas New Quizzes and learn how you could pilot the new quiz tool in your spring 2020 course.
Goals and Target Audience:
To introduce New Quizzes to Canvas instructors, TA’s and course designers.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
"Thanks, Kiddo:" Navigating the Professional World as a Young Professional
Presenters:
Kelsey Stamm,Elizabeth Bowman
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
Young Professionals (YPs) face a unique challenge in today's workforce. How do we ensure that others take us seriously? How can we move forward with our careers in a meaningful way? Kelsey and Elizabeth will spend this session sharing tried-and-true tips for how to navigate the complicated world of your first (or second, or 20th!) job and how to elevate yourself professionally. Come prepared to learn, laugh, and network with other YPs!
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -Identify ways that YPs can propel themselves professionally. -Craft strategies for dealing with 'imposter syndrome.' -Have each participant leave with enhanced confidence to navigate their workplace. Target Audience: -Newer professionals, age 21-35.
Session Title:
Access for All: Partnering with the Student Disability Center to Support Disabled Students
Presenters:
Alisha Zmuda,Nico Gowdy
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
You’ve gotten a memo from the Student Disability Center letting you know a student has been approved for accommodations. Now why? Staff at the SDC will walk you through the accommodation process at CSU including how to manage accommodations that might not fit with your class, how to schedule and submit your exams online, and how to beat support students who need text in an alternative formate. As partner in this process, we’ll ensure access for students in an environment that wasn’t built with them in mind with a focus on inclusion and diversity. .
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: to connect with faculty who might not know about the Student Disability Centers mission or the accommodation process. Audience: faculty and staff who work with students.
Session Title:
Building a Culture of Appreciation
Presenters:
Brittney Wolf,Natasha Davila
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Do you value appreciation? Do you know how to show appreciation towards others? Based on the book "How Full is Your Bucket?" and the 5 Languages of Appreciation at Work, this session will explore the immense impact that appreciation can have in your unit. Come learn about the importance of integrating a culture of appreciation in the workplace, the different ways in which people prefer to receive appreciation, and walk away with easy to implement tools and techniques to work toward a positive culture.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learn about the value that appreciation can bring to teams. Learn about the 5 Languages of Appreciation and how to apply them at CSU. Learn techniques for incorporating appreciation into department culture. Target audience: Managers/Supervisors, anyone interested in making improvements to their work unit culture.
Session Title:
Understanding ELL Writing: Assessment Strategies and Best Practices
Presenters:
Leslie Davis,Kiley Miller
Category:
Other
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
In this workshop, faculty, TAs, and GTAs who are tasked with assessing writing will engage in conversation about how to best approach the writing of ESL students. Given the marked difference in their language use, it is important to consider the impact of privileging native English-speaking writers while penalizing writers who are learning standard, academic English. We will look at samples of assignments, rubrics, and student writing to better understand the rationale for why we should (or should not) emphasize grammar and/or language when assessing a writing-based task.
Goals and Target Audience:
During this session, we will: Discuss assessment practices as they regard language use Identify and discuss challenges and errors that are common among ELLs Connect the learning objectives of an assignment with what is being assessed Analyze a sample assignment, rubric, and graded paper from CO150 We invite those who assess writing, including faculty and teaching assistants.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Canvas: What A Student Wants
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Computer Lab 174
Description:
It’s not more cow bell! Most often, students ask for more consistent design and navigation in their Canvas courses. Join us to explore ways we can work together to design courses that make it easy for student to access content, inform them when assignment are due, and help keep them on track in your course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Work with instructors, TA's and designers on consistent design in Canvas courses.
Session Title:
CSU Young Professionals: Envisioning the Future
Presenters:
Anselma Lopez,Ali Raza,Kelsey Stamm,Layne Doctson,Taylor Sidore,Alexandra Schweigert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Join CSU Young Professionals in a discussion surrounding the future: what's next?
Goals and Target Audience:
CSU Young Professionals
Session Title:
Going beyond PowerPoint: How to give engaging and inclusive presentations
Presenters:
Joe Tiner,Brittany Otter
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
Giving a good presentation is more than just creating a nice-looking PowerPoint and asking for audience participation. The best presenters are the ones who present inclusively to engage all learners. In this session participants will learn techniques and strategies for creating and giving presentations that are not only engaging but that are inclusive to all learners. The presents will model inclusive presenting styles. Participants will leave with a checklist of accessible presentation tasks adaptable to any presentation or workshop.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals Participants will gain an understanding of techniques for giving engaging and inclusive presentations Participants will gain an understanding of digital and sensory accessibility principles Participants will gain an understanding of universal design Participants will gain an understanding of how to create digitally accessible presentation materials Target Audience Anyone who wants to be a better presenter/facilitator. Faculty and TAs who would like to improve content delivery.
Session Title:
Kuali Research: Using System-to-System to simplify proposal submission to federal agencies
Presenters:
Christine Carsten
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
The built-in system-to-system (s2s) functionality in the Kuali Research Proposal Development (KR PD) module simplifies proposal submissions to federal agencies that post Grants.gov opportunities. Users can key in data and add attachments in the KR PD record only, instead of duplicating effort in a separate submission portal. This session will review the features of s2s and provide reference resources for users who want to try it out.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Encourage more system-to-system submissions through the KR PD module. Audience: OSP and Department/College research administrators who work with research faculty and staff to develop and submit proposals to federal agencies.
Session Title:
Physical Inclusivity 101 at CSU: What do we do? How do we do it? Who is involved? And what YOU can do?
Presenters:
Jessica Kramer,Aaron Fodge
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Do you want to help make CSU a more equitable campus? Have you ever considered that what you do on campus could help make it a more physically inclusive place? Our campus has made great strides in creating inclusive physical spaces on campus but we have a ways to go. This session will focus on the inclusivity efforts geared towards physical spaces and elements around the university. Discover how you can help make CSU a more welcoming place physically – from the technology you use to the way you set up your workspaces and classrooms. Find out how you can report needed improvements online and how to schedule an internal survey for your unit.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To inform the campus community about the Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus Committee, the work we do, the inclusive standards and methods we use, how we are doing, and how anyone at CSU can make our university more physically inclusive. Targeted Audience: Everyone and anyone who works at CSU, as we all have a hand in making our physical environment more inclusive – from the printers we buy to the way we set up workspaces and classrooms
Session Title:
President's Leadership Program: Examining Power in Leadership
Presenters:
Stephanie "Mo" Moreira
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the President's Leadership Program has offered an opportunity for students to learn about leadership. In this session, we will share the history of the program and where we see leadership education going in the future.
Goals and Target Audience:
Gain a better understanding of best practices and future thoughts on leadership education.
Session Title:
Strengthening Your Ability to Empathize
Presenters:
Compsych/EAP Office
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Everyone has heard the saying to “walk in their shoes.” It is one of the simplest explanations of empathy. Understanding other peoples’ outlook, being able to recognize their emotions and being sensitive to their situation is vital to communicate more effectively and build better relationships. This course will address ways to improve your capacity to demonstrate empathy.
Goals and Target Audience:
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: • Understand the elements of empathy • Assess empathy in yourself • Assess empathy’s importance and weight in relationships • Exercise empathy daily and improve your capacity for it • Determine ways to teach empathy, compassion, and understanding
Session Title:
Teaching the Importance of Science Communication: Elevator speech to reading primary literature
Presenters:
Medora Huseby
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
This session will showcase different techniques to encourage students to communicate their research. The first technique is an ‘elevator speech’ which uses non jargon terminology, in a fast (30 second) way that engages their non-science/non-major peers and other lay persons. The second aspect to this session is to break apart primary literature to show students how to assess what the paper is saying into three parts: What is known previously (they say), what the authors discovered (I say/we say), and why it contributes to the field (so what). This exercise encourages students to compartmentalize primary research into manageable portions, as well as sets a foundation to critically assess primary research articles.
Goals and Target Audience:
The learning objectives for this discussion would be: 1. Identify ways to encourage students to discuss their research in nontechnical terms (the elevator speech) 2. Examine why elevator speeches are an important skill for scientists of all levels to master 3. Discuss the difficulty of learning how to read primary research articles 4. Break down the abstract of a paper using ‘they say, I say/we say, and so what’ approach The target audience is instructors or individuals planning on instructing.
Session Title:
Yoga Nidra
Presenters:
Kirsten Slaughter-Rice
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Yoga Nidra is a form of guided deep relaxation done in a relaxed yoga posture that brings about “conscious sleep” through a guided meditation. The class will explore techniques to help participants release stress, settle the body, and encourage better sleep. Take a moment to move, find your breath, and find release. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel and a blanket, towel, or pillow. Mats and other yoga props will not be provided.
Goals and Target Audience:
- To take a break and practice breathing and meditation techniques to reduce stress and promote relaxation Targeted Audience: Everyone is welcome. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Applying Ergonomics to Office Environments
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
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.
Session Title:
Campus Equity Concerns of Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Presenters:
Annie Krieg,Denise Apodaca
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
The open discussion session will focus on the questions and concerns of non-tenure track (NTT) faculty members. Topics will include the NTT promotion process, professional development release, and upcoming opportunities for further engagement in the spring semester. Representatives of the Committee on Non-Tenure-Track Faculty and the College of Liberal Arts NTTF Advisory Committee will be in attendance.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to provide a venue for NTT faculty across the university to come together and share their experiences and concerns. Thus, the targeted audience is NTT faculty.
Session Title:
Exploring the Future of Student Government
Presenters:
Stephanie "Mo" Moreira,Jessica Dyrdahl
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Hindsight is 20/20. Exploring the role of student government at CSU, we'll look at past legislation that has gotten us to the current state of ASCSU and speculate what is to come.
Goals and Target Audience:
Gain a better understanding of ASCSU, its processes, and goals. Explore the importance of ASCSU as a form of shared governance at CSU. Learn about best practices in student government advising.
Session Title:
Let’s Play “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” - Taking Microsoft PowerPoint to the Next Level
Presenters:
Tae Yamaki
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Did you know you can make Who Wants to Be A Millionaire game with Microsoft PowerPoint? Using some advanced features, you can create slide shows look like the TV show! This is the most fun way to engage students to test their knowledge that you want them to have! You can play this at classroom, orientation, or summer camp with your students or department/division meetings with your staff members. In this session, you will learn how to create a “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” game using PowerPoint with two advanced features, animations and action buttons. There is another session to create “Jeopardy” game using similar technique.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal is to introduce two specific advanced features; therefore, this session is for people who already know how to create basic PowerPoint presentation slides.
Session Title:
Raising Socially-Conscious Small Humans: Strategies for Social Justice Parenting
Presenters:
Carmen Rivera,Monica Rivera
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
This session will be facilitated by parenting experts who never ever mess anything up and have amazingly perfect children. Just kidding. Lets be real, being a parent/guardian/auntie/influencer-of-small-humans is hard-freakin-work. From the seemingly constant need to educate them about All. Of. The. Things. (seriously, why can’t they come pre-programmed??), to the profound pressure to not only keep them alive but also grow them into the kind, compassionate and socially-conscious adults needed to lead our movements. Even the most well-intentioned of us struggle for guidance when it comes to issues of privilege and oppression and most “parenting” books don’t take identity into account while doling out advice. In this session we will NOT give advice. Rather, will explore some of the strategies, questions and resources parents use while attempting to raise socially-conscious humans. While this session isn’t only for parents, it IS intended for folks who: 1. have (or will have) some level of regular and direct influence over small humans as parents/family/guardians/teachers/babysitters/etc. and 2. have a baseline understanding of identity, power and privilege.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: • Intentionally reflect on parenting practices that center social justice and identity (race/class/gender/sexuality/disability/etc) • Provide an opportunity for raisers-of-small-humans to explore how their own social identities impact their parenting strategies • Share resources, tools and reflection questions aimed at increasing our competencies as social justice parents • Build community among socially conscious parents at CSU Targeted Audience: • People who have (or will have) some level of regular and direct influence over small humans and also have a baseline understanding of identity, power and privilege.
Session Title:
Teaching Squares Kick-off
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan,Jennifer Todd
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
Piloted in Spring '18 at CSU, the TILT-sponsored Teaching Squares peer observation program allows faculty, instructors, and GTAs to observe each other, learn from each other, and support each other in their quest to become better teachers. The program is a sixteen hour commitment over the semester. Learn more about the CSU Teaching Squares program: https://tilt.colostate.edu/CourseDD/ID/TSquares *NOTE: This session is required for instructors participating in the Spring 2020 cohort.*
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to... Explain the Teaching Square philosophy of support and respect Begin to form connections with other instructors Choose a growth area from the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework Observe and give feedback to other instructors Target audience: Instructors teaching during Spring 2020
Session Title:
What makes onboarding so darn important anyway?
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Robyn Fergus,Kelsey Baun,Diane Fromme
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 372-74
Description:
Beyond paperwork and compliance, onboarding is a holistic experience that elevates new employee experience within campus culture, job objectives and overall connection. Research shows that successful and effective onboarding processes: -Increase staff engagement and productivity -Helps retain staff members -Builds a cohesive team and fosters collaboration -Reduces anxiety and stress for new employees Join us for an interactive session to unpack the importance of onboarding, strategies and insight for effective implementation, and gain access to tools and resources that can be customized . Together, we can continue to make CSU the best place to work, and it all starts with onboarding.
Goals and Target Audience:
Highlight research and major findings about the importance of effective onboarding Enhance university employees commitment and understanding of onboarding benefits Share strategies, practices, and resources for onboarding new employees Target audience: hiring supervisors; departments anticipating new employees; employees seeking organizational development skills; HR Liaisons and practitioners
Session Title:
Why We Should Be Talking About Burnout
Presenters:
Brittney Wolf
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Burnout was recently recognized by the World Health Organization as an "occupational phenomenon", but it is rare that we discuss its symptoms and impacts on those experiencing it. This session will explore what burnout looks like, early predictors, preventative measures and ways to overcome.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learn about the early predictors and risk factors of burnout. Learn about how to cope with or help someone coping with burnout. Learn about how burnout can impact our work environments and those around us. Target audience: Managers, supervisors, young professionals, individuals with high capacity jobs.