Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:00 AM

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:
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

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.

Tuesday, January 14th

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.

Wednesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.