Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

10:00 AM

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.

11:00 AM

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

Tuesday, January 14th

10:00 AM

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.

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:
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.

Wednesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

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&_____.

10:00 AM

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.

11:00 AM

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

1:00 PM

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.