Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:00 AM

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:
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.

11:00 AM

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.

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.

Wednesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

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.

11:00 AM

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