Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:00 AM

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

11:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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.

Tuesday, January 14th

9:00 AM

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

10:00 AM

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. :)

11:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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

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!

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

10:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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.