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.

10:00 AM

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.

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

1:00 PM

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.

Tuesday, January 14th

9:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM

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.

1:00 PM

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.

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.

11:00 AM

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.

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.