Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
The Magic Circle and Inclusion in Classroom Game Design
Presenters:
James D. Fielder
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
This session explains how well-designed games create "magic circles," or risk-free space where students can safely explore lesson material, test strategies, and form cohesive bonds with diverse classmates. The presenter draws from ludology, or the study of games, to describe how concepts such as game constraints, the risk/reward cycle, the theory of fun, uncertainty, and cooperative challenges build student confidence and inspire teamwork.
Goals and Target Audience:
faculty and staff interested in using classroom games as educational and training tools, focusing on how good games foster inclusivity and active learning.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
The Art of the Recommendation Letter: Avoiding Bias
Presenters:
Mary Swanson,Nancy Levinger
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Writing letters of recommendation can be a daunting task. How do I write the best possible letter for a student I barely know? How can I recommend a really great candidate who has some flaws in their past? How do I know where to begin, what to include, how to best represent the candidate? How can I ensure that my letter doesn’t contain implicit bias? These types of issues can challenge even the most seasoned letter writer. This activity-based workshop aims to increase faculty and staff comfort, confidence and effectiveness when writing letters of recommendation with a special focus on avoiding bias. Other topics covered in this session will include: the job of the recommender, the job of the applicant, how to say "no", and best practices for letter writing. Come prepared to interact and learn from your colleagues across campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
All faculty and staff

Tuesday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Volunteering with your pooch - Would you like to train your dog to be a therapy dog?
Presenters:
Tae Yamaki
Category:
Other
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Have you seen therapy dogs at hospitals, schools, libraries, or nursing homes and ever wonder if your dog and you can do the job? Do you have well-behaved dogs who love people and think they may be good therapy dogs? There are a lot of different organizations nationwide which certify you and your dog as a therapy dog team and each one has somewhat different policies and processes. During this session, I will show you handful of reliable organizations that you can get certified within FortCollins/Loveland or Denver area and will share how to prepare for becoming a therapy dog team from my own experience of being a therapy dog handler for past 7 years with two of my dogs through two different organizations and volunteering in various places weekly.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who is interested in becoming a therapy dog handler.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Creating Youth Summer Programs to address your Unit’s Diversity Goals
Presenters:
Anne Van Arsdall,Dr. Patricia Vigil ,Anna Fontana,Claudia Hernandez
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
This session will provide an overview of how departmental units can identify specific diversity goals and create summer youth programming to support those goals. Presenters will share examples of best practices and discuss steps to design, implement, and evaluate culturally relevant and high impact programming. In addition, presenters will review relevant aspects of the Institutional Diversity Plan and share emerging university-level support for the creation and implementation of youth summer programs. Participants are encouraged to consider their unit goals prior to this informative and interactive session.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: To share a framework for designing and implementing summer youth programs as well as examples and best practices for each stage. Targeted Audience: Current and prospective summer program coordinators; staff and faculty exploring ways to enhance diversity within their units

1:00 PM

Session Title:
The Necessity and Value of Mentors in CSU Summer Programs Promoting a College Going Future for Historically Underrepresented Pre-Collegiate Populations.
Presenters:
Patricia Vigil,Heather Hall
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Developing summer programs for pre-collegiate students allows us to create partnerships with high schools achieving CSU’s land grant mission to promote a college going future for historically underrepresented students. The presenters will offer a new paradigm of culturally competent mentorship and the importance of mentors who work with youth in summer programs. Author Torie Weiston-Serdan states that “the myriad of challenges facing marginalized youth require acknowledgement and the use of critical frames if mentoring is to be helpful.” Mentors are role models offering positive relationships and strategies in overcoming obstacles to achieve college attendance. At a predominately white institution, mentoring creates opportunities for students developing awareness, knowledge, and skills in working with diverse populations. Different methods of training will be addressed with a focus on the importance of culturally relevant training.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff and students interested in CSU summer programs to promote equity for underrepresented populations attending college.

Wednesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Child Care in Larimer County: Challenges, Workforce Implications, and Support Resources
Presenters:
Karen Rattenborg,Emma Chavez
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Lack of access to child care is one of the barriers that prevents qualified people from fully participating in the workforce and adversely affects the ability of employers to recruit and retain employees, especially employees from under-served and diverse populations. This presentation will look at the challenges of access to child care in Larimer County, explore how lack of access has implications for workforce equity, and share resources available through CSU and in the community.
Goals and Target Audience:
To foster understanding of child care as an economic driver with implications for the workforce. To increase understanding of the challenges and barriers facing under-served and diverse populations in our community. To increase awareness of policies and resources at CSU and in our community that support engagement in the workforce. The targeted audience is CSU Supervisors and employees (faculty and staff). This topic is also appropriate for CSU students.

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:
Kuali Research: Using System-to-System to simplify proposal submission to federal agencies
Presenters:
Christine Carsten
Category:
Research
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
The built-in system-to-system (s2s) functionality in the Kuali Research Proposal Development (KR PD) module simplifies proposal submissions to federal agencies that post Grants.gov opportunities. Users can key in data and add attachments in the KR PD record only, instead of duplicating effort in a separate submission portal. This session will review the features of s2s and provide reference resources for users who want to try it out.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Encourage more system-to-system submissions through the KR PD module. Audience: OSP and Department/College research administrators who work with research faculty and staff to develop and submit proposals to federal agencies.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Let’s Play “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” - Taking Microsoft PowerPoint to the Next Level
Presenters:
Tae Yamaki
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Did you know you can make Who Wants to Be A Millionaire game with Microsoft PowerPoint? Using some advanced features, you can create slide shows look like the TV show! 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, orientation, or summer camp with your students or department/division meetings with your staff members. In this session, you will learn how to create a “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” game using PowerPoint with two advanced features, animations and action buttons. There is another session to create “Jeopardy” 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.