Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
The Case Against Statistical Significance
Presenters:
Ben Prytherch,Zach Weller,Julia Sharp
Category:
Research
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Recently, The American Statistician published a special issue focused on statistical inference: “Statistical Inference in the 21st Century: A World Beyond p < 0.05”, which expands upon the American Statistical Association's 2016 Statement on p-values. There is much discussion in the statistics profession and in science about the use of p-values and statistical significance. An editorial co-authored by the Executive Director of the American Statistical Association tells readers that "it is time to stop using the term 'statistically significant' entirely". Why do so many statisticians object to the use of statistical significance? And how should we go about making statistical inferences, if not through the lens of significance? These are the big questions that will be addressed in this session. We will cover the history and logic behind the use of p-values and significance, the consequences of their misuse, and look at a variety of recommendations for doing things differently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5logb3o7wo
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session will be to inform participants on the use of statistical significance in science. Participants will be CSU researchers.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Enhance Student Success: Canvas New Analytics Tool
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Which items are students clicking on in your Canvas course? Can I see the items a specific student clicked on? Canvas’ New Analytics tool provides this information and more! Bring your laptop and learn how to view the course grade average and compare that average with individual sections or students in the course. Message students who have a grade within a certain range or who have not viewed the syllabus. We’ll also discuss how this tool ties into CSU’s Learning Analytics initiative. And how this information can be used to quickly interact with students who might be struggling in your course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Help instructors and TA’s understand how to use the new analytics tool in Canvas.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Understanding Your Role As A Responsible Employee at CSU and Supporting Survivors
Presenters:
Ashley Vigil,Casey Malsam
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Come learn more about your role as a Responsible Employee at CSU and effective ways to support your students through this process. If you've attended a similar session previously, this session will include information on updated reporting requirements and University policy. This session will also include information about the University response to reports of this nature to best prepare and work with your students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session open to all employees of the University to include faculty, staff, volunteers, and student employees. Goals will include learning about employees' obligation to report incidents related to sexual misconduct and/or interpersonal violence, learning about the University response and University policy, and best and most effective ways to support survivors throughout this process.

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.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Reimagining the Canvas quiz: Introduction to U-Behavior, a teaching method for encouraging spaced and interleaved practice in classrooms.
Presenters:
James Folkestad ,Marcia Moraes,Kelly McKenna
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Testing or quizzing oneself is an extremely reliable way to strengthen memory and increase recall. In an attempt to get students to utilize these beneficial study methods faculty are creating low-stakes quizzes and encouraging students to test their ability to recall critical information. Following what we know about “best practice” techniques, faculty want students to space their practice (space across time) and to interleave their practice (alternating between quizzes and content), to consolidate their memory and to further test their ability to recall information. Despite these intentions, we have found that faculty do not have access to information about how students actually use the quizzes that they have developed. Furthermore, we have found that this lack of information makes it difficult for faculty to respond to less than desirable behaviors and encourage “best practice” behaviors. A team within the Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching (C-ALT) is developing a process called U-Behavior to help faculty and students explore quizzing behaviors and to experiment with a teaching method that has a positive effect on students’ usage behaviors. The teaching method starts with redefining quizzes as retrieval practice activities (RPAs), designed as tools for learning rather than assessment, and provides students with visualizations that illustrate how they used the RPAs during the semester. In this session we will discuss the following: • Current state of U-Behavior, • Benefits of U-Behavior for both students and instructors, and • Informational about how faculty can get involved and use U-Behavior in their classrooms.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Discuss the benefits of using U-Behavior and retrieval practice activities as a teaching method. 2. Present U-Behavior and provide information regarding how the method is integrated into course design. Target audience: Faculty and staff interested in boosting learning based on the science of learning.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Pollinators on Campus and in Our Communities
Presenters:
Fred Haberecht,Holly Miller,Ronda Koski,Freddie Haberecht,Mike Amato
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Our session is a basic introduction to welcoming pollinators onto our campus and into our communities. We explore ways to promote pollinator populations, from including plants in your garden that attract diverse kinds of pollinators to safe engagement practices and resources. After a basic introduction to pollinators, we focus primarily on the insect species with a specific emphasis on bees. What is a pollinator? What is a pollinator habitat? How do they fit into our concept of a sustainable university? What is CSU doing to encourage more pollinators on our campus? How can you create pollinator friendly habitats on the property where you live? We will share simple practices you can incorporate to help support native habitats and healthy ecosystems. Understand how native and non-native plants can be components of pollinator habitats. We will help participants to better understand patterns and behaviors of pollinator communities. We will provide information about who to contact concerning engagement with pollinators, and will give tips for how to safely interact with these fascinating creatures. This session will also feature the CSU Apiculture Club. Members will discuss the importance and impact of honeybees through our hives on campus. What does it mean for hives to be a part of the campus community, visible and accessible? What hands on educational experience does the club offer? Please join us in discovering the diverse world of pollinators.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: We will help participants to better understand patterns and behaviors of pollinator communities and will provide practical tips for supporting diverse kinds of pollinators. Target Audience: People interested in learning about promoting diverse pollinator populations at CSU and in our community.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Improving Survey Results with Great Survey Design using Qualtrics
Presenters:
Jeni Cross,Allison Cantwell
Category:
Research
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
This session will discuss campus survey policy, best practices in survey development, question quality, and suggested ways to maximize survey response rates. A brief overview of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences and its available survey development support services will be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is appropriate for a general audience with a focus on those having to generate surveys for assessments or evaluations of their programs or interventions. This session is also relevant to those generating surveys for research purposes.

Wednesday, January 15th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
President's Leadership Program: Examining Power in Leadership
Presenters:
Stephanie "Mo" Moreira
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the President's Leadership Program has offered an opportunity for students to learn about leadership. In this session, we will share the history of the program and where we see leadership education going in the future.
Goals and Target Audience:
Gain a better understanding of best practices and future thoughts on leadership education.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Exploring the Future of Student Government
Presenters:
Stephanie "Mo" Moreira,Jessica Dyrdahl
Category:
Student Affairs
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Hindsight is 20/20. Exploring the role of student government at CSU, we'll look at past legislation that has gotten us to the current state of ASCSU and speculate what is to come.
Goals and Target Audience:
Gain a better understanding of ASCSU, its processes, and goals. Explore the importance of ASCSU as a form of shared governance at CSU. Learn about best practices in student government advising.