Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
STOP Asking About Passion: Increase Equity Through Aptitude, Purpose and Life Design Concepts
Presenters:
Rich Feller
Category:
Advising Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Focusing on "passion" and "what do you like to do" dominates advising and career practice. New data shows how this misguides students, reinforces exposure bias by gender, race and geography. What if learners identified their competitive advantages that always show up, clarified their purpose, and gained voice through life design? This is changing academic and career advising on a growing number of campuses. Learn how CSU can use www.youscience.com, purpose and life design tools free. Explore how campuses are building employer partnerships to fill the talent pipeline using www.YouScience.com while helping students gain voice and self-advocate.
Goals and Target Audience:
1) Review data and the www.youscience.com performance based aptitude platform to evaluate its use on campus; 2) Learn how to access it "free" to use with any CSU student or employer partnership; 3) Complete and learn to use a "purpose" finding tool with students tomorrow; 4) Key "life design" concepts Each academic and career advisor, and staff involved with course selection, retention, employer partnerships, and career development is welcome.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
The Rare Plants of Colorado
Presenters:
David Anderson,Pam Smith,Crystal Strouse,Ann Grant
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
In this session we will go on an adventure focusing on the rarest, weirdest, and most interesting plants of Colorado. We will explore our state through the lens of habitats for rare plants, and what the rare plants tell us about our natural history, cultural history, and landscapes. We'll also talk about early botanical explorers of Colorado, focusing on the amazing women who made key discoveries, and about how we are saving the rare plants of Colorado. Then we will have a panel of amazing female botanists here in our community. They will talk about their work and career path and discuss ways that you can be a rare plant explorer.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Learn about Colorado's rare plants and their natural history, and meet some botanical super-stars. Become aware of ways you can be involved. Target Audience: Anyone who is interested in nature

2:00 PM

Session Title:
TLC for your Nervous System: Tools to Manage Stress and Anxiety in Modern Times
Presenters:
Erin Bisenius
Category:
Other
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
As someone with a self-proclaimed "Chicken Little" nervous system, which responds to most situations with alarm, I will be discussing the best tools and practices I've found to manage stress, anxiety and negative thoughts. These include: an emergency breathing technique, meditation apps, heart rate variability (HRV) training, and neurofeedback. To put these tools/practices in context, we'll discuss the stress response, how it plays out in modern times, and why these tools/practices are effective.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: even if you already practice stress reduction techniques, my goal is for each participant to leave with one new idea/tool/practice to implement. Target audience: anyone looking for new ideas to manage stress and anxiety in his/her life.

Tuesday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Introduction to the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Join TILT for a tour of the Teaching Effectiveness Framework developed to guide faculty and departments in the process of defining, enhancing, and evaluating teaching effectiveness at CSU. After extensive research into best practices in teaching and learning, along with feedback from CSU faculty and leadership, the TILT Teaching Effectiveness Team has identified 7 domains for effective teaching and, therefore, student learning. The team has developed a program that outlines a process for departments and faculty to set teaching goals and evaluate goal achievement to develop teaching effectiveness. The program includes a set of tools that can be modified by each department or individuals to meet their needs as they grow their teaching practice.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Chairs Participants will be able to… Define effective teaching Describe the Teaching Effectiveness Framework Connect growth in teaching to annual review Identify tools that can be used to improve teaching

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Set a Teaching Goal with the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan,Karen Falkenberg
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
You want to become a “better” instructor. But what does that mean? How do you get started? And what does effective teaching look like? Join instructional designers from TILT who will walk you through a goal-setting process based on the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework. You will leave this session with a goal, action steps to carry out that goal, and a plan to assess your level of achievement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to… Determine an area of strength in their teaching Determine an area of growth in their teaching Set a SMART goal for teaching Develop an action plan to achieve their teaching goal Target Audience: Instructors

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Inclusive Pedagogy: Essential for Equitable Teaching
Presenters:
Karen Falkenberg
Category:
Curriculum Development
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Inclusive Pedagogy is a student centered teaching approach that considers all students’ backgrounds, experiences, and learning variabilities in the planning and implementation of student engagement activities, equitable access to content, mutual respect, and a more robust learning experience for all learners. This workshop will model inclusive teaching strategies and help faculty integrate equitable practices into their classroom.
Goals and Target Audience:
Teaching Faculty After completing the two sessions on Inclusive Pedagogy, learners will: Incorporate a variety of instructional strategies that include the voices of all students Know and practice inclusive language that supports student learning Design opportunities for students to feel safe to engage with each other Direct students to CSU campus resources to meet their diverse needs

Wednesday, January 15th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Building a Culture of Appreciation
Presenters:
Brittney Wolf,Natasha Davila
Category:
Management/Supervisory Skills
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Do you value appreciation? Do you know how to show appreciation towards others? Based on the book "How Full is Your Bucket?" and the 5 Languages of Appreciation at Work, this session will explore the immense impact that appreciation can have in your unit. Come learn about the importance of integrating a culture of appreciation in the workplace, the different ways in which people prefer to receive appreciation, and walk away with easy to implement tools and techniques to work toward a positive culture.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learn about the value that appreciation can bring to teams. Learn about the 5 Languages of Appreciation and how to apply them at CSU. Learn techniques for incorporating appreciation into department culture. Target audience: Managers/Supervisors, anyone interested in making improvements to their work unit culture.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Why We Should Be Talking About Burnout
Presenters:
Brittney Wolf
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Burnout was recently recognized by the World Health Organization as an "occupational phenomenon", but it is rare that we discuss its symptoms and impacts on those experiencing it. This session will explore what burnout looks like, early predictors, preventative measures and ways to overcome.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learn about the early predictors and risk factors of burnout. Learn about how to cope with or help someone coping with burnout. Learn about how burnout can impact our work environments and those around us. Target audience: Managers, supervisors, young professionals, individuals with high capacity jobs.