Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Introduction to the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
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:
Incidents of bias: How CSU responds to hate and bias
Presenters:
Joshua Alvarez,Shannon Archibeque-Engle
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
According to the FBI, hate crimes have been on the rise on college campuses across the country since 2015. The U.S. Department of Education reported a 25% increase in hate crimes on college campuses between 2015 to 2016. CSU has seen incidents of hate and bias on its campus. CSU's Bias Assessment Team has been hard at work tracking incidents of hate and bias and reaching out to support those impacted by hate and bias. This session will cover CSU's Bias Assessment Team, its mission, and what happens when a report of an incident of bias is received. Participants in this session will learn the definition of a bias incident, the difference between an incident of bias and a hate crime, and how the First Amendment applies to incidents of hate and bias.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will cover CSU's Bias Assessment Team, its mission, and what happens when a report of an incident of bias is received. Participants in this session will learn the definition of a bias incident, the difference between an incident of bias and a hate crime, and how the First Amendment applies to incidents of hate and bias. All students and employees are the target audience.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Feedback and Assessment: Integrating Formative Feedback into your Teaching
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd,Tonya Buchan
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Frequent formative assessments and low stakes assignments inform instructors and students of how much, and the extent to which, content or skills are mastered. Teaching strategies can then be adjusted to meet students’ needs. This workshop will introduce you to a variety of formative assessment strategies that can provide students with in the moment feedback.
Goals and Target Audience:
Teaching Faculty Participants will be able to… Define the difference between formative and summative assessments and their purposes Align formative assessment strategies with course outcomes and essential skills Learn a variety of formative assessment techniques Identify opportunities to incorporate feedback as a regular component of the student experience

Wednesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Keeping Your Bike Rollin’ – From Basic Maintenance to Safe Cycling on Campus
Presenters:
Heather Reimer,Aaron Buckley
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Want to learn to maintain your own bicycle? Curious about what is legal or not in terms of biking? Not sure the best route to get to CSU on your bike? Join The Spoke, CSU Police Department and Parking & Transportation Services to learn about this and more. This introductory class will cover basic bicycle maintenance including bike anatomy, lubing your chain, changing a flat, and the elements of an ABC Quick Check. The CSU Police Department will discuss bicycle safety, laws & common crashes. Aaron Buckley, Employee Focused Active Transportation Professional from Parking and Transportation Services will introduce how Parking & Transportation Services can help you plan your commute, reduce your transportation costs, design your route to campus, and learn about additional educational opportunities.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is for each participant to be able to change a flat tire, and properly lube their chain, while also learning how to safely navigate the CSU campus by bike. In addition they will be able to use the ABC Quick Check guidelines prior to each ride to better ensure a safe ride. Our target audience is any person who rides a bike either intermittently or routinely and wants to be able to sustain themselves when out riding. We are actively seeking out Faculty and Staff who commute by bike to campus or have interest in exploring this transportation model.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Strengthening Your Ability to Empathize
Presenters:
Compsych/EAP Office
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Everyone has heard the saying to “walk in their shoes.” It is one of the simplest explanations of empathy. Understanding other peoples’ outlook, being able to recognize their emotions and being sensitive to their situation is vital to communicate more effectively and build better relationships. This course will address ways to improve your capacity to demonstrate empathy.
Goals and Target Audience:
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: • Understand the elements of empathy • Assess empathy in yourself • Assess empathy’s importance and weight in relationships • Exercise empathy daily and improve your capacity for it • Determine ways to teach empathy, compassion, and understanding

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Raising Socially-Conscious Small Humans: Strategies for Social Justice Parenting
Presenters:
Carmen Rivera,Monica Rivera
Category:
Diversity
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
This session will be facilitated by parenting experts who never ever mess anything up and have amazingly perfect children. Just kidding. Lets be real, being a parent/guardian/auntie/influencer-of-small-humans is hard-freakin-work. From the seemingly constant need to educate them about All. Of. The. Things. (seriously, why can’t they come pre-programmed??), to the profound pressure to not only keep them alive but also grow them into the kind, compassionate and socially-conscious adults needed to lead our movements. Even the most well-intentioned of us struggle for guidance when it comes to issues of privilege and oppression and most “parenting” books don’t take identity into account while doling out advice. In this session we will NOT give advice. Rather, will explore some of the strategies, questions and resources parents use while attempting to raise socially-conscious humans. While this session isn’t only for parents, it IS intended for folks who: 1. have (or will have) some level of regular and direct influence over small humans as parents/family/guardians/teachers/babysitters/etc. and 2. have a baseline understanding of identity, power and privilege.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: • Intentionally reflect on parenting practices that center social justice and identity (race/class/gender/sexuality/disability/etc) • Provide an opportunity for raisers-of-small-humans to explore how their own social identities impact their parenting strategies • Share resources, tools and reflection questions aimed at increasing our competencies as social justice parents • Build community among socially conscious parents at CSU Targeted Audience: • People who have (or will have) some level of regular and direct influence over small humans and also have a baseline understanding of identity, power and privilege.