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Don't miss this year's Professional Development Institute - the best one ever

January 5, 2012

The 33rd Annual Professional Development Institute has already set records for registration, with nearly 900 individuals signed up for sessions as of Jan. 4. However, with 127 sessions available, there are still open seats for many presentations.

Please consider joining us for the 2012 PDI this coming Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 9 through 11. Below are just a few of the sessions that might be of interest to various groups on campus.

More than 30 sessions focus on learning and teaching issues, including the following:

  • The CSU-INTO Partnership and Its Impact on the University
  • Documenting your Teaching Performance in the Digital Age
  • What makes a good test question?
  • Using the CSU Honor Pledge to Enhance Academic Integrity
  • What Works in Undergraduate Science Education?
  • Non-Native English Speakers in University Classes
  • Beyond Anecdote: CSU Students' Characteristics and Challenges
  • Using Backwards Design to Improve Student Performance in Your Courses
  • Writing & Pre-Writing Strategies for the Large Classroom

Several sessions focus on new technologies and productivity issues, including:

  • Getting the most out of your iPad
  • What is Lecture Capture and Why Should I Care?
  • Teaching Large Classes with Clickers
  • Course Design in Blackboard 9

Still other sessions focus on scholarship and artistry, such as:

  • Toot Your Own Horn: Contextualizing Research with Web of Science
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)--Resources for Departments
  • Finally, consider checking out some of the personal enrichment sessions, such as:
  • Back by Popular Demand - A Calm Within: Guided Meditation
  • Herbs for Colorado Gardens
  • How to create eBooks
  • Financial Readiness for Retirement
  • Shaping Your Pet's Behavior

These are only some of the many sessions available in this year's PDI.

Register for sessions

Questions may be directed to PDI Director Sally Hibbitt at or 491-2726.