CAS Employee Professional Development Series


Ensuring Employee Success

Each academic year the College offers seminars, training, and discussions related to diversity and inclusion initiatives, research grants and awards, promotion and tenure, OSU software, and many more topics. Please find below the current academic year's programming. If you wish to participate, please register using the link for each session. Each session is recorded for later viewing and stored in our Box Program Materials folder, along with any related materials and presentation slides. 

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2023-24 Program Materials
Date & Time
Topic
Presented By
Who Should Attend*
Registration Link
September 20 
7:30am - 1:00pm
KIDD 202                                                   
New Employee Orientation
Overview of CAS mission, structure, and vision. Review and highlights of CAS resources (e.g., safety, human resources, finances). Meet and greet with the deans, campus partners, ARF leadership, and fellow peers. 
Dean's Office CAS New Employees Recording available in Program Materials 23-24                  
October 11
12:00-1:00pm

Orientation to Grant Writing and Submission at CAS 
Working with the Research Office, proposal development and support, and Cayuse

Liz Etherington, Director of Sponsored Programs Service, College of Agricultural Sciences TT, PoP, SR, RA, PD Recording available in Program Materials 23-24   
November 6
12:00-1:00pm                    
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Effectively integrating DEI into your everyday work, measurable DEI actions, and documenting DEI activities. This session will not be recorded.

Quentin Tyler, Director of MSU Extension, Senior Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Michigan State University

All CAS Employees (not recorded)
December 6
12:00-1:00pm
New Faculty Check in with the Deans
What's working, what's not, what has surprised you, and how can we help?

Yanyun Zhao, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

New Faculty: TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PF (not recorded)   

December 13
12:00-1:00pm

Use of Faculty Success to Generate Annual Accomplishment Report
Find out how best to use Faculty Success (previously known as Digital Measures) to your advantage, including how to generate your annual accomplishment report for use during your annual review.
Adam Schaeffer, Faculty Success, Information Technology Consultant TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD, PF Recording available in Program Materials 23-24   
January 10
12:00-1:00pm

Navigating the Perfect Storm
Practical tips for working with students' mental health issues, AI use, and more

Regan Gurung, Associate Vice Provost & Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning TT, PoP, SR, RA, PD, PF Recording available in Program Materials 23-24   
January 17
12:00-12:30pm

Navigating the OSU System - Concur
Mini-session tailored to CAS employees: Create a pre-trip authorization (domestic and international) and what happens after approval; create an expenditures report (post-travel or purchase) and where to look for airfare and hotels

Laura Dalton, Jessica King, Anthony Deck, OSU Travel and Expense Office All CAS Employees Recording available in Program Materials 23-24 
January 24
12:00-12:30pm
Budget Management
Mini-session tailored to CAS Employees will cover 1) the basics about various funding sources, 2) who to contact for your budget/fiscal needs, and 3) how to look up your grant expenditures and balances in OSU's Grant Reporting System (GRS).
Jackie Thorsness, CAS Financial Officer TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD, PF Recording available in Program Materials 23-24   
January 31
12:00-12:30pm
OSUF - Foundation Relations Opportunities
The OSU Foundation's Office of Foundation Relations supports the university, colleges, centers, institutes, faculty, and staff pursuing funding from private foundations. This session will introduce the team members and describe the office's key services. In addition, attendees will explore available resources to find private foundation funding opportunities. 

Aaron Shonk, Senior Director, Foundation Relations, OSU Foundation

TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD, PF Register   
February 7
12:00-1:00pm
Promotion Workshop for Instructors, Research Associates, and Faculty Research Assistants Yanyun Zhao, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs INS, RA, FRA Register   
February 14
12:00-1:00pm
Promotion and Tenure Workshop for Tenure-Track Faculty, Senior Research, and Professor of Practice Yanyun Zhao, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Sam Angima, Associate Dean for Extension
TT, SR, PoP Register   
March 6
12:00-1:00pm
Resources for Promoting Research Integrity
Managing outside interests, international research, and more. 
Chris Viggiani, Associate Vice President for Research Integrity, Division of Research and Innovation
 
UL, TT, PoP, INS, SR, RA, FRA, PD Register  
March 13
12:00-1:00pm
New Faculty Check in with the Deans
What's working, what's not, what has surprised you, and how can we help?
Yanyun Zhao, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Staci Simonich, Dean
New Faculty: TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PF Register   
April 10
12:00-1:00pm
Building a Strong Research Program
Best practices in research group development, defining and pitching your research, building a mentoring network
Shawn Donkin, Associate Dean for Research TT, PoP, SR, RA Register   
May 15
12:00-1:00pm
CAS Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Measurable DEI actions, effectively integrating DEI into work, documenting CEDI activities
CAS Culture, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI) Task Force and Faculty Panelists All CAS Employees Register   
June 5
12:00-1:00pm
New Faculty Check in with the Deans
What's working, what's not, what has surprised you, and how can we help?
Yanyun Zhao, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Staci Simonich, Dean
New Faculty: TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PF Register   

*TT = Tenure-track Faculty
PoP = Professor of Practice
SR = Senior Research Faculty
INS = Instructors
RA = Research Associates
FRA = Faculty Research Assistants
PD = Post Docs
UL = Unit Leaders
PF = Professional Faculty

 

2022-23 Program Materials (e.g., agenda, handouts, recordings)
Date & Time
Topic
Presented By
Who Should Attend*
Registration Link
September 26 
8:00am - 12:15pm                                                      
New Faculty Orientation Dean's Office New Faculty: TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA Recording available in Program Materials folder.                          
October 11
12:00-1:00pm
Orientation to Grant Writing and Submission at CAS & Navigating Funding Sources Outside of Federal Opportunities Liz Etherington, Director of Sponsored Programs Service, College of Agricultural Sciences TT, PoP, SR, RA, PD Recording available in Program Materials folder. 
November 8
12:00-1:00pm                    
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Measurable DEI actions, effectively integrating DEI into work, documenting DEI activities.

Jeff Kenney, Director of Institutional Education for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Panelists: Gail Langellotto and Deanna Lloyd

TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD, PF Recording available in Program Materials folder. 
December 6
12:00-1:00pm
Check in with the Deans
What's working, what's not, what has surprised you, and how can we help?

Yanyun Zhao, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Staci Simonich, Dean

New Faculty: TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PF Not recorded.

December 13
12:00-1:00pm

Use of Faculty Success to Generate Annual Accomplishment Report
Find out how best to use Faculty Success (previously known as Digital Measures) to your advantage including how to generate your annual accomplishment report for use during your annual review.
Lucas Turpin, Director of Information Technologies, Division of Extension and Engagement, College of Agricultural Sciences TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD, PF Recording available in Program Materials folder. 
January 10
12:00-1:00pm

Networking and Building Relationships
With co-workers, students, cross-campus collaboration, resolving conflict, off-campus faculty's challenges

Nicole Hindes, Director, OSU Basic Needs Center TT, PoP, SR, RA, PD, PF Recording available in Program Materials folder. 
January 17
12:00-12:30pm

Navigating the OSU System - Concur
Mini-session tailored to CAS employees: Create a pre-trip authorization (domestic and international) and what happens after approval; create an expenditures report (post-travel or purchase), and where to look for airfare and hotels

Laura Dalton, Accountant, OSU Travel and Expense Office TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD, PF Recording available in Program Materials folder. 
January 24
12:00-12:30pm
Navigating the OSU System - EmpCenter
Mini-session tailored to CAS Employees: What should supervisors look for before approving timesheets; how to see leave balances (e.g., post-docs); how does the new paid leave program work? 
Patty DeLuca, EmpCenter Product Manager, OSU Finance and Administration TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD, PF Recording available in Program Materials folder. 
January 31
12:00-12:30pm
Navigating the OSU System - Resources for how to be a supervisor
Mini-session tailored to CAS employees: How to set a salary range during the hire; navigating salary negotiations - what should be evaluated; training and resources for those who supervise graduate students, FRAs, and student workers. 

Curtis Flynn, Human Resources Strategic Partner, CAS

TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD, PF Recording available in Program Materials folder.
February 7
12:00-1:00pm
Leadership Development
A personal journey from student to industry to professor to administrator. Her passion for people, science, diversity and life, and her tips for leading at every life in step.
Staci Simonich, Dean and Director, CAS and OAES TT, PoP, SR, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD, PF Recording available in Program Materials folder.
March 7
12:00-1:00pm
Export Controls and International Travels Awareness Mallory Day, Export Compliance Officer at the Research Office All CAS Employees Recording available in Program Materials folder.
March 14
12:00-1:00pm
Check in with the Deans
What's working, what's not, what has surprised you, and how can we help?
Yanyun Zhao, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Sam Angima, Associate Dean for Extension
New Faculty: TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PF  
April 11
12:00-1:00pm
Setting Up and Growing Your Research Program/Lab Shawn Donkin, Associate Dean for Research and Associate Director, CAS and OAES

Faculty panelists
-Dr. Susan Tilton, Associate Professor, EMT
-Dr. Taal Levi, Associate Professor, FWCS
-Dr. Vidyasagar (Sagar) Sathuvalli, Associate Professor, CSS (on campus and at Hermiston)
-Dr. Jovana Kovacevic, Associate Professor, FST (at FIC)
-Dr. Christina Hagerty, Associate Professor, CSS (at Pendleton)
-Dr. Samuel Leiboff, Assistant Professor, BPP

TT, PoP, SR, RA Recording available in Program Materials folder.
April 18
12:00-1:30pm
Promotion Workshop for Instructors, Research Associates, and Faculty Research Assistants Yanyun Zhao, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs INS, RA, FRA Recording available in Program Materials folder.
April 20
12:00-1:30pm
Promotion and Tenure Workshop for Tenure-Track Faculty, Senior Researcher Faculty, and Professor of Practice Yanyun Zhao, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Sam Angima, Associate Dean for Extension
TT, SR, PoP Recording available in Program Materials folder.
May 9
12:00-1:00pm
Selecting and Mentoring Successful Postdocs and Graduate Students Jennifer Field, Professor, EMT
Hong Liu, Professor, BEE
Vaughn Walton, Professor, HORT
TT, SR, PoP Recording available in Program Materials folder.
June 13
12:00-1:00pm
Check in with the Deans
What's working, what's not, what has surprised you, and how can we help?
Yanyun Zhao, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Staci Simonich, Dean
New Faculty: TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PF Not recorded.

*TT = Tenure-track Faculty
PoP = Professor of Practice
SR = Senior Research Faculty
INS = Instructors
RA = Research Associates
FRA = Faculty Research Assistants
PD = Post Docs
UL = Unit Leaders
PF = Professional Faculty

All 2021-2022 Resources

Date Topic Trainers/Host Who Should Attend?*
September 20 Welcome and Orientation Dean’s Office
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA
September 29

Orientation to Grant Writing and Submission

Liz Etherington, CAS Research Program Administrator TT, PoP, SR, RA, PD
October 16 Effective Education Design Series for Extension and Other Mary L. Halbleib, Associate Professor of Practice Faculty with Extension and Outreach duties
October 26 Engaging Undergraduates in Research Program Stephanie Ramos, Interim Associate Director Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Arts TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
November 23

Check-in—what’s working, what’s not, what has surprised you, and how can we help?

Dan Edge
Staci Simonich
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA
December 14 Setting Up and Growing Your Research Program/Lab Faculty Panel TT, PoP, SR, RA, PD
December 16 Growing a Culture of Dialogue Jeff Kenney, Director of Institutional Education for Diversity, Equity + Inclusion TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
January 25 Engaging with Boards, Commissions and the Legislature Katie Fast, Executive Director of Government Relations TT, PoP, SR
February 15 Evaluating your Employees Curtis Flynn, Human Resources Strategic Partner TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
February 24 Trauma Informed Adult Education: Prepare, Respond, Restore Jeff Kenney, Director of Institutional Education for Diversity, Equity + Inclusion TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
March 28, 3-5pm Check-in—what’s working, what’s not, what has surprised you,and how can we help? Yanyun Zhao
Shawn Donkin
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
April 19 Get a Life—Life Work Balance Christina Schaaf, Work Life Coordinator TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
April 28

Promotion Workshop for Instructors, Research Associates, and Faculty Research Assistants

 
May 3, 2022 Promotion Workshop for Tenure-Track and Research Faculty  
May 9, 2022 Promotion Workshop for Professor of Practice  
May 17 Selecting and Mentoring Successful Graduate Students Faculty Panel
Steph Bernell, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
TT, SR
May 26 canceled canceled TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
June 7 Check-in—what’s working, what’s not, what has surprised you, and how can we help? Dan Edge
Staci Simonich
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA

*TT = Tenure-track faculty
PoP = Professor of Practice
SR = Senior Research Faculty
INS = Instructors
RA = Research Associates
FRA = Faculty Research Assistants
PD = Post Docs
UL = Unit Leaders

Date + time Topic Trainers/Host Who Should Attend?*
16 Sept 1:30-3:00 Keep on Teaching Workshop Penny Diebel
Lynn Greenough
TT, INS
18 Sept 10:00-11:30 Introduction to Canvas Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez
Lynn Greenough
TT, INS
18 Sept 12:30-5:00 New Faculty Orientation Dean’s Office TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA
20 Oct 3:00-5:00 Orientation to Grant Writing and Submission Liz Etherington TT, PoP, SR, RA, PD
17 Nov 3:00-5:00 Engaging Undergraduates in Your Research Program Christina Walsh
Sophie Pierszalowski
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
15 Dec 3:00-5:00 Check-in—what’s working, what’s not, what has surprised you, and how can we help? Dan Edge
Joyce Loper
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA
12 Jan CAS Communications Workshop    
19 Jan 3:00-5:00 Setting Up and Growing Your Research Program/Lab Faculty Panel TT, PoP, SR, RA, PD
16 Feb 3:00-5:00 Selecting and Mentoring Successful Graduate Students Faculty Panel
Stephane Bernell
TT, SR
16 Mar 3:00-5:00 Get a Life—Life Work Balance Christina Schaaf TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
20 Apr 3:00-5:00 Developing Successful Outreach and Engagement Programs Sam Angima
Mary Halbleib
TT, PoP, SR
18 May 3:00-5:00 Evaluating Your Employees Curtis Flynn TT, PoP, SR, RA, FRA, PD
8 Jun 3:00-5:00 Check-in—what’s working, what’s not, what has surprised you, and how can we help? Dan Edge
Joyce Loper
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA

* TT = Tenure-track faculty,
PoP = Professor of Practice,
SR = Senior Research Faculty,
INS = Instructors,
RA = Research Associates,
FRA = Faculty Research Assistants,
PD = Post Docs,
UL = Unit Leaders