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Artificial Intelligence & Academic Integrity (Virtual Discussion)

Monday, December 11, 2023

What should instructors do if they suspect that a student has used an AI chatbot such as ChatGPT in violation of a course policy? In this discussion, we share advice about ensuring that course policies are as clear as possible and discuss the processes for reporting students for violations of academic integrity on our campuses. We will hear from instructors and staff in the RU community who have experience adjudicating such cases. If you wish to attend the discussion or receive the recording afterwards, please register.

AI and Teaching and Learning: Initiatives at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, November 9th, 2023

John Zumbrunnen, University of Wisconsin-Madison Senior Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs and Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning, will discuss approaches taken at UW-Madison to support instructors in an age of generative AI while fostering an educational environment based on exploration, trust and transparency. If you wish to attend the presentation or receive the recording afterwards, please register.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Round Table (Presentation and Discussion)

Thursday, December 14, 2023, 10-11:30 am

This discussion is for all instructors and staff interested in research on their teaching. We will provide an opportunity for all participants to give a short explanation of their current projects and ask for feedback from the rest of the group about methodology, design, suggestions for analysis etc. This time could also be used to invite collaborators for new SoTL projects. Please let us know if there are any other resources you need or questions you have that we may be able to incorporate into the agenda!

If you would like to attend the workshop, please register. This session will not be recorded.

Incorporating Beliefs, Mindsets & Belonging in Creating Inclusive Courses (Virtual Interactive Workshop)
Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

There is increasing evidence that what some call "non-cognitive" factors such as students' sense of belonging, beliefs, and mindsets, have a significant impact on student success. This workshop will summarize some of the literature on these topics and then provide actionable pedagogical strategies and tools to incorporate some of these principles into your courses. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and engage with colleagues as you consider what strategies are most appropriate for your course.

If you would like to attend, please register

In response to concerns and questions about generative artificial intelligence and the classroom, we are excited to announce Critical AI Literacy: Advice for the New Semester.

This document was prepared by Lauren Goodlad, Sharon Stoerger, and the Rutgers AI Round Table Advisory Council. It includes (1) a brief introduction to "AI," followed by discussion of (2)"critical AI literacy," (3) implications of "generative AI" for academic integrity, (4) suggested updates for syllabi, and (5) a short list of potential resources.

We hope you find the advice helpful as you finalize your syllabi and get ready to begin teaching! You can see the full OTEAR AI web page with past and upcoming workshops on AI.

We are excited to announce an upcoming session with in-person offerings on each of the geographic campuses! 

Understanding Your Students' Engagement to Plan for the Fall  

The level of student engagement in courses has been a hot topic for many since Spring 2020 and continues to be of interest for instructors, departments, programs, and schools. In this work session, you will have the opportunity to look at student engagement indicators within your own course(s) from this past year. We will help you consider what this information means and start to consider changes to your course ahead of the Fall semester. Light refreshments will be served. 

Please register through this form for any the sessions. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

At the end of the Spring 2023 term, OTEAR surveyed instructors about their teaching experiences to better understand emerging challenges. In this presentation, we share our analysis of the Instructor Teaching Experience Survey and discuss how instructors experienced challenges related to student preparation, student engagement, and other issues.

To attend the presentation or receive the video recording, please register.

AI Round Table

Monday, June 12, 2023
11:00 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

We've been discussing AI concerns and issues. Let's also discuss promising strategies for the productive, creative, and ethical use of AI in our classrooms and with our students. Join us and special guest Associate Professor Joyce Valenza for an AI petting zoo, where we will explore and test-drive applications for productivity, research, and instructional design and consider the framing of new norms for integration the coming semester (You can learn more about Joyce's work here).

If you wish to attend the workshop or to receive the video recording, please register

AI Round Table: How AI & ChatGPT are Changing Education - A conversation with Inside Higher Ed's Susan D'Agostino (Virtual Presentation)
Monday, April 10th, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Susan D'Agostino is an educator turned journalist who covers technology issues for Inside Higher Ed. This year, she has been closely following developments in generative AI and education around the country and at international conferences, and is willing to share her insights with us. Join us for a conversation, facilitated by OTEAR, where we ask Dr. D'Agostino about issues of concern related to technology and the university. Please register and consider contributing a question for our speaker.

AI Round Table: ChatGPT Possibilities and Limitations in a Pedagogical Context (Interactive Live Demonstration)
Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

ChatGPT is a powerful generative AI tool that scans the texts of the Internet and returns answers to questions that are detailed and articulate, though often inaccurate or superficial. Since its release in late November 2022, it has been the subject of much discussion, especially amongst educators fretting about the integrity of their take-home assignments. In this interactive demonstration, we will feed ChatGPT a variety of prompts to find out just what it does well and what it does poorly. This session is meant to assist faculty in designing written prompts, reviewing student work, and understanding this new landscape. Register here.

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