AI Event Series

During the Fall 2023 semester, the CFE is offering an exciting line-up of talks, workshops, and panel discussions exploring the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) and its effects on teaching, learning, scholarship, and creativity. Events are listed below in chronological order by the date of the event.

Advance registration for each event is required. Registration will close one business day before the scheduled event. Click on the link below to access the Fall 2023 CFE AI Event Series Registration Form to sign up for an event.

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AI in Higher Ed Badge

The AI in Higher Education Badge, administered by the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE), is intended to recognize members of the BGSU community for their participation in the Fall 2023 AI Event Series, hosted by the CFE. All BGSU faculty members, adjunct instructors, graduate students, and staff are welcomed and encouraged to participate in this program. The program provides opportunities to interact with colleagues from the BGSU community and to explore the use of AI in the classroom and beyond. 

To earn your badge, you must attend at least 3 out of the 4 scheduled events. To learn more about the program, click on the link below.

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When Robots Learn to Write, What Happens to Learning? Four Proposals for AI Tools in Teaching & Learning

Speaker: Bill Hart-Davidson, Ph.D. 

Date & Time: August 31, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

Location: Bowen-Thompson Student Union Room 228 and via Zoom (register for link)

Workshop Categories: Engagement, Feedback & Assessment, Inclusive Pedagogy, Scholarship

The availability of AI and Large-Language Models in particular has rapidly become a disruptive force in education over the last few months. What happened recently to make these models more powerful and more widely accessible? What are the capabilities of these models and how can they change teaching and learning? 

In this session, Dr. Bill Hart-Davidson will offer some responses to these questions from his point of view as a researcher and maker of writing technologies, and as a teacher and administrator. He will also offer four proposed changes for you to consider at the pedagogy, curriculum, policy and ethics levels as we imagine our writing lives, together, with non-human agents. 

Bill Hart-Davidson, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, a Senior Researcher in the Writing, Information and Digital Experience (WIDE) Research Center and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters and is co-inventor of Eli Review, a software service that supports peer learning in writing, feedback, and revision. His research and teaching focus on writing and feedback in both school and professional settings.

In this session, you will:

  • Define generative AI and Large-Language Models and their capabilities
  • Explore suggestions for redesigning learning activities
  • Reflect on proposed changes for pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and policy in response to generative AI and Large-Language Models
  • Examine how AI can both support and hinder equity and inclusion

This session will be offered both in-person and online. All registrants will receive the Zoom link.

This talk will be recorded. If you would like access to the recording after the event, please complete the workshop registration form and indicate in the comments whether or not you'll be attending in person and that you would like a link to the recording.


AI, Teaching, & Learning: Faculty & Instructor Panel Discussion

Date & Time: September 26, 2023, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Online via Zoom (register for link)

Workshop Categories: Engagement, Feedback & Assessment, Inclusive Pedagogy

During this session, BGSU faculty from a variety of disciplines will explore the impacts of generative AI (genAI) on teaching and learning at BGSU. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Neil Baird, Director of the University Writing Program.

Topics explored during the panel will include:

  • Suggestions for talking about genAI with students
  • Recommendations for becoming familiar with genAI tools without becoming overwhelmed
  • Potential uses for genAI tools in the classroom
  • Recommendations for addressing academic integrity and helping students understand the processes and classroom policies around genAI use
  • Considerations for the potential of genAI tools to widen equity gaps

In this session, you will:  

  • Reflect on your stance on the use of genAI tools in relation to teaching and learning.
  • Identify specific strategies for discussing genAI with students, exploring genAI tools, using genAI tools in the classroom, and addressing academic integrity in relation to student use of genAI tools.
  • Reflect on the ways in which genAI tools can widen equity gaps.

If you were unable to attend this session, a recording is available.

Student Perspectives on AI: Panel Discussion

Date & Time: October 26, 2023, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Online via Zoom (register for link)

Workshop Categories: Support, Engagement, Feedback & Assessment, Inclusive Pedagogy

Have you talked to your students about genAI this semester? Hear what a panel of undergraduate and graduate students have to say as they broadly discuss genAI tools. Topics explored will include the ways in which students are using or plan to use these tools, potential ethical concerns, and recommendations for faculty and instructors navigating the use of these tools in the classroom.  

In this session, you will:

  • Reflect on students’ use of genAI tools in the classroom and for their learning.
  • Reflect on the ethical concerns surrounding genAI raised by the students.
  • Identify student recommendations for navigating the use of genAI that may be applicable to your course.

AI, Scholarship, & Creative Activities: Balancing Ethics & Efficiency

Date & Time: November 30, 10:30-11:30 AM

Location: Online via Zoom (register for link)

Workshop Category: Scholarship

Generative AI’s (genAI) ability to quickly and accurately analyze large datasets and identify patterns and insights is considered a game-changer for academic scholarship. Likewise, the use of genAI to produce new content in the form of text, audio, and images has already had a huge impact on creative fields. Of course, the use of genAI in these contexts is not without its own ethical considerations. How can genAI tools assist you in your scholarly and creative activities? How can you ensure that the use of AI in these activities is responsible and equitable?

During this session, a panel of BGSU faculty from various disciplines will explore ethical and policy considerations related to the use of genAI tools for scholarship and creative activities. Panelists will also discuss the ways in which they’ve experimented with genAI tool use for their scholarship and creative activities.  

In this session, you will:

  • Reflect on the ethical considerations of genAI use in scholarship and creative activities.
  • Compare various academic journal policies related to genAI citation and authorship.
  • Identify strategies for using genAI tools to improve efficiency in relation to scholarship and creative activities.

Updated: 12/05/2023 03:20PM