22nd Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence

Teaching and Learning in the Age of

Generative Artificial Intelligence

January 10 & 11, 2024  

Howard Gittis Student Center, Temple University

The Annual Faculty Conference is hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and co-sponsored by Temple LibrariesOffice of Digital EducationInformation Technology Services and the General Education Program.

Our theme this year is Teaching and Learning in the Age of Generative Artificial Intelligence. 

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The broad impacts of generative artificial intelligence (GAI) on higher education, and the specific implications for teaching and learning, are evolving in real time. The availability of these tools to our students raises important and difficult questions about the nature of thinking and learning, academic integrity, and the purpose and effectiveness of our assessments and learning activities. These questions may be accompanied by faculty feelings of fear, frustration, and even grief, but also ones of curiosity, excitement, and creativity. Together, at this year’s conference, we will take a deep dive into the many dimensions of GAI so that we can both leverage the technology to maximize student learning and grapple with the issues its use has already raised (and the potential issues on the horizon). In doing so, we will become more confident in assessing its potential for helping our students to reach the learning goals for our courses. To get the most out of the rich conversations we will be having at the conference, we encourage you to read the CAT’s summer blog series on GAI to introduce you to these issues.

If you have any questions regarding our conference please contact cat@temple.edu

Keynote and Plenary Speaker Information

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton

Keynote Title: Academic Integrity in a Postplagiarism World: The Impact of Generative Artificial Intelligence on Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.

Keynote Description:

Join us for a thought-provoking look at current and upcoming issues related to the use of generative artificial intelligence (GAI) tools for teaching, learning, and assessment, focusing on Large Language Models (LLMs). We will look at ethical challenges and opportunities to help future-proof the integrity of higher education. We’ll also look at current trends and strategies used across the post-secondary sector to uphold academic integrity – what works, what doesn’t, and how to make evidence-informed decisions about assessment and academic integrity. By the end of this presentation, you’ll be inspired to think about yourself as an ethical educator with a purpose-driven commitment to preparing students for a future in which artificial intelligence is sure to play a role.

Speaker Bio: 

Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is a multiple-award winning researcher, educator, and leader. Dr. Eaton is an associate professor at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada and holds a concurrent appointment as an Honorary Associate Professor, Deakin University, Australia. A humanist by training, Dr. Eaton has written and presented extensively on academic integrity and ethics in higher education. In her 2021 book, Plagiarism in Higher Education: Tackling Tough Topics in Higher Education Eaton introduced the concept of postplagiarism, or what academic integrity looks like in the age of artificial intelligence. She has held local and national-level research funding to study the impact of artificial intelligence on teaching and learning in higher education. She is regularly invited as a media guest to talk about academic misconduct, fraud, and corruption in higher education.

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Sharla Berry

Plenary Title: Teaching with Technology: Holistic Pedagogies in a Time of Change 

Plenary Description

Higher education has faced a range of changes in the last few years. Online learning, and now Artificial Intelligence have dramatically altered how we think about teaching and learning. This session will focus on the paradigm shifts that these innovations are pointing us toward, and how we might shift our mindsets toward a more holistic perspective on technology integration. In this talk we will explore the social, cultural, and technical implications of our evolving digital learning landscape. Using an equity-oriented lens, this session will explore the possibilities and limitations of emerging technologies, and consider how they can be ultimately leveraged to support our overarching goals of student engagement and academic excellence.  

Speaker Bio

Dr. Sharla Berry is an educator and an expert in the field of digital equity and online learning. Her research has been featured in many academic journals including Online Learning, the Journal of Computing in Higher Education, and the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. She is the author of a recently released book, Creating Inclusive Online Communities: Practices that Support and Engage Diverse Students. The book provides research and strategies for faculty and staff who are seeking a holistic, equity-minded approach to online teaching and learning. Dr. Berry received her doctorate in Urban Education Policy from the University of Southern California, and her Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Loyola Marymount University. She is currently the Associate Director of the Center for Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness at California State University, Long Beach.

We look forward to see you at the years conference! Thank you for your interest in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching’s Annual Faculty Conference for Teaching Excellence and for your contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning.  

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