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Teaching and Learning in the Age of Generative Artificial Intelligence

Temple University’s 22nd Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence

January 10 & 11, 2024

Howard Gittis Student Center at Temple University

The Annual Faculty Conference is hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and co-sponsored by Temple Libraries, Office 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. 

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.

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About the CAT

The Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence is hosted by Temple University’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Learn more about the CAT by visiting the CAT webpage.

Guest Speakers

Dr. Sarah Eaton

Keynote Speaker

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.

Dr. Sharla Berry

Plenary Speaker

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.

What Past Attendees Have Said

“Loved the practical tips I can incorporate into my teaching right away, as well as the more ponderable thoughts I can digest over time. A nice mix of both!”

“As always, this is my third, the conference is well organized with awesome selections for the guest speakers, breakout sessions, and lightning talks.”

“The presentations were engaging, informative, and well articulated.”