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AI in Academia - Ethics, Integration, and Personal Empowerment for Faculty

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Tuesday, September 17, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM ET

This session will provide an overview of AI's role in higher education, exploring the ethical considerations that come with its integration. We will discuss the imperative for faculty to respond thoughtfully to the presence of AI, whether choosing to embrace or exclude it from their teaching methods. Furthermore, practical insights will be shared on how to enhance personal workflows through AI integration, including an overview of prompt writing. Faculty will discover innovative ways to leverage AI tools for improved efficiency, creative ideation, and a more enriched educational experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the changing ethical implications of incorporating AI into higher education.
  • Apply practical insights on integrating AI into teaching methods for enhanced efficiency and a more enriched educational experience.
  • Experiment with strategies for successful and effective integration of AI into academic programs.

Webinar Cost

CAPCSD Member $40.00
CAPCSD Affiliate Member $60.00
CAPCSD Non-Member $60.00

Time Ordered Agenda
5:00 - 5:15 PM ET Welcome, intro, background on AI in Academia
5:15 - 5:30 PM ET Ethical Considerations in AI
5:30 - 6:00 PM ET Faculty Empowerment Through AI
6:00 - 6:15 PM ET AI Integration Strategies to Promote Academic Excellence
6:15 - 6:20 PM ET Considerations/Conclusion
6:20 - 6:30 PM ET Questions

Ashley L. Dockens, Ph.D., Au.D., CCC-A
Lamar University

Ashley L. Dockens, Ph.D., Au.D., CCC-A, serves at Lamar University as Assoc. Dean of Policy & Procedure of Graduate Studies. In this role, she shapes and implements policies to drive academic excellence and compliance. Additionally, as Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement, she promotes best practices and leads all university AI initiatives, ensuring ethical and effective integration. As an Associate Professor of Audiology, she shares her passion for the field, previously directing the Au.D. program. In higher education, she serves as a regular speaker on the topic of generative AI at state, national, and international venues. As of March 2024, she has committed to serving as Chair of the AI Taskforce for CAPCSD. Dr. Dockens' diverse roles reflect her commitment to the success of higher education through servant leadership.

Financial: Lamar University: Employee (Ongoing); CAPCSD: Receiving an honorarium for presentation of this webinar.
Non-Financial: Professional: CAPCSD AI Taskforce Chair (Ongoing)

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