Workshop: What university leaders need to know about AI

February 16, 1:00-3:00pm Central time (USA)
UTC-timeDallasLos AngelesNew YorkMelbourne
Thursday, 16 February
2023 at 19:00
Thu 1:00 pmThu 11:00 amThu 2:00 pmFri 6:00 am


Artificial intelligence offers new opportunities for universities to improve the quality of teaching, assessment, and research. It also raises numerous challenges around ethics, bias, and academic cheating. University leaders globally are confronted with a need to respond to the current generation of AI tools – ones that enable rapid creation of writing, images, video, and academic papers. Over the next several years, campuses will be facing increasingly sophisticated AI tools that will challenge existing practices in classrooms and labs. A growing number of startups, big tech, and consulting firms will offer increasingly sophisticated AI services and products. 

For university leadership, this influx of new technologies and the need to respond prudently requires the development of general AI literacies. 

This workshop will address what university leaders need to know to plan for, purchase, deploy, and assess AI technologies on campus. 

Topics include:

  • What is AI and how does it differ from existing analytics and data science offerings?
  • How can AI support learning, teaching, and assessment?
  • What are the short and long term challenges that AI introduces into university settings?
  • What is an “AI Strategy and Implementation Blueprint” and how should leadership develop one?
  • What are the institutional capabilities, both human and technical, needed for rapid adoption of AI technologies?
  • How does a business case and ROI strategy for AI impact budget decisions?
  • How should AI deployment be assessed to determine multi-stakeholder impacts?
  • How can leadership prepare for longer term systemic impacts of AI?
  • What might an “AI-First” university look like? 

Date: February 16, 1:00 – 3:00pm Central (online)

Registration is free!

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