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How does AI change higher education?

As the hype of AI in education transitions to important campus conversations about practical applications and impact, campus leaders and faculty are faced with urgent questions regarding how to respond. Leaders and faculty must explore both operational improvements and instructional opportunities. 

While AI enables new modes of creation, it also introduces complexity in terms of assessment, evaluation, ethics, fairness, literacies, institutional technology infrastructure, and the suitability of the current higher education system to meet ongoing learner needs, including the development of new digital literacies.

This workshop will explore how education is being impacted by AI and assess where change will be most dramatic in both the near and long term. The focus will be on practical planning actions leaders can take on campus to both respond to emerging trends and to plan for a more systematic future. A holistic AI response will be promoted, bridging technology needs for AI, institutional cultural capabilities for AI adoption, and addressing the needs of students, notably in managing the transition to a complex, uncertain world of rapid change. 

Who should attend?

This workshop will focus on strategy, vision, policy, and obstacles in AI planning and deployment. As such, it will be of interest to university leaders and faculty, as well as to industry partners seeking to understand the potential of AI in education settings.

**Please book hotels as soon as possible as options are limited with a busy week event week in Denver. Options are listed below the Agenda.

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Jake Jabs Event Center

1475 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO, 80202

Agenda, Denver, July 13, 2023

Time    TopicSpeakers
8:30-9:00 Introductions, agenda reviewKristen Fox, Tyton Partners
Van Davis, WCET
George Siemens, SNHU, UniSA
9:00-9:30Presentation: State of AI, Generative AI, University implicationsVistasp Khabari, UTA
Abhinava Barthakur, Unisa
9:30-10:15Lightning Panel: Vision and strategy: lived experiencePete Smith, UTA
Connie Johnson, Colorado Tech,
Vin Del Casino, San Jose State University
Facilitator: Van Davis
10:15-10:45Break and joyful mingling BREAK
10:45-11:30Campus stakeholders: Focusing on Academic Improvements Facilitator: Reed Dickson
11:30-12:15Corporate and partner lightning panelMaria Langworthy, Microsoft
Jesús Rosario, Coursera
Charles Westrin, 2U
Facilitator: Megan Raymond

1:00-1:45Corporate & partner lightning panelNina Huntemann, Chegg
Drew Magliozzi: Mainstay
Joel Hernandez, eLumen
Facilitator: Catherine Shaw
1:45-2:30How do you assess AI readiness?Kristen Fox, Karen Vignare
3:00-3:45Presentation: Obstacles to deployment and adoptionKatie Linder, CU Denver
Facilitator: Angela Gunder
3:45-4:30Lightning Panel: leadership, faculty, and staff development to prepare for AIVeronica Estrada, Pacific Oaks College
Reed Dickson, Pima Community College
Facilitator: Justin Dellinger, Texas A&M
4:30-4:45What’s next and wrap upKaren Vignare, George Siemens


Please book hotels asap as it’s expected to be a busy week in Denver with other events. Options close to the Workshop:

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown 
1190 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Hotel Teatro
1100 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

The Curtis
1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
1400 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202