Generative AI instruction in the college environment (E/SI)

May 1, 2024 14:00 - 15:00 Glen Rm 201-202View map

Generative AI has been disruptive for post-secondary education. This session will explore four different scenarios for implementing generative AI instruction in a community college setting: faculty and staff training, job-specific skills training, critical information literacy and academic integrity training, and one-on-one writing coaching. All of these occurred over the past year at Bow Valley College. Panelists will share and discuss the following: how faculty and staff were encouraged to explore and adopt generative AI into their own course contexts and professional practices; the challenges and benefits of faculty adopting generative AI as a tool; the empowering role that professional development can have in this adoption process/journey; the best practices and lessons learned from their experience. Panelists will also present how generative AI was incorporated within engaging and relevant learning activities for students who are preparing for industry-specific careers in business. How generative AI can help students develop and apply practical skills and knowledge that are aligned with the demands and expectations of the workplace will also be explored as well as how an introduction to generative AI can be used to foster critical information literacy and academic integrity among the entire student body. Panelists will also show how generative AI can help students succeed while avoiding plagiarism and other academic misconduct and will discuss approaches to one-on-one writing coaching, focusing specifically on how students can be helped who have used generative AI unethically in their assignments.

Stream: Advancing Teaching, Learning and Student Success

This stream will focus on how colleges and institutes orient themselves to ensure the success of their students, create inclusive campus spaces, promote both physical and mental health, and use new technologies to strengthen support services. Sessions will explore how innovative teaching and assessment methods can take learning beyond the typical classroom setting, including virtual and blended learning, traditional Indigenous ways of knowing, and work-integrated learning in the world of AI.


Eileen Gaetz
Instructor, Business Administration | Bow Valley College
Heather Martin
Instructor, Business Administration | Bow Valley College
Brit Paris
Director, Teaching and Learning | Capilano University
Barry Magrill
Educational Developer | Capilano University

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