September 13, 2023

2023 System-Wide Virtual Forum to focus on artificial intelligence in higher education


All faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2023 System-Wide Virtual Forum scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. on Sept. 21. This year’s theme is “Reimagining Higher Education with Artificial Intelligence.”

The keynote address will be given by Chris Dede, senior research fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. From 2000 to 2022, Dede served as the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies. His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy and leadership. From 2001 to 2004, Dede was chair of the HGSE department of Teaching and Learning. In 2007, he was honored by Harvard University as an outstanding teacher, and in 2011, he was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

In addition to the keynote address, participants can take part in one of the forum’s breakout sessions. Breakout sessions will be 20-40 minutes long and are expected to:  

  • Explore innovative applications of AI in curriculum design, teaching, and assessment that have the potential to facilitate knowledge creation and skill building. 
  • Highlight the potential for AI to impact policies and standards in the administrative, teaching, and learning experiences of faculty and students. 
  • Provide evidence-based insights that showcase the latest research and best practices in using AI to promote ethics, inclusivity and diversity in higher education. 
  • Encourage critical reflection on the opportunities and challenges presented by AI in reimagining the learning experience in higher education and identify strategies to address concerns related to the responsible use and development of AI. 
  • Present attendees with interactive and engaging sessions that promote participant interaction and foster connections among a diverse group of educators, researchers, and industry professionals. 

Registration is now open, and the full schedule is available. Visit the forum website for more program information.

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