Part of the mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Baruch College is to foster awareness and exploration of technological tools for education with a student-centered, faculty-led approach. With the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, we’ve seen curiosity, fascination and fear on campus about GenAI as a classroom tool. During this presentation, we will discuss what we’ve learned from our programming on GenAI. For Fall 2023, we developed a series of cross-disciplinary faculty conversations to learn more about how students and instructors are using (or restricting) AI and to explore together alternatives to bans, which may be impractical in the longer term. Our series aims to help faculty understand and make informed pedagogical choices about AI use by subdividing its key implications into discrete conversations, such as classroom policies, academic integrity, assignment design and faculty labor. We guide faculty towards developing hands-on understanding of it on their own terms, recognizing its affordances and constraints, and considering its impact on the lives of students. Drawing on the perspectives of critical education technology scholars like Sue Clegg and Stephen Brier, we offer a model for faculty development that emphasizes a “critical embrace” of new and uncertain technology use in the classroom.
Seth Graves, Digital Pedagogy Manager
Tamara Gubernat, Assistant Director
Hamad Sindhi, Digital Pedagogy Manager
Pamela Thielman, Digital Pedagogy Specialist
Katherine Tsan, Digital Pedagogy Specialist
Christopher Campbell, Digital Pedagogy Specialist
All of Center for Teaching and Learning, Baruch College
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