Conferences and Orientations

SUMMER INSTITUTES

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CETAL offers multiple institutes throughout the year, including a week-long Teaching Excellence Institute each summer. Get more information on each one at the links below:

 

Teaching with AI Mini-Conference (NEW!)

CETAL invites you to explore the disruption of generative AI in higher education and why we cannot afford to ignore it. Join us for a two-day mini-conference from 9:00 to 3:00 on Tuesday, August 13, and Wednesday, August 14, in Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. Learn with dozens of your faculty colleagues as we:

  • Gain an overview of generative AI and large language models (LLMs) in higher education
  • Learn effective strategies for prompting AI tools and their applications in teaching
  • Develop an AI syllabus policy and discuss ethical considerations for our courses
  • Explore innovative ways to integrate AI into course design and assignments
  • Practice creating AI-enhanced materials and assessments for our disciplines
  • Collaborate with peers to share insights and create action plans for AI implementation

A catered lunch will be provided each day. You don’t want to miss this transformative experience and hear a preview of other AI-related initiatives¬†offered this fall. Register now!

P.S. The bulleted list above was generated through a series of prompts using Claude AI. The future is now! Register online.

 

New Faculty Orientation

new faculty orientationCETAL coordinates a two-day orientation each August for new, full-time faculty designed to highlight critical information about teaching at UCA, reinforce best practices in teaching, and build relationships with colleagues. Register online.

Dates: Friday, August 16 & Monday, August 19, 2024
Time: 8:30 a.m. Р4:30 p.m.
Location: Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

 

 

Adjunct Academy

professor teaching in classroomEach semester, CETAL invites new part-time/adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants to attend Adjunct Academy. This evening event highlights critical information about teaching at UCA, reinforces best practices in teaching, and builds relationships with colleagues. Register online.

Date: August 20, 2024
Time:
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center