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Annual Spring Symposium

The Spring 2024 Teaching Symposium

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Keynote Presenter: Flower Darby

Topic: The Three Es of Teaching With AI: Ethics, Equity, and Empowerment

Description: The advent of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) and tools such as ChatGPT present both challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning in higher education. In this session we will explore a range of issues and practical approaches including how to understand what GenAI means for us and our students, the ethical and equity-focused concerns of teaching with AI, how we can encourage students to do their work with integrity, and how we can empower ourselves and our students to adapt to our rapidly changing school and work settings with the skills needed. As we make the case for teaching and learning with AI, we’ll consider strategies and examples across class modalities and disciplines for how to meaningfully do so.

Bio: Flower Darby celebrates and promotes effective teaching in all modalities to advance equitable learning outcomes for all students. She’s an Associate Director of the Teaching for Learning Center at the University of Missouri. Prior to that, she held roles such as Assistant Dean of Online and Innovative Pedagogies, Director of Teaching for Student Success, and Senior Instructional Designer. These roles have allowed her to build on her experience teaching in person and online for over 27 years in a range of subjects including English, Technology, Education, Leadership, Dance, and Pilates. In her current work and publications, Darby empowers faculty to teach inclusive and equity-focused classes in all modalities. Her recent books include The Norton Guide to Equity-Minded Teaching (2023) and Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes (2019), and she’s an internationally sought-after keynote speaker.

Spring 2024 Teaching Symposium Agenda

Details are coming soon!

For a view of the 2023 agenda, please visit our Past Spring Symposiums page.